Assessment for Dyslexia
Dyslexia is a specific learning difficulty that presents life challenges on a daily basis. The only way to establish whether and in what ways an individual is dyslexic is via assessment. Different tests exist however, each with pros and cons. Furthermore, no single test gives a full profile of an individual, and skilled assessors draw on a wide range of sources in order to make their recommendations.
Assessment for Dyslexia provides professionals working in educational contexts with the knowledge, understanding and procedures required to carry out a comprehensive, contextualised assessment for dyslexia. Learners will come to understand fully the rationale for and theoretical underpinnings of a dyslexia assessment, the barriers to learning that can exist, and the diverse tests and strategies for assessment that have been developed to identify them. Later sections of the resource look at dyslexia’s overlap with other forms of specific learning difficulty, and the particular requirements of assessing for dyslexia beyond school. Armed with this comprehensive learning programme, readers will be ready to select appropriate tools in order to generate a complete and accurate profile of an individual, provide a detailed interpretation of the results, and recommend suitable next steps.
Why to buy
- The only commercially-available training pack for dyslexia assessment, written by recognised leaders in dyslexia research, training, assessment and intervention
- Covers all the information and guidance required to select appropriate tools, conduct a complete assessment, report on results and recommend next steps
- Shows how to gather data from a range of formal and informal sources before and throughout the assessment process to gain a full picture an individual’s needs
- Includes a wealth of case studies, practical learning tasks and exercises, sample results, and reproducible forms for observation and data collection