Published: 01/12/2008
ISBN: 9781906510510
Format: Paperback



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Jennifer Poole is a chartered psychologist researcher and writer with a First Class BSc Hons degree from Portsmouth University, UK and a PhD from Exeter University, UK. She specializes in adopting an... read more

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Decoding Dyslexia
14 programes for helping dyslexia and the hidden ingredient they share
by Jennifer Poole Ph.D

This is probably the only book on dyslexia you need. Whether you are a parent, student, educationalist or academic, this book will give you a complete overview of the subject. Based on a 5-year research project on the shared ‘active ingredients’ of 14 successful methods for helping children with dyslexia, it begins with an accessible outline of the three current major theories on dyslexia before describing 14 different programmes.

The research method adopted to study these methods is briefly described together with the resulting ‘common denominators’ found in successful practice. The importance of sensory integration prior to literacy, together with the individual differences that impact upon this learning are explored in detail and the need to recognise the genetic identity (GI) of a child as non-pathological, prior to attempting to teach literacy, is stressed. Decoding Dyslexia also proposes a new hypothesis for developmental dyslexia, grounded in what actually works in helping children with dyslexia, and unifies currently disjointed theories to incorporate the wider child-development issues underlying literacy.

Finally a Positive Manifesto for Dyslexia outlines a new way of approaching teaching literacy in order to prevent constructing dyslexia and stigmatising difference in thinking or learning style. If you need an introduction to theory and practice in dyslexia plus a radical new solution-based hypothesis for preventing difficulties in literacy acquisition in the future, this is it.

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Jennifer Poole is the author of two books: Decoding Dyslexia and An Ecological Theory of Autism. Both are ground breaking studies which offer new hope and understanding to those affected or working in the field. Each offers a comprehensive study of the subject with a practical, positive resource section.

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