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Dyslexia in Adults: Education and Employment

Gavin Reid and Jane Kirk
Format
Book
Published
Chichester ; New York : John Wiley, c2001.
Language
English
ISBN
0471852058 (pbk.)
Contents
  • Chapter 1 Education and employment: issues for adults with dyslexia 1
  • What is dyslexia? 3
  • Chapter 2 Screening, assessment and support 22
  • Background factors 22
  • Assessment process 27
  • Role of IQ 27
  • Range of screening and assessment strategies 29
  • Screening questionnaires and checklists 32
  • Attainment tests 35
  • Workplace assessment 36
  • Informal assessment 39
  • Diagnostic information 40
  • Process and issues 42
  • Key points 44
  • Chapter 3 Training for training 48
  • Dyslexia: two models 48
  • Course A Awareness-raising 52
  • Course B Training in dyslexia 61
  • Course C Advanced training 62
  • Training programmes 65
  • Specific features of support 67
  • Funding of individuals 70
  • Chapter 4 Dyslexia and the workplace 71
  • Nature of the difficulties 71
  • Self-advocacy in the workplace 73
  • Working it out: strengths and abilities in the workplace 74
  • Preparation for employment: job choice and careers advice 75
  • Liaison between education and work 76
  • Matching jobs and skills 79
  • Training and retraining 82
  • Training and support 84
  • Social and personal factors 86
  • Employers and employment programmes 86
  • Employment needs 88
  • Disability Discrimination Act 89
  • Work context of the Employment Service 91
  • Professionals dealing with disability 92
  • Role of employers 93
  • Chapter 5 Strategies for learning 96
  • Whose responsibility? 96
  • Learning styles 97
  • Study skills 97
  • Importance of learning strategies 113
  • Chapter 6 Disaffection, defiance and depression 115
  • Disaffection 116
  • Defiance 119
  • Crime and prison 119
  • Research studies on dyslexia and young offenders 120
  • Dyspel project 123
  • Issues and critique 125
  • Young offenders study 126
  • Self-concept 131
  • Anxiety and stress 132
  • Depression 134
  • Disaffection, defiance and depression: support and training 136
  • Chapter 7 'The whole of the moon' 139
  • Dyslexia and visualisation 139
  • Art and artists 140
  • Creativity 141
  • Words making sense 144
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) 146
  • Hemispheric specialisation 148
  • Visualising and strategies 149
  • Kinesiology 149
  • Mind mapping 150
  • Visualising and verbalising 150
  • Multiple intelligences 151
  • Emotional needs/support groups 151
  • Chapter 8 Speak for yourself 153
  • Experiences of adults with dyslexia 154
  • Self-advocacy 171
  • Chapter 9 Reaching out 173
  • Disability and dyslexia organisations 173
  • Government agencies 190
  • Psychologists 191
  • Careers and counselling services 192
  • Other relevant groups 193
  • Computing support 196
  • Useful contacts (USA) 199
  • Appendix 1 Tests for dyslexia 208
  • Appendix 2 Sample dyslexia training evaluation form 212.
Description
xi, 244 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. [226]-237) and index.
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