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The Dyslexia Assessment – Gavin Reid & Jenny Guise

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By Gavin Reid & Jenny Guise

A host of practical hands-on activities and strategies to help clarify the practice of dyslexia assessment. Applicable to all sectors, from Early Years to Higher Education, this new title contains details of formal and informal assessment, and includes practical and useful discussion on how the dyslexia assessment can interface the different subject areas of the curriculum. The assessment focuses on the whole child, with social and emotional as well as motivational factors highlighted throughout. This is a useful resource to inform and empower teachers, and to clarify any of the ambiguities and uncertainties that exist around the dyslexia assessment.

Pub: Oct 2017

ISBN: 9781472945082


“The Dyslexia Assessment is accessible and informative, and suitable for both novice and expert. Its emphasis is that the assessment process is not a one-off event; it is fed into by a comprehensive gathering of information offering a variety of perspectives. The strengths-based approach the authors advocate is a positive one we all want for our dyslexic people in offering solutions for the future. Books abound on this subject but this is the one I prefer.” – Bernadette McLean, Principal, Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre

“Anyone involved in supporting students with a specific learning disability to achieve their potential will find this book invaluable. Reid and Guise share their extensive knowledge of dyslexia in order to provide clear guidance for conducting and understanding dyslexia assessment and in developing appropriate intervention. A must read.” – Rita Waddell, Head of School, Oak Hill, Centre of Excellence for Students with Dyslexia and/or Attention Deficit Disorder, Switzerland

“This book provides a comprehensive overview of the dyslexia assessment process, including why and how we assess, and what we do with the findings. Importantly, it highlights the positive approach of diagnosis, the learner’s strengths, and the responsibility to support a positive education outcome for our students.” – Monica Gribben, Dyslexia Adviser, Edinburgh Napier University

“This is a well-written, very clear and accessible guide to the whole complex area of the assessment of dyslexia, which can be readily, and profitably, used by teachers and lecturers in early years settings, schools and colleges.” – Janice Wearmouth, Professor of Education, University of Bedfordshire

About the authors

Dr Gavin Reid is an international Educational Psychologist with over 25 years’ experience in assessment and in the field of dyslexia. Previously a classroom teacher and university lecturer, he has written a number of Masters courses on dyslexia, including modules on assessment. He is widely published in the field of dyslexia and learning, and currently lectures worldwide. He has regular assessment consultancies in seven countries. Dr Reid is Chair of the British Dyslexia Association, and has sat on government panels on assessment and dyslexia.

Dr Jennie Guise is a Practitioner Psychologist with extensive experience of assessing for dyslexia and other Specific Learning Difficulties. She is highly qualified in the areas of Psychology and Education, and has worked in research, and now in applied practice as Director of Dysguise Ltd. Dr Guise also has years of experience in teaching students of different ability levels, and of putting theory into practice. Her main interests are in identifying what will help individual learners, and working collaboratively with teachers and tutors to use that knowledge in the classroom.

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