Supporting Disorders of Learning and Co-ordination
Effective Provision for Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia and Dyspraxia
- Available for pre-order. Item will ship after October 21, 2021
This revised and updated third edition, previously titled The Effective Teacher's Guide to Dyslexia and other Learning Difficulties (Learning Disabilities), unravels the complexity of specific learning difficulties in an accessible and user-friendly way.
Each chapter provides key information about the disorder in question, giving a clear definition before discussing prevalence, causal factors, identification and assessment and provision. Implications for the curriculum and related assessment, pedagogy, resources, therapy/ care, and school and classroom organisation are explained, allowing providers to reflect and adapt their practice in response to the needs of the individual. The book informs effective provision, with the aim of encouraging the best achievement and personal and social development for children and young people.
The book authoritatively and lucidly addresses issues associated with:
• Impairment in reading/ dyslexia
• Impairment in written expression/ dysgraphia
• Impairment in mathematics/ dyscalculia
• Developmental coordination disorder/ dyspraxia
Recognising the importance and the challenge of multi-professional working, the book relates provision to the roles of parents and carers alongside that of the practitioner. Underpinned by research and widely held professional judgement, this will prove a practical, readable, and inspiring resource for professionals in the UK, US and elsewhere including teachers, therapists, psychologists, and students entering these professions.
Table of Contents
The Author Preface to the 3rd. Edition 1. Introducing Disorders of Learning and Co-ordination, and Provision 2. Impairment in Reading/ Dyslexia 3. Impairment in Written Expression/ Dysgraphia 4. Impairment in Mathematics/ Dyscalculia 5. Developmental Co-ordination Disorder/ Dyspraxia 6. Multi-professional Working Index
Michael Farrell is a widely published private special education consultant. He works with children, families, schools, local authorities, voluntary organisations, universities and government ministries. He has published books extensively with Routledge with recent titles including The Special Education Handbook (4th Edition) and Debating Special Education.