Gavin Reid always tries to make his publications practical. His books are centered on the needs of teachers and parents and are full of ideas and suggestions for support and intervention. He also has books on Learning Styles and Motivation.? He has numerous books in print and many of his books are used as core course texts in courses throughout the UK and in many other countries.

Below are a selection of his publications in print with links to buy these online. Alternatively, browse the majority of these books directly at Amazon.

  • Coming Soon

    • Write This Way

      Structured lessons and activities for reluctant young writers. Gavin
      Reid, Jenn Clark and Michelle Macintosh
      Bloomsbury Publications

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  • Test Books

    • Special Needs Assessment Profile (SNAP)

      Hodder and Stoughton, 2003 (version 2 2006)

      Co-author Charles Weedon. Computer-aided diagnostic assessment and profiling tool. In many areas of school-based SEN diagnostic assessment the SENCO is presented with an amorphous mass of overlapping problems and ‘symptoms’, with no specific defining characteristics to clearly differentiate, say, dyslexia, dysgraphia and specific language impairment, or ADD/ADHD, social and communicative difficulties, and with no real overview of how all the diverse strands might interrelate – until now!

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    • Listening and Literacy Index: A Group Test to Identify Specific Learning Difficulties

      Hodder Murray, 2001

      Co-author Charles Weedon. Listening is a core skill within the English curriculum and the main medium for classroom learning, but it is difficult to assess objectively. The “Listening and Literacy Index” is a standardized test of listening, reading and spelling for use with class groups of six- to nine-year-olds. This teacher’s handbook offers advice on how to use the tests, and provides a diagnostic profile and norms, as well as detailed practical guidelines for scoring, interpretation and teaching follow-up.

      Out of print

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  • How to Help Series

    • Effective Study and Learning: How to Help

      Gavin Reid and Jennie Guise

      A complete, straightforward guide to the issues and challenges commonly faced by children and young people when seeking to study and learn effectively – and the practical ways in which parents, carers, teachers and schools can help.

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  • Authored & Edited Books

    • Coming Soon, Practical Activities and Ideas for Parents of Dyslexic Kids and Teens

      Gavin Reid, Michelle McIntosh and Jenn Clark

      Jessica Kingsley Publications, London, UK

    • Dyslexia Tools Workbook for Teens: 120 Exercises to Improve Reading Skills

      Gavin Reid and Jenn Clark

      “Gavin Reid and Jenn Clark’s Dyslexia Tools Workbook for Teens is filled with clever activities designed to appeal to teens. This marvelous workbook creatively takes students from phonemic awareness and phonics through advanced word study, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension skills. Teachers will love it, too!” –Marcia K. Henry, PhD, professor emerita, past president, International Dyslexia Association, and author of Unlocking Literacy: Effective Decoding and Spelling InstructionWORDS, and Patterns for Success in Reading and Spelling

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    • The Dyslexia Workbook for Adults: Practical Tools to Improve Executive Functioning, Boost Literacy Skills, and Develop Your Unique Strengths

      Gavin Reid, Rockridge Press (2020)

      Improve your skills and discover the strengths of your dyslexia―strategies and exercises for adults

      Dyslexia is a continuous, lifelong journey―one that asks you to adapt and grow every day. The Dyslexia Workbook for Adults offers practical tools, techniques, and activities to help you improve your literacy skills, boost your self-esteem, and use your dyslexia as an advantage.

      Gain a sense of empowerment and a greater appreciation for the positive aspects of dyslexia with exercises designed to develop the strengths unique to dyslexic patterns of thinking. Explore specific strategies for targeting problems that adults with dyslexia experience with spelling, reading, writing, memorization, organization, and other executive functioning skills. You’ll come to see your dyslexia as a gift and an important part of you.

      Available December 15 2020 Amazon

    • The Big Book of Dyslexia Activities for Kids and Teens

      Nick Guise and Jennie Guise, Gavin Reid, Jessica Kingsley Publishers (2018)

      Packed with fun, creative and multi-sensory activities, this resource will help children and teenagers with dyslexia become successful learners across the curriculum.

