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.

Study Skills

Study skills

Chapter Objectives

By the end of this chapter you should:

  • understand study skills in relation to personal development;
  • understand study skills in relation to subject content, including revision skills;
  • know about IT skills support;
  • understand the skills required for examinations including special exam arrangements.

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

Q17, Q23, C35


In this chapter we will aim to answer the question ‘What are Study Skills?’ Study Skills is an umbrella term, used to encompass a variety of techniques, skills and thinking methods. Some individuals are fortunate enough to absorb these easily. They develop the ability for effective study naturally as their education progresses. However, many students with dyslexia do not develop study skills naturally and need to be taught them and given opportunities ...

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