1st Edition

The Routledge International Handbook of Dyslexia in Education

Edited By Gad Elbeheri, Lee Siang Copyright 2023
    458 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    458 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The Routledge International Handbook of Dyslexia in Education showcases the various examples, expertise, and successful initiatives attempted to include students with dyslexia around the globe. It highlights progress and identifies gaps for growth globally to stand united against dyslexia as a literacy problem and a specific learning disability challenge.

    Taking a truly global view, each chapter from world-leading experts highlights issues related to the definition of dyslexia and how it is recognised locally, its implications on relevant legislations and educational policy and how teacher training programs on dyslexia are delivered at both pre-service and in-service levels. Contributors to this handbook also discuss and compare the services and tools available to identify individuals with dyslexia, such as nationally standardized tests and tools for dyslexia assessment.

    Students, researchers, teachers and other educational professionals who require highly relevant, research-informed guidance on dyslexia and its awareness, identification, training, outreach, and intervention around the globe will find this handbook an essential and timely resource. Readers will also be able to identify shared experiences and good lessons from around the world, as well as learn about better strategies to guide their journey in their own local community.

    Part 1: Dyslexia around the world

    Chapter 1: Introduction to the Handbook

    Gad Elbeheri

    Chapter 2: The changing face of dyslexia: Intervention and support in Australia

    Mandy Nayton

    Chapter 3: Overview of dyslexia in Brazil: Discoveries and challenges

    M. Nico, A. Belli, F. Capovilla, M. De Luca, R. Guimarães, R. De Lima, A.Navas, R. Roama-Alves, A. Seabra, L. Simi and S. De Souza

    Chapter 4: Dyslexia in Cambodia

    George Cowie and Ian Hodgson

    Chapter 5: Dyslexia in Canada: Diversity in cultures, landscapes and approaches to education

    Corey Zylstra

    Chapter 6: Shenzhen, China: The innovation and technology for sustainable development in dyslexia services

    Wang Lei and Liang Yueyi

    Chapter 7: Czech dyslexia support system: from diagnostic-theraputic to preventive intervention model

    Anna Kucharská and Klára Špačková

    Chapter 8: Dyslexia in Egypt

    Gad Elbeheri

    Chapter 9: Dyslexia in Estonia: Towards equal educational opportunities for all children

    Ene Varik-Maasik and Kadi Lukanenok

    Chapter 10: Light at the end of the tunnel for dyslexics in the multilingual and multiscript Ethiopia 

    Abebayehu Messele Mekonnen 

    Chapter 11: Finnish perspectives on dyslexia

    Heikki Lyytinen and Mikko Aro

    Chapter 12: Dyslexia awareness, educational policies and inclusion in a developing world: the Ghanaian experience

    Rosalin Abigail Kyere-Nartey 

    Chapter 13: Dyslexia in Education in Hong Kong

    Kevin Kien Hoa Chung

    Chapter 14: Dyslexia in Maharashtra, India: The past, present and the future – in the light of evolving national legislations

    Masarrat Khan

    Chapter 15: Dyslexia in Tamil Nadu State, India: Awareness, technology and multi-sensory teaching in a bilingual environment

    D. Chandrasekhar, Mala Natarajan and Harini Ramanujam

    Chapter 16: Bridging awareness and advocacy with collaboration towards better dyslexia management in Indonesia

    Kristiantini Dewi Soegondo 

    Chapter 17: Dyslexia in Iran: Provisions, practices and beliefs in a relatively transparent orthography

     Amir Sadeghi, Mitra P. Niyazi, Parisa Tadi, Reyhaneh Mohammadi, Abolfazl Saeidi and John Everatt

    Chapter 18: Dyslexia in Israel Arabic and Hebrew speakers

    Salim Abu Rabia and Haneen Wattad

    Chapter 19: Dyslexia in Italy: Different Interpretations

    di Piero Crispiani and Eleonora Palmieri

    Chapter 20: Japan: Developmental dyslexia in two writing systems using three scripts

