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assessing children with specific learning difficulties

Assessing Children with Specific Learning Difficulties


Provides all the information that teachers need to know about assessment of their pupil...

assessing dyslexia

Assessing Dyslexia


Shows teachers of dyslexic students and struggling readers, how to move from the "wait ...

assessment for dyslexia and learning differences

Assessment for Dyslexia and Learning Differences


Positive & empowering - essential reading for education professionals & parents of chil...

big book of dyslexia activities for kids and teens

Big Book of Dyslexia Activities for Kids and Teens


An essential toolkit for any teacher or parent working with children and young people w...




Theoretical & practical research in the field of dyslexia & literacy, presented in a us...




How do children develop reading skills - when these skills don't develop typically, how...

dyslexia and inclusion

Dyslexia and Inclusion


Equips teachers to effectively understand & manage dyslexia in the mainstream classroom

dyslexia and other learning difficulties, the facts

Dyslexia and Other Learning Difficulties, The Facts


Draws on research on dyslexia & associated disorders & their treatments. Easy & accessi...

dyslexia and spelling

Dyslexia and Spelling


A guide to the interplay of spelling & dyslexia - why kids with dyslexia find spelling ...

the dyslexia assessment

The Dyslexia Assessment


A practical & comprehensive assessment tool for investigating reading, writing & spelli...

the dyslexia debate

The Dyslexia Debate


Examines how we use the term 'dyslexia' and questions its efficacy as a diagnosis, show...

dyslexia, a very short introduction

Dyslexia, A Very Short Introduction


Introduces the exciting research surrounding dyslexia today, including analysis of the ...

the dyslexia, adhd, and dcd-friendly study skills guide

The Dyslexia, ADHD, and DCD-Friendly Study Skills Guide


Hands-on, activity-focused book packed full of templates & activity sheets, drawing on ...

dyslexia, dyscalculia and mathematics, 2ed

Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and Mathematics, 2ed


Outlines current thinking in the field and shows how the research methods that have bee...

dyslexia, dysgraphia, owl ld, and dyscalculia

Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, OWL LD, and Dyscalculia


Covers all 4 learning disabilities that require differentiated instruction. Deliver exp...

essentials of dyslexia assessment and intervention

Essentials of Dyslexia Assessment and Intervention


Successful instructional techniques and materials necessary for accurate and effective ...

finding your voice with dyslexia and other splds

Finding Your Voice with Dyslexia and other SpLDs


Uniquely designed for dyslexic/ SpLD readers: an essential, practical guide to living w...

help! my child has dyslexia

Help! My Child Has Dyslexia


Easy games and activities that are fun to do at home which will improve reading, writin...

how to develop numeracy in children with dyslexia

How to Develop Numeracy in Children with Dyslexia


Written by the Principal Maths Tutor at the Dyslexia Institute in London, this book wil...

how to identify and support children with dyslexia

How to Identify and Support Children with Dyslexia


Popular guide full of practical advice & materials for supporting dyslexic learners in ...

motivating students with dyslexia

Motivating Students with Dyslexia


Explores why motivation for pupils with dyslexia can drop, and how this can be addresse...

organisation and everyday life with dyslexia and other splds

Organisation and Everyday Life with Dyslexia and other SpLDs


Addressed to dyslexic/ SpLD readers this book promotes organisation as a tool to minimi...

parenting a dyslexic child

Parenting a Dyslexic Child


Covers diagnosis, assessment, emotional support & school support. Accessible help on re...

phonics handbook

Phonics Handbook


This practical book, set out in lesson plan format, is based on the wisdom gained from ...

practical activities and ideas for parents of dyslexic kids and teens

Practical Activities and Ideas for Parents of Dyslexic Ki...


Workbook for supporting dyslexic learners, covering reading, writing, spelling & wellbe...

removing dyslexia as a barrier to achievement

Removing Dyslexia as a Barrier to Achievement


Takes a thought provoking and detailed look at the potential to create dyslexia friendl...

teaching dyslexic students

Teaching Dyslexic Students


The British Dyslexia Association's go-to guide for educators: everything you need to kn...


Dyslexia is evident when accurate and fluent word reading and/or spelling develops very incompletely or with great difficulty. This focuses on literacy at the word level and implies that the problem is severe and persistent despite appropriate learning opportunities.' (1999) Dyslexia, Literacy and Psychological Assessment, Report of the Working Party of the DECP of British Psychological Society (BPS).

'Dyslexia is a specific learning difficulty which mainly affects the development of literacy and language-related skills. It is likely to be present at birth and to be lifelong in its effects. It is characterised by difficulties with phonological processing, rapid naming, working memory, processing speed, and the automatic development of skills that may not match up to an individual's other cognitive abilities. It tends to be resistant to conventional teaching methods, but its effects can be mitigated by appropriately specific intervention, including the application of information technology and supportive counselling.' British Dyslexia Association (BDA)

Dyslexia causes difficulties with learning to read, write and spell. Short-term memory, mathematics, concentration, personal organisation and sequencing may also be affected. Dyslexia can occur at any level of intellectual ability. It is not the result of poor motivation, emotional disturbance, sensory impairment or lack of opportunities; but it may occur alongside any of these. Dyslexia usually arises from a weakness in the processing of language-based information. Biological in origin, it tends to run in families, but environmental factors also contribute. The effects of dyslexia can be largely overcome by skilled specialist teaching and the use of compensatory strategies. People may be born with dyslexia or acquire it through accident or illness. Inclusion Development Programme 2008

Source: http://www.actiondyslexia.co.uk/view-article/Defining-Dyslexia