Dyslexia In Adults: A Practical Guide for Working and Learning

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What is dyslexia and hown is it assessed in adults? What is themost appropriate training for those who work with dyslexic people?
This comprehensive guide is for professionals working with adultswith dyslexia in the learning and working environment. It usespractical definitions and offers advice that can be understood byprofessionals and employers with little or no previousunderstanding of dyslexia.
Dyslexia in Adults: Education and Employment covers key aspects oflearning in adults with dyslexia, including individual profiles,strengths and difficulties, the role of the tutor, course design,assessment and method of teaching, as well as providing a number ofsupport strategies. Case studies highlights the needs of employersand dyslexic adults in the workplace and give examples of goodpractice.
An invaluable text for teachers and practitioners in the field ofdyslexia, adults with dyslexia, employers, and educational andoccupational psychologists.
"Adult dyslexics have long been misunderstood. Their considerabletalents have often been unrecognized and unrealized. Fortunatelyall this is changing. With the help of this new book by Gavin Reidand Jane Kirk many will come to see that dealing with difficultiesmust be balanced by understanding talents." Thomas G. West,Visualisation Research Institute, US National Dyslexia ResearcFoundation, and author of In the Mind's Eye
"This book provides factual information for educators, employersand dyslexia adults themselves. The authors tell the truth aboutthe depressing effects of unacknowledged dyslexia, challenging eachof us to think in a different way. They send out a clear, strongmessage: listen to dyslexic people." Joanne Rule, Chief Executive,British Dyslexia Association
"In my opinion this authoritative and well-researched accountshould be recommended reading for anyone giving vocational guidanceto clients with dyslexia or helping them deal with employment ortraining." Tim Edmonds of the Employment Service

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"At last a truly valuable resource for all professionals workingwith adult dyslexics in the learning and work environment,experienced or not...this text is so user-friendly..." (DyslexiaReview. Autumn 2001)

"...Overall, the book proves accessible, academically rigorous andexceptionally engaging..." (British Journal of EducationalPsychology)

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