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Dyslexia-Friendly Further and Higher Education

Dyslexia-Friendly Further and Higher Education

First Edition
  • Barbara Pavey - Lecturer in Higher Education, Training Dyslexia Specialists in the North of England
  • Margaret Meehan - Coordinator of Specialist Tuition at Swansea University
  • Alan Waugh - Programme Area Manager for Additional Support at City College, Coventry

January 2010 | 136 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Written by authors with extensive experience of working with students with dyslexia, this book provides clear guidance and practical strategies for dyslexia-friendly practice for those working with young people aged 14 to 19 and adults in education or work-based training.

Looking at how dyslexia impacts on learning, the authors suggest ways to improve the learning environment and explain how to help students develop the basic skills that will help them to make the transition from study to employment. Building on the latest research and understanding of dyslexia, they also consider overlapping syndromes, emotional and social issues, and funding.

The book includes:

  • Visual chapter summaries
  • Case studies drawn from practice
  • Ideas for dyslexia-friendly written work, and lab and bench work
  • International perspectives
  • A selection of resources
  • Model lesson plans and useful checklists

This is essential reading for those studying dyslexia-focused programs at the undergraduate and graduate level, and is an ideal resource for any dyslexia support professional working in a school, college, university, or adult setting.

Barbara Pavey
Dyslexia and the implications for 14-19 and adult learning
Alan Waugh
The dyslexia-friendly college
Margaret Meehan
Dyslexia-friendly higher education
Barbara Pavey
Dyslexia-friendly written work
Margaret Meehan
Dysleixa-friendly laboratory and benchwork
Alan Waugh
The post-14 context
Barbara Pavey
Social and emotional aspects of dyslexia-friendly HE and FE
Barbara Pavey, Margaret Meehan and Alan Waugh
National and international perspectives
Barbara Pavey, Margaret Meehan and Alan Waugh
Dyslexia and disability-friendly perspectives

Clearly written text which will help teachers support students with dyslexia

Mrs Rachael Major
adult nursing, Institute of Health and Social Care Studies
February 18, 2014

Extremely useful book for those working with students with SPLDs.

Mrs Linda Crittenden
Learning Support, Mid Kent College of Higher & F.E.
February 10, 2014

Very useful resource for all teachers in higher education in supporting the student with dyslexia.

Mrs Judith Ridgley-Smith
School of Health, Northampton University
December 11, 2012

Very comprehensive read, giving useful insights into how to offer additional support to students living with dyslexia. This book ought to be standard read for all lecturers at both FE and HE levels.

Mr Hu Clarke
Counselling, Havering College of Further and Higher Education
August 27, 2012

Easy to read, gives good guidance for anyone working with disabilities or developing their knowledge in this field. Found it an enjoyable read. Would recommend.

Miss Lisa Garfitt
skills for life, Adult Education Centre
June 30, 2012

This book would be a valuable addition to many libraries, particularly those serving students training to work in the lifelong learning sector. But, beyond that, it is important to remember that a dyslexia-friendly learning environment will enhance the learning experience of all students, not just those with learning differences; this book deserves a wide readership.
Sylvia Fairclough, Lecturer and Specialist Study Support Tutor, Dyslexia Action.

Ms Jan Seabourne
Training and Educational Development, Dyslexia Action
May 25, 2012

Very well laid out and detailed for this growing area. Evidently a wealth of experience went into this helpful practitioner's handbook.

Mrs Jane Warren
School of Education, Southampton University
April 26, 2012

This book provided me with useful information as a teacher to help my learners.

Mrs Karen Parkinson
Children's Services, Sunderland City Council
March 8, 2012

As I have an increasing number of mature students with dyslexia I found this book very informative.

Ms Karen Freeman
BCPH, Northbrook College Sussex
February 1, 2012

Really useful read for lecturers, I currently have 2 students with severe dyslexia, this book has some valuable tips of strategies to help tutor and learner.

Mrs Claire York
Education , Nelson & Colne College
December 15, 2011

Sample Materials & Chapters


Chapter One