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Spotlight on Dyslexia and Dyspraxia: A Routledge and nasen FreeBook

Brought to you by Routledge and nasen, Spotlight on Dyslexia and Dyspraxia has been written to help teachers, teaching assistants, special educational needs coordinators, and other educational professionals better support children with dyslexia and dyspraxia.

Spotlight on Dyslexia and Dyspraxia: A Routledge and nasen FreeBook

In this FreeBook, you will find practical tips and strategies on how to meet the needs of children and young people with dyspraxia and dyslexia, along with a foreword from nasen. We hope that it will help you develop a better understanding of dyslexia and dyspraxia, as well as providing a professional development tool which will encourage outstanding practice at all levels.

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  • Supporting Children with Dyslexia

    2nd Edition

    By Hull City Council

     Completely revised and updated in light of the new 2014 SEND Code of Practice, this second edition of Supporting Children with Dyslexia provides valuable advice and resources for teachers, TAs and SENCOs supporting pupils on the dyslexic spectrum. This practical resource will help those who…

    Paperback – 2016-03-24
    nasen spotlight

  • Supporting Children with Dyspraxia and Motor Co-ordination Difficulties

    2nd Edition

    By Hull City Council

    Completely revised and updated in light of the new SEND 2014 Code of Practice, this new edition supports teachers in making good provision for children and young people with a range of co-ordination difficulties. Offering practical tips and strategies on how to meet the needs of children and young…

    Paperback – 2015-06-23
    nasen spotlight

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  • The Dyslexic Brain

    New Pathways in Neuroscience Discovery

    Edited by Glenn D. Rosen

    The Dyslexic Brain: New Pathways in Neuroscience Discovery offers a state-of-the art examination of the neural components and functions involved in reading and in the possible sources of breakdown. Suggestions for intervention are introduced throughout the book. The book is based on…

    Paperback – 2018-11-30 
    Extraordinary Brain Series

  • Motivating Children with Specific Learning Difficulties

    A Teacher’s Practical Guide

    By Gad Elbeheri, Gavin Reid, John Everatt

    Motivating Children with Specific Learning Difficulties provides a comprehensive and definitive guide to what teachers need to know about motivation in pupils with Specific Learning Difficulties, including dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD. Written by three of the world leaders in research on motivation…

    Paperback – 2017-07-11

  • Dyslexia-friendly Strategies for Reading, Spelling and Handwriting

    A Toolkit for Teachers

    By Diane Montgomery

    Many pupils with dyslexia have poor spelling and handwriting, even when their reading is adequate. This practical yet evidence-based book shows teachers who work with pupils with dyslexia how they can effectively address these areas of weakness. Diane Montgomery introduces her popular Cognitive…

    Paperback – 2017-04-25

  • That's the Way I Think

    Dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD and dyscalculia explained, 3rd Edition

    By David Grant

    About 1 in 20 individuals are dyslexic. This figure also applies for dyspraxia and ADHD. This fully revised edition of David Grant’s thought-provoking, insightful book develops our understanding of these specific learning differences and considers the further challenges presented by these…

    Paperback – 2017-01-19

  • Reading, Writing and Dyslexia (Classic Edition)

    A Cognitive Analysis

    By Andrew W Ellis

    This is a classic edition of Andrew Ellis’ acclaimed introduction to the scientific study of reading, writing and dyslexia, which now includes a new introduction from the author. The book describes the remarkable skills of reading and writing – how we acquire them, how we exercise them as skilled…

    Paperback – 2016-04-01
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  • Dyslexia and Early Childhood

    An essential guide to theory and practice

    By Barbara E. Pavey

    Taking a developmental approach, this accessible text addresses the ever increasing interest in identifying the characteristics of dyslexia in young children and reflects on the best way to reach and support these learners. Drawing upon current research, the author considers our current…

    Paperback – 2016-02-19
    nasen spotlight

  • Children's Literacy Development

    A Cross-Cultural Perspective on Learning to Read and Write, 2nd Edition

    By Catherine McBride

    In the thoroughly updated second edition of this unique book, Catherine McBride examines how the languages we know help structure the process of becoming literate. Taking an ecological and distinctively cross-cultural perspective, the book looks at reading and writing development and impairment…

    Paperback – 2015-11-30
    International Texts in Developmental Psychology

  • Key Perspectives on Dyslexia

    An essential text for educators

    By David Armstrong, Garry Squires

    This indispensable book critically sets out the skills and knowledge required by a specialist educator for students who present with dyslexia. The British Dyslexia Association Professional Criteria (BDA, 2012) provides an anchor throughout for this book’s content. Chapters are explicitly mapped to…

    Paperback – 2014-08-21

  • Spelling Rules, Riddles and Remedies

    Advice and activities to enhance spelling achievement for all

    By Sally Raymond

    Spelling Rules, Riddles and Remedies is for anyone supporting learners who are struggling to understand the world of English spellings. This book engages both learners and their learning by using practical and dynamic resources to reveal the cause and effect of spelling confusions. By posing…

    Paperback – 2014-03-06

  • Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and Mathematics

    A practical guide, 2nd Edition

    By Anne Henderson

    Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and Mathematics will be an essential resource for teachers, classroom assistants, and SENCOs who help dyslexic and dyscalculic children with their understanding of mathematics. Written in an accessible style with helpful illustrations, this practical book reveals helpful ways…

    Paperback – 2012-06-21

  • Dyslexia and Inclusion

    Classroom approaches for assessment, teaching and learning, 2nd Edition

    By Gavin Reid

    Now fully updated, Dyslexia and Inclusion aims to equip all teachers with the necessary knowledge of dyslexia in order to for it to be effectively understood and dealt with in the classroom. The book is based around Reid’s five signposts for successful inclusion - acknowledging differences,…

    Paperback – 2012-06-12
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  • Boosting Learning in the Primary Classroom

    Occupational therapy strategies that really work with pupils

    By Sheilagh Blyth

    Boosting Learning in the Primary Classroom is your one-stop practical guide to understanding the physical development of children and how this affects their ability to learn. Not only does it explain the reasons behind the theories but provides over 75 practical tips that really work in the…

    Paperback – 2015-04-21
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  • Sensory Dinosaurs

    By Jill Christmas

    This is an engaging and thoroughly well-thought out book that will help teachers, parents, carers and children in understanding why some children struggle in school as a result of sometimes undiagnosed or unrecognised challenges. A short description of a sensory/motor condition precedes each story…

    Paperback – 2012-03-30

  • Dyspraxia 5-14

    Identifying and Supporting Young People with Movement Difficulties, 2nd Edition

    By Christine Macintyre

    Dyspraxia is increasingly common in young children. This fully revised and updated edition of Christine Macintyre’s invaluable companion explains the difficulties faced by children with dyspraxia in growing up and offers suggestions as to how these might be alleviated. In this book the children…

    Paperback – 2009-06-22
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  • 'Hands on' Dyspraxia

    By Jill Christmas

    This is a practical working guide for parents, teachers and allied professionals, offering an understanding of dyspraxia, its underlying causes, strategies and helpful advice. It explains the terms used in dyspraxia, for example, proprioception, bilateral integration, vestibular, postural, cross…

    Paperback – 2009-05-28

  • Dyspraxia in the Early Years

    Identifying and Supporting Children with Movement Difficulties, 2nd Edition

    By Christine Macintyre

    Today there are more children than ever before in need of a variety of additional support needs, and many of these children have poor movement as a key contributory factor. Even in children with no specific ‘label’, movement is being found to be linked to learning, and educational professionals…

    Paperback – 2008-11-07
    nasen spotlight

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