      The authors provide over one hundred tried-and-tested fun and imaginative activities and ideas to unlock the learning of children and teenagers with dyslexia in creative ways. The book is split into parts addressing literacy, numeracy, learning and cross-curricular subjects. With fun activities like ‘Spelling Ping-Pong’ and ‘Class Got Talent’, it focuses on key skills such as listening, memory, spelling, writing and keyboard skills.

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    • The Dyslexia Assessment

      Gavin Reid and Jennie Guise, Bloomsbury Education (2017)

      A host of practical hands-on activities and strategies to help clarify the practice of dyslexia assessment. Applicable to all sectors, from Early Years to Higher Education, this new title contains details of formal and informal assessment, and includes practical and useful discussion on how the dyslexia assessment can interface the different subject areas of the curriculum. The assessment focuses on the whole child, with social and emotional as well as motivational factors highlighted throughout. This is a useful resource to inform and empower teachers, and to clarify any of the ambiguities and uncertainties that exist around the dyslexia assessment.

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    • Motivating Children with Specific Learning Difficulties

      Gavin Reid, Gad Elbeheri, John Everatt, Taylor Francis Ltd

      Motivating Children with Specific Learning Difficulties provides a comprehensive and definitive guide to what teachers need to know about motivation in pupils with Specific Learning Difficulties, including dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD. Written by three of the world leaders in research on motivation and classroom learning, this book seeks to provide teachers with an increased understanding of why particular strategies should be used with their pupils. It recognises the challenge of motivating children with learning difficulties and looks to help teachers enhance their skills and self-sufficiency. The authors address what motivation is, how to encourage it and the links between motivation and learning. They consider a range of Specific Learning Difficulties in relation to literacy, numeracy, motor development and co-ordination and attention factors in learning. Key issues on learning differences are presented in order to identify and address pupils specific needs, and the role parents and educators can play in motivation is also examined. The information and reflections offered in this book will be of interest to teachers across the globe, as well as postgraduate students working towards a qualification in Specific Learning Difficulties.

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    • Dyslexia: A Practitioner's Handbook (Greek edition)

    • Dyslexia in the Early Years

      Gavin Reid (authored - 2017)

      Research has shown that early identification and intervention is crucial and can in fact minimise, and may even prevent, the challenges of dyslexia from becoming too detrimental at later stages of education. This book offers both research insights and practical guidance for teachers working in Early Years settings on how to create resource materials that would be suitable for the development of children with dyslexia.

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    • 100 Ideas Primary

      Gavin Reid and Shannon Green (co-authored - 2016)

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    • 100 Ideas secondary

      Gavin Reid and Shannon Green (co-authored - 2016)

      Shannon Green and Gavin Reid explore the thinking behind splitting the best-selling 100 Ideas on Dyslexia into two books for Primary and Secondary teachers:

      We have been involved in dyslexia and teaching for many years and between us we have experience across the full age range.  For us, it was natural that the popular 100 Ideas book on Dyslexia should be separated into 2 books: 100 Ideas for primary and 100 for secondary.  Both sectors offer significant challenges in meeting the social, emotional and educational needs of young people with dyslexia.  Although some of the strategies are generic across the age range, such as ‘mind maps’ and ‘mnemonics’ and paired and reciprocal reading, there are many other approaches and strategies that are specific to each of the sectors.  It was natural therefore to create this division.

      We have introduced a new section in the Primary book on nursery and early years. There is no doubt this is a crucial area as getting it right at this stage can pave the way for more successful interventions later on and a happier outcome for all – children, parents and teachers.


