Key Perspectives on Dyslexia
An essential text for educators
Routledge – 2015 – 160 pages
This key textbook offers an accessible but highly-informed overview of key issues which relate to the identification and assessment of children/young people with dyslexia, and discusses the issues for educational support and learning more generally for children and young people with this most commonly occurring learning disability.
Offering an engaging snapshot of the impact of recent legislation, research and literature on the education of learners with SpLD, the highly experienced authors of this wide-ranging and insightful text strongly encourage personal critical reflection, as they guide the reader to consider:
Using holistic guidance for educators on specific but enduring issues in the care and education of children and young people with dyslexia, this book will also accommodate international perspectives by referring to the legislative and practical dimensions of topics in other parts of the English-speaking world: particularly Australia and Canada.
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
Dr David Armstrong is an Independent Educational Consultant. He was formerly Senior Lecturer in SEN (MA Pathways in Special and Inclusive Education: SpLD, SEBD and ASD) at Edge Hill University, UK.
Dr Garry Squires is Director of the Professional Doctorate in Educational Psychology at the University of Manchester, UK.