Further Reading and Websites on Dyslexia and Dyspraxia
The RCA Library has a number of books and videos concerned with dyslexia and dyspraxia. They are all located just inside the mezzanine level, on the left.
Browse the RCA Library catalogue for more details. Library classmarks and titles are listed below.
Books to Explain about Dyslexia to Students
Overcoming Dyslexia, Dr Beve Hornsby
In The Mind's Eye, Thomas West
The Gift of Dyslexia, Ronald Davis
The Dyslexia Handbook, Julia Crisfield
Understanding Dyslexia, T R Miles
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, Betty Edwards
Self-help Books for Dyslexic Students
The Arts Good Study Guide, Ellie Chamber and Andrew Northedge
A Guide to Learning Independently, L Marshall and F Rowland
Use Your Head, Tony Buzan
Make the Most of your Mind, Tony Buzan
Use Your Memory, Tony Buzan
Self-help Books for Dyspraxic Students
Living with Dyspraxia: A Guide for Adults with Developmental Dyspraxia, M. Colley
Developments Coordination Disorder: Hints & Tips for the Activities of Daily Living, M.F. Ball
Dyspraxia The Hidden Handicap, Dr A. Kirby
Developmental Dyspraxia Identification and Intervention: A Manual for Parents and Professionals, M. Portwood
Please have a search through these sites – there is a lot of useful information in them. Where applicable a contact telephone number is also provided. Many of these sites contain exercises with answer keys.
Raises awareness of dyslexia, dyslexia assessments, trains support teachers
Raises awareness and creates funds to instigate dyslexia training in schools
Dyslexia assessment, teacher training courses, workplace consultations
Provides services and information for children and parents with dyslexia
The Adult Dyslexia Organisation
Supports dyslexic men and women
Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre
Offers assessment and tuition for dyslexic children and adults
Arts Dyslexia Trust
Promotes greater understanding and appreciation of dyslexia and the creative potential of the visually dominant mind
The International Dyslexia Association
Promotes literacy through research education and advocacy
Supports children, families and adults with dyspraxia
Best Resources for Achievement and Intervention re Neurodiversity in Higher Education
Video clips of students' experiences at university
Academic Writing sites
Some good advice for writing academic English, with exercises and model answers. This is comprehensive and useful for those who do not have much experience. It also has work on reading skills; listening skills, and presentations.
A very good, extensive ‘owl’ (on-line writing lab) for structuring essays, paraphrasing, grammar development, writing abstracts, etc. It has very friendly handouts for you to print. Recently updated.
A thorough guide to writing with a view to RCA dissertations; for all students.
An excellent website to teach yourself study skills.
See also the Purdue site above.
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