Making Dyslexia Work for You  book cover
2nd Edition

Making Dyslexia Work for You

ISBN 9780415597562
Published January 10, 2012 by Routledge
240 Pages 40 B/W Illustrations

USD $32.95

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Book Description

Written for dyslexic adults or anyone who thinks they might be dyslexic, this bold and imaginative book is deliberately concise and easy to dip into.

  • User-friendly, essential guide to the world of study and work for anyone with dyslexia;
  • Identifies the key needs of adults and young people who are dyslexic;
  • Encourages them to put together their own package of ideas and strategies for success;
  • Offers practical activities, examples and support covering reading, memory, organization, self-esteem, IT and dyslexia in the workplace;
  • Over 100 topics from this book are expanded on our online resource.

This unique guide to overcoming the day-to-day difficulties associated with dyslexia will also be of great interest to employers, colleagues, teachers, friends and family of those with dyslexia.

Table of Contents

Part 1. Dyslexia and you  Chapter 1. Finding out about dyslexia  Chapter 2. Exploring your dyslexia  Chapter 3. Finding out about the way you learn and what you need  Chapter 4. Support from those close to you  Part 2. Finding the best way for you  Chapter 5. The world of print  Chapter 6. Getting down what you want to say  Chapter 7. Getting done what you want to do  Chapter 8. Self-esteem and motivation  Chapter 9. Handling numbers  Chapter 10. Memory  Part 3. Resources for you  Chapter 11. Helping yourself with technology  Chapter 12. Looking wider  Appendix A. Checklist for Dyslexia  Appendix B. Useful and interesting books  Appendix C. Useful addresses  Appendix D. Glossary

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Vicki Goodwin was recently Assistant Director of the Open University, teaching learning and student support. She is now a private consultant, and a consultant and tutor for Dyslexia Action.

Bonita Thomson is a consultant and practitioner in adult dyslexia. She has worked extensively in further and higher education.