Measuring the Impact of Dyslexia shows the considerable benefits of recognising and celebrating the skills of those with information processing differences, explains their unique brain organisation and shows how they can excel as contributing members of society with proper support and guidance. It offers a balanced and research-based perspective to living with this condition, highlighting the huge number of children leaving school with low literacy levels, as a result of undiagnosed information processing differences.
Full of critically reflective questions, case studies and interviews with those affected by dyslexia, this text encourages educators of children and young people with dyslexia to challenge their own perceptions by understanding the links between low literacy and anti-social behaviour, poor health, unemployment and limited educational attainment, and includes helpful pointers for improving practice and outcomes.
This accessible and readable text is aimed at students, practitioners, researchers and experienced professionals in a range of disciplines to enhance CPD. It is particularly relevant for students working on both taught and research based masters degrees, especially programmes related to specific learning difficulties.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction to dyslexia
Chapter 2. Help! I’m drowning!
Chapter 3. The cost to family and friends
Chapter 4. Health and mental health
Chapter 5. The cost to education and social service
Chapter 6. The criminal justice system
Chapter 7. Employment: cost to employers/employees
Chapter 8. Balancing the books: Advantages to society
Chapter 9. Research and academia
Chapter 10. The great dyslexia industry
Chapter 11. Politics, politics and policy
Carol Hayes most recently held the position of Principal Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies at Staffordshire University; she is a visiting lecturer for Weston University Centre (Bath Spa University) and is an external examiner for the Open University.