The first guide of its kind written specifically for trainee and newly qualified teachers, this standards-based text explores the needs of dyslexic learners in mainstream secondary schools. In light of the current dyslexia-friendly schools initiative, it looks at organisational-level support for dyslexic children, together with pragmatic strategies which teachers can use to support children's cross-curricular learning. Further, it includes case studies and practical tasks to build readers' confidence in supporting Specific Learning Difficulties, as well as a range of coping strategies and practical advice, based upon the authors' experience of working with dyslexic learners in different contexts over many years.



This book aims to help you to ensure that your classroom and your institution offer the best environment and support for vulnerable learners, such as people with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)/dyslexia. It will offer support in the development of the understanding and skill which will help you to provide strategies appropriate for learners with a range of learning disabilities. However, it is important to appreciate the broader context and climate within which you develop your practice. What is the current understanding of SpLD/dyslexia, disability and inclusion and how does this influence educational practice?

Disability and Inclusion

Disability has been defined in Article 14 of the Human Rights Act 1998 as

a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse impact on his or her ...

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