Education

Dyslexia in the Workplace

An Introductory Guide

Author: Diana Bartlett,Sylvia Moody,Katherine Kindersley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470669334

Category: Education

Page: 328

View: 9843

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
Education

The Gift of Dyslexia, Revised and Expanded

Why Some of the Smartest People Can't Read...and How They Can Learn

Author: Ronald D. Davis,Eldon M. Braun

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101185449

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 3149

The revised, updated, and expanded edition of the classic in the category. This book outlines a unique and revolutionary program with a phenomenally high success rate in helping dyslexics learn to read and to overcome other difficulties associated with it. This new edition is expanded to include new teaching techniques and revised throughout with up-to-date information on research, studies, and contacts.
Family & Relationships

The Dyslexic Advantage

Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain

Author: Brock Eide,Fernette Eide

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0452297923

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 283

View: 2816

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.
Education

Supporting Dyslexic Adults in Higher Education and the Workplace

Author: Nicola Brunswick

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470974788

Category: Education

Page: 220

View: 431

Supporting Dyslexic Adults provides an overview of the latest research and best practice in supporting adults with dyslexia in higher education and employment. Many of these individuals may have received little or no dyslexia-specific support throughout their school lives; some will not have had their dyslexia identified until they reached university or started work. This book provides guidance on practical support that can be offered to dyslexic adults, and processes which can alleviate the emotional issues they face. The first section of the book focuses on dyslexia in higher education; it covers screening and identifying dyslexia in adulthood, and offers hands-on assistance for dyslexic students, to enhance their learning. Examples of successful practical support from universities and colleges are included to guide practitioners. The second section advises on supporting dyslexic adults in the workplace, preparing individuals for work, and offering strategies on disclosing their particular needs to employers and colleagues. It also considers the legal aspects of dyslexia support and crucially highlights the skills and strengths that dyslexic adults can bring to the workplace. Contributions are written by a wide range of experts in the field. Each one possesses a wealth of practical experience which provides invaluable guidance for dyslexic adults, professionals who support dyslexic adults, and employers of dyslexic staff.
Education

Dyslexia in Adults

Education and Employment

Author: Gavin Reid,Jane Kirk

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471852056

Category: Education

Page: 258

View: 4945

What is dyslexia and hown is it assessed in adults? What is the most appropriate training for those who work with dyslexic people? This comprehensive guide is for professionals working with adults with dyslexia in the learning and working environment. It uses practical definitions and offers advice that can be understood by professionals and employers with little or no previous understanding of dyslexia. Dyslexia in Adults: Education and Employment covers key aspects of learning in adults with dyslexia, including individual profiles, strengths and difficulties, the role of the tutor, course design, assessment and method of teaching, as well as providing a number of support strategies. Case studies highlights the needs of employers and dyslexic adults in the workplace and give examples of good practice. An invaluable text for teachers and practitioners in the field of dyslexia, adults with dyslexia, employers, and educational and occupational psychologists. "Adult dyslexics have long been misunderstood. Their considerable talents have often been unrecognized and unrealized. Fortunately all this is changing. With the help of this new book by Gavin Reid and Jane Kirk many will come to see that dealing with difficulties must be balanced by understanding talents." Thomas G. West, Visualisation Research Institute, US National Dyslexia Researc Foundation, and author of In the Mind's Eye "This book provides factual information for educators, employers and dyslexia adults themselves. The authors tell the truth about the depressing effects of unacknowledged dyslexia, challenging each of us to think in a different way. They send out a clear, strong message: listen to dyslexic people." Joanne Rule, Chief Executive, British Dyslexia Association "In my opinion this authoritative and well-researched account should be recommended reading for anyone giving vocational guidance to clients with dyslexia or helping them deal with employment or training." Tim Edmonds of the Employment Service
Education

Dyslexia: How to survive and succeed at work

Author: Sylvia Moody

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448175321

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 6315

Dyslexic people face many problems in the workplace: difficulties with reading and writing, memory, organisation and time management, and a recent TUC report on dyslexia in the workplace estimates that 3 million people are affected. Dyslexia: How to survive and succeed at work is written by a leading expert in the field for people of all backgrounds and abilities and will help you to master complex organisational skills, deal with a large workload and cope with the demands of deadlines. It also shows how to improve confidence, deal with stress, and build on the creative talent that many dyslexics possess. Dyslexia: How to survive and succeed at work: - Explains what dyslexic and dyspraxic difficulties are - Describes how they affect workplace efficiency - Offers strategies to manage dyslexic difficulties and reduce their adverse effect on work efficiency - Provides information about ways in which employers can help dyslexic employees
Education

