Dyslexia: a beginner’s guide

Brunswick, Nicola (2009) Dyslexia: a beginner’s guide. Oneworld Publications. ISBN 9781851686452

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Winston Churchill, Andy Warhol, Tom Cruise, Agatha Christie, Pablo Picasso. All famous and successful in their chosen professions. All dyslexic. But what is dyslexia? Are there different types of dyslexia? Is it more likely to occur in boys than in girls? Is there a cure? This Beginner’s Guide answers these and other questions, providing a concise explanation of the causes and symptoms of dyslexia, a learning disorder that inhibits the reading and writing ability of millions of children and adults worldwide. Chapters consider the importance of sound and vision to reading, the assessment and management of dyslexia, and lists of dedicated dyslexia resources including support associations, books, websites, and assistive technology. With its engaging and accessible writing style, this book is an indispensable resource for parents of children with dyslexia, for young people and adults with dyslexia, and for teachers and special educational needs co-ordinators everywhere.

Item Type:Book
Research Areas:School of Science and Technology > Psychology
ID Code:2863
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