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Sources of information

Dyslexia in adults: reading and website list

Print publications:

Mainly for Staff

 

Bartlett, D & Moody, S (2000) : Dyslexia in the workplace. Whurr.

Covers all of the main issues and includes some practical strategies about getting support for dyslexia at work. This pre-dates ‘Access to Work’ see http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/DisabledPeople/Employmentsupport/

Cottrell, S (1999) : The study skills handbook. Basingstoke, Palgrave.

A practical guide, including strategies and planners. Intended for students, but contains background information for academics, and useful examples for support tutors.

Cottrell, S (2001) : Teaching study skills and supporting learning. Basingstoke, Palgrave.

Strategies and suggestions on supporting dyslexic students

Gilroy DG & Miles TR (1996) : Dyslexia at College. Routledge.

Intended for students, but contains useful background information for staff.

Goodwin, G & Thomson, B (2004) : Making dyslexia work for you. A self-help guide. London, David Fulton.

Intended for students, but contains useful practical strategies and a CD-ROM with all of the information stored.

Farmer M, Riddick B & Sterling C (2002): Dyslexia and inclusion - assessment and support in higher education. London, Whurr.

Includes information on identifying dyslexia, numeracy, views of staff and students

Fitzgibbon, G & O'Connor, B (2002) : Adult dyslexia - a guide for the workplace. Chichester, Wiley.

Mainly intended for Managers, with sections on moral, legal, practical aspects, and counselling/support

Heaton, P & Mitchell, G (2000) : Dyslexia - students in need. London, Whurr.

Information for students about further and higher education

Holloway, J (2000) : Dyslexia in focus at sixteen plus: an inclusive learning approach. Tamworth, NASEN.

Staff development for Further Education lecturers. Includes photocopiable information sheets.

Hunter-Carsch, M & R Herrington, M (2001) : Dyslexia and effective learning in secondary and tertiary education (Chapters 13 - 18). London, Whurr.

Includes information on transitions, multilingualism, FE, HE and staff development

Klein, C et al. (2002) : Supporting dyslexic students in Further Education - guidelines for best practice. London Language & Literacy Unit, South Bank University.

Practical guidelines for practitioners

Krupska M & Klein C (1995) : Demystifying Dyslexia. London Language & Literacy Unit, South Bank University.

A resource for teachers, lecturers and trainers, including photocopiable activity sheets.

Krupska M & Klein C (1995) : Demystifying Dyslexia. London Language & Literacy Unit, South Bank University.

A resource for teachers, lecturers and trainers, including photocopiable activity sheets.

McLoughlin D, Fitzgibbon G & Young V (1994) : Adult Dyslexia - Assessment, Counselling and Training. London, Whurr.

Includes definitions, identification and assessment of dyslexia, strategies, counselling and support in the workplace

McLoughlin D, Leather C & Stringer P (2002): The adult dyslexic - interventions and outcomes. London, Whurr

Contains more detailed information about definitions, identification and assessment of dyslexia, strategies, counselling and support/ practical strategies.

Morgan, E & Klein, C (2000) : The Dyslexic Adult in a non-dyslexic world. London, Whurr.

Includes cognitive styles, dyslexia at home, work and learning and some information on dyslexia support. 

Mortimore, T (2003): Dyslexia and learning style - a practitioner's handbook. London, Whurr.

Detailed theory and practical information regarding learning styles

Nosek, K (1997) : Dyslexia in adults. Taking charge of your life. Dallas Texas, Taylor.

Positive and practical guide for adults. Intended to offer strategies for managing dyslexic life.

Pollak, David (2005) : Dyslexia, the Self and Higher Education: learning life histories of students identified as dyslexic. Trentham Books.

Students’ views on the nature of dyslexia, their identity and the experience of higher education.

Reid, G & Kirk, J (2001) : Dyslexia in adults - education and employment. Wiley.

Includes definitions, identification of dyslexia, staff development, dyslexia in the workplace and academic life, anxiety, stress and disaffection, creativity and practical support

Singleton C (Chair) (1999) : Dyslexia in Higher Education - Policy, Provision and Practice (Report of the National Working Party on Dyslexia in Higher Education). University of Hull.

A useful guide for those working with dyslexic student in HE

Scott, R (2004) : Dyslexia and counselling. London, Whurr.

Covers the emotional aspects of dyslexia and related support

Riddick, B et al. (1997) : Students and dyslexia. London, Whurr.

 Interviews with university students.

Rodis, P, Garrod, A & Boscardin, ML (2001) : Learning disabilities and life stories. Boston Mass., Allyn and Bacon.

Autobiographical essays, and analytical chapters.

 

Mainly for Students

 

Cottrell, S (1999) : The study skills handbook. Basingstoke, Palgrave.

A practical guide for students, including strategies and planners.

Gilroy DG & Miles TR (1996) : Dyslexia at College. Routledge.

Explains some of the difficulties experienced by students, and includes case studies written by dyslexic students.

Goodwin, G & Thomson, B (2004) : Making dyslexia work for you. A self-help guide. London, David Fulton.

Contains useful practical strategies and a CD-ROM, with all of the information stored.

Nosek, K (1997) : Dyslexia in adults. Taking charge of your life. Dallas Texas, Taylor.

Positive and practical guide for adults. Intended to offer strategies for managing dyslexic life.

 

Web links

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