The SAGE Handbook of Dyslexia

The SAGE Handbook of Dyslexia

By: Angela Fawcett (editor), Gavin Reid (editor), Linda Siegel (editor), Frank Manis (editor)Hardback

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The SAGE Handbook of Dyslexia is a comprehensive overview of a complex field. It is a rich, critical assessment of past and present theory and current research, which also looks to the future. The editors have brought together key figures from the international academic world - both researchers and practitioners - to examine the relationships between theoretical paradigms, research and practice, and to map new areas of research. The book has 5 main sections: - neurological/genetic perspectives - cognitive and learning perspectives - educational influences - beyond school - international perspectives.

About Author

Dr. Gavin Reid is an international consultant and psychologist with consultancies in Canada, UK, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australasia. He was visiting professor at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada in the Department of Education and Counseling Psychology and Special Education in 2007 and 2010. He is an ambassador for the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre in the UK and is also a consultant for the Child Enrichment Medical Centre in Dubai, the Centre for Child Evaluation and Teaching (CCET) in Kuwait and for the Institute of Child Education and Psychology Europe (ICEPE). He is also currently a consultant to the Open University in the UK and co-founder and director of the Red Rose School for children with specific learning difficulties in St. Annes on Sea, Lancashire, UK. He is a visiting educational psychologist to organizations and schools in Switzerland, the UK, Middle East, Asia and Egypt. He was formerly senior lecturer in the Department of Educational Studies (formally dept. of Special Education), Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh from 1991-2007. He has written twenty eight books on learning, motivation and dyslexia and lectured to thousands of professionals and parents in 75 countries. He has also had books published in Polish, Italian, Arabic, Hebrew, French, Chinese and Slovak. He is an experienced teacher with over 10 years experience in the classroom and has held external examiner appointments at 18 universities worldwide for Ph.D and masters courses. His e mail is and website


Introduction - Gavin Reid et al PART ONE: NEUROLOGICAL/ GENETIC PERSPECTIVES The Origin of Dyslexia: The Asynchrony Phenomenon - Zvia Breznitz Some Special Issues Concerning the Genetics of Dyslexia: Revisiting Multivariate Profiles, Comorbidities, and Genetic Correlations - Jeffrey W Gilger The Neurological Basis Of Dyslexia - John Stein Dyslexia and the Cerebellum - Angela J Fawcett and Roderick I Nicolson Familial Predictors of Dyslexia: Evidence from Preschool Children with and Without Familial Dyslexia Risk - Dennis L Molfese et al Early Identification and Prevention of Dyslexia: Results from a Prospective Follow-up Study of Children at Familial Risk for Dyslexia - Heikki Lyytinen et al PART TWO: COGNITIVE AND LEARNING PERSPECTIVES Exploring Heterogeneity in Developmental Dyslexia: A Longitudinal Investigation - Frank Manis and Caroline E Bailey Rediscovering Dyslexia: New Approaches for Identification and Classification - Richard K Wagner Learning, Cognition and Dyslexia - Roderick I Nicolson and Angela J Fawcett A Review of the Evidence on Morphological Processing in Dyslexics and Poor Readers: A Strength or Weakness? - S Helene Deacon, Rauno Parrila and John R Kirby PART THREE: EDUCATIONAL INFLUENCES Reading Intervention Research: An Integrative Framework - William E Tunmer and Keith T Greaney Assessment of Literacy Performance Based on the Componential Model of Reading - R Malatesha Joshi and PG Aaron The Definition of Learning Disabilities: Who Is the Individual with Learning Disabilities? - Linda S Siegel and Orly Lipka Students with Phonological Dyslexia in School-Based Programs: Insights from Tennessee Schools - Diane J Sawyer and Stuart Bernstein Individual Tutoring for Struggling Readers: Moving Research to Scale with Interventions Implemented by Paraeducators - Patricia F Vadasy and Elizabeth A Sanders Dyslexia Friendly Primary Schools: What Can We Learn from Asking the Pupils? - Mary Coffield et al Dyslexia and Learning Styles: Overcoming the Barriers to Learning - Gavin Reid and Iva Strnadova Dyslexia and Inclusion in the Secondary School - Cross Curricular Perspectives - Moira Thomson Dyslexia and Self-Concept: A Review of Past - Robert Burden Role of Parents - Gavin Reid, Shannon Green and Corey Zylstra PART FOUR: DYSLEXIA AND DIFFERENT LANGUAGES Dyslexia in Different Orthographies: Variability in Transparency - John Everett and Gad Elbeheri Dyslexia and Foreign Language Learning - Michael Dal PART FIVE: BEYOND SCHOOL Adults with Learning Disabilities and Self-Disclosure in Higher Education and Beyond - Lynda A Price and Paul J Gerber Dyslexia: Workplace Issues - Gavin Reid, Fil Came and Lynda A Price

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  • ISBN13: 9781412945134
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 528
  • ID: 9781412945134
  • weight: 1000
  • ISBN10: 1412945135

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