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Dyslexia and Inclusion: Classroom Approaches for Assessment, Teaching and Learning

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Gavin Reid

  • Dyslexia and Inclusion

108 pages
ISBN: 9781138487499

Now in a fully updated third edition, this book will equip all teachers with the necessary knowledge of dyslexia in order for it to be effectively understood and managed in the mainstream classroom. Offering comprehensive guidance and support strategies, this resource is based around Reid’s signposts for successful inclusion: acknowledging differences; recognising strengths; understanding what is meant by inclusion; planning for practice; and ensuring attainable task outcomes. In identifying the key issues of inclusive practice, the book supports teachers as they strive to fulfil the social, educational and emotional needs of children with dyslexia.

Key features of the new edition include:

  • Up-to-date references to current research and legislation
  • New sections on evidence-based teaching strategies, developing independent learning and communication with parents
  • Detailed information on wider reading and additional resources, including websites, apps and software available to support learners with dyslexia

With practical strategies and resources designed to meet the needs of the busy classroom teacher, this book is crucial reading for educators and education students looking to help students with dyslexia reach their full potential.

Table of Contents


1 Dyslexia and inclusion

  • Introduction
  • Dyslexia and inclusion
  • Dyslexia
  • Identifying needs and labelling
  • Core difficulties
  • Definitions
  • Policy and reports
  • Rights

2 Dyslexia and inclusion: Perspectives and research

  • Research and implications for practice
  • Characteristics of dyslexia
  • The core difficulties: educational performance
  • The role of the environment
  • The role of the label
  • Dyslexia as a difference
  • Inclusion
  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

3 Five signposts for successful inclusion

  • Introduction
  1. Acknowledge the differences
  2. Recognise and acknowledge the strengths: positive dyslexia
  3. Defining inclusion
  4. Planning for practice
  5. Attainable outcomes
    • Comment

4 Inclusion and intervention

  • Intervention: reading
  • Intervention approaches
  • Reading: some key points
  • Reading comprehension
  • Writing
  • Creative writing
  • Memory
  • Connections
  • Maths
  • Music
  • Resources
  • Summary: inclusion-friendly approaches

5 Curriculum access: Identifying needs

  • Factors to consider for curriculum access
  • The student’s learning profile
  • Identifying the learner’s profile
  • Identifying needs
  • Assessment through problem solving
  • Attainments
  • Formative assessment in an inclusive school
  • Assessment and intervention
  • Barriers to learning
  • Effective learning

6 Curriculum access: Classroom approaches

  • Curriculum access: the learning context
  • Learning environment
  • Learning preferences/styles
  • Inclusion-friendly schools
  • Inclusion-friendly approaches to teaching learners with dyslexia
  • Self-esteem
  • Curriculum access: learning strategies
  • Motivation and effective learning
  • Using technology in the classroom
  • How dyslexia affects children’s learning
  • How the teacher and the school can help
  • Further strategies for curriculum access
  • Summary

7 Curriculum access: Differentiation

  • Information processing: strategies for support
  • Output: presentation
  • Differentiation in practice
  • Differentiation: task and resources
  • Presentation of material
  • Differentiation using multi-sensory teaching: some points
  • Differentiation by outcome
  • Differentiation through support
  • Differentiation: content, process and product
  • Metacognitive assessment
  • Subject differentiation
  • Key issues
  • Summary

8 Successful inclusion

  1. The learner
  2. Teacher
  3. Interventions
  4. The curriculum
  5. Management/school/home
    • Comment

9 Resources and summing up

  • Dyslexia and inclusion
  • Inclusion
  • Flexibility
  • The need for training
  • Further information and contacts



"This is an impressive text that manages to combine the best of academic and practical information for the reader. The style is accessible and guides the reader through the overwhelming maze of information."
- SEN Magazine

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