This highly anticipated second edition of The Effective Teacher's Guide to Dyslexia and other Learning Difficulties (Learning Disabilities) critically examines the specificity and complexity of learning disabilities. The user-friendly text highlights the importance of schools reviewing their curricula and assessment, pedagogical methods, resources, organisation and therapy procedures to ensure that their provision helps encourage academic progress and the best personal and social development for their pupils.
This book accessibly and authoritatively addresses a range of issues associated with:
- Reading disorders / dyslexia
- Disorder of written expression/ dysgraphia
- Developmental co-ordination disorder/ dyspraxia
- Mathematics disorder/ dyscalculia.
Offering what works in the classroom, this text also takes into account the relationship between professionals who work closely with parents and other professionals. It helpfully recognises the importance of professional contributions and the foundational disciplines that contribute to special education. Underpinned by research and widely held professional opinions, this second edition of The Effective Teacher's Guide to Dyslexia and other Learning Difficulties (Learning Disabilities) will prove a practical, readable and invaluable resource for the busy teacher, students on initial teacher training courses, school managers and administrators.
Table of Contents
Contents Chapter 1. Introduction Chapter 2. Reading disorder/ dyslexia Chapter 3. Disorder of written expression/ dysgraphia Chapter 4. Developmental co-ordination disorder/ dyspraxia Chapter 5. Mathematics disorder/ dyscalculia Chapter 6. Conclusion Bibliography 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.