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Assessment for Dyslexia and Learning Differences: A Concise Guide for Teachers and Parents

by Gavin Reid and Jennie Guise Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Pbk 136 pages
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Filling a hole in the market for an informative and user-friendly guide to the topic, this is a go-to guide for any parent or teacher. Positive, empowering and written to suit an international audience, this guide is essential

reading for education professionals and parents of children with dyslexia and other learning differences. It includes practical strategies, useful websites and resources, as

well as ways of recognising early on that your child or pupil has dyslexia. The authors, experienced dyslexia and learning differences consultants, highlight the importance of

effective and positive communication between home and school, as well as with the child. Assessment for Dyslexia and Learning Differences is the perfect pocket guide for busy

professionals and parents, who will be able to read it one sitting or alternatively dip in and out of it as they please.


Teachers, TAs, SENCOs, learning support staff, school counsellors, tutors, parents and any other professional working with dyslexic children, including SLTs and Ots. Educational and clinical psychologists may also recommend it to potential clients.

1. What is Dyslexia?. 2. Being Dyslexic. 3. The Purpose of an Assessment. 4. The Assessment Process. 5. Assessment and Impact on Learning. 6. Strategies and Resources. 7. Assessment: Summary.

The "go-to" book not just for parents but classroom teachers also; whether you suspect a child has a difficulty or if you have decided an assessment is what's needed this accessible, easy to follow guide will help remove the mystique that often accompanies assessment reports.

Gavin Reid is an international consultant and psychologist with consultancies in Canada, UK, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australasia. He lives in Edinburgh, UK and Vancouver, Canada.

Jennie Guise is a Practitioner Psychologist with extensive experience of assessing for dyslexia and other Specific Learning Difficulties. She lives in Edinburgh, UK and also works in Europe and the Middle East.