The Adult Dyslexic: Interventions and Outcomes (Dyslexia Series  (Whurr))

The Adult Dyslexic: Interventions and Outcomes (Dyslexia Series (Whurr))

by David Mc Loughlin (Author), Carol Leather (Author), PatriciaStringer (Author)

Synopsis

In order to become successful, adults with dyslexia need to be able to take control of their lives. This book aims to promote greater understanding of the nature of dyslexia as it is manifested in the adult years and to describe the skills professionals need if they are to empower dyslexic people through the process of assessment, counselling, teaching and training. Contents:* Developmental dyslexia -- aetiology; characteristics in adulthood* Identification -- risk factors; interviewing; screening; assessment* Counselling -- issues; theoretical approaches; basic skills; advanced skills* Personal development -- social skills; communication skills; confidence; self--esteem* Teaching -- reading; spelling; writing; numeracy* Tutoring -- learning skills; reading strategies; writing techniques; examination and test taking; note taking; metacognition* Training -- career development; strategy acquisition; complementary skills; self--assertion* Advocacy -- in education; in the work place; support groups

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Published: 01 Jun 2002

ISBN 10: 1861560451
ISBN 13: 9781861560452