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Teaching Children with Dyslexia

A Practical Guide, 1st Edition

By Philomena Ott


320 pages

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Teaching Children with Dyslexia is essential reading for any teacher, Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator or teaching assistant who wants an insider's account of what dealing successfully with dyslexia entails.

Written by one of the most well-regarded practitioners in the field with over twenty-five years' experience, this book is packed full with photocopiable exercises, activities and recommendations for resources, tests, teaching methods, advice and suggestions for strategies and techniques that are instantly transferable to classroom environments. This essential teaching companion includes chapters on:

  • how to spot dyslexia
  • screening and assessment tests
  • why it does not have to be hell to learn to spell
  • strategies for success for reluctant writers
  • meeting the challenge of dyslexia in adolescence.

Written specifically to bolster teachers' confidence and empower them with the key to unlocking literacy problems in their most challenging pupils, this resource book should be on the shelf of every staff room.


'Teaching Children with Dyslexia is essential reading for any teacher, parent, Special Education Needs Coordinator, teaching assistant or student who needs an incisive, up-to-the minute account of the best ways to successfully takle dyslexia and dyspraxia - at home and in the classroom.' - SEN, The Journal for Special Needs

'Would I recommend this book? Yes, if you are new to dyslexia and need background information. Yes, if you want practical suggestions… and yes, if you want to find out more about dyspraxia!' - Dyslexia Review

'An invaluable source of information for all busy teachers and practitioners as well as for parents. It is accessible, practical and pragmatic in recognising the needs of the student as well as the constraints on teacher time and parental concern. An excellent book from an acknowledged expert.' - PATOSS

Table of Contents

1. The really useful guide for parents, teachers and professional when dealing with dyslexia and dyspraxia at home and in pre-school settings 2. Why good home/school partnership promotes better relationships furthering understanding of special educational needs 3. The really useful guide to dealing with dyslexia and dyspraxia at home and in dyslexia friendly schools and classrooms 4. Why does learning to read require explicit teaching? 5. The theory and processes involved in teaching reading suggestions for closing the gaps in reading attainments 6. Why spelling is often a major stumbling block for dyslexic children and what to do about it 7. Strategies for success for writers: tricks of the trade and hints galore to lighten the load for dyslexic and dyspraxic writers

Subject Categories

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