Key Perspectives on Dyslexia
An essential text for educators
Routledge – 2015 – 162 pages
This indispensable book critically sets out the skills and knowledge required by a specialist educator for students who present with dyslexia. The British Dyslexia Association Professional Criteria (BDA, 2012) provides an anchor throughout for this book’s content. Chapters are explicitly mapped to specific professional criteria, offering the reader confidence that guidance in Key Perspectives on Dyslexia is underpinned by this internationally recognised professional framework.
Key issues in the education and care of those affected by dyslexia are critically explained and explored in this publication, using both author’s years of specialist experience in this field. As established scholars both authors also suggest how research can inform and enrich how an educator responds to these issues.
The content of this book includes:
Key Perspectives on Dyslexia is an essential text for educators and will become a landmark guide for educational practice and policy.
1. What is dyslexia 2. Some thoughts on Teaching Reading: The Standard Model of Reading and Dyslexia 3. Identification and Assessment 4. Dyslexia and Behaviour 5. Intellectual Disability, Dyslexia and Intelligence 6. Dyslexia in Higher Education Conclusion: Dyslexia, the Bio-psycho-social Model and Inclusion
David Armstrong is Lecturer in Special and Inclusive Education at the University of South Australia, having previously worked in the UK as a specialist teacher and as a researcher.
Garry Squires is Director of the Doctorate in Educational Psychology programme at the University of Manchester, UK.