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The Dyslexia Assessment is a complete assessment tool for investigating reading, writing and spelling difficulties in learners.

Designed for teachers and specialists in all education sectors, including early years, primary, secondary, further and higher education, this book provides practical and comprehensive guidance on carrying out an assessment for dyslexia, and interpreting and acting on results. It examines formal and informal assessment strategies and looks at assessment across the curriculum. The strategies explored focus on the whole learner, taking into consideration social, emotional and motivational factors, as well as the challenges of assessing learners with overlapping conditions or EAL.

Written by leading experts in the field, our own Dr Jennie Guise and Dr Gavin Reid, The Dyslexia Assessment is a practical and invaluable guide, which will inform a and empower all mainstream and specialist teachers, teaching assistants, SENCOs and psychologists to provide the best support possible to learners with reading, writing and spelling difficulties.

‘Anyone involved in supporting students with a specific learning difficulty to achieve their potential will find this book invaluable. Reid and Guise share their extensive knowledge of dyslexia in order to provide clear guidance for conducting and understanding dyslexia assessment and for developing appropriate intervention. A must read.’ — Rita Waddell, Head of School, Oak Hill, Centre of Excellence for Students with Dyslexia and/or Attention Deficit Disorder, Switzerland

‘The Dyslexia Assessment is accessible and informative, and suitable for both novice and expert. Its emphasis is that the assessment process is not a one-off event; it is fed into by a comprehensive gathering of information offering a variety of perspectives. The strengths-based approach the authors advocate is the positive one we all want for our dyslexic people in offering solutions for the future. Books abound on this subject but this is the one I prefer.’ — Bernadette McLean, Principal, Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre

‘This book provides a comprehensive overview of the dyslexia assessment process, including why and how we assess, and what we do with the findings. Importantly, it highlights the the positive approach of diagnosis – the learner’s strengths – and the responsibility to support a positive education outcome for our students.’ — Monica Gribben, Dyslexia Adviser, Edinburgh Napier University