Dyslexia and Employment

A Guide for Assessors, Trainers and Managers

Author: Sylvia Moody

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470749199

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 3790

Edited by award-winning author Sylvia Moody, this jargon-free guide to good practice in dyslexia workplace consultancy, and related legal issues, provides comprehensive coverage in four clearly distinguished areas: Professional dilemma chapters discuss tricky issues which have arisen in practice. General perspective chapters take the viewpoint of professionals such as HR managers or trades-union representatives. How to do it right chapters offer advice on how to carry out diagnostic, workplace needs and legal assessments, and on devising training programmes. Information Point chapters provide brief information on general topics such as dyslexic difficulties in the workplace, emotional problems related to dyslexia, and the application of the Disability Discrimination Act. With contributions from leading experts on workplace consultancy, this definitive guide will be of interest to dyslexia professionals, managers, legal professionals, trades unions, coaches, mentors and careers advisors - as well as dyslexic employees and job-seekers.
Education

Making Dyslexia Work for You

Author: Vicki Goodwin,Bonita Thomson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113663150X

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 4082

Written for dyslexic adults or anyone who thinks they might be dyslexic, this bold and imaginative book is deliberately concise and easy to dip into. User-friendly, essential guide to the world of study and work for anyone with dyslexia; Identifies the key needs of adults and young people who are dyslexic; Encourages them to put together their own package of ideas and strategies for success; Offers practical activities, examples and support covering reading, memory, organization, self-esteem, IT and dyslexia in the workplace; Over 100 topics from this book are expanded on our online resource. This unique guide to overcoming the day-to-day difficulties associated with dyslexia will also be of great interest to employers, colleagues, teachers, friends and family of those with dyslexia.
Education

Dyslexia and Stress

Author: Tim Miles,Ved Prakash Varma

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9781897635223

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 3580

Though a good deal is known about the remediation of dyslexics of all ages, there is a growing awareness among teachers and others that there is much more to their work than teaching literacy skills. Most of us experience stress at some time in our lives, but experience suggests that dyslexics are particularly vulneralble to it. Contributors include Angela Fawcett, Steve Chinn, Maryrose Cross, Dorothy Gilroy, Gerald Hales, Peter Congdon and Roger Saunders.
Health & Fitness

Dyslexia in Adults

Taking Charge of Your Life

Author: Kathleen Nosek

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing

ISBN: 1461625335

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 206

View: 2098

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.
Education

Dealing with Dyslexia

Author: Pat Heaton,Patrick Winterson

Publisher: Whurr Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781897635575

Category: Education

Page: 248

View: 6084

This book has been written by practicing clinicians and researchers who are closely involved with individuals who have disorders of communication. The first section provides an overview of basic issues and terminology in clinical linguistics; the second section discusses the purpose and value of assessing specific aspects of an individual's linguistic ability and evaluates mainstream linguistic assessment procedures. The third section reviews the impact that modern linguistics is having on clinical intervention.
Education

Self-fulfilment with Dyslexia

A Blueprint for Success

Author: Margaret Malpas

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784504726

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 5085

Dyslexia won't stop you from writing your own success story. Discover the ten key traits which people with dyslexia have harnessed in order to reach success and self-fulfilment. Dyslexia brings both challenges and the potential gift of a unique skill set - through a combination of academic research and case studies, this book shows how you can use all of this to your advantage. From increasing your self-esteem to imaginative problem solving, each of the ten secrets to success is explained and brought to life through interviews with accomplished people describing how they have profited from a single star characteristic in realizing their goals. Approach the obstacles of dyslexia pro-actively, and unlock your potential with this inspiring step by step guide. Royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to the British Dyslexia Association.
Education

The Dyslexic Adult

Interventions and Outcomes - An Evidence-based Approach

Author: David McLoughlin,Carol Leather

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118323335

Category: Education

Page: 336

View: 4743

A definitive and evidence-based guide for psychologists, teachers, coaches, HR personnel and all professionals who must understand and work with dyslexic adults. The only book to look at dyslexia within the context of life span developmental psychology, including the factors that contribute to success - now fully revised and updated Combines an accessible style with a strong focus on evidence-based practice and a sound theoretical model on which to base assessment, counselling, teaching and training Provides a clear guide to the kinds of assessment that can be conducted and the ways in which dyslexic adults can be supported in selection, training, education and employment Includes coverage of overlapping syndromes such as dyspraxia and dyscalculia, and up-to-date check lists for syndromes that can be used as part of the assessment process
Study Aids

Study Skills for Students with Dyslexia

Support for Specific Learning Differences (SpLDs)

Author: Sandra Hargreaves,Jamie Crabb

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473968259

Category: Study Aids

Page: 248

View: 844

Lecturers request your electronic inspection copy here Do you want to improve your study skills? Packed full of advice on topics including note taking, essay writing, reading strategies and exam techniques, Study Skills for Students with Dyslexia is an essential read for students with dyslexia and other Specific Learning Differences (SpLDs) in further and higher education. The guidance and tools provided help you organise and plan your work, improve your skills and boost your confidence, so you succeed throughout your studies. The new edition contains: A new chapter on critical thinking, giving you confidence in analysing information and expressing an argument A new chapter on how to make the most of lectures, to ensure you’re maximising your learning opportunities The latest IT and software references, including links to online assistive technologies A toolkit of downloadable resources to help you plan and study with ease, including templates, planners, tasks and activities, and toolsheets. This edition also comes with a fully editable digital download of the book, so you can access it in your preferred reading format. Practical and interactive, this book motivates, inspires and guides you through all your studies. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!
Young Adult Nonfiction

