The Dyslexia-Friendly Teacher's Toolkit
Strategies for Teaching Students 3-18
- Barbara Pavey - Lecturer in Higher Education, Training Dyslexia Specialists in the North of England
- Margaret Meehan - Coordinator of Specialist Tuition at Swansea University
- Sarah Davis - Early Years Leading Teacher working in North Yorkshire
Special & Inclusive Education | Specific Learning Difficulties | Teacher Resources
In this toolkit the authors provide you with the foundations for making your setting and your teaching style dyslexia-friendly. There is a general overview of the principles and practices required, and what the dyslexia-aware teacher needs to bear in mind.
- understanding learners with dyslexia
- dyslexia and phonics
- dyslexia and English as an Additional Language
- dyslexia and mathematics
- dyslexia and science
- dyslexia and creativity
Each chapter includes visual chapter overviews, tried and tested strategies for the classroom and the whole school, using technology to help learners, case studies from practice, children's voices and sources of further information. The book offers you ideas and advice, and will ensure you feel confident you are doing the right things to help overcome barriers to learning.
Barbara Pavey is a lecturer in Higher Education, training dyslexia specialists in the North of England.
Margaret Meehan is Coordinator of Specialist Tuition at Swansea University.
Sarah Davis is an Early Years Leading Teacher working in North Yorkshire.
The book is an inspiring and comprehensive source of information and ideas for creating a dyslexia-friendly learning environment at all levels, and in my opinion deserves a place in the staff room of all schools.
'This book is a really practical, hands-on guide packed with a wealth of advice on strategies and 'things to try' reflecting the authors' extensive experience. If you want to make effective, inclusive dyslexia friendly classrooms a reality rather than an aspiration, this book is for you'
-Dr John P Rack, Head of Research and Development, Dyslexia Action
Although this book is designed for teachers of children, it is informative to all teachers due to its ideas relating to literacy, strategies and ideas.
A really insightful book providing guidance to practitioners on how to support pupils with dyslexia in the classroom. Excellent suggestions that are easy to implement.
most useful - particularly for the new PGCert & MA in Supporting Older Children & Young People with Dyslexia / SpLDs which is being validated to run from September - on the reading list as a core text.
A really supportive text
Although the information was informatively relevant, the time allowance for dealing with non-essential subjects was reduced and we had to simply offer the students the option to elect this topic rather than include it in the core curriculum. The strategies are excellently presented, the information clear and concise, and although we didn't ultimately use the resource or offer the module, we still recommend the book as a valuable tool when a student individually elects to study Support.
great resources for myself and my students! will definitely be using this within my teaching! easy to follow. easy to read!
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter One: Understanding learners with dyslexia