ERIC Number: ED356398
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Diagnosing Dyslexia. A Guide to the Assessment of Adults with Specific Learning Difficulties.
This book offers tutors in adult, further, and higher education materials for diagnosing students with specific learning disabilities (dyslexia). It provides information for setting up an appropriate individualized teaching program and making recommendations for supporting such students. Materials and methods can be used with students from basic literacy to advanced levels. An introduction describes the diagnostic methodology. Chapter 1 is a guide to diagnostic assessment. Chapter 2 is a guide to the use of the diagnostic interview. Chapter 3 focuses on the analysis of the student's reading. Topics include selecting a reading passage, miscue analysis, reading style analysis, comprehension, and single work and nonword testing. Chapter 4 discusses spelling error analysis. Chapter 5 considers writing analysis and provides a guide to identifying the kinds of difficulties that may contribute to a diagnosis of specific learning difficulties. Chapter 6 addresses drawing conclusions. Chapter 7 offers an overview of specific learning difficulties. Chapter 8 focuses on writing the diagnostic report and making recommendations. Chapter 9 discusses how to explain the diagnosis and dyslexia to the student. Appendixes include an article entitled "The Reading Process," Fogg's Test of Readability, reading selections, word lists, spelling dictations, and advanced spelling list. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Diagnostic Tests, Dyslexia, Educational Diagnosis, Educational Testing, Foreign Countries, Individualized Education Programs, Reading Diagnosis, Reading Difficulties, Reading Tests, Student Evaluation
Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Unit, Kingsbourne House, 229/231 High Holborn, London WC1V 7DA, England (4.50 pounds).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Unit, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England); United Kingdom (Wales)