Supporting Dyslexic Adults in Higher Education and the Workplace
April 2012, Wiley-Blackwell
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“The book is an essential guide for teachers, practitioners and employers working with the dyslexic adult and covers recent research and practices within the field of dyslexia . . . The book is well structured with useful contents pages and a clearly presented index.” (Dyslexia Review, 1 November 2012)
This comprehensive and essential handbook offers a wealth of expertise to all those supporting adults with dyslexia. It explores the world of the student in Higher Education, transitions into the workplace and the subsequent world of employment, recognising that dyslexia is a life-long condition and that different settings and new demands bring different pressures. Highly experienced practitioners provide detailed guidance into the tried and tested approaches and strategies which are known to be successful.
The book also points the way forward, demonstrating how dyslexia awareness and effective adjustments will help to remove the barriers for dyslexic adults, enabling them to work to their strengths and so contribute fully to our society. I strongly recommend this book.
—Katherine Kindersley, Director, Dyslexia Assessment & Consultancy, www.workingwithdyslexia.com
Dyslexia is a lifelong condition and, depending on severity, it can have a negative impact on educational achievement and career prospects. The message of this book, however, is that, if managed well, dyslexia need not be a barrier to success. By bringing together experts on dyslexia in higher education and in the work place, the book signals a ‘coming of age’ of research and practice on dyslexia in adulthood. The book is not just about screening, assessment and examination arrangements but rather its scope is wide, covering support for learning, key transitions, preparation for the workplace and psychosocial aspects. Within the legal framework of the Disability Discrimination Act it also explores sensitive issues surrounding the disclosure of dyslexia in the work place, and the extent to which dyslexia support is also appropriate for people of lower ability who have poor levels of literacy. In bringing together best practice on the management of adults with dyslexia, this book provides much food for thought and will be an important reference for all those who work in the field.
—Maggie Snowling, Professor of Psychology, University of York