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Dyslexia, Literacy and Inclusion

Dyslexia, Literacy and Inclusion
Child-centred perspectives

April 2015 | 232 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This book is about raising standards in literacy for children with dyslexia by putting the child at the centre of everything you do, focusing on wellbeing, and recognising the role that adults have to play in ensuring all children reach their potential. Concentrating on children in primary schools and early years settings the book looks at: 

  • Early intervention
  • Pupil voice
  • Working as a team
  • New literacies
  • Child-centred identification, assessment and provision
  • Challenges for the inclusive school.

Suitable for all those working with children with dyslexia this book contains strategies that can be easily adopted to academically and emotionally benefit the children you are working with.

Chapter 1: Changing experiences in childhood: challenges for the 21st Century, Sean MacBlain
Chapter 2: Child-centred literacy pathways: pupils’ perspectives, Louise Long
Chapter 3: Meeting the needs of children with dyslexia and developmental literacy difficulties: holistic approaches, Sean MacBlain
Chapter 4: Child-centred approaches to the identification and assessment of dyslexia and developmental literacy difficulties, Sean MacBlain and Louise Long
Chapter 5: Raising literacy standards: perspectives on best practice, Sean MacBlain, Louise Long and Jill Dunn
Chapter 6: Advancing inclusive cultures for literacy learning in the mainstream primary school, Louise Long
Chapter 7: New literacies in the classroom: forging culturally responsive curricula, Jill Dunn
Contemporary Challenges: Looking to the Future, Sean MacBlain and Jill Dunn

This text is essential to all early years practitioners. It highlights the difficulties and challenges faced in relation to a child's development whilst offering the practitioners a deeper understanding.

Miss Ella Malton
Department of Health & Social Studies, Grimsby Institute of HE And FE
May 17, 2018

Excellent, informative text for students and parents exploring or researching inclusion.

Ms Caroline Brooks
Faculty of Development & Society, Sheffield Hallam University
August 23, 2017

Interesting perspectives on some of the key issues, especially the way in which a child's background affects learning.

Miss Louise Hamilton
School of Education, Bath Spa University
September 9, 2016

Good supplement for teacher trainees and practising teachers. This book covers information about dyslexia and how it affects individuals and their studies. Most importantly this book provides lots of helpful examples and strategies to include in your own practice.

Miss Alice Magdalyn Findlay
Department of Humanities & Science, Grimsby Institute of HE & FE
June 14, 2016

This is a potentially complex set of ideas for students to access, this text manages to be accessible and through

Mr Timothy Wallis
Department of Health & Caring, Oldham College
June 13, 2016

This book clearly provides vital information about dyslexia, literacy and Inclusion. It captured to a great extent knowledge and understanding individuals will need to develop to be able to support children with dyslexia in a range of childcare provisions.

Dr Stella Ada Kanu
Training and Education, Greater Step Ltd
December 15, 2015

this book has been effective to support students to develop and enhance their knowledge in this subject area.

Miss Katie ann Lee
Early Years Department, Solihull College
March 1, 2016

opens new perspectives on the topic

Miss Lisa Paleczek
Educational Science, University of Graz
September 4, 2015

A really useful book for my Early Years students as there are various strategies and methods which are child centred. The exercises and weblinks are also useful and the case studies provide good examples.

Miss Charlotte Bishop
Early Years, University Campus Oldham
November 2, 2015

I will recommend this book for my Foundation Degree in Educational Support students. It provides much more than an understanding of dyslexia as the focus is on the needs of children and real practical strategies, informed by research, which my working students (TAs) will find extremely useful both in their own practice and in their coursework. The combination of literacy development and inclusion makes the book adaptable to other inclusive contexts too. There are clear, well-presented examples. The only additions I would make are some visual pictures and tables which would reinforce the book's own message of accessibility and this seems to be a surprising omission in a book about dyslexia.

Dr Carol Chambers
School Of Education, Nottingham Trent University
December 10, 2015

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Dyslexia, Literacy and Inclusion: Chapter 3

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