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Making Dyslexia Work for You

2nd Edition

By Vicki Goodwin, Bonita Thomson


240 pages | 40 B/W Illus.

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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

About the Authors

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Special Education / General