Teaching Literacy to Learners with Dyslexia
Kathleen Kelly, Sylvia Phillips
The Second Edition of this bestselling book provides a structured multi-sensory programme for teaching literacy to children and young people from 5-18 with dyslexia and other specific literacy difficulties.
Supported by a wealth of resources available online and updated throughout, the new edition now includes a brand new section on Implementing the Accelerated Programme for learners who have already acquired some literacy skills. This includes:
A placement test to indicate whether the programme is appropriate
A diagnostic assessment procedure to determine where the learner should begin on the Accelerated Programme
Examples of lesson plans, reading cards and spelling cards to help teachers prepare resources for their students
With tried and tested strategies and activities this book continues to provide everything you need to help improve and develop the literacy skills of learners in your setting including;
the rationale for a structured multi-sensory approach
the development of phonological, reading, writing and spelling skills
working with learners who have English as an Additional Language (EAL)
lesson structure and lesson-planning
alphabet and dictionary skills
memory work and study skills
teaching the programme to groups
ideas for working with young children.
Don’t forget about the companion text, Assessment of Learners with Dyslexic-Type Difficulties
Candidates on either an OCR type level Five or Level Seven programme should study this book as the mixture of practical teaching approaches, as well as study skills, are all essential competencies that need to be mastered. It also explains clearly how to teach language in a multisensory, cumulative and structured way. It contains ideas that even experienced practitioners should review constantly to make sure they are following good practice. -- Kevin Smith The book will be of interest and value to teachers working with learners aged 5-18 and supports them in providing an evidence based and comprehensive programme. With over 150 teaching points, this book is excellent value for money and would form a useful core resource for staff. -- Mary Mountstephen 'Teaching Literacy to Learners with Dyslexia should be available in every classroom in the country! This new updated edition is grounded in solid research combining best practice in literacy learning with practical skills essential for competent literacy acquisition. Kelly and Phillips have utilised their vast knowledge and unquestionable experience to provide the reader with a "ready guide" for practice. This is an essential book for all teachers and those undergoing teacher training. ' -- Dr. Gavin Reid
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