    Akira Uno

    Chapter 21: Demystifying dyslexia in Kenya

    Phyllis Wamucii Munyi-Kariuki

    Chapter 22: The Kuwaiti experience of dyslexia: Ample legislation, insufficient awareness and training

    Abir Al-Sharhan and John Everatt

    Chapter 23: Latvia: Dyslexia in a post-Soviet environment

    Eva Birzniece and Thomas Schmit

    Chapter 24: Dyslexia in Lebanon

    Ahmad Oweini and Hiam Loufti ElZein

    Chapter 25: Reality of Dyslexia in Libyan Schools

    Youssif Zaghwani Omar

    Chapter 26: Understanding dyslexia in Malawi: Educating and strengthening through awareness

    Jeranjie Kamfose

    Chapter 27: Dyslexia in Sarawak, Malaysia: A case for structured phonics

    Ong Puay Hoon and Ong Puay Liu

    Chapter 28: Dyslexia in Aotearoa New Zealand: An issue both old and new

    John Everatt, Alison Arrow, Amanda Denston and Mike Sleeman

    Chapter 29: Dyslexia in Nigeria: Problems, prospects and possibilities

    Ijeoma John-Adubasim

    Chapter 30: Dyslexia from a Pakistani perspective: Unique challenges and innovative approaches

    Anushka Daroga Kharadi

    Chapter 31: Qatar: Expanding services for quality education for students with dyslexia

    Maha Al-Hendawi, Alaa Al-Qahwaji and Clayton E. Keller

    Chapter 32: Dyslexia in Singapore

    Geetha Shantha Ram

    Chapter 33: South Korea: Exploring dyslexia for educational supports beyond screening and diagnosis

    Aejin Lee

    Chapter 34: Dyslexia in Spain: Evidence-based Lessons learned from the Canary Islands

    Juan E. Jiménez

    Chapter 35: A picture of dyslexia in Sweden

    Susanna Cederquist and Siv Fischbein

    Chapter 36: Implementing social change in Taiwan: seeing learning disabilities as differences, not as barriers

    Su-Jan Lin

    Chapter 37: Overview of the situation for dyslexia in Thailand

    Piyanat Maneeratanayon, Nichara Ruangdaraganon, Prapatsorn Pree-iam and Benjawan Sruansan

    Chapter 38: Dyslexia in education in Turkey

    Tuncer Yavuz, Irem Su Yavuz, Bora Deveci and Tülin Fidan

    Chapter 39: Embracing dyslexia within diversity and multilingualism in the United Arab Emirates

    Ruba Tabari

    Chapter 40: Embracing dyslexia in the UK: Awareness, action and achievement

    Gavin Reid and Neil Mackay

    Chapter 41: United States: The journey towards excellence and innovation for dyslexia

    Elsa Cardenas Hagan

    Chapter 42: Dyslexia and education in Vietnam: Towards individual support and inclusion

    The-Hop Bui and Thi-Cam-Huong Nguyen

    Part 2: Dyslexia: A Global Perspective

    Chapter 43: Dyslexia World-wide: A view of emerging themes

    Angela J. Fawcett

    Chapter 44: Dyslexia around the globe: Perspectives on practice

    Gavin Reid

    Chapter 45: Dyslexia in Asia

    Catherine McBride, Tomohiro Inoue, Zebedee Rui En Cheah and Gairanlu Pamei

    Chapter 46: Dyslexia in the Arab World: Perspectives, implications and recommendtions

    Ahmad Oweini and Ghada Awada

    Chapter 47: Dyslexia World-wide: A personal view of advances and challenges

    John Everatt


    Gad Elbeheri is the Founder and Chairman of Global Educational Consultants, Egypt.

    Siang Lee is the CEO of the Dyslexia Association of Singapore. He also sits on the Board of DAS subsidiaries, DAS Academy and DAS International. He is a member of the Global Partners Committee representing Singapore and was awarded the International Dyslexia Association's Excellence in Leadership Award in 2020.