Living With Dyslexia
The social and emotional consequences of specific learning difficulties/disabilities
Foreword by Angela Fawcett
Routledge – 2010 – 248 pages
Series: David Fulton / Nasen
Presenting case studies and interviews with all those concerned, combined with an up-to-date account of current thinking, this book provides an accessible and realistic account of dyslexia. Through listening to children, their parents and teachers we can learn more about dyslexia, and how to cope with it more effectively.
Living With Dyslexia reports on a wide variety of issues including how children become to be identified as dyslexic, the kinds of social and emotional difficulties encountered by both themselves and their families, and how they fared within the educational system.
'This book is well researched and has a plethora of references. Each chapter is well-structured and ends with a summary of the points that have been made. The book is consequently very thorough and authoritative … This book is certainly one to recomment to any therapist or teacher working with children who are dyslexic.' - NAPOT Newsletter
'A very useful introduction [to dyslexia], especially to teachers and student-teachers in the ordinary classroom … Parents of dyslexic children will also get help and encouragement from the positive and non-technical style of this study.' - Baroness Warnock, Foreword
Foreword Preface 1. Defining Dyslexia: An overview of dyslexia and specific learning difficulties 2. The Educational Perspective 3. Researching the Social and Emotional Consequences of Dyslexia 4. Introducing the Study 5. Early Indicators 6. Identifying Dyslexia Chapter 7. Parents and Teachers 8. Home Life and Support 9. Views on Schools 10. Children's Views on Dyslexia 11. Mother's Views 12. Case Studies 13. Conclusions and Recommendations Appendix Suggested Further Reading Addresses References Index
Barbara Riddick lectures in Educational Psychology at the University of Sunderland.