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The Dyslexia-Friendly Teacher's Toolkit

The Dyslexia-Friendly Teacher's Toolkit
Strategies for Teaching Students 3-18

  • Barbara Pavey - Lecturer in Higher Education, Training Dyslexia Specialists in the North of England
  • Margaret Meehan - Coordinator of Specialist Tuition at Swansea University
  • Sarah Davis - Early Years Leading Teacher working in North Yorkshire

June 2013 | 128 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
"This book is a really practical, hands-on guide packed with a wealth of advice on strategies and "things to try" reflecting the authors' extensive experience. If you want to make effective, inclusive dyslexia-friendly classrooms a reality rather than an aspiration, this book is for you." - Dr John P. Rack, Head of Research and Development, Dyslexia Action

In this toolkit the authors provide you with the foundations for making your setting and your teaching style dyslexia-friendly. There is a general overview of the principles and practices required, and what the dyslexia-aware teacher needs to bear in mind.

Chapters cover:

  • understanding learners with dyslexia
  • dyslexia and phonics
  • dyslexia and English as an Additional Language
  • dyslexia and mathematics
  • dyslexia and science
  • dyslexia and creativity

Each chapter includes visual chapter overviews, tried and tested strategies for the classroom and the whole school, using technology to help learners, case studies from practice, children's voices and sources of further information. The book offers you ideas and advice, and will ensure you feel confident you are doing the right things to help overcome barriers to learning.

Barbara Pavey is a lecturer in Higher Education, training dyslexia specialists in the North of England.

Margaret Meehan is Coordinator of Specialist Tuition at Swansea University.

Sarah Davis is an Early Years Leading Teacher working in North Yorkshire.

Barbara Pavey
Understanding Learners with Dyslexia
Barbara Pavey
Supporting Learning
Sarah Davis
Dyslexia and Phonics
Barbara Pavey
Dyslexia and English as an Additional Language
Sarah Davis
Reading, Writing and Spelling
Margaret Meehan
Dyslexia and Mathematics
Margaret Meehan
Dyslexia and Science
Barbara Pavey
Dyslexia and Creativity
Appendix 1: A Dyslexia-friendly School-a practitioner's guide

Although this book is designed for teachers of children, it is informative to all teachers due to its ideas relating to literacy, strategies and ideas.

Dr Sarah McLaughlin
Health, Bristol University
November 22, 2022

A really insightful book providing guidance to practitioners on how to support pupils with dyslexia in the classroom. Excellent suggestions that are easy to implement.

Dr Rhiannon Packer
Cardiff School of Education, Cardiff Metropolitan University
August 2, 2019

most useful - particularly for the new PGCert & MA in Supporting Older Children & Young People with Dyslexia / SpLDs which is being validated to run from September - on the reading list as a core text.

Ms Anne Morris
Social Science , London Metropolitan University
April 17, 2015

A really supportive text

Mrs Jo Pothecary
Student Support & Engagement, Wiltshire College
February 4, 2015

Wonderful resource

Ms Susan McGarroch
Teacher Education, Leeds City College
December 8, 2014

Excellent suggestions

Mrs Sara Graham
School of Education, Chester University
November 3, 2014

Although the information was informatively relevant, the time allowance for dealing with non-essential subjects was reduced and we had to simply offer the students the option to elect this topic rather than include it in the core curriculum. The strategies are excellently presented, the information clear and concise, and although we didn't ultimately use the resource or offer the module, we still recommend the book as a valuable tool when a student individually elects to study Support.

Mr Gordon Adams
School of Drama, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
October 17, 2014

great resources for myself and my students! will definitely be using this within my teaching! easy to follow. easy to read!

Miss Jade-Marie Davies
Performing Arts, Filton College
March 25, 2014

A great basic overview of dyslexia for people of all ages. Gives a good insight to students on placement and to myself as a teaching professional. Really great photocopy-able resources. Would recommend!

Miss Katey Ribchester
Health and Social Care, Ethos College
February 20, 2014

Fantastic read and it helps those teachers understand dyslexia and how to support their students to their full achievement

Miss Yeeman Lam
Childcare Department, Bishop Burton College
February 17, 2014

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