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.

Behaviours – What Might You Notice?

Behaviours – what might you notice?

Chapter Objectives

By the end of this chapter you should:

  • know how the knowledge of definitions and theory that you have gained from Chapter 1 could help you to spot differences before they become difficulties;
  • be able to analyse the tasks that you set your students to discover which elements might prove excessively difficult for students with SpLD/dyslexia.

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

Q2, C2

A major aim of this book is to help you build bridges effectively so as to prevent small misunderstandings becoming major breakdowns. So, what clues might you pick up from your students?


Chapter 1 defined dyslexia and discussed some of the theories that attempt to explain the pattern of differences ...

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