Dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD and dyscalculia explained

Author: David Grant

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317296710

Category: Education

Page: 174

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About 1 in 20 individuals are dyslexic. This figure also applies for dyspraxia and ADHD. This fully revised edition of David Grant’s thought-provoking, insightful book develops our understanding of these specific learning differences and considers the further challenges presented by these overlapping conditions. This new edition includes a brand-new chapter on dyscalculia. New sections also explore updates in the study of dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD as well as visualisation and synaesthesia, in the light of new data and research. These updates enable the reader to gain a fuller understanding of the sensory experiences and thoughts of individuals with specific learning differences. The author takes a life-style approach to explain many of the everyday experiences and choices of individuals with specific learning differences, including sleep, sports, visualisation and creativity, and uses real life examples explained in the words of those with specific learning differences. The accessible style of this book will immediately strike a chord with anyone with first or second-hand experience of specific learning differences. It is invaluable and insightful reading for those with specific learning differences as well as their parents and/or partner, teachers, teaching assistants and SENCos.
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Author: David Grant

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113516083X

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 8917

Many people with dyspraxia and dyslexia also have ADHD. This fully revised edition of David Grant’s thought-provoking, insightful book develops our understanding of specific learning differences and considers the further challenges presented by these overlapping conditions. New sections explore mental imagery [visualisation] and synaesthesia, enabling the reader to gain a fuller understanding of the sensory experiences and thoughts of individuals with specific learning differences. As well as providing information defining Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and ADHD, That’s the Way I Think addresses topics including: colours and reading becoming creative sports, genes and evolution ‘invisible’ girls and women. The accessible style of this book, which includes numerous anecdotes and personal insights, will immediately strike a chord with anyone who has first- or second-hand experience of these specific learning differences. Essential and enlightening reading for people with specific learning differences as well as their parents and/or partner, this book also provides an invaluable insight for teachers, teaching assistants and SENCos.
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A Teacher's Guide to Individual Learning Needs and How to Meet Them

Author: Victoria Honeybourne

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784507032

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 9956

With specific learning difficulties more prevalent than ever in mainstream schools, this is the essential guide for teachers wishing to create inclusive and successful learning environments in diverse classrooms. Focusing on promoting acceptance and self-esteem of each child rather than on labelling their difficulties, it shows how to make good use of simple resources and meet a wide range of needs, including children with ADHD, autism, OCD, dyslexia and special speech and language needs. The practical advice and strategies in this book enable schools to become more accepting places for all pupils, and embrace neurodiversity as the new 'normal' in education today.
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Author: Sylvia Phillips,Kathleen Kelly

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526451417

Category: Education

Page: 392

View: 1949

Reinforcing best practice techniques, the second edition of this specialist guide for the assessment of learners with dyslexic-type difficulties includes: - a new chapter on The Implications of Co-existing Specific Learning Difficulties - updates to legislation including the SEND Code of Practice - updates to specific diagnostic tests - examples of interpreting test profiles - photocopiable resources available to download from the website This comprehensive guide enables teachers to understand a range of approaches to the assessment of children with dyslexic-type difficulties. It is an essential companion for those training to be specialist teachers of learners with dyslexia and a useful resource for all SENCOs, and teachers new or experienced.
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A practical guide to helping learners with numeracy difficulties

Author: Steve Chinn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317285158

Category: Education

Page: 188

View: 8394

Now in third edition, with updates to reflect developments in our understanding of learning difficulties in maths, this award-winning text provides vital insights into the often confusing world of numeracy. By looking at learning difficulties in maths and dyscalculia from several perspectives, including the vocabulary and language of maths, thinking styles and the demands of individual procedures, this book provides a complete overview of the most frequently occurring problems associated with maths teaching and learning. Drawing on tried-and-tested methods based on research and Steve Chinn’s years of classroom experience, it provides an authoritative yet accessible one-stop classroom resource. Combining advice, guidance and practical activities, this user-friendly guide will help you to: develop flexible thinking styles use alternative strategies to replace an over-reliance on rote learning for pupils trying to access basic facts understand the implications of underlying skills, such as working memory, on learning implement effective pre-emptive measures before demotivation sets in recognise the manifestations of maths anxiety and tackle affective domain problems find approaches to solve word problems select appropriate materials and visual images to enhance understanding. With useful features such as checklists for the evaluation of books and a comprehensive overview of resources, this book will equip you with essential skills to help you tackle your pupils’ maths difficulties and improve standards. This book will be useful for all teachers, classroom assistants, learning support assistants and parents.
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A Dyspraxic Guide to Breaking Free Updated Edition

