Is your school dyslexia-friendly?
Beginning with a look at understanding dyslexia, this book shows you how to involve the whole school in order to achieve a dyslexia-friendly environment.
You will be able to:
- use an audit tool to discover how dyslexia-friendly your school is
- look at examples of successful dyslexia-friendly initiatives
- find information on funding and resources.
This book offers a step-by-step guide to creating a dyslexia-friendly classroom and whole-school environment.
Headteachers, deputy headteachers, class teachers, SENCOs, student teachers and literacy co-ordinators wanting to make their school more dyslexia-friendly will find this practical book extremely useful.
Barbara Pavey worked as a teacher and SEN specialist for many years and is now Lecturer in Learning Disabilities at The University of Manchester.
"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.
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.