From the moment I started to read this book it quickly became a resource I used with the university students I support. I would highly recommend this book, as an extremely useful toolkit packed with practical advice, tips and hints to help the dyslexic learner at university.
'This book is written on a personal level and entices the student to enter a world that scares even the non-dyslexic. This toolkit is the student's safety net offering user friendly, down to earth advice and real life skills that have been tried and tested by the author'-Dr John Schneider, Educational Psychologist
The key strengths of this text are in providing a multitude of learning strategies for dyslexia. The text makes sure to inform the reader that dyslexia does not have a universal learning strategy, but that each student requires a learning strategy that is unique to them and their form of dyslexia... The learning strategies addressed in the text range from assisting dyslexic students who suffer from organization issues, text book reading issues, time management, and even note taking in class.
A good study skill guide for students who are dyslexic. The explanation and the guide is clear to follow.
This book was helpful and highlighted tools to aid dyslexic students with revision procedures in a relaxed and more accessible style of writing; the images which accompanied the text also helped paint a picture of 'how it works'.
A straight talking and motivational book which offers guidance on how to succeed in a positive way. A useful toolkit for all levels.
Good exercises to engage the reader. Plenty of opportunities to explore and self reflect.
Easy to follow hints and tips - well organised which is most important.
This is a nicely structured text, which is useful for students. Enjoyable and accessible.
This is an interesting read that is a good addition to any teachers bookshelf. This will assist teachers in developing their teaching for students as well as assisting students with dyslexia in what they can do to help themselves
Excellent book with some pratical advice that is easily implemented . Inform\ation within the nbok was also relevant to those with undiagnosed dyslexia or who showed dylexic tendencies . Extremely useful for learners and for those in early years as a textbook for the Level 3 unit on specific learning needs
I have enjoyed reading this as it will help me to adapt my tools and guidance to support these learners more effectively.
Learners who are dyslexic have also found this a valuable book to help them try new strategies that make the learning experience more valuable for them.
Given the nature of this book, I encouraged a dyslexic student to review it and write up some feedback. This hopefully provides a meaningful review from the perspective of the target audience. The following comments are in the student’s own words.
A useful text for any student with dyslexia or those who need strategies to organise and structure study at FE/HE level.
Practical activities and accompanying materials can be adapted by individuals or support tutors. Highly recommended.
A useful text to support students with dyslexia, especially those in HE who have been recently diagnosed and are eager to support themselves further.
Another really practical study guide form SAGE, whose reputation in this field is well-established.
Stadents and the staff who teach them can both benefit from adopting the approaches and strategies proposed in this book.
A great book/companion for new university students with OR without dyslexia. I have used this with new students already, as it reminds me how daunting life in university can be. This tool kit (book) offers practical and thoughtful support to both student and mentor. I thoroughly recommend this book.
An excellent resource for students who have been recently been diagnosed with dyslexia and other staff in education who support students with specific learning disabilities. Tips and resources greatly enhance my teaching for all students.
Do not like the print/paper etc..
An interesting read that has proved useful to students as well as teachers already taking suggestions and techniques into the classroom.
This book was a good teaching resource for me. It helped me to better understand how to support our students with dyslexia, who were undertaking study skills. It is also a useful tool generally for any tutor looking to support students undertaking study skills.
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