About 1 in 20 individuals are dyslexic. This figure also applies for dyspraxia and ADHD. This fully revised edition of David Grant’s thought-provoking, insightful book develops our understanding of these specific learning differences and considers the further challenges presented by these overlapping conditions.
This new edition includes a brand-new chapter on dyscalculia. New sections also explore updates in the study of dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD as well as visualisation and synaesthesia, in the light of new data and research. These updates enable the reader to gain a fuller understanding of the sensory experiences and thoughts of individuals with specific learning differences.
The author takes a life-style approach to explain many of the everyday experiences and choices of individuals with specific learning differences, including sleep, sports, visualisation and creativity, and uses real life examples explained in the words of those with specific learning differences.
The accessible style of this book will immediately strike a chord with anyone with first or second-hand experience of specific learning differences. It is invaluable and insightful reading for those with specific learning differences as well as their parents and/or partner, teachers, teaching assistants and SENCos.
Table of Contents
1. Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and ADHD – The Common Ground 2. What is Dyslexia? 3. What is Dyspraxia? 4. What is ADHD? 5. What is Dyscalculia? 6. Visualisation and Synaesthesia 7. Colours and Reading 8. Being Creative – or Becoming Creative? 9. Sports and Genes 10. Invisible Girls, Invisible Women 11. Sleep 12. Neurodiversity and Concluding Remarks
David Grant is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and was formally recognised as an Educational Psychologist by the Health Care & Professions Council in 2012.
Short-listed for the British Psychological Society's Award in the Practitioner Text category.
"The book uses a holistic approach and aims to provide an understanding of the ways in which specific learning differences may influence and shape everyday life. It provides a helpful overview of individual differences and the relationship between them. It is written in a clear and accessible style with concise although suitably detailed descriptions." - Julia Kender, Independent consultant and assessor, lecturer and external examiner in a variety of HEI settings