1st Edition

Dyslexia-friendly Strategies for Reading, Spelling and Handwriting
A Toolkit for Teachers

ISBN 9781138223158
Published April 19, 2017 by Routledge
254 Pages 67 B/W Illustrations

USD $38.95

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Book Description

Many pupils with dyslexia have poor spelling and handwriting, even when their reading is adequate. This practical yet evidence-based book shows teachers who work with pupils with dyslexia how they can effectively address these areas of weakness. Diane Montgomery introduces her popular Cognitive Process Strategies for Spelling (CPSS) and provides guidance on how this direct action can be successfully used in both primary and secondary contexts. 

The book describes dyslexia-friendly approaches in Logographic, Alphabetic and Orthographic phases – ‘the three faces’ of dyslexia. Best literacy practice for all children is illustrated in a developmental reading and spelling approach, handwriting as a support to literacy teaching is explained and strategies for overcoming handwriting difficulties are detailed from Reception onwards.

Dyslexia-friendly Strategies for Reading, Spelling and Handwriting is full of new research, case examples and practical methods that have been tried and tested in the classroom. This is a must-read guide for all teachers and SENCOs in primary and secondary settings working with pupils with dyslexia.

Table of Contents

Preface Introduction to dyslexia, dysgraphia and underachievement 1. Dyslexia-friendly teaching of reading 2. Identifying and remediating dyslexia in the logographic phase 3. How to assess and use handwriting samples to diagnose difficulties across the age ranges 4. The contribution of handwriting to literacy development and how handwriting difficulties can be overcome 5. Remediating dyslexia in the alphabetic phase 6. Remediating dyslexia in the orthographic phase 7. Teaching dictionary skills and the 'spelling detective’ dictionary References Index

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Diane Montgomery is Professor Emerita in Education at Middlesex University.