Literacy for Visual Learners

Product code: 9.78185E 12

£24.99 exc. VAT

Teaching Children with Learning Differences to Read, Write, Communicate and Create

Adele Devine, illustrated by Quentin Devine

This book takes a fresh look at approaches to teaching reading, writing and communication skills. It presents a wealth of innovative ideas specifically designed to support visual learners, including those with autism spectrum conditions and special educational needs.

Some children are more responsive to visual stimulation than spoken words, and this book shows how to engage these children in literacy lessons by using strategies that cover everything from the latest assistive technology to getting creative on a limited budget. There are tips for sharing stories with children who find it hard to sit still, supporting reluctant writers, enabling the pre-verbal child to answer questions and helping the child who never stops talking to develop listening skills. The strategies are supported by practical resources, examples and case studies, to show how to instil in children the confidence to create and share their thoughts.

This is a must-have resource for special education teachers and coordinators, as well as speech and language therapists, looking for new strategies for teaching literacy.

Pub: 2015 Paperback
ISBN: 9781849055987

Reviews

‘From the opening of Adele’s book you know you are dealing with a very committed, passionate and talented teacher. She sets out her philosophy clearly and provides teachers with a wealth of activities. She also supplies very useful advice on many aspects of the difficulties visual learners have. A book for every staffroom!’
– Dr Lesley Hendy, Retired Senior Lecturer in Educational Drama and Early Years Education, University of Cambridge’Adele has the ability to see the world through a child’s eyes and explain it to adults. She can simplify the most complex learning needs and transform their differences into creativity and fun. Her genius is showing the rest of us their brilliance. A perfect book for parents demoralised by negative school reports for their quirky child and a must have for teachers who believe all children have the potential to shine.’
– Clare Walker, Early Years Co-ordinator