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How to detect and manage dyslexia : a reference and resource manual

Author: Philomena Ott
Publisher: Oxford : Heinemann, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A reference book aimed at learning support co-ordinators, specialist and non-specialist teachers, and all others involved in helping students with dyslexia.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philomena Ott
ISBN: 0435104195 9780435104191
OCLC Number: 37380154
Description: viii, 408 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Defining dyslexia. Historical perspective. Prevalence. Early identification. Screening tests. Who is responsible for the assessment of special educational needs? Early warning signs. Spoken language: Identifying the problem. How parents and teachers can help. Reading : Tests and assessment by teachers and SENCOs. The multi-sensory teaching of reading. How to overcome the dyslexic reader's problems. Handwriting : Why and how to teach cursive handwriting. Practical suggestions to help the dyslexic. How to manage the specific needs of the left hander. Spelling : classification and analysis of spelling errors as a means of detection. Structured approaches to teaching spelling. Mathematics : Identification and assessment. The problems encountered by the dyslexic mathematician. Strategies and techniques to help. Adolescence : Study skills and examination preparation. Hurdles, including modern foreign languages. How to obtain concessions from examination boards. Further and higher education : Choosing the right college and course. Completing the UCAS form. How to maximize the help available. Computers : Technology to assist and empower the dyslexic. Guidelines on choosing the most appropriate technology. Use in examinations. Music : The implications of dyslexia for the musician. How to help the dyslexic musician. The adult dyslexic : Guidelines on identifying dyslexia in an adult. Guidelines for adult literacy and learning support tutors. The implications of dyslexia for employer and employee. Education legislation : Special Educational Needs Code of Practice. The role of SENCOs and School governors. Statementing and Tribunal appeals. The eyes : Their significance and importance in the dyslexia debate. Visual factors : eye movements, reference eye, coloured lenses.
Responsibility: Philomena Ott.

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