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Dyslexia in the Primary Classroom

Dyslexia in the Primary Classroom

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Primary Inclusion | Primary SEN

May 2009 | 128 pages | Learning Matters
This book is an important resource for all primary trainees. It provides an explanation of what dyslexia is and how it affects a child's learning, suggests simple activities which can be used to screen children ready for referral and outlines some easy-to-follow activities addressing different learning styles. It is full of practical suggestions on how to teach reading, spelling and mathematics, develop writing and help with classroom organisation for children displaying difficulties in these areas. The Primary National Strategy is considered throughout and clear links are made to the Professional Standards for the Award of QTS.
What is dyslexia? Causes and consequences
Identifying dyslexia-some practical strategies
Working with teaching assistants
Teaching spelling-games and activities
Teaching writing skills
Teaching reading: games and activities
Mathematics and dyslexia
Using ICT

Useful text

Ms Deborah Boekestein
Department of Education, Newman University College
June 11, 2012

A good text to introduce students to the key issues surrounding dyslexia within the classroom. Strategies to promote an inclusive learning environment have been well received by all the students who engaged with the text.

Sarah Charles
Education, Derby University
May 28, 2012

This is a very clearly set out book and very easy to navigate. The practical activities and games have been used by my teachers and they found thay were useful asnd relevant in their classrooms. The ideas are clearly linked to the theory so students undersatnd the rationale for their actions. A good resource for my MA Dyslexia: Research and Practice and British Dyslexia Association's Approved Teacher Status and Approved Practitioner Status awards.

Mrs Irene Scott
Faculty of Education (Parkgate), Chester University
May 16, 2012

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