Dyslexia and Literacy : Theory and Practice
- Paperback | 368 pages
- 172 x 245 x 21mm | 636g
- 29 Oct 2002
- John Wiley & Sons Inc
- New York, United States
- w. figs.
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Dyslexia and Literacy: An Introduction to Theory and Practice provides the reader with an understanding of the most recent theoretical positions in dyslexia and literacy and how these may be applied in practice. The book critically considers the current notions of literacy, provides an understanding of literacy concepts and re-appraises what we mean by literacy. The implications of this for dyslexic children are immense as it means that assessment and support can be more embedded in the curriculum context.
The role of professionals such as learning support co-ordinators and educational psychologists are discussed within current legislative and theoretical frameworks. Classroom intervention and approaches to dealing with the diverse needs presented by dyslexic children are addressed by examining individual education plans and the development of differentiated curricula in schools.
Gavin Reid and Janice Wearmouth have assembled an international field of renowned experts whose text will be a core source for university students on reading and dyslexia courses and is a set book for Open University course E801. Trainee teachers, special educational needs co-ordinators and educational psychologists will also find this volume of great value.
Open University Set Book for course E801-Difficulties in Literacy Development
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"...of interest to students in initial teacher training...of value to teachers in inclusive schools..." (Educational Review, Vol 56(1), Feb 2004)
About Gavin Reid
He is the course team which developed the joint Open University/University of Edinburgh course on Identifying and Addressing Difficulties in Literacy Development and has also a number of research and consultancy interests, including assessment, early literacy and dyslexia in adults.
Janice Wearmouth is a lecturer in the Faculty of Education and Language Studies at The Open University in the UK. She is an experienced teacher, researcher and author in the area of special educational needs and difficulties in literacy development. Her research interest include pupil self advocacy, the development and organization of special and/or additional provision for pupils who experience difficulties in learning in mainstream schools, and home-school literacy partnerships.
She is co-chair of the course team which developed and produced the Open University Course E801 Difficulties in Literacy Development in Collaboration with the University of Edinburgh.