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Dyslexia: A Teaching Handbook

Michael E. Thomson Bill Watkins



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Whurr Publishers Ltd
01 January 1998
Teaching of physically disabled students; Teaching of dyslexic students; Teaching skills & techniques
This highly practical handbook meets the need for a general guide that provides teachers with the skills, techniques and structure to help children with specific learning difficulties achieve success.
By:   Michael E. Thomson, Bill Watkins
Imprint:   Whurr Publishers Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   2nd Edition
Dimensions:   Height: 230mm,  Width: 155mm,  Spine: 15mm
Weight:   406g
ISBN:   9781861560391
ISBN 10:   1861560397
Series:   Exc Business And Economy (Whurr)
Pages:   268
Publication Date:   01 January 1998
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational ,  A / AS level ,  Further / Higher Education
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Preface to the First Edition. Preface to th Second Edition. Chapter 1 Introduction. Historical context and definition. Features of dyslexia. Dyslexia as a syndrome. Causes of dyslexia. Reading and spelling development. Assessment and teaching. Addendum: Dyslexia and the 1981 Education Act. Code of Practice. Individual Educational Plans. Dyslexia and the National Curriculum. Chapter 2 Making a Start. Setting up a dyslexia unit. Priniples of teaching. General classroom procedures. Chapter 3 From Spoken to Written Language. Introduction. Linguistic knowledge required by child and teacher. Written language structure. Teaching techniques. Chapter 4 Reading. Introduction. Use of word lists. Syllable analysis. Developing reading skills. Listening to dyslexics read. Written language structure and meaning. Choosing a book. Useful reading schemes. Chapter 5 Spelling. Introduction. Teaching techniques for spelling. Spelling rules. Using dictionaries. Chapter 6 Writing. Handwriting. Essay writing. Grammar. Chapter 7 The Older Student. Choice of course. Study skills. Examinations. Chapter 8 Computers and Dyslexia. Using information technology in a specialist school. Computers in the classroom. Information technology curriculum. Using computers with dyslexics. Curriculum outline for word processing with dyslexics. Interactive books. Appendices. 1. Examples of Individual Educational Plans (IEP) - English. II. Phonic work sheets. III. Common words for a basic sight vocabulary. IV Suggested key word list for irregular words. V Key word list for school subjects. VI Word lists. VII Spelling rules. VIII Vowel digraphs/diphthongs. IX Ways of spelling. X The impossible word list. XI Statementing. XII Using the Aston Portfolio for prescriptive teaching based on error analysis. XIII Some examples of minimal pair words (southern British pronunciation). XIV Word processing examples. XV Reading game. References. Index.

Dr Michael Thomson is Principal of East Court, an internationally acclaimed specialist school for dyslexia, and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Applied Child Psychology at the University of Kent. He is also an executive editor of Dyslexia, the journal of the British Dyslexia Association, an Associate of the British Psychological Society, a Chartered Educational Psychologist and a Fellow of the International Academy for Research into Learning Difficulties.

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