Author: Victoria Biggs

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857008730

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

View: 1836

Written by a teenager with dyspraxia, this is a humorous and inspiring practical guide for young adults with dyspraxia and those around them trying to get to grips with the physical, social and psychological chaos caused by developmental co-ordination disorders (DCDs). In her own conversational style, Victoria Biggs explains the primary effects of dyspraxia - disorganization, clumsiness and poor short-term memory - as well as other difficulties that dyspraxic teenagers encounter, such as bullying and low self-esteem. Peppered with personal stories from other teens, this award-winning book offers down-to-earth advice on a wide range of adolescent issues, from puberty, health and hygiene to family life and making friends. The new edition includes an update from the author on her university and work experiences and how dyspraxia affects her now as an adult. Her positive approach and profound empathy with others in her situation make this book a must-read.
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Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain

Author: Brock Eide,Fernette Eide

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0452297923

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 283

View: 5089

The neurolearning-expert creators of the award-winning blog by the same name reveal the unique brain structure and organization of dyslexic individuals, identifying how the differences responsible for reading challenges also enable specific mechanical, artistic, narrative and dynamic talents. Reprint.
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Proven New Methods for Correcting ADD, Math & Handwriting Problems

Author: Ronald D. Davis,Eldon M. Braun

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399528095

Category: Education

Page: 359

View: 9103

Presents a revolutionary, effective approach to overcoming dyslexia and other learning disabilities--including ADD/ADHD, dyscalculia and acalculia, and dysgraphia and agraphia--that uses a combination of mental and physical exercises called "Orientation Counseling" and learning tools called "Symbol Mastery" to help correct the problem and promote learning. Original.
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The Essential Guide to Setting Goals, Assessing Outcomes, and Achieving Success for Mission-Driven Organizations

Author: David Grant

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603586059

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 2754

How to Articulate and Assess What Success Looks Like The Social Profit Handbook offers those who lead, govern, and support mission-driven organizations and businesses new ways to assess their impact in order to improve future work rather than merely judge past performance. For-profit institutions measure their success primarily by monetary gains. But nonprofit institutions are different; they aim for social profit. How do you measure the success of these social profit institutions, where missions are focused on the well-being of people, place, and planet? Drawing upon decades of leadership in schools and the foundation and nonprofit worlds, author David Grant offers strategies—from creating mission time to planning backwards to constructing qualitative assessment rubrics—that help organizations take assessment back into their own hands, and improve their work as a result. His insights, illustrated by numerous case studies, make this book a unique organizational development tool for a wide range of nonprofit organizations, as well as emerging mission-based social venture businesses, such as low-profit corporations and B Corps. The Social Profit Handbook presentsassessment and evaluation not as ends in themselves but as the path toward achieving what matters most in the social sector. The result: more benefits to society and stronger, more unified, more effective organizations prepared to make the world a better place.
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Author: Paul Moorcraft

Publisher: Tarquin

ISBN: 1911093010

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 2450

This book explains dyscalculia - but for the first time from the perspective of a sufferer. It is estimated up to 5% of the population suffers from the condition. Often humorous, sufferers and their carers will find it a relief and a joy to share experiences and learn more about how to cope.
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Information, Advice and Practical Tips

Author: Veronica Bidwell

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784503088

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 4807

Packed full of advice and practical strategies for parents and educators, this book is a one-stop-shop for supporting children with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs). Part one introduces a spectrum of SpLDs, ranging from poor working memory, dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, through to ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Auditory Processing Disorder (APD), Specific Language Impairment and Visual Processing Difficulty. It explains clearly what each difficulty is, how it can affect a child's learning and how to help a child to succeed despite their difficulties. Part two includes a host of tips, tools and strategies to support your child's efforts in areas such as reading, writing, spelling and handwriting, as well as advice on motivation, confidence and managing life's setbacks. Written by an experienced Educational Psychologist, this is the perfect guide for parents and carers who are looking for ways to support their child's learning, as well as for educators and teachers looking for advice on how to differentiate lessons and motivate pupils with SpLDs.
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Asperger Syndrome, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Related Conditions

Author: Sarah Hendrickx

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857002204

Category: Psychology

Page: 192

View: 6699

Increasing numbers of adults are realising that they have been living with an undiagnosed developmental condition, yet most information and support focuses on children. This leaves many adults confused and in the dark. The Adolescent and Adult Neuro-Diversity Handbook is a handy first-reference point guide to the full range of developmental conditions as they affect adolescents and adults. Each chapter focuses on a different condition, describing its history, causes and characteristics, its implications for the individual, diagnosis and assessment, treatments and approaches, and strategies for providing support and self-support. A wide range of conditions are covered, including Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD, OCD, Tourette's and Anxiety Disorders. The Adolescent and Adult Neuro-Diversity Handbook is an invaluable resource for health and social care practitioners, as well as for individuals who feel that they may be living with an undiagnosed developmental condition.
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Author: Janet Godwin

