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Managing Dyslexia at University
A Resource for Students, Academic and Support Staff

ISBN 9781843123415
Published November 14, 2007 by Routledge
112 Pages

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Book Description

A thorough and comprehensive guide for both education professionals and those affected by dyslexia, this book is predominantly a guidebook. It includes lots of practical advice and is based on the authors’ sound knowledge of current theory and practice.

It includes:

  • photocopiable materials
  • contact and reference details
  • personal organisation advice
  • ways forward for potential problems
  • information on secondary or associated difficulties.

Table of Contents

Dyslexia, Legal and Administrative Issues.  Assessment and Diagnosis.  Effects of Dyslexia on Literacy Skills.  Effects of Dyslexia on Studying and Learning.  Secondary and Associated Difficulties.  Choosing a Degree Subject – Horses for Courses.  University-Based Support.  Roles and Responsibilities of Staff and Students.  Study Skills for the Dyslexic Student.  CD Photocopiable Resources

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Claire Jamieson is Dyslexia Coordinator at UCL. She was a member of the 2005 DfES Working Party on Assessment of Dyslexia in Higher Education. She was a founder member of ADSHE and was Chair from 2004 -2006, and is Vice Chair of the National Committee for Standards in Assessment and Training. She has many years of experience as an assessor and tutor of dyslexic students.

Ellen Morgan worked as a Dyslexia Coordinator in Higher Education for 18 years; she is currently a Specialist Dyslexia Tutor at The City University, London, and has published widely in the field of adult dyslexia.