The Dyslexic Adult: Interventions and Outcomes - An Evidence-based Approach, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1118323335
  • ISBN-13: 9781118323335
  • DDC: 616.85
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 336 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released February 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Now in its second edition, The Dyslexic Adult: Interventions and Outcomes encompasses the enormous changes in the understanding of dyslexia at both cognitive and neurological levels. New understanding of dyslexia as a complex syndrome has spurred an international shift towards evidence based practice. The authors' commitment to this is reflected in their approach, which relies on primary sources to underpin assessment, counselling and training.   The authors argue for the importance of understanding dyslexia within the context of life span development psychology. Establishing a sound theoretical model on which good practice should be based; they provide a clear guide to assessments that can be conducted, and the ways in which dyslexic adults can be supported in selection, training, education and employment. They also include coverage of overlapping syndromes (dyspraxia, dyscalculia), and provide up-to-date check lists for syndromes that can be used as part of the assessment process. The result is a book that provides the definitive guide for psychologists, specialist tutors, teachers, coaches and human resource personnel wanting to understand, and work with, dyslexic adults.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Preface to the Second Edition.
Preface to the First Edition.
1: Dyslexia in the Adult Years.
2: Interventions.
3: Identification and Assessment.
4: Counselling.
5: Personal Development.
6: Literacy for Living.
7: Academic and Professional Learning Skills.
8: Career Development and Guidance.
9: Dyslexia At Work.
10: Advocacy.
Sample Interview Schedule.
Useful Contact Addresses.