The Routledge Companion to Dyslexia is a ground-breaking analysis of the whole field of dyslexia by a distinguished team of international contributors and editors, engaged in literacy, inclusion and learning. Their diverse perspectives and wide expertise make this invaluable guide one of the most important additions to the field of dyslexia for over a decade.
Dyslexia is without doubt the most high profile and contentious learning difficulty, and it is a topic that has attracted a vast amount of research, opinion, professional schisms, and debate. The Companion provides an invaluable overview of the field of dyslexia with vital and clear emphasis on linking theoretical perspectives with best practice. This accessible text:
The Routledge Companion to Dyslexia is a superb resource for anyone interested in the subject, whether in education or related subjects such as psychology or neurology. Fully indexed and cross-referenced, with helpful further reading sections at the end of each entry, it is ideal for those coming to the field of dyslexia for the first time as well as students and practitioners already familiar with the subject.
There is need for new books looking at current research findings and alternative educational methodologies. It is unusual to have them altogether. The additional section which touches on multilingualism is also rare. There is very little on the market in this area; an area of paramount importance in Europe, the Middle East etc. I definitely recommend you publish this book. Please let me know when it is due out – I will be happy to recommend it on my travels as I lecture around the world
Lindsey Peer, formerly Education Director and Deputy CEO of the British Dyslexia Association.
The book would appeal to academics and researchers in the field of dyslexia and the inclusion of 4 editors from different continents should be an asset.
This is probably particularly important within the USA market where ‘non- american’ literature tends to be neglected.
Gavin Reid is certainly a recognised authority in the field of dyslexia and Janice Wearmouth in the field of Inclusion in the UK, and to some extent abroad. Deborah Knight I’ve heard of but am uncertain how high her profile is in the USA. This should be an excellent addition to the literature
Barbara Riddick, University of Sunderland
Introduction to the handbook
Part 1 –Research - current and future developments
1.Dyslexia - an overview of recent research, John Everatt, and Gavin Reid.
2. Dyslexia and IQ: From Research to Practice, Gad Elbeheri and John Everatt
3. Dyslexia and Cognitive Skills, Rod Nicolson and Angela Fawcett
4. Dyslexia and Glue Ear Syndrome, Lindsay Peer
5. Visual Stress and Dyslexia, Chris Singleton
Part 2. Dimensions of Dyslexia
6. The Role of Early Identification – Models from Practice, Deborah Knight, Kim Day
7. The Role of Early Identification – Models from Research and Practice, Margaret Crombie, Gavin Reid
8. Identification and Assessment of dyslexia and planning for learning, Gavin Reid and Janice Wearmouth
9. Extending Literacy Skills – issues for practice, David Wray
10. Spelling: Development, Assessment and Instruction, Malt Joshi and Suzanne Carreker
11. Dyscalculia and Learning Difficulties in Mathematics, Steve Chinn
12. Phonological Awareness in Reading Disabilities Remediation:Some General Issues, Charley Haynes and Abdesetar Mahfoudhi
13. Alternative and innovative interventions for Dyslexia – a critical commentary, Gavin Reid and Angela Fawcett
Part 3. Identifying and Meeting Needs in an Inclusive Context – Inclusion and
the barriers to learning
14. How compatible is the recognition of dyslexia with inclusive education? Brahm Norwich
15. Identifying and overcoming the barriers to learning in an inclusive context, Gavin Reid and Fil Came
16. Dyslexia in the Secondary School: Improving whole school achievement through dyslexia aware best practice, Neil Mackay
17. School-wide professional development to raise students’ literacy levels at Clyde Quay School, Wellington, New Zealand, Sue Clement
18. Dyslexia: Overcoming the barriers of transition, Vicky Hunter
19. Overcoming the barriers to literacy: An integrated, contextual workshop approach, Jennifer Drysdale
20. The implications of students' perspectives on dyslexia for school Improvement, Barbara Riddick
Part 4 Identifying and Meeting Needs in further, higher education and the workplace
21. The Development of Protocols for assessment and intervention at university for students with dyslexia, Jay Kirkland
22.Reading Comprehension Solutions for College Students with Dyslexia in an Era of Technology: An Integrated Approach, Noel Gregg and Manju Baner
Chapter 23 Dyslexia: Meeting the needs of employers and employees in the workplace, David McLaughlin and Carol Leather
Part 5 - Diversity, culture and language
24. Dyslexia and foreign language learning, Elke Schneider
25. Reading and Dyslexia in Arabic, Abdessatar Mahfoudhi, Gad Elbeheri, John Everatt
26. Reading and Reading Disabilities in Spanish and Spanish-English Contexts, Charles W. Haynes, Angela Ayre, Brad Haynes, Abdessatar Mahfoudhi
27. Responsive approaches to literacy learning within cultural contexts, Mere Berryman and Janice Wearmouth