128 Pages
    by Routledge

    by Routledge

    First Published in 2003. The authors’ two earlier books, On Helping the Dyslexic Child and More Help for Dyslexic Children, are here presented as a single volume. This book is concerned with all aspects of helping dyslexic children. A brief account is given of what dyslexia is and what are the kinds of difficulties which these children have to face. A chapter entitled 'Help at home and at school' shows how they can be encouraged and given confidence; a chapter entitles 'Help for the seven-year old' indicates how informal help with reading and spelling can be given in the home; while further two chapters set out the essentials of a programme for teaching spelling which takes account of their distinctive strengths and weaknesses. Children are encouraged to build up their own dictionaries and sentences are include which will enable them to practise a systematic way what they have been taught. A final chapter makes some suggestions for help with arithmetic, and advise s given on the choice of the readers, workbooks and materials. The authors emphasise the need for common sense on the part of both parents and teachers, coupled with careful observation of the kinds of things which dyslexic children find difficult even when they display striking ability in other ways.

    Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 What to look for Chapter 3 Help at home and at school Chapter 4 Help for the seven-year-old Chapter 5 Building a dictionary Chapter 6 Word-endings and word-beginnings Chapter 7 Help with arithmetic


    T.R. Miles is Emeritus Professor of Pscyhology and Elaine Miles is Course Advisor, Teacher Training at the Dyslexia Unit at the University College of North Wales Bangor.

    `This is an amalgamation of the Miles' earliest book in this area, updated, with firmer indications that the approach is effective provided in the introduction. The book is eminently concise, clear and readable. It offers teachers and parents sensible, structured advice on a rule-governed phonic approach to spelling and reading together with a brief section on practical approaches to calculation.' - Educational Psychology

    `This is a small book but it contains a great deal of practical and useful material to apply with children who may be suffering from dyslexia. ...It is an invaluable book for teachers and parents wishing to help their children whether they suffer from dyslexia or from some other condition impeding development towards being able to read and spell.' - Dr L.F. Lowenstein, Allington Manor School