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.

The Dyslexia-Friendly School

The dyslexia-friendly school

Chapter Objectives

By the end of this chapter you should:

  • understand the origins and outcome of the dyslexia-friendly schools initiative and where you fit into it;
  • be able to fit the ideas and strategies presented earlier in the book into the context of the dyslexia-friendly school;
  • have developed ways of evaluating the extent to which your classroom and school is dyslexia-friendly;
  • have decided how far you might be able to make a difference.

This chapter addresses the following Professional Standards for QTS and Core:

Q2, C2


At the end of this book we return to where we started – the dyslexia-friendly school. Our aim has been to help you to welcome into your classroom vulnerable learners with the differences associated with SpLD/dyslexia and to acknowledge and support these ...

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