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Developmental Dyslexia from Birth to Eight

A Practitioner’s Guide, 1st Edition

By Carol Hayes


248 pages

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Developmental Dyslexia from Birth to Eight takes a fresh approach to a condition which is often poorly understood and unjustly stigmatised. Illuminating the latest neurological advances in the field, this book will empower educational professionals to play a decisive role in supporting and encouraging children with dyslexia.

With an overarching focus on the ways in which practitioners can advance children’s development and learning, Developmental Dyslexia from Birth to Eight recognises the varying guises in which this information-processing difference might present, and addresses the challenges that this creates for children and practitioners alike. Each chapter provides the reader with a thorough examination and explanation of dyslexia, along with reflective examples, case studies and relevant further reading. Areas of focus include:

  • The origins and identification of dyslexia
  • Intervention strategies and alternative therapies
  • Observation and assessment
  • Dyslexia and English as a foreign language
  • Dyslexia-friendly settings
  • National and global policy on provision for dyslexic children

An engaging and accessible guide, this book will be an invaluable resource for educational practitioners and childcare specialists seeking to enhance their knowledge and understanding of dyslexia, to better support the children in their care.


‘thought provoking and fascinating’

Gavin Reid, Independent Educational Psychologist, UK and Canada.

‘There is a real need for this book, aimed at practitioners without dumbing down the theoretical or research driven content of studies into dyslexia’

Professor Michelle Lowe, University of Wolverhampton, UK.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Foreword by Ruth Gill 1. The unidentified flying object of psychology2. Why does it matter?3. The neuro-biology of dyslexia….origins and research4. All the ‘ologies….morphology, phonology and phenomenology5. Strange bedfellows… conditions6. Waiting to fail7. Catch ‘em young….planning and assessment8. English as an additional language9. Is my setting dyslexia friendly?10. Not all bad news! Rewards and challenges11. The social and political spectrum Further help Glossary Index

About the Author

Carol Hayes has over 40 years’ experience working as a teacher and tutor. She most recently held the post as Principal Lecturer in Early Years Education at Staffordshire University, UK.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Elementary
EDUCATION / Inclusive Education

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