Dyslexia and Inclusion: Classroom Approaches for Assessment, Teaching and Learning, 3rd Edition (Paperback) book cover

Dyslexia and Inclusion

Classroom Approaches for Assessment, Teaching and Learning, 3rd Edition

By Gavin Reid


130 pages | 7 B/W Illus.

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Now in a fully updated third edition, this book will equip all teachers with the necessary knowledge of dyslexia in order for it to be effectively understood and managed in the mainstream classroom. Offering comprehensive guidance and support strategies, this resource is based around Reid’s signposts for successful inclusion: acknowledging differences; recognising strengths; understanding what is meant by inclusion; planning for practice and ensuring attainable task outcomes. In identifying the key issues of inclusive practice, the book supports teachers as they strive to fulfil the social, educational and emotional needs of children with dyslexia.

Key features of the new edition include:

  • Up to date references to current research and legislation
  • New sections on evidence-based teaching strategies, developing independent learning and communication with parents
  • Detailed information on wider reading and additional resources, including websites, apps and software available to support learners with dyslexia

With practical strategies and resources designed to meet the needs of the busy classroom teacher, this book is crucial reading for educators and education students looking to help students with dyslexia reach their full potential.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Dyslexia and Inclusion Dyslexia and inclusion Provision Making it work Dyslexia Identifying Needs and Labelling Core Difficulties Reading and decoding Phonological difficulties Spelling and writing Processing difficulties Definitions Policy and Reports Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) The Dubai Inclusion Education Policy Framework (2107) The South Australia Department of Education Rights Chapter 2 Dyslexia and Inclusion: Perspectives and Research Research and Implications for Practice The Range of Perspectives Cognitive Research Implications for Teaching Hidden Disability Characteristics of dyslexia The role of the Environment The role of the label Dyslexia as a Difference Inclusion Inclusive Cultures Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Chapter 3 Five Signposts for Successful Inclusion Five signposts for successful inclusion Acknowledge the differences Recognise and acknowledge the strengths – Positive dyslexia Social Development and Emotional Support Defining Inclusion Planning for Practice Attainable Outcomes Seven Key Factors Chapter 4 Inclusion and Intervention Intervention: Reading Intervention approaches Support approaches and strategies Phonological awareness approaches Assisted learning techniques Whole-class approaches Reading: Some key points Reading Comprehension Writing Creative writing Brainstorming Writing vocabulary Paired Reading Technical vocabulary Spelling Memory Connections Maths Music Resources Chapter 5 Curriculum Access: Identifying Needs Factors to consider for Curriculum Access The students learning profile Barriers to Learning Identifying the learners profile Identifying Needs Assessment Framework Assessment through Problem Solving Cognitive challenges Attainments Priorities for intervention Formative assessment in an Inclusive School Assessment and InterventionDealing with the Barriers to learning Effective Learning Chapter 6 Curriculum Access: Classroom Approaches Curriculum Access: The Learning context Learning Environment Learning Preferences /styles Inclusion friendly approaches to teaching learner’s with dyslexia. Self-Esteem Curriculum Access - Learning Strategies Motivation and effective learning Using technology in the classroom How dyslexia affects children’s learning How the teacher and the school can help Chapter 7 Curriculum Access: Differentiation Information processing – strategies for support Differentiation in Practice Differentiation - task and resources Differentiation using Multisensory Teaching Differentiation by outcome Differentiation through support Differentiation – Content, Process and Product Metacognitive Assessment Subject Differentiation Mathematic Barriers Music - Barriers English Geography History Physics Drama Implications for other subjects Chapter 8 Successful Inclusion: Six Dimensions to Consider: The Learner, Teacher, Interventions, the Curriculum, Management and the Home/School The Learner Learning strategies Study skills Organisation Memory skills The Teacher Teacher modelling Interventions Curriculum Issues Examples of software to support literacy Curriculum Support Planning for Learning Other Curriculum support approaches Planning for learning in the secondary school Management / School /Home Chapter 9 Resources and Summing up Dyslexia and Inclusion Inclusion Flexibility The need for training Further Information and Contacts References Index

About the Author

Dr Gavin Reid is an international practitioner psychologist, consultant and author. He was a classroom teacher and university lecturer and has written over 30 books in the field of dyslexia and learning. His books have been translated into seven languages. He currently lectures worldwide, and has regular international consultancies. Dr. Reid is Chair of the British Dyslexia Association Accreditation Board. He has sat on government panels on assessment and dyslexia, and has been engaged in a number of United Nations-funded projects as a learning difficulties expert on assessment and practice for dyslexia. He carries out assessments in the UK, Middle East and Canada.

About the Series

nasen spotlight

The nasen spotlight series provides practical guidance and tried-and-tested resources for all schools and professionals involved in supporting Special Educational Needs. Written by leading experts and covering a wide range of important issues relating to SEN, the books include accessible explanations and examples of best practice, as well as tools and techniques that you can use to improve provision in school. Several new books are published each year to reflect your changing professional needs, and the whole series is brought to you by nasen, the leading organisation representing SEN professionals.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Inclusive Education