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Assessing Children with Specific Learning Difficulties


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Table of Contents


Chapter 1: SpLD in Context -Pointers for practice

Chapter 2: Assessment Process

Chapter 3: Teacher Assessment: Literacy

Chapter 4: Teacher Assessment: Numeracy

Chapter 5: Teacher Assessment: Movement

Chapter 6: Behavioural problems Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Emotional and Behavioural Disorders

Chapter 7: The Role of the Educational Psychologist and Teacher Assessments

Chapter 8: Recognising and dealing with Self-esteem, motivation and emotional needs

Chapter 9: Identifying and Utilising Learning Preferences and Styles

Chapter 10: Higher Education and the Workplace

Chapter 11: Developing an Assessment Framework

Chapter 12: Sources and resources - some guidance


About the Author

Gavin Reid has published 24 books so far, with David Fulton, Routledge, Continuum, Wiley and Sage, and these include: Dyslexia: A Practitioners Handbook, 4th edition (Wiley) Dyslexia: A Complete Guide for Parents (Wiley, 2004) Dyslexia and Inclusion (Routledge/David Fulton, 2005) Motivating Learners in the Classroom: Ideas and Strategies (Sage, 2007) Learning Styles and Inclusion (Sage, 2005) 100 Ideas for supporting pupils with Dyslexia (Continuum) Dyslexia: A Teaching Assistants Handbook (Continuum) Effective Learning: Ideas into Action (Continuum, 2009)


"This book is a thorough but readable guide on the theory and practice of assessing children with specific learning difference" - Graeme Whyte, Special Children

"Overall this is an informative book, specialist teachers can recommend it to colleagues for a better understanding of SpLD and how interventions might work in an educational setting."- Jan Beechey, Dyslexia Review

"This book covers the full range of specific learning difficulties and provides practical guidance in terms of assessment and implementing strategies in the classroom. [...] This is a useful, timely and relevant publication" - SEN Magazine

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