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By Morag Hunter-Carsch

At a time while dyslexia is being redefined, this ebook proposes a socially interactive version in the wider framework of particular studying problems. The version proposed is flanked by means of reflective contributions from across the world revered researchers, writers and lecturers and every bankruptcy consists of messages for educators in all sectors of schooling. lecturers are challenged to re-evaluate principal matters affecting studying in and past obligatory education: equipment of training and provision of studying aid; and the combination of meta-affectivity with metacognition.

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1 Motivating reluctant readers Seeing the wood and the trees 23 24 Dyslexia: A Psychosocial Perspective experience (Point 5) for personally defined purposes (which diversify with widening experience of texts). The continuing developmental sequence involves the developing reader in becoming aware of what the process of independent reading actually requires of the reader (Point 6 ‘Recognition’) and the gradually increased confidence to choose to ask for repeated experi­ ences of ‘reading’ together (at the early stages simply, an aspect of ‘being’ together, company and shared experience).

E. done deliberately with a sense of purpose) there is a need for engagement with ‘reading life’ (situations, events, stories) and ‘reading self ’ (not books) at a more direct level and responding consciously to personal feelings and choices. This is vital for dyslexic learners who show reluctance to continue experience with printed texts when these are associated with physical discomfort (for example, Michael revealed in discussion that he experienced a pain in his head when faced with print).

Students have shown that they do this during examinations as well as in classwork and homework and that they can dramatically increase their sense of control and calm during examinations through recognition of the value of signalling through brackets that they are unsure of spellings. This ‘bracket’ technique works well as a diagnostic approach for surveying students’ awareness of their own spelling difficulties. Typically, dyslexic students tend to bracket as many words spelled correctly as mis­ spelled.

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