Using Creativity to Address Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, and Dyscalculia
Assessments and Techniques
Designed to help educators recognize and nurture students with dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia, this book guides readers through best practices for using creativity theory and strategies to address the learning challenges for students who have difficulty in acquiring literacy and mathematics content.
Offering concrete examples of creativity assessment and pedagogical techniques, chapters are supported by rich appendices providing assessment and screening checklists, time telling objectives, learning trouble spots, a creative approach to teaching place value, and a handy cross-referencing table.
Accessible and thorough, this up-to-date guide will help educators develop strategies that acknowledge students’ creative strengths to address learning challenges across the literacy and mathematics curricula.
Table of Contents
Section 1: Background Information 1. Defining Creativity, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and Dyscalculia 2. Prominent Creativity Researchers: Setting the Foundation for Creative Teaching 3. Generic Influences on Learning - Basic Variables that influence Knowledge Acquisition 4. Developmental Literacy and Mathematics Curricula Section 2: Assessment Activities 5. Reisman Diagnostic Creativity Assessment (RDCA) 6. Dyslexia/Dysgraphia Assessment 7. Dyscalculia Assessment Section 3: Teaching Activities 8. Dyslexia and Dysgraphia Teaching Activities 9. Dyscalculia Teaching Activities Appendices
Fredricka Reisman is Professor Emerita and Founder of the School of Education at Drexel University, USA. Reisman is recipient of the 2017 Torrance Award from the Creativity Network of the National Association for Gifted Children.
Lori Severino is Assistant Professor of Special Education at Drexel University, USA. She has 26 years of experience teaching students with dyslexia and is a Wilson certified trainer.