An approach to teaching the dyslexic child is described in this book, outlining not only the problems encountered by children with dyslexia when learning to read, write or spell but also of the nature of the task that the dyslexic child is trying to master.
An approach to teaching the dyslexic child is described in this book, outlining not only the problems encountered by children with dyslexia when learning to read, write or spell but also of the nature of the task that the dyslexic child is trying to master. The author, Ann Cooke, is an experienced teacher of dyslexic pupils in age groups seven to adult. She joined the Bangor dyslexia teaching team under Professor Tim Miles in 1973 and has been director of teaching at the Bangor Unit since 1985. In addition, she has undertaken advisory work, has lectured on various courses and has contributed to a number of publications on the subject of dyslexia.
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An outline of the nature of the difficulty and the dyslexic's particular learning needs; phonic programme - outline of the progression of work, testing to establish level of competence and monitoring learning; approaches and procedures for teaching - how the programme might be implemented starting with pupils at different ages and with different levels of skill; some key topics in the phonic work and how these might be tackled; reading - general approach, needs at different stages, helping basic sub-skills, blending of sounds, reading whole words, word recognition, approaches to books; materials, teaching aids and games; other areas needing help - calendar, time, alphabet, dictionary work, handwriting, importance of oral work; technology - computers for reinforcement of spelling work and as word processors, tape recorders; transfer of work from individual lesson into general curriculum; helping with general curriculum work; importance of classroom support for dyslexic pupils; samples of pupils' writing to illustrate work at various stages; suggestions about priorities for work and ways of dealing with the difficulties showm; list of materials - teaching aids, workbooks, suitable reading material, computer programs.
Tackling Dyslexia: The Bangor Way by Ann Cooke
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