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    Dictionary of Word Origins-0 Dictionary of Word Origins-0
    This book aims to unravel where words come from. John Ayto is a top word expert and entertains all ages with this informative and humorous dictionary
  • Target Ladders- Sensory processing, written by Ines Lawlor, addresses seven key aspects of challenge for children with sensory processing difficulties:
    • Visual
    • Auditory
    • Tactile
    • Movement and balance
    • Body awareness
    • Taste and smell
    • Interoception
    Helpful checklists and practical advice for supporting children with sensory processing difficulties make this an ideal resource for the busy primary teacher.  
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    This book, by Morag Hunter-Carsch and Margaret Herrington, is for teachers in secondary schools, colleges and universities all of whom have amongst their students, some who may be described as' dyslexic'. It is thus not only for literacy support specialists but for all teachers. It has grown out of cross-sector, multi-disciplinary discussions and reflections on research and practice over many years. It brings together research findings and perspectives of professionals and students.
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    This second edition by Gavin Reid has developed many of the themes and ideas  in the first edition. The overall theme of the book is to provides parents/carers and families with the knowledge and understanding of dyslexia. The aim is to provide parents with the confidence to deal with a range of professionals they may encounter at different stages of there child's education. The book also considers post school issues, such as college and the workplace. and provides insights into how dyslexia can be met beyond school. There's also a chapter on self esteem and and the emotional needs of learners with dyslexia.
  • This book, published by the British Dyslexia Association, and edited by Professor John Stein considers the range of overlapping difficulties in dyslexia. Chapters cover the following areas - Visual Factors, Speech, Language and Communication, Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism and Asperger's Syndrome, Developmental Coordination Disorder and Dyscalculia, Dyslexia and other Mathematics Difficulties and Disabilities Each chapter is written  by an expert in the field.
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    Dyslexia and Drama

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    This practical and down-to-earth 'survival' guide by Christine Ostler, gives advice and suggestions for parents who find bringing up a dyslexic child both frustrating and worrying. Strategies are suggested for coping in positive ways with the problems of the dyslexic at home and at school- untidiness, poor memory, lack of self-esteem, homework, reading, spelling and maths. Published in 1991, the guide has now been comprehensively updated for this second edition.
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    Dyslexia and Literacy

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    Edited by Hjelmquist, this book presents contributions from some of the world's leading researchers on the issues of Dyslexia and Literacy. Dyslexia was originally used as a descriptive term for characterising problems of reading and writing. Since then, research has made impressive progress and interdisciplinary fields have been created including social studies, behavioural studies, biology, education and remediation. Above all dyslexia research has moved from being descriptive to suggesting theoretical models for explaining the empirical phenomena observed.
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    Dyslexia and Maths

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    This book, by Julie Kay and Dorian Yeo, is a concise text that helps teachers understand why dyslexics find maths difficult. They offer practical ideas for supporting these pupils effectively. This book:
    • explains areas of maths dyslexics tend to have particular difficulty with
    • assesses current teaching philosophies and methods
    • describes a framework of general learning principles that allow dyslexics to make progress in maths
    • outlines a number of specific and effective teaching recommendations.
    This book will help teachers at both primary and secondary levels to better understand the maths performance of dyslexics and gives them an overview of the ways in which dyslexics can best be supported in all aspects of maths learning.
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    This very informative text is written by Madeleine Portwood, whose research and practice within the field of  motor skills and  co-ordination  development and dyslexia is well documented. Written for teachers and parents of children from pre-school to key stage three, this book targets areas of difficulty by providing:
    • ideas for the assessment of motor skills
    • programmes for the whole class and the individual to help improve balance, movement and co-ordination
    • links to work units in the National Curriculum
    • case studies that highlight examples of good practice
    • illustrations to support non-specialists in Physical education
     
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    Dyslexia at College

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    This fully updated third edition (2008), with all the wealth of experience of Liz du Pre, Dorothy Gilroy and Tim Miles - guides students through the process of applying for university.
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    This classic book provides a synthesis of research on the cognitive deficits of dyslexia and reviews evidence concerning its biological bases. The author considers not only the causes of reading and spelling problems, but also how, in spite of their difficulties, dyslexic children accomplish levels of literacy that initially seem beyond them.
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    Dyslexia Developing the Debate-0 Dyslexia Developing the Debate-0
    Julian Elliott and Rod Nicholson debate the issues behind the assertions that dyslexia is a clearly delineated condition diagnosed on the basis of appropriate cognitive tests with corresponding forms of intervention.
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    Dyslexia Dyspraxia and Mathematics is written by Dorian Yeo, a teacher with many years experience of teaching mathematics to primary school dyslexic and dyspraxia children with a wide range of abilities. The book is designed to be a practical teaching guide. It offers detailed guidance and specific teaching suggestions to all specialist teachers, support teachers, or classroom teachers  who either directly teach mathematics to dyslexic and dyspraxia children or who support the mathematics teaching programmes for dyslexic and dyspraxia children.
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    This book by two of Europe's leading experts,Torleiv Hoien and Ingvar Lundberg, gathers together a vast amount of  international research on the causes and remediation of dyslexia. It presents a cognitive model of the normal reading process and a processes-analytic diagnostic model. Much of the material appears in English for the first time.  
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    Edited by Nata Goulandris, this book presents current research into dyslexia in non-English languages including alphabetic languages such as Afrikaans, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Norwegian and Polish, and logographic scripts such as Chinese and Japanese. In addition one chapter considers the problems children encounter when reading braille.
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    This book by Ian Smythe takes a bold step into the Digital Age of Dyslexia, and considers both the advantages that the use of new technologies will bring to support people with dyslexia, but also the challenges they face in accessing learning resources. Contrary to the naive view that ICT is a solution to dyslexia, the book makes plain that this is a complex field, but one that is worth exploring for its potential advantages. Written in a clear and accessible style, the book (and the accompanying web-based  resources), will be an important resource for students with dyslexia and dyslexia specialists in all inclusive education settings.