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    • Multilingualism, Literacy and Dyslexia Breaking down barriers for educators, 2nd Edition (2016)

      Edited by Lindsay Peer and Gavin Reid

      This fully revised new edition provides advice on the identification, assessment and support of bilingual learners and assists practitioners in identifying the difference between literacy difficulties due to bilingualism or multilingualism and dyslexia. We see it an essential text for staff development, it includes innovative approaches in technology and teaching programmes beneficial to multilingual learners and advice on learning additional languages.

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    • Special Educational Needs: A Guide for Inclusive Practice 2nd edition

      Edited by Lindsay Peer, Gavin Reid

      The field of Special Educational Needs (SEN) has undergone significant changes in the last quarter of a century and also since we edited the first edition of this book in 2011. These changes in policy, perception and practice have interwoven with national and international movements in inclusion, equity issues and social equality. It has been a vigorous and dynamic area for research. There is no doubt that the Warnock Report of 1978 and the subsequent legislation that followed the report paved the way for the ensuing developments that have had a considerable impact on policy and practice.

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    • Dyslexia 5th edition

      Gavin Reid (authored - 2016) Wiley Blackwell

      This 5th edition of the Practitioners Handbook focuses on the child, the young person and the adult with dyslexia, but it also focuses on the school system, the school management, the curriculum, government policy, differentiation, learning styles, teaching approaches and learning strategies. The most effective method of dealing with dyslexia is dependent on good practice in learning and best practice in teaching. That is the focus of this book.

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    • Dyslexie guide pratique pour les parents et tous ceux qui les accompagnent

      Editions Tom Pousse (2014)

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    • E' dislessia!

      Erickson (2013)

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    • 100+ idées pour venir en aide aux élèves dyslexiques (French edition)

      Editions Tom Pousse (1 Jun 2012)

      Supporting Students with Dyslexia (French edition). Gavin Reid (Author), Shannon Green (Author), Eric Weill (Preface), Anne-Marie Montarnal (Preface).

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    • Dyslexia

      Continuum Books, 3rd edition 2011 (2nd edition 2007, 1st edition 2005). Also published in Polish.

      The book provides a comprehensive overview of the subject of dyslexia focussing on theory and practice emphasising the link between them. The topics discussed in the book include: reading, spelling, creative writing, study skills, differentiation, identification of dyslexia, individual learning styles, the role of parents and policy and provision with a concluding section on resources and additional sources of support.

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    • 100+ Ideas for Supporting Students with Dyslexia

      Continuum Books, 2011. Also published in French.

      Co-author Shannon Green. This practical guide provides anyone supporting children and young people with dyslexia with more than 100 great ideas for reinforcing their learning development. This second edition is up-to-date with the latest research and best practice on dyslexia, and includes a brand new section on differentiation in the classroom. There are also lots of additional ideas on topics including: emotional literacy, peer support, periods of transition in the child’s school life, developing phonic skills and exam preparation.

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    • Multilingualism, Literacy and Dyslexia: A Challenge for Educators

      David Fulton Publishers, 2000, (reprinted 2006)

      Co-editor Lindsay Peer. This work provides informative guidance for practitioners involved in areas of literacy, multilingualism and dyslexia. It offers advice on assessment and support for bilingual learners and those needing to acquire a modern foreign language.

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    • Dyslexia in Adults: Education and Employment

      Wiley, 2000 (reprinted 2006)

      Co-author Jane Kirk. What is dyslexia and how is it assessed in adults? What is the most appropriate training for those who work with dyslexic people? This comprehensive guide is for professionals working with adults with dyslexia in the learning and working environment. It uses practical definitions and offers advice that can be understood by professionals and employers with little or no previous understanding of dyslexia.

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    • Dyslexia: Successful Inclusion in the Secondary School

      David Fulton Publishers, 2001

      Co-editor Lindsay Peer. Increasingly dyslexia is becoming a whole-school issue. The responsibility for addressing the needs of dyslexic students no longer rests with one individual but is the responsibility of all school staff-subject specialists and school management. This timely book addresses this need by providing specific guidance to secondary school staff on how to support dyslexic students within different subject areas and within the principles and practices of inclusion.

