"This book is a really practical, hands-on guide packed with a wealth of advice on strategies and "things to try" reflecting the authors' extensive experience. If you want to make effective, inclusive dyslexia-friendly classrooms a reality rather than an aspiration, this book is for you." - Dr John P. Rack, Head of Research and Development, Dyslexia Action
In this toolkit the authors provide you with the foundations for making your setting and your teaching style dyslexia-friendly. There is a general overview of the principles and practices required, and what the dyslexia-aware teacher needs to bear in mind.
understanding learners with dyslexia
dyslexia and phonics
dyslexia and English as an Additional Language
dyslexia and mathematics
dyslexia and science
dyslexia and creativity
Each chapter includes visual chapter overviews, tried and tested strategies for the classroom and the whole school, using technology to help learners, case studies from practice, children's voices and sources of further information. The book offers you ideas and advice, and will ensure you feel confident you are doing the right things to help overcome barriers to learning.
Barbara Pavey is a lecturer in Higher Education, training dyslexia specialists in the North of England.
Margaret Meehan is Coordinator of Specialist Tuition at Swansea University.
Sarah Davis is an Early Years Leading Teacher working in North Yorkshire.
Barbara Pavey worked as a teacher and SEN specialist for many years and is now Lecturer in Education (SEN) at the University of Wales, Swansea.
Introduction Understanding Learners with Dyslexia - Barbara Pavey Supporting Learning - Barbara Pavey Dyslexia and Phonics - Sarah Davis Dyslexia and English as an Additional Language - Barbara Pavey Reading, Writing and Spelling - Sarah Davis Dyslexia and Mathematics - Margaret Meehan Dyslexia and Science - Margaret Meehan Dyslexia and Creativity - Barbara Pavey Appendix 1: A Dyslexia-friendly School-a practitioner's guide References