Living With Dyslexia: The social and emotional consequences of specific learning difficulties/disabilities, 2nd Edition (Paperback) book cover

Living With Dyslexia

The social and emotional consequences of specific learning difficulties/disabilities, 2nd Edition

By Barbara Riddick


226 pages

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pub: 2009-08-07
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This book reinforces the need for understanding and support for children

with dyslexia from parents and teachers, but also the importance of the

children's own understanding of their strengths and weaknesses in order

to fulfil their potential. It should be recommended reading for all

those involved in dyslexia. - Professor Angela Fawcett, Director of the Centre for Child Research, Swansea University

What is it like living with dyslexia on a day-to-day basis?

Based on interviews with dyslexic children and their families, this insightful book presents first-hand accounts of how dyslexia affects the children themselves and the people around them.

Living with Dyslexia, Second Edition places the original fascinating findings within the context of current research and practice in the UK, Europe, Australia and the USA. The author:

  • examines issues of confidence and self-esteem;
  • explores the coping strategies adopted by children and adults with dyslexia;
  • investigates the concept of dyslexia-friendly schools;
  • studies how children were first identified as having dyslexia, and the social and emotional difficulties they encountered;
  • offers guidance on how teachers and parents can best support children with specific learning difficulties;
  • considers the cognitive, educational, social and emotional perspectives in order for teachers and parents to gain a better understanding of dyslexia.

This new edition provides an updated account of cognitive research and examines important changes in relation to Special Educational Needs policy and practice in the last ten years, including the Revised SEN Code of Practice (2001), Removing Barriers to Achievement (2004) and the National Literacy Strategy (2006).

Living with Dyslexia recognises that the voices of children with dyslexia are increasingly important in developing good educational practice and makes an important contribution to the literature on dyslexia.

Table of Contents

Selected Contents: List of tables Foreword Preface Acknowledgements Introduction 1.Defining Dyslexia: An overview of dyslexia and specific learning difficulties 2.The Educational Perspective 3.Researching the Social and Emotional Consequences of Dyslexia 4.Introducing the Study 5.Early Indicators 6.Identifying Dyslexia Chapter 7.Parents and Teachers 8.Home Life and Support 9.Views on Schools 10.Children's Views on Dyslexia 11.Mother's Views 12.Case Studies 13.Conclusions and Recommendations Appendix Suggested Further Reading Useful Addresses References Index

About the Author

Barbara Riddick is PhD Programme Director at the School of Education, University of Durham, UK.

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 / Special Education / General
EDUCATION / Special Education / Learning Disabilities