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    • Dyslexia and Literacy: Research and Practice

      Wiley, 2001 (reprinted 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006 twice)

      Co-editor Janice Wearmouth. Dyslexia and Literacy provides a comprehensive, practical introduction for all professionals seeking an understanding of dyslexia in children. Divided into 4 parts, the book firstly introduces the various theoretical perspectives and follows this up with identification and assessment techniques with an emphasis on practical, classroom related issues. The third part of the text covers topics related to the school curriculum and a final section covers issues that relate to the learning process. An invaluable text for anyone who needs to know about dyslexia in children including post-graduate students in psychology and education, SENCOs and trainee teachers.

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    • Addressing Difficulties in Literacy Development

      Routledge/Falmer/OU, 2002

      Co-editors Janet Soler and Janice Wearmouth. Together with Contextualising Difficulties in Literacy Development, this reader forms the basis of the Open University’s Difficulties in Literacy Development course, and is ideal for similar courses nationally and internationally.

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    • Contextualising Difficulties in Literacy Development

      Routledge/Falmer/OU, 2002

      Co-editors Janet Soler and Janice Wearmouth. Together with Addressing Difficulties in Literacy Development, this reader forms the basis of the Open University’s Difficulties in Literacy Development course, and is ideal for similar courses nationally and internationally.

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    • Meeting Difficulties in Literacy Development

      Routledge/ Falmer, 2002

      Co-authors Janice Wearmouth and Janet Soler. This book enables practitioners to reflect critically upon the choices available to them in assessing and supporting students who experience difficulties in literacy development. Includes analysis of common barriers such as dyslexia and bilingualism.

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    • Introduction to Dyslexia

      David Fulton publishers, 2003

      Co-author Lindsay Peer. This work provides the class teacher with a straightforward introduction to dyslexia. The authors highlight methods of identification of dyslexia within the classroom context and provide examples of how dyslexia can be dealt with by the class teacher. There are sections on learning styles and thinking skills as well as on policy and provision. The book serves as an introduction to the BDA/Fulton series on dyslexia. Whilst the emphasis is on supporting the dyslexic student in the classroom context, there are also sections on staff development and a brief introduction to current research into the background of dyslexia.

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    • Dyslexia in Context

      Whurr Publications, 2004

      Co-editor Angela Fawcett. This book highlights the most recent developments in the area of research, policy and practice. All the authors are well known in the field of dyslexia and they offered significant contributions at the  BDA conference ? Dyslexia: the dividends from research to policy and practice? held at Warwick University in March 2004.

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    • Dyslexia: A Complete Guide for Parents

      Wiley, 2004 (reprinted 2004, 2005 (3 times) 2006). Also published in Italian.

      Parents with a dyslexic child have only had professional references to turn to for much–needed advice until now. The first guide written expressly for parents, Dyslexia: A Complete Guide for Parents provides the unique insights of a noted educational psychologist on what sort of supportive role parents can play in the life of their dyslexic child. The book includes a description of dyslexia, how it’s identified and assessed, examples of different approaches parents can adopt, and a range of useful resources.

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    • Learning Styles and Inclusion

      Sage Publications, 2005

      Drawing on his considerable experience as a teacher, educational psychologist, lecturer and author, Gavin Reid illustrates how to assess pupils’ different learning styles and how to vary your teaching style to appeal to all types of learners, including disaffected students and those with special educational needs.

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    • Dyslexia and Inclusion: Classroom Approaches for Assessment, Teaching and Learning

      NASEN/David Fulton, Routledge, 2nd edition (2012)

      Now fully updated, Dyslexia and Inclusion aims to equip all teachers with the necessary knowledge of dyslexia in order to for it to be effectively understood and dealt with in the classroom. The book is based around Reid’s five signposts for successful inclusion – acknowledging differences, recognizing strengths, understanding what is meant by inclusion, planning for practice, and ensuring that the task outcomes are attainable. In identifying the key issues of inclusive practice, the book details current research whilst also providing support to meet the practical needs of the classroom teacher.