The Illustrated Guide to Dyslexia and Its Amazing People

Author: Kate Power,Kathy Iwanczak Forsyth

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784506478

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 72

View: 9447

Use this guide to weed out what dyslexia means for you and discover the tools you need to blossom! Dyslexia comes to live with visual imagery and colourful text in this new book on what dyslexia means, how it feels, what to do about it, and how to learn to embrace it. There are advantages to being dyslexic, including an aptitude for design literacy and innovative thinking, although these can be obscured by its challenges. This beautifully designed book, complete with stunning visuals and gentle humour, approaches the subject of dyslexia in a simple and encouraging way for all age groups. By showing what dyslexia is and asking the reader how it applies to them, this book offers a fun and engaging means of working out how dyslexia affects the individual specifically, with a multitude of learning tools and tips, and a gallery of inspirational dyslexics who have used their particular skills to do something amazing with their lives.
Education

The Routledge Companion to Dyslexia

Author: Gavin Reid

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136617108

Category: Education

Page: 384

View: 6995

The Routledge Companion to Dyslexia is a ground-breaking analysis of the whole field of dyslexia by a distinguished team of international contributors and editors, engaged in literacy, inclusion and learning. Their diverse perspectives and wide expertise make this invaluable guide one of the most important additions to the field of dyslexia for over a decade. Dyslexia is without doubt the most high profile and contentious learning difficulty, and it is a topic that has attracted a vast amount of research, opinion, professional schisms, and debate. The Companion provides an invaluable overview of the field of dyslexia with vital and clear emphasis on linking theoretical perspectives with best practice. This accessible text: presents a survey of current and future development in research, with a focus on how research can inform practice focuses on areas such as neurobiology, phonological processing, literacy acquisition, numeracy and multilingualism considers assessment and identification, with contributions on early identification, reading, spelling and mathematics addresses identifying and meeting needs in an inclusive context discusses inclusion and barriers to learning in a variety of different national contexts includes models of instruction, direct instruction, co-operative learning and cross-curricular learning. The Routledge Companion to Dyslexia is a superb resource for anyone interested in the subject, whether in education or related subjects such as psychology or neurology. Fully indexed and cross-referenced, with helpful further reading sections at the end of each entry, it is ideal for those coming to the field of dyslexia for the first time as well as students and practitioners already familiar with the subject.
Education

How to Succeed in Employment with Specific Learning Difficulties

A Guide for Employees and Employers

Author: Amanda Kirby

Publisher: Souvenir Press

ISBN: 0285642464

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 4516

For anyone becoming employed, or in employment, with hidden impairments such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD or ASD the work setting can be a real challenge. From getting started - choosing a career, tips on job interviews - to information on life in employment, starting from induction onwards, daily management of a workload, selling strengths, and even guidance on how to build a good balance between work and home life, Amanda Kirby identifies the best strategies to use for success, both professionally and personally. While being in a new job can be exciting it can also provoke anxious feelings of not being quite sure what to do and when to act. The information in this book is the ideal preparation for the challenges, and new opportunities, ahead. Drawing on decades of practical experience, as well as her academic expertise, Amanda Kirby provides a comprehensive range of helpful information built from contributions from many people with specific learning difficulties who have gone through this experience, and professionals working in the field. This is an easy to use guide that will prepare anyone for all aspects of life in employment (including links to useful apps and free software) and is a must-have guide for all employers.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Everything You Need to Know About Dyslexia

Author: Meish Goldish

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9780823934621

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 8633

Explains the causes and symptoms of dyslexia and discusses how to overcome this disability and become a good reader and writer.
Education

Dyslexia and Transition

Making the Move

Author: Rachel Davies

Publisher: National Inst of Adult Continuing

ISBN: 9781862017122

Category: Education

Page: 72

View: 8604

Dyslexia affects approximately 10% of the population, but many adult learners with dyslexia lack information about the support available to them at colleges and universities, as well as when learning at work. Anecdotal evidence, however, suggests that appropriate and timely support can make a big difference to adult students' success and retention. Knowing what to look for and what questions to ask when visiting a college or attending a university interview can be very challenging. Making a choice about whether to personally disclose dyslexia to a prospective teacher, employer, or trainer can also be fraught with difficulty. Dyslexia and Transition is an accessible resource for dyslexic adults making the transition to college/university/work-based learning. The book is also beneficial for teachers, learning support staff, careers advisors, and families. Drawing on case studies and interviews with learners, it provides clear unbiased guidance and practical tools that will empower dyslexic learners (and their families and other support networks) to make positive decisions about future learning. The text provides information on how dyslexia support works in different sectors of education and what type of support is available to learners at various points in their educational and working lives.
Education

Dyslexia

Surviving and Succeeding at College

Author: Sylvia Moody

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134085796

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 2285

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.