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Supporting Children with Dyslexia

2nd Edition

By Hull City Council


138 pages | 8 B/W Illus.

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Completely revised and updated in light of the new 2014 SEND Code of Practice, this second edition of Supporting Children with Dyslexia provides valuable advice and resources for teachers, TAs and SENCOs supporting pupils on the dyslexic spectrum. This practical resource will help those who are looking for expert guidance and strategies, as well as providing a professional development tool which will encourage outstanding practice at all levels.

Spanning pre-school, primary and secondary teaching, this book covers the key areas to be considered when supporting pupils with dyslexia, including:

  • how to identify a young person with dyslexia
  • practical strategies for pre-school, primary and secondary settings
  • useful advice to give to parents and carers of children and young people with dyslexia
  • useful materials for continual professional development.

Featuring helpful checklists, templates and photocopiable resources, this book provides guidance and practical strategies for identifying and supporting young people with dyslexia that will be of use to teachers, TAs, SENCOs and other educational professionals.

Table of Contents

Preface Part 1: Background Information 1. What is Dyslexia 2. What causes Dyslexia 3. Co-morbidity with Dyslexia 4. The Emotional Impact of Dyslexia 5. Impact of SEND Reforms 2014 on pupils with Dyslexia Part 2: Dyslexia Toolkit for Schools 6. Assessment on a budget 7. Foundation Stage: How do you identify The pre-school child with Dyslexia 8. Pre-school checklist for Dyslexia 9. Foundation Stage: Practical Strategies For Teaching A Pre-School child With Dyslexia 10. PRIMARY: How do you identify the Primary age child with Dyslexia 11. PRIMARY/ SECONDARY: Checklist for Dyslexia 12. PRIMARY: Practical Strategies for teaching a child with Dyslexia 13. SECONDARY: How do you identify the young person with Dyslexia 14. SECONDARY: Practical Strategies for Teaching a young person with Dyslexia 15. Guide to Current Published Assessments for Dyslexia 16. Guide to Traditional Dyslexia Programmes 17. Dyscalculia: signs and strategies 18. Useful advice to give parents and carers of children and young people with Dyslexia 19. Dyslexia friendly classrooms; Dyslexia inclusive schools. Part 3: CPD Materials 20. Planning for CPD 21. Suggested Outline For Whole-School Training on Dyslexia 22. Quiz: Dyslexia- fact or fiction 23. Evaluating and Following-Up CPD 24. Training Materials Appendix 1: Pupil Profile Form Appendix 2: Common Exception Words Bump Game for Spelling Appendix 3: Guide to Apps for Dyslexia Appendix 4: Mnemonic Techniques for Spelling CEWs Appendix 5: Guide to Spelling Rules Appendix 6: Thai Alphabet activity Appendix 7: Dyslexia Friendly Classrooms: Getting Started Appendix 8: Where To Find Out Further Information On Dyslexia Bibliography


About the Author

Sue Hoult - SEN Consultant and former specialist teacher with Hull Special Educational Needs Support Service, Hull City Council, UK

Hilary Bohl - SEN Consultant and former specialist teacher with Hull Special Educational Needs Support Service, Hull City Council, 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