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230390579

Category: Self-Help

Page: 152

View: 1089

As a dyslexic student you have a unique learning style. Understanding this can help you take control and study in a way that is most effective for you. Full of practical advice and visual examples, this friendly book will guide you through the dyslexic learning style. It gives you all the essential knowledge and ideas needed to manage your dyslexia positively. Handy for students at any level, this easy-to-read guide: • suggests core strategies for doing things differently to work with your dyslexia, instead of against it • covers individual study skills, including organisation, reading, writing and taking exams • provides information on the support that should be available to you as a student
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Project Rescue's Fight for the Victims of the Sex-slave Industry

Author: David Grant,Beth Grant

Publisher: Onward Books Incorporated

ISBN: 9781880689196

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Fifteen-year-old Sumi peels back the soiled curtain of her stall on Falkland Road in Bombay, India's red-light district. She peers at her middle-aged customer and watches as her madam collects payment. For Sumi this is her ninth and hopefully last customer of the day. Once she complies with the customer's sexual demands, she will be released ... to attend a church service conducted by Project Rescue.
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A Teaching Handbook

Author: Steve Chinn,Richard Edmund Ashcroft

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119159970

Category: Education

Page: 360

View: 6215

A seminal handbook in the field for more than 20 years, this new and updated edition of Mathematics for Dyslexicsand Dyscalculics contains the latest research and best practices for helping learners with numerical and mathematical difficulties. Provides a complete overview of theory and research in the fields of dyslexia and dyscalculia, along with detailed yet pragmatic methods to apply in the classroom Contains enhanced coverage of place value and the role of the decimal point, why fractions can challenge a developed logic for arithmetic, and the complexity of time along with new material on addressing anxiety, fear, motivation, and resilience in the classroom; and links to new resources including standardized tests and recommended reading lists Written by two mathematics teachers with 50 years of teaching experience between them, much of it in specialist settings for students with specific learning difficulties Offers effective teaching strategies for learners of all ages in a structured but accessible format
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An Introductory Guide

Author: Diana Bartlett,Sylvia Moody,Katherine Kindersley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470669334

Category: Education

Page: 328

View: 2773

The second edition of Dyslexia in the Workplace is a comprehensive guide to how dyslexic adults in employment can improve their skills, and how their employers and other professionals can help. Offers invaluable insights for overcoming obstacles to success, enhancing workplace efficiency and ensuring that dyslexic employees achieve their full potential Written in an accessible style that is perfect for professionals and dyslexic individuals alike Covers related syndromes such as dyspraxia, attention deficit disorder and visual stress Explores the legal obligations and other issues that are important to workplace managers, especially human resources professionals Provides authoritative guidance on recent case law relating to dyslexia
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Surviving and Succeeding at College

Author: Sylvia Moody

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134085796

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 5040

Dyslexia: Surviving and Succeeding at College is a practical and easy-to-read guide for dyslexic and dyspraxic students. Clearly and simply written, in a dyslexia-friendly format, it addresses not just study skills, but also more general aspects of coping with student life. Each chapter includes step-by-step strategies which can be put into practice from the very first day at college. You will learn how to develop effective study skills such as: reading strategies to improve your accuracy and comprehension skills how to make your note-taking efficient and useful for essay writing feeling confident in contributing to seminars memory strategies for study and everyday life how to organise your time and plan your work. Sylvia Moody recognises that adapting to student life generally is as important as developing study skills. Guidance is given to assist you in finding your way around campus, building relationships with tutors, managing emotional development and preparing for the world of work. Full of invaluable self-help strategies, this book will empower you to improve your skills in all areas. The book will also be useful to subject tutors who wish to learn about dyslexia, and to dyslexia tutors and co-ordinators who want to give practical advice to their students. Dr Sylvia Moody is a freelance writer and psychologist specialising in adult dyslexia.
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Taking Charge of Your Life

Author: Kathleen Nosek

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing

ISBN: 1461625335

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 206

View: 7777

Author Kathleen Nosek offers dyslexic adults a unique approach that gets to the heart of the biggest problem they face—the shame and battered self-esteem resulting from decades of struggling with this frustrating and often misunderstood learning disability.
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Author: Julian G. Elliott,Elena L. Grigorenko

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521119863

Category: Education

Page: 296

View: 6472

An examination of how we use the term 'dyslexia' and how this may undermine aid for struggling readers.
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A Guide for Adults with Developmental Dyspraxia

Author: Mary Colley,Victoria Biggs,Amanda Kirby

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843104520

Category: Psychology

Page: 168

View: 2904

For people with developmental dyspraxia, everyday life can pose a multitude of problems. This book is written to help all adults with dyspraxia tackle the everyday situations that many people take for granted. It offers practical advice on everything from getting a diagnosis to learning how to manage household chores.
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