Assessing Children with Specific Learning Difficulties

A teacher's practical guide

By Gavin Reid, Gad Elbeheri, John Everatt

© 2016 – Routledge

192 pages

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Paperback: 9780415670272
pub: 2015-07-16
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About the Book

This comprehensive book provides all the information that practitioners need to know about assessment in relation to their pupils with Specific Learning Difficulties. The why, how and what of assessment is addressed, whilst the link between assessment and intervention is also a key focus.

Looking at the full range of Specific Learning Difficulties, this book provides practical guidance on implementing strategies that are tried and tested for use in any classroom, whilst also acknowledging that assessment is a process involving other professionals and parents. Addressing issues and topics common in inclusive classrooms around the world, key topics covered include:

    • Specific Learning Difficulties in context
    • Teacher Assessment in literacy, numeracy and movement
    • Motor development and co-ordination
    • Attention factors in learning
    • The key issues on learning differences
    • Self-esteem and emotional literacy
    • How to enhance skills and the self-sufficiency of teachers

Assessing Children with Specific Learning Difficulties will be an invaluable guide for classroom teachers, learning support departments, psychologists and other professionals.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: SpLD in Context –Pointers for practice

Chapter 2: Assessment Process

Chapter 3: Teacher Assessment: Literacy

Chapter 4: Teacher Assessment: Numeracy

Chapter 5: Teacher Assessment: Movement

Chapter 6: Behavioural problems Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Emotional and Behavioural Disorders

Chapter 7: The Role of the Educational Psychologist and Teacher Assessments

Chapter 8: Recognising and dealing with Self-esteem, motivation and emotional needs

Chapter 9: Identifying and Utilising Learning Preferences and Styles

Chapter 10: Higher Education and the Workplace

Chapter 11: Developing an Assessment Framework

Chapter 12: Sources and resources – some guidance


About the Authors

Gavin Reid is a fully registered Psychologist with the Health and Care Professionals (HCPC) in the UK and the College of Psychologists in British Columbia, Canada.

Gad Elbeheri is the Dean of the Australian College of Kuwait; a university providing internationally recognized and accredited tertiary education to the Business and Engineering sectors.

John Everatt is a Professor of Education at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

About the Series

David Fulton / Nasen

The partnership between David Fulton and nasen was established to ensure that relevant, up-to-date and diverse publications were available for schools and to professionals working within the field of special educational needs. These publications ensure that the best provision and practice is shared, enabling teachers and support staff to provide the best educational opportunities for all children and young people with SEN and disabilities.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Special Education / General
EDUCATION / Testing & Measurement
EDUCATION / Inclusive Education