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Dyslexia in the Primary Classroom

by Wendy Hall Learning Matters
Pub Date:
05/2009
ISBN:
9781844451890
Format:
Pbk 128 pages
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This book is an important resource for all primary trainees. It provides an explanation of what dyslexia is and how it affects a childas learning, suggests simple activities which can be used to screen children ready for referral and outlines some easy-to-follow activities addressing different learning styles. It is full of practical suggestions on how to teach reading, spelling and mathematics, develop writing and help with classroom organisation for children displaying difficulties in these areas. The Primary National Strategy is considered throughout and clear links are made to the Professional Standards for the Award of QTS.

What is dyslexia? Causes and consequences
Identifying dyslexia-some practical strategies
Working with teaching assistants
Teaching spelling-games and activities
Teaching writing skills
Teaching reading: games and activities
Mathematics and dyslexia
Using ICT
Conclusion

Currently employed at Liverpool Hope University in teacher training, Wendy has spent the last 20 years gaining qualifications in various aspects of special needs. Having qualified as a specialist tutor she taught privately in schools as well as providing special expertise on teacher training programmes.