Assessment of Learners with Dyslexic-Type Difficulties
- Sylvia Phillips - Education Consultant
- Kathleen Kelly - Independent Consultant
Assessment & Testing in Special Education | Literacy | Specific Learning Difficulties
- a new chapter on The Implications of Co-existing Specific Learning Difficulties
- updates to legislation including the SEND Code of Practice
- updates to specific diagnostic tests
- examples of interpreting test profiles
- photocopiable resources available to download from the website
This comprehensive guide enables teachers to understand a range of approaches to the assessment of children with dyslexic-type difficulties. It is an essential companion for those training to be specialist teachers of learners with dyslexia and a useful resource for all SENCOs, and teachers new or experienced.
Phillips and Kelly have done it again with this superb second edition of their Assessing of Learners with Dyslexia-type difficulties. The first edition enjoyed tremendous success and I am sure this updated and comprehensive edition will be warmly welcomed by teachers, specialist teachers and other professionals involved in the area of assessment. A welcome addition in this edition is the chapter on SpLD – a key area due to the coexistence between the different conditions associated with dyslexia. This is a superb buy and I am sure it will prove to be indispensible as a reference and daily guide for teachers and specialist teachers.
What a wonderful and timely text! Each chapter of this book can be used to support and develop those who are learning the complex set of skills required to become outstanding practitioners in this field. No other text on the assessment of dyslexia achieves the delicate balance of how to use a variety of methods in the identification process. This new edition is even more relevant as it matches the most up-to-date forms of assessment with how these should be delivered within the current legal framework. This book should be a key text on the resource list of all programmes who are developing the dyslexia assessors of the future!
The second edition of this invaluable book will no doubt become one of the key texts for our Masters in SpLD (dyslexia) at UCL, IOE. This book provides an accessible, yet comprehensive look at issues surrounding assessment of learners with dyslexia. Essential reading for specialist teachers, SENCos and all educational professionals. Kelly and Philips use an evidence based approach which is grounded in theory.
An excellent text book which serves as a comprehensive foundation for students studying for ATS/APS with the BDA.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: Dyslexic-type Difficulties: Implications for Assessment