This book is about raising standards in literacy for children with dyslexia by putting the child at the centre of everything you do, focusing on wellbeing, and recognising the role that adults have to play in ensuring all children reach their potential. Concentrating on children in primary schools and early years settings the book looks at: • Early intervention • Pupil voice • Working as a team • New literacies • Child-centred identification, assessment and provision • Challenges for the inclusive school. Suitable for all those working with children with dyslexia this book contains strategies that can be easily adopted to academically and emotionally benefit the children you are working with.

Contemporary Challenges: Looking to the Future

Contemporary Challenges: Looking to the Future

Contemporary Challenges: Looking to the Future
Sean MacBlainJill DunnLouise Long

Chapter aims

  • To explore the implications for child-centred practice with children with dyslexia and developmental literacy difficulties in the 21st-century classroom.
  • To identify key principles in providing for children with dyslexia in the inclusive classroom.
  • To explore the importance of fostering and advancing partnerships between home, school, community, and the child.
  • To examine issues central to the mentoring of teachers in training and the implications and challenges this will have for schools.


Whilst the difficulties that children with dyslexia face remain constant the educational world around them is changing, and at a pace that, arguably, is unparalleled. Children and young people living today experience pressures that would be unknown to their parents and grandparents when ...

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