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Assessing Children with Specific Learning Difficulties

A Teacher's Practical Guide

By Gavin Reid, Gad Elbeheri, John Everatt

Routledge – 2015 – 160 pages

Series: David Fulton / Nasen

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Description

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

Looking at the full range of Specific Learning Difficulties, this book provides practical help on implementing strategies that are tried and tested for use in any classroom. The authors address issues and topics common in inclusive classrooms around the world, including:

  • literacy and numeracy teaching
  • 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.

This book also acknowledges that assessment is a process that involves other professionals and parents and shows how to understand and interpret the needs and work of other stakeholders.

Contents

1. SpLD in Context – research and the implications for practice 2.Assessment – what, why and how? 3. The assessment process 4. The Role of the Educational Psychologist: contextualising psychological reports 5. Teacher Assessment: Literacy 6. Teacher Assessment: Numeracy 7. Teacher Assessment: Movement 8. Attention Factors 9. Self-esteem and emotional literacy 10. The learning process and learning style 11. Critical appreciation of the use of sources and resources – some guidance 12. Developing an Assessment Framework 13. Some concluding points

Author Bio

Gavin Reid has published 24 books so far, with David Fulton, Routledge, Continuum, Wiley and Sage, and these include:

Dyslexia: A Practitioners Handbook, 4th edition (Wiley)

Dyslexia: A Complete Guide for Parents (Wiley, 2004)

Dyslexia and Inclusion (Routledge/David Fulton, 2005)

Motivating Learners in the Classroom: Ideas and Strategies (Sage, 2007)

Learning Styles and Inclusion (Sage, 2005)

100 Ideas for supporting pupils with Dyslexia (Continuum)

Dyslexia: A Teaching Assistants Handbook (Continuum)

Effective Learning: Ideas into Action (Continuum, 2009)

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Description: By Gavin Reid, Gad Elbeheri, John Everatt. This comprehensive book provides all the information that teachers need to know about assessment in relation to their pupils with Specific Learning Difficulties. The why, how and what of assessment will be addressed, whilst the link between assessment...
Categories: Inclusion and Special Educational Needs, Assessment & Testing, Learning Difficulties, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia