Dyslexia

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Dyslexia

Author: Margaret J. Snowling

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198818300

Page: 168

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Since dyslexia was first described in the British Medical Journal in 1896, there has been debate about the definitions and diagnostic procedures used, with some casting doubt on its very existence. However, there is now a considerable body of research regarding the nature and characteristics of this relatively common learning disorder. The contemporary view of dyslexia has emerged from a century of research in medicine, psychology, and more recently neuroscience, and we now understand enough about this learning disorder to guide policy and practice. This Very Short Introduction provides an accessible overview of this exciting field of research, beginning with its history, and drawing on testimony from people living with dyslexia. Considering the potential causes of dyslexia, and looking at both genetic and environment factors, Margaret Snowling shows how cross-linguistic studies have documented the prevalence of dyslexia in different languages. Discussing the various brain scanning techniques that have been used to find out if the brains of people with dyslexia differ in structure or function from those of typical readers, Snowling moves on to weigh up various strategies and interventions which can help people living with dyslexia today. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Child Psychology

Exploring the process of attachment and psychological relationships, as well as methods of active learning, including language and reasoning, Usha Goshwami explains how children develop as they do and how we can understand developmental ...

Child Psychology

Author: Usha Goswami

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199646597

Page: 134

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This Very Short Introduction provides an up-to-date, authoritative, and accessible guide to modern child psychology, from birth to early adolescence. Beginning with infancy, Usha Goswami considers the process of attachment and bonding, showing how secure attachments enable the development of self-understanding. Exploring childhood learning, ranging from aspects of language and thinking to cognitive reasoning, Goswami looks at how babies and toddlers develop an understanding of the physical, biological, and social worlds, and develop complex abilities like language and morality. Demonstrating how learning is shaped by the environments surrounding the child; at home, school, with peers, and in wider society, Goswami emphasizes the importance of childhood friendships and siblings for psychological development. Introducing the key theories in child psychology, Goswami explains why children develop as they do and how society can further optimize their development through the adolescent years. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Autism A Very Short Introduction

This book offers a explanation on what is currently known about autism and Asperger syndrome.

Autism  A Very Short Introduction

Author: Uta Frith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199207569

Page: 129

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This book offers a explanation on what is currently known about autism and Asperger syndrome.

Dementia A Very Short Introduction

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Dementia  A Very Short Introduction

Author: Kathleen Taylor

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019255980X

Page: 160

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As more of us live longer, the fear of an old age devastated by brain diseases like dementia is growing. Many people are already facing the challenges posed by these progressive and terminal conditions, whether in person or because they are caring for loved ones. Dementia is now the fifth most common cause of death across the world. It is small wonder that understanding, preventing, and finally curing these illnesses is now a global priority. Recent advances in brain research have given scientists a better chance than ever of finding ways to help patients, carers, and clinicians dealing with dementia. Yet there is still no effective treatment. Why has progress been so slow? And what can we all do to reduce our chances of getting the disease? In this Very Short Introduction Kathleen Taylor offers a guide to the science of dementia and brain ageing. Never forgetting the human costs of brain disorders - movingly illustrated throughout the book - she also discusses their costs to society. Clearly explaining the research, she sets out the main ideas which have driven dementia science, and the new contenders hoping to make a breakthrough. Taylor also looks at risk factors, and how to lower our chances of succumbing to dementia. Assessing current and potential treatments, including both drugs and other approaches, she explains, clearly and gently, what help is available for someone who is diagnosed with dementia, and how to boost the chances of living well with the condition. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Support for Learning Differences in Higher Education

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Support for Learning Differences in Higher Education

Author: Geraldine Price

Publisher: Trentham Books Limited

ISBN:

Page: 256

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Specialist teacher assessors work increasingly in all sectors of British education. As key personnel in higher education institutions, they are responsible for conducting essential diagnostic psychometric assessments for students. In its guidance on assessment and identification of students with specific learning difficulties (SpLD) in higher education, the UK government identifies procedures for good practice. This book is a practitioner's guide for specialist teachers working with SpLD students in higher education institutions and provides the background to the practitioner's certificate introduced in 2006. It offers practical suggestions to aid specialist tutors who are supporting and assessing students from all academic fields. It indicates formats for assessments to help specialist tutors comply with the new regulations and helps tutors provide reasonable adjustments for students that do not compromise academic standards.

Teaching Students with Dyslexia and Dysgraphia

However introduction of too many elements in too short a time can result in
confusion and frustration . Teachers need to pace the introduction of each new
element so that the child can feel success with both single words and sentences .

Teaching Students with Dyslexia and Dysgraphia

Author: Virginia Wise Berninger

Publisher: Brookes Pub

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Page: 240

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The only teacher training text to cover the three learning disabilities that require differentiated instruction?dysgraphia, dyslexia, and oral and written language learning disability?this book prepares educators to teach students with learning difference

Dyslexia in the Workplace

Memos Ideally , memos should be informal , and they should be very brief and
concise . ... One busy dyslexic manager used to sum up his feelings with a
routine introduction to many of his memos and letters : ' I am sorry this letter is so
long .

Dyslexia in the Workplace

Author: Diana Bartlett

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN:

Page: 218

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This book covers the nature of dyslexic difficulties and their effects both practical and emotional. Dyspraxic difficulties are also discussed. Detailed advice is given tackling the difficulties; topics covered include work organisation and effective work methods, reading and writing for work purposes, memory skills, oral presentation and interaction, and dealing with the emotions associated with dyslexia.

Tackling Dyslexia

If you don ' t have access to ICT , a small picture dictionary ( e . g . ... For very
short games , use dice numbered 1 , 2 , 3 . ... limit on letters - can be a good
introduction for less confident spellers , especially if they have a list of possible
words .

Tackling Dyslexia

Author: Ann Cooke

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN:

Page: 276

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This book describes an approach to teaching which is designed to take account not only of the problems encountered by children with dyslexia when learning to read, spell and write, but also of the nature of the task that the dyslexic child is trying to master. This second edition has been revised and expanded to include new approaches to the teaching of phonics, recent ideas about developing reading skills, the revised National Curriculum and the Code of Practice, and new developments in IT and software for teaching. There are completely new chapters covering early recognition, helping younger children, and difficulties with mathematics; and the sections on testing and monitoring work and on materials and games for teaching have also been expanded to form individual chapters.

The Adult Dyslexic

Fundamentally , the view has been that dyslexia is a problem with shortterm
memory and an increasing amount of research has been devoted to ... as
problems with short - term memory tasks , left / right confusion , late achievement
of developmental milestones and familial factors – most of the items in ... The
same pattern emerges when the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children -
Revised Introduction.

The Adult Dyslexic

Author: David McLoughlin

Publisher: Singular Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781565932418

Page: 107

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Perspectives

Why does Sally Shaywitz favor a language - processing deficit explanation of
dyslexia over a perceptual deficit explanation ? ... It explains why some very
smart people have trouble learning to read . ... In that brief introduction , Morgan
captured the paradox that has intrigued and frustrated scientists for a century
since the ...

Perspectives

Author: Allen H. Keniston

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780395907412

Page: 255

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Intro to Critical Rdg

In that brief introduction , Morgan captured the paradox that has intrigued and
frustrated scientists for a century since : the ... Current linguistic models of reading
and dyslexia now provide an explanation of why some very intelligent people ...

Intro to Critical Rdg

Author: Mccraney

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780155071957

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New Zealand Journal of Psychology

In contrast to Birnbrauer ' s very The last two chapters break away somewhat
personal but very readable style , Kazdin and from ... to be merely a hood
learning disabilities and focuses mainly rephrasing of what has previously been
written on dyslexia , which she reduces ... In the Child Behaviour Therapy . next
two chapters , Morris presents a very brief introduction to legal deviance New
York : Gardner ...

New Zealand Journal of Psychology

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The New Pluralism

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Century Europe . Cambridge : Harvard University Press . Deibert , R. J. 2000.

The New Pluralism

Author: David Campbell

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

ISBN:

Page: 364

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A comprehensive investigation of new pluralism, William Connollys contributions to it, and its influence on the fields of political theory and international relations.

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The Study of Dyslexia

Nearly five years after the idea first took shape, this second volume now arrives to complete the enterprise, but it has been a very different project.

The Study of Dyslexia

Author: Martin Turner

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306485343

Page: 289

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In long-ago 1999, the Dyslexia Institute and Plenum Press conceived a plan for two books which would gather the best of current knowledge and practice in dyslexia studies. This would benefit those—but not only those—many individuals who train with us, acquiring a postgraduate certificate and diploma with our higher education partner, the University of York. Since then, the century changed, the hinge of history creaked and Plenum was taken over by Kluwer Academic Publishers, but the first of the pair, Dyslexia in Practice, emerged quickly and on schedule (Townend and Turner, 2000). Written by staff and close associates of the Institute, its chapters were produced under close scrutiny and with the expedition of a command economy. To our delight, the book has seen a success which went beyond the dreams of its editors: it has been adopted by other courses similar to our own and is widely referred to. The same was never likely to be true of The Study of Dyslexia, which was envisaged as a theoretical companion volume written by authors and researchers of international repute. Nearly five years after the idea first took shape, this second volume now arrives to complete the enterprise, but it has been a very different project.

Mental Retardation Abstracts

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