The Dyslexia Assessment

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Gavin Reid, Jennie Guise

  • The Dyslexia Assessment
  • The Dyslexia Assessment
    A practical & comprehensive assessment tool for investigating reading, writing & spelling difficulties in learners. K-12 & higher ed

176 pages
ISBN: 9781472945082

The Dyslexia Assessment is a complete assessment tool for investigating reading, writing and spelling difficulties in learners. Written by leading experts Gavin Reid and Jennie Guise, this practical guide aims to clarify the ambiguities and uncertainties that exist around the dyslexia assessment and is applicable to all education sectors, including early years, primary, secondary, further and higher education.

The book provides practical and comprehensive guidance on carrying out an assessment for dyslexia through informal and formal strategies, and interpreting and acting on results. It features assessment sheets, including questionnaires, forms and checklists that can be photocopied or downloaded from an accompanying website. The strategies explored focus on the whole learner, taking into consideration social, emotional and motivational factors, as well as the challenges of assessing learners with overlapping conditions or EAL.

This practical and invaluable guide will inform and empower all mainstream and specialist teachers, teaching assistants, SENCOs and psychologists to provide the best support possible for learners with reading, writing or spelling difficulties.

"The Dyslexia Assessment is accessible and informative, and suitable for both novice and expert. Its emphasis is that the assessment process is not a one-off event; it is fed into by a comprehensive gathering of information offering a variety of perspectives. The strengths-based approach the authors advocate is a positive one we all want for our dyslexic people in offering solutions for the future. Books abound on this subject but this is the one I prefer."
- Bernadette McLean, Principal, Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre

"Anyone involved in supporting students with a specific learning disability to achieve their potential will find this book invaluable. Reid and Guise share their extensive knowledge of dyslexia in order to provide clear guidance for conducting and understanding dyslexia assessment and in developing appropriate intervention. A must read."
- Rita Waddell, Head of School, Oak Hill, Centre of Excellence for Students with Dyslexia and/or Attention Deficit Disorder, Switzerland

"This book provides a comprehensive overview of the dyslexia assessment process, including why and how we assess, and what we do with the findings. Importantly, it highlights the positive approach of diagnosis, the learner's strengths, and the responsibility to support a positive education outcome for our students."
- Monica Gribben, Dyslexia Adviser, Edinburgh Napier University

"This is a well-written, very clear and accessible guide to the whole complex area of the assessment of dyslexia, which can be readily, and profitably, used by teachers and lecturers in early years settings, schools and colleges."
- Janice Wearmouth, Professor of Education, University of Bedfordshire