Author: David Grant
Release Date: 2010-02-26
Many people with dyspraxia and dyslexia also have ADHD. This fully revised edition of David Grant’s thought-provoking, insightful book develops our understanding of specific learning differences and considers the further challenges presented by these overlapping conditions. New sections explore mental imagery [visualisation] and synaesthesia, enabling the reader to gain a fuller understanding of the sensory experiences and thoughts of individuals with specific learning differences. As well as providing information defining Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and ADHD, That’s the Way I Think addresses topics including: colours and reading becoming creative sports, genes and evolution ‘invisible’ girls and women. The accessible style of this book, which includes numerous anecdotes and personal insights, will immediately strike a chord with anyone who has first- or second-hand experience of these specific learning differences. Essential and enlightening reading for people with specific learning differences as well as their parents and/or partner, this book also provides an invaluable insight for teachers, teaching assistants and SENCos.
Author: David Grant
Release Date: 2005
This book helps readers to understand how dyslexics feel and how they develop coping strategies; it will be enlightening for dyslexic people themselves, their parents and teachers/tutors. It contains anecdotes and stories of personal experiences.
This book clearly explains what Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) are, and describes the symptoms of conditions most commonly encountered in the mainstream classroom: dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, and OCD. The author provides an overview of the strengths and weaknesses commonly associated with each of these conditions, as well as practical suggestions for modifying teaching materials and methods to make learning enjoyable, effective and accessible for students. There are also dedicated chapters on helping students with SpLDs to develop effective revision skills and exam techniques. This straight-talking and accessible guide is ideal for teachers, teaching assistants, and those in school management who want to know more about supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties.