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

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Gavin Reid, Jennie Guise

  • Assessment for Dyslexia and Learning Differences

136 pages
2019
ISBN: 9781785925221

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.

Recommended for 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.

Table of Contents

  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

"A treasure trove of information and support. It translates the galaxy of confusing terminology into understanding, helps identify the unique strengths and challenges of each learner, highlights the vital role of parents and teachers in the profiling process, offers vital support strategies and explains the nitty gritty detail of assessments in layman's terms. A 'must have' for anyone dealing with dyslexia and learning differences. "
- Jillian Zocher, The Learning Difference Convention

"This book is the perfect 'one book library' for everything both teachers and parents need to know about Dyslexia and the co-occurring challenges that those with Dyslexia experience. It covers symptoms, assessment tools, strategies and resources. It's comprehensive, up-to-date and highly informative. It may save you a lot of shelf space!"
- Angela Smythe, Head of Secondary Learning Support. The British School al Khubairat, Abu Dhabi

"This is a must have for any classroom and indeed for young people, parents and carers. The underlying information provided on why we assess children is fundamental in understanding our young learners and for planning effectively for their future learning. Most importantly, it explains to the person being assessed, why we assess. Bringing together a wealth of experience and knowledge, Reid and Guise have yet again provided a valuable resource for anyone working with those with additional support needs."
- Lorna Harkins, Head of Support for Learning, Kelvinside Academy

"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."
- Bernadette McLean, Former Principal of Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre