This indispensable book critically sets out the skills and knowledge required by a specialist educator for students who present with dyslexia. The British Dyslexia Association Professional Criteria (BDA, 2012) provides an anchor throughout for this book’s content. Chapters are explicitly mapped to specific professional criteria, offering the reader confidence that guidance in Key Perspectives on Dyslexia is underpinned by this internationally recognised professional framework.
Key issues in the education and care of those affected by dyslexia are critically explained and explored in this publication, using both author’s years of specialist experience in this field. As established scholars both authors also suggest how research can inform and enrich how an educator responds to these issues.
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Key Perspectives on Dyslexia is an essential text for educators and will become a landmark guide for educational practice and policy.
"The authors of this text both have a strong background in U.K. based special education and educational psychology. As the title states, it is aimed at practitioners and is linked to the British Dyslexia Association professional criteria. As such, it is a recommended text for those seeking accreditation on courses such as Approved Teacher Status and associate membership of the BDA […] This slim text (161 pages) packs in a huge amount of distilled wisdom and it would be of great value to those interested in training in this field, as well as the classroom practitioner." - SEN Magazine
1. What is dyslexia 2. Some thoughts on Teaching Reading: The Standard Model of Reading and Dyslexia 3. Identification and Assessment 4. Dyslexia and Behaviour 5. Intellectual Disability, Dyslexia and Intelligence 6. Dyslexia in Higher Education Conclusion: Dyslexia, the Bio-psycho-social Model and Inclusion