Sandra Hargreaves, Jamie Crabb con Study Skills for Students with Dyslexia (SAGE Study Skills Series)
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Do you want to improve your study skills?
Packed full of advice on topics including note taking, essay writing, reading strategies and exam techniques, Study Skills for Students with Dyslexia is an essential read for students with dyslexia and other Specific Learning Differences (SpLDs) in further and higher education.
The guidance and tools provided help you organise and plan your work, improve your skills and boost your confidence, so you succeed throughout your studies. The new edition contains:
- A new chapter on critical thinking, giving you confidence in analysing information and expressing an argument
- A new chapter on how to make the most of lectures, to ensure you’re maximising your learning opportunities
- The latest IT and software references, including links to online assistive technologies
- A toolkit of downloadable resources to help you plan and study with ease, including templates, planners, tasks and activities, and toolsheets.
This edition also comes with a fully editable digital download of the book, so you can access it in your preferred reading format.
Practical and interactive, this book motivates, inspires and guides you through all your studies.
SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, resources and videos on study success!
Many students may be able to access both the book and materials to develop their study skills effectively by themselves; especially if they have received study skills support previously, or have already developed effective study habits, as the book and materials would give them new ideas for improving their skills.
The strength of the book for study skills specialists is the range of materials it offers, from note-making and note-taking, through to basic maths concepts. The book also offers advice on ways to use strategies most effectively, as demonstrated in chapter 4 which advises on the of use Q-notes.
The book’s strategies and ideas, especially the use of technology, would apply to any student, and across the range of learning differences. It can also be adapted for both FE and Secondary students.(Kevin Smith)
Sandra Hargreaves is the Programme Leader for the Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching Adult Dyslexic Learners in Higher Education at London Metropolitan University.
Sandra Hargreaves was the Course Leader for both the MA SpLD and the PGDip in Assessment for SpLD (Dyslexia) at London Metropolitan University, where she was a Teaching Fellow. In addition she was Module Leader for Supporting Adult Learners with SpLD, which is part of the MA SpLD run jointly by the Dyslexia Association in Singapore and London Metropolitan University. She is the Director of Mind Aligned (www.mindaligned.org). Mind Aligned is a service which covers a range of different activities including diagnosing dyslexia and supporting dyslexic adults both in higher education and the workplace.
Sandra has been involved in dyslexia support at Thames Valley University, the Inner London Probation Service and Uxbridge College. She previously worked for many years in Australia at Macquarie University in the Teacher Education Programme where she was the Course Leader of the Secondary English Team.
She has Associate Membership of the British Dyslexia Association in Further and Higher Education (AMBDA FE/HE) and a Practising Certificate from the Professional Association of Teachers of Students with SpLD (PATOSS). Sandra has been involved with education throughout her career. After initial training as an English teacher at the University of Newcastle in Australia, she completed both an MA and MEd at the University of Sydney. She has undertaken all her training in dyslexia in the UK. She is also dyslexic.
Jamie Crabb has over 10 years’ experience working in secondary and higher education. Following his BA (Hons.) Drama and Education he worked as project coordinator for the Metropolitan Police Safer Schools Project initiative in Haringey and completed his Masters in Performance Practices and Research. He subsequently worked as visiting lecturer/tutor in applied theatre and theatre and performance at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (RCSSD).
More recently, Jamie’s work has focused upon specialist support and assessment for specific learning differences (SpLDs) and neurodiversity in higher education. He was the Disability Services Coordinator at RCSSD until early 2014, and currently works as a freelance SpLD tutor, assessor and assistive technology specialist, and is completing his postgraduate training in integrative counselling and psychotherapy. He is part of the Diversity and Ability (DnA) Leadership Team with a role in training and innovations. DnA (http://www.dnamatters.co.uk) is a social enterprise specialising in integrating assistive technology and study strategies, and other specialist support for students with disabilities, SpLDs and other neurodiversity in Higher Education and the workplace, and recently with the charity Crisis in London.
He is involved in the executive committee and a quality assured member of the Association of Dyslexia Specialists in Higher Education (ADSHE), a member of the Professional Association of Teachers of Students with SpLDs (PATOSS), the National Association of Disability Practitioners (NADP), Psychotherapists and Counsellors for Social Responsibility (PCSR) and a student member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).