The Adult Dyslexic

The Adult Dyslexic

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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 a€“ aetiology; characteristics in adulthood Identification a€“ risk factors; interviewing; screening; assessment Counselling a€“ issues; theoretical approaches; basic skills; advanced skills Personal development a€“ social skills; communication skills; confidence; self-esteem Teaching a€“ reading; spelling; writing; numeracy Tutoring a€“ learning skills; reading strategies; writing techniques; examination and test taking; note taking; metacognition Training a€“ career development; strategy acquisition; complementary skills; self-assertion Advocacy a€“ in education; in the work place; support groupsProgramme plan Ea#39;s programme was aimed at developing his understanding, and improving his reading, essay writing and ... He began to look at the way he was doing things and finding new ways of overcoming some of the problems.

Title:The Adult Dyslexic
Author:David McLoughlin, Carol Leather, Patricia Stringer
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons Incorporated - 2002


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