The Dyslexia-Friendly Primary School: A Practical Guide for Teachers
Publication Year: 2007
Is your school dyslexia-friendly?Beginning with a look at understanding dyslexia, The Dyslexia-Friendly Primary School shows you how to involve an entire school to achieve a dyslexia-friendly environment. You will be able to:Use an audit tool to discover how your school can improve its environment Look at examples of successful dyslexia-friendly initiatives Find information on funding and resourcesThis book offers teachers, lead teachers, SENCOs, student teachers and literacy coordinators a step-by-step guide to creating a whole-school environment that supports students with dyslexia.
- Front Matter
- Back Matter
- Subject Index
- Chapter 1: Developing an Understanding of Dyslexia
- Chapter 2: A Dyslexia-Friendly Focus
- Chapter 3: Dyslexia-Friendly Perspectives
- Chapter 4: The Family View
- Chapter 5: The Dyslexia-Friendly Initiative and the Local Authority (LA)
- Chapter 6: From the Dyslexia-Friendly Local Authority (LA) to the Dyslexia-Friendly School
- Chapter 7: From the Dyslexia-Friendly School to the Dyslexia-Friendly Classroom
- Chapter 8: Conclusion: Ways Forward
- You can try (technique for easing the reading and writing load)
- Dyslexia Accessibility Guide
© Barbara Pavey 2007
First published 2007
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I would like to thank the people who have encouraged me and helped me with comments. They include Rea Reason, Jean Salt, Paul Lismore, Kate Pearson, Lyn Middleton, Debbie Avington, Sue Sanders, Mike Bottery, and an anonymous reader.
I would like to give particular thanks to Gill Harper-Jones, Educational Psychologist and Lecturer at Swansea University and Swansea Institute of Higher Education, for her contributions and advice; to Andrew Bedford, Finance Director of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council; and to Margaret Meehan, dyslexia tutor at Swansea University and independent dyslexia consultant.
With regard to resources, I should mention that the dyslexia-friendly lesson plan was amended and developed from a format by Yvonne Hillier. The Dyslexia Accessibility Guide was developed from a differentiation guide written by Margaret Allen and me in 1993.
Finally, I would like to thank the editorial team at Paul Chapman Publishing, Jude Bowen, Katie Metzler and Charlotte Saunders. I am very grateful for their support and advice, and for their considerable patience.[Page viii]
This book is dedicated to
Teacher and Friend[Page x]
About the Author[Page xi]
Training originally as a primary teacher, Barbara Pavey later taught visual and performing arts, personal and social education, and English in a variety of educational settings, working also as a special educational needs (SEN) coordinator in a secondary school. She followed this with SEN administrative experience, working first as a statement officer for Doncaster LEA and then as the Education Officer for SEN for North Lincolnshire Council.
Through this range of experience, Barbara has gained a deep understanding of children's learning needs, including the learning needs of children who experience dyslexia, and the strategies we can use to help them. Added to this has been the understanding and appreciation of the views of practitioners and families that inform this book.
Barbara developed her dyslexia interest further while leading the SEN and dyslexia postgraduate programmes at Swansea University. In addition to her other educational and SEN qualifications, she holds a Postgraduate Diploma in SEN/Dyslexia and has AMBDA status.
Barbara nows leads the dyslexia studies programmes at the University of Birmingham.
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