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Teaching Literacy to Learners with Dyslexia

A Multi-sensory Approach

By Kathleen Kelly, Sylvia Phillips

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Format: Paperback, 488 pages, 2nd Revised edition Edition
Other Information: black & white illustrations
Published In: United States, 16 March 2016
The second edition of this bestselling book provides a structured multi-sensory programme for teaching literacy to children and young people from 5-18 with dyslexia and other specific literacy difficulties. Supported by a wealth of resources available online and updated throughout, the new edition now includes a brand new section on Implementing the Accelerated Programme for learners who have already acquired some literacy skills. This includes: * A placement test to indicate whether the programme is appropriate * A diagnostic assessment procedure to determine where the learner should begin on the Accelerated Programme * Examples of lesson plans, reading cards and spelling cards to help teachers prepare resources for their students. With tried and tested strategies and activities this book continues to provide everything you need to help improve and develop the literacy skills of learners in your setting including; * the rationale for a structured multi-sensory approach * the development of phonological, reading, writing and spelling skills * working with learners who have English as an Additional Language (EAL) * lesson structure and lesson-planning * alphabet and dictionary skills * memory work and study skills * teaching the programme to groups * ideas for working with young children.

Table of Contents

IntroductionPart I: Teaching Learners with Dyslexia: Theory and ContextChapter 1: The Contribution of Theories of Causation to the Development of a Multisensory Teaching ProgrammeChapter 2: The Role of Memory in Acquiring Literacy SkillsChapter 3: Phonological Skills, Literacy and DyslexiaChapter 4: The Development of Reading SkillsChapter 5: Spelling Development and DyslexiaChapter 6: Teaching HandwritingChapter 7: Dyslexia and Learners for whom English is an Additional LanguagePart II: Conquering Literacy: A Multisensory Programme for Teaching Learners with Dyslexia - Teaching StrategiesChapter 8: Principles, Teaching Strategies, and Programme StructureChapter 9: Lesson PlanningChapter 10: Alphabet and Dictionary WorkChapter 11: Introducing the New Teaching Point in a LessonChapter 12: The Role of Memory in the ProgrammeChapter 13: Study Skills within the ProgrammePart III: Conquering Literacy - A Multisensory ProgrammeThe Conquering Literacy Programme: Examples of ActivitiesAppendix A: Ideas for Working with Young ChildrenAppendix B: Teaching the Programme to GroupsPart IV: The Accelerated ProgrammeSection A: Conquering Literacy: Accelerated Programme and Placement Tests Conquering Literacy: Accelerated Programme Placement Test Conquering Literacy: Placement Test Conquering Literacy Accelerated Programme Skills Assessment Procedure (CLAPSAP)Section B: Implementing the Accelerated ProgrammePart V: ResourcesGlossary

About the Author

Dr Kathleen Kelly PhD, MA (SEN), Dip TESL, AMBDA, is a senior lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University in the Centre for Inclusion and Special Educational Needs. She is Programme Leader for the MA in Specific Learning Difficulties and has presented papers at a number of international conferences in this area. For several years she has taught courses on specific learning difficulties (dyslexia) to undergraduates as part of the initial teacher training programme in addition to postgraduate awards. She has considerable experience in delivering courses to meet the criteria set out by the British Dyslexia Association for Approved Teacher Status (ATS) and is Associate Member of the British Dyslexia Association (AMBDA). Kathleen has taught a wide range of learners with dyslexia, from children as young as four years to those at Key Stage 5. She has worked in both mainstream and special schools, for language support and learning support services, as a SENCO in a primary school, and as Head of Sixth Form in a special school. She has many years' experience of supporting multilingual children with special educational needs (including specific learning difficulties). Multilingualism and dyslexia is a particular area of interest and her doctorate was also in this area. Sylvia Phillips, BA, DASE, MEd (SEN), AMBDA, began her career as a teacher of English in secondary schools where she first became interested in why some learners had severe literacy difficulties. She later joined Manchester Metropolitan University where she was a Principal Lecturer, Head of SEN, and then Head of Continuing Professional Development. At MMU she developed the first courses for specialist dyslexia teachers at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. During her time there, she also continued to work in primary, secondary and special schools both with teachers and directly with pupils. She developed and taught on SEN courses for teachers in the UK and was the UK partner (with Italy, Belgium and Spain) developing and teaching EU courses on 'Inclusion and SEN' for European educationalists. She has served on the Accreditation Board of the British Dyslexia Association and has also been involved in several dyslexia research projects. She is currently course leader of the specialist dyslexia teachers' course at Glyndwr University, Wales. She has co-authored Putting the Code to Work (Primary and Secondary editions, 1998, MMU - MET Publications), Inspection and Beyond (1997, Pearson), Management Skills for SEN co-ordinators (1999, Falmer Press), and A Multi-sensory Teaching System for Reading (1998, MMU Publishing), a fully scripted set of materials for teaching small groups of pupils with dyslexia. Sylvia's other main areas of interest lie in 'learner voice', pupils' social, emotional and behavioural difficulties, and supporting teachers undertaking enquires into their practice.


Candidates on either an OCR type level Five or Level Seven programme should study this book as the mixture of practical teaching approaches, as well as study skills, are all essential competencies that need to be mastered. It also explains clearly how to teach language in a multisensory, cumulative and structured way. It contains ideas that even experienced practitioners should review constantly to make sure they are following good practice. -- Kevin Smith The book will be of interest and value to teachers working with learners aged 5-18 and supports them in providing an evidence based and comprehensive programme. With over 150 teaching points, this book is excellent value for money and would form a useful core resource for staff. -- Mary Mountstephen `Teaching Literacy to Learners with Dyslexia should be available in every classroom in the country! This new updated edition is grounded in solid research combining best practice in literacy learning with practical skills essential for competent literacy acquisition. Kelly and Phillips have utilised their vast knowledge and unquestionable experience to provide the reader with a "ready guide" for practice. This is an essential book for all teachers and those undergoing teacher training. ` -- Dr. Gavin Reid

EAN: 9781412962186
ISBN: 1412962188
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Dimensions: 23.2 x 18.6 x 2.5 centimetres (0.82 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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