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Dyslexia in the Early Years

Dyslexia in the Early Years

A Handbook for Practice

Gavin Reid

Quick Overview

Identifying dyslexia in children during Early Years is key to preventing dyslexia from limiting them later on in life. This book helps to enhance the understanding of teachers, and offers practical guidance on how to create resource material that facilitates the development of the child at risk of dyslexia.
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Paperback / softback
2017, 9.02in x 6.42in / 229mm x 163mm, 208pp
ISBN: 9781785920653
2017, ePUB, 192pp
ISBN: 978-1-78450-327-7
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Research has shown that early identification and intervention is crucial and can in fact minimise, and may even prevent, the challenges of dyslexia from becoming too detrimental at later stages of education. This book offers both research insights and practical guidance for teachers working in Early Years settings on how to create resource materials that would be suitable for the development of children with dyslexia.

Beginning with a contextual note on the key difficulties faced by children at risk of dyslexia, the book takes the reader through the processes of identification and diagnosis, before offering ideas on how to tailor classroom materials for these students. The book's resource materials are designed to target areas such as reading, spelling, numeracy, language skills, social and emotional development, and problem solving skills.


'Gavin Reid provides a wealth of information on dyslexia for parents and teachers, blending a comprehensive overview of research, pragmatic advice, lists of resources and wisdom based on many years of wide experience in the field.'
- Professor Steve Chinn, PhD, FRSA

'Gavin Reid has provided a much needed text which will greatly assist practitioners in the timely identification and educational support planning for dyslexia. The clear emphases upon partnership working with parents and children's motivation are particularly relevant for the early years practitioner. With its authoritative, practical and accessible style, this book will be an invaluable resource for early years and special needs practitioners.'
- Kevin Woods, Professor of Educational and Child Psychology, The University of Manchester, UK

'An excellent resource! Dr. Reid holds a unique ability to provide practical and necessary information with an international perspective. Beyond the first read, this book holds valuable resources for reference again and again. Dyslexia in the Early Years is a must read for parents, educators and those who support children with dyslexia.'
- Corey Zylstra, M.Ed. International OG/MSL Teacher Trainer and Executive Director of REACH OG Learning Centres, Canada

'It has been a very great pleasure to read and recommend Gavin Reid's new book, Dyslexia in the Early Years, a resource that should prove invaluable to teachers, researchers and parents. Gavin has a unique ability to smoothly incorporate the latest developments in both theory and practice into an approachable format for his readers, while successfully addressing some of the current controversies. A range of resources are highlighted for teachers to meet the individual and classroom needs of this age group, not only in literacy skills but also in the important wider aspects of learning, including both social and emotional well-being.'
- Emeritus Professor Angela Fawcett

'As the parent of a dyslexic child and a headteacher and SENCo for 17 years, I was impressed by the breadth and depth of this book. It is both practical and well researched. The emphasis on partnership with parents and providing intervention from the sound foundations of play-based early years pedagogy creates a book for practitioners, parents and those working with children who display a range of dyslexic tendencies.'
- Montessori International


By (author): Gavin Reid