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The Dyslexia-Friendly Teacher's Toolkit

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

June 2013 | 128 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
"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

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.

Chapters cover:

  • 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.

Barbara Pavey
Understanding Learners with Dyslexia
Barbara Pavey
Supporting Learning
Sarah Davis
Dyslexia and Phonics
Barbara Pavey
Dyslexia and English as an Additional Language
Sarah Davis
Reading, Writing and Spelling
Margaret Meehan
Dyslexia and Mathematics
Margaret Meehan
Dyslexia and Science
Barbara Pavey
Dyslexia and Creativity
Appendix 1: A Dyslexia-friendly School-a practitioner's guide

A great basic overview of dyslexia for people of all ages. Gives a good insight to students on placement and to myself as a teaching professional. Really great photocopy-able resources. Would recommend!

Miss Katey Ribchester
Health and Social Care, Ethos College
February 20, 2014

Fantastic read and it helps those teachers understand dyslexia and how to support their students to their full achievement

Miss Yeeman Lam
Childcare Department, Bishop Burton College
February 17, 2014

A great book for teachers supporting those with dyslexia.

Ms Jan Seabourne
Training and Educational Development, Dyslexia Action
February 14, 2014

The module to which I had hoped would benefit from this book is practical based. We deliver a teacher training programme in dance and this book does not target this area.

Miss Heulwen Price
Faculty of Education, Royal Academy of Dance
January 28, 2014

I ended up not teaching this course this year, but would add this as a supplemental text for my next term teaching this. The toolkit (although geared at teachers) is also appropriate for social care workers who will move into the education sector. Personally, I found it useful as a lecturer who has a number of dyslexic students to better understand their experience.

Dr Elizabeth Mathews
Business and Humanities, Institute of Technology, Tallaght
January 23, 2014

Whole-school and whole-class strategies included in every chapter which is a very useful step; well structured chapters full of useful ideas; overall useful for a wide range of educational and other staff working in inclusive primary school education

Ms Andrea Hasselbusch
School of Health & Social Care, Bournemouth University
November 25, 2013

This book is useful to help me develop my teaching inthis area. It gives a good overview of principles and practices required.

Angela Rowlands
Centre for Medical Education, Queen Mary, University of London
November 19, 2013

I will be using this personally but will not be recommending as feel for students needs greater depth of theory

Miss Diana Parton
Department of Primary Education, Bedfordshire University
November 14, 2013

great book for supporting learners. Useful for one to one support and class support

Miss Kayleigh Robinson
Care and earlyyears, Daventry UTC
November 6, 2013

Like the Pavey book , clear in style and useful for classroom practitioners and SENCos

Dr Dominic Griffiths
School of Education and Community, Glyndwr University
September 10, 2013

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