Supporting Children with Dyslexia


By Garry Squires and Sally McKeown

1st Edition 2003

There are plenty of books about dyslexia and well-structured teaching packs that focus on the remediation of difficulties. But not much is written about the day-to-day work that goes on in mainstream classrooms or about how parents can help. This book sets out to address this issue by providing an understanding of what it is like to be dyslexic and gives ideas that focus on the solutions to problems that may be encountered.


This book focuses on the practical difficulties facing dyslexic pupils every day in the classroom and provides teachers and parents with strategies to support and enable them to access the curriculum with a minimum of fuss and upheaval.

The pupil’s perspective is also considered, with a section devoted to encouraging children to be positive about themselves, develop coping strategies and become independent learners. The emphasis is on encouraging independence while providing just enough support to ensure success.

Key sections include:

  • Definitions and challenges
  • Identifying strengths and weaknesses
  • Classroom settings
  • Supportive strategies
  • Using ICT
  • Organisation and planning skills
  • Dyslexia and mathematics
  • Emotional support
  • The parents’ role
  • Dyslexia and me

Additional information

Weight .187 kg