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    • Motivating Learners: Strategies for the Classroom

      Sage Publications, 2007

      Help all your students become better learners! This book tells you how to recognise and meet the individual needs of different kinds of learners, and provides adaptable strategies for helping every learner develop their own successful approach to learning.

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    • Concern Assess Provide It All

      Learning Works International, 2008

      Co-author Fil Came. Foreword by Baroness Mary Warnock. Concern Assess Provide – CAP It All! is another of our practical, “no frills” resources for busy SENCOs, Learning Support Coordinators and Inclusion Managers.

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    • The Teaching Assistants Guide to Dyslexia

      Continuum Books, illustrated edition, 2008

      Co-author Shannon Green. This practical guide gives you useful advice on understanding and identifying dyslexia, developing effective strategies for aiding the learning of dyslexic children, supporting pupils across the curriculum, and encouraging the development of self-esteem.

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    • The Sage Handbook of Dyslexia

      Sage publications, 2008

      Co-editors Frank Manis, Linda Siegel and Angela Fawcett. The SAGE Handbook of Dyslexia is a comprehensive overview of a complex field. It is a rich, critical assessment of past and present theory and current research, which also looks to the future. The editors have brought together key figures from the international academic world – both researchers and practitioners – to examine the relationships between theoretical paradigms, research and practice, and to map new areas of research.

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    • Effective Learning (Ideas in Action)

      Continuum Books, 2009

      Co-author Shannon Green. This book provides practical strategies for teachers on how to develop and encourage learning in the classroom and in the wider school context. For a young person to have a successful career at school and become a lifelong learner it is essential that they develop the skills to learn effectively. This timely book looks at ways in which teachers can identify and deal with barriers to learning and suggests strategies which motivate young people to develop an interest in their own learning. This highly practical series contains a wide range of books of importance to teachers, trainees and NQTs. Each book is packed with ready-to-use activities to be used in the classroom. They are quick and easy to dip into: each technique is presented on the left-hand page, and the facing right-hand page shows a practical activity to put that technique into practice.

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    • Dyslexia: A Practitioner's Handbook

      Wiley, 4th edition, 2009

      The main purpose of this new edition is to incorporate the most recent theoretical and practical research in the field of dyslexia and literacy and present it in a user friendly format for Practitioners. It refers to the most recent government reports on literacy and dyslexia in a number of countries such as, USA, UK, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. Each chapter has a summary at the start and, at the end, key points and ‘points to consider’ are looked at.

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    • The Routledge Companion to Dyslexia

      Routledge, 2009

      By Gad Elbeheri, John Everatt, Deborah Knight, Janice Wearmouth. Edited by Gavin Reid. The Routledge Companion to Dyslexia is a ground-breaking analysis of the whole field of dyslexia by a distinguished team of international contributors and editors, engaged in literacy, inclusion and learning. Their diverse perspectives and wide expertise make this invaluable guide one of the most important additions to the field of dyslexia for over a decade.

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    • Dyslexia: A Complete Guide for Parents and Those Who Help Them

      Wiley-Blackwell; 2nd edition (20 May 2011). Also published in Italian.

      The new edition of Dyslexia is written for parents of dyslexic children and the professionals who work with them, and provides information on the role parents can play in supporting their dyslexic child. This updated edition contains new material and up–to–date discussions of current research and programs. It empowers parents by providing them with strategies for dealing with a wide range of concerns including dyspraxia and dyscalculia.

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    • Special Educational Needs: A Guide for Inclusive Practice

      Sage Publications Ltd (30 Nov 2011)

      Edited by Lindsay Peer and Gavin Reid. With a Foreword from Baroness Mary Warnock, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the field of special educational needs (SEN). It contains chapters written by a range of experts on different aspects of SEN, and is full of practical suggestions for how to achieve effective, inclusive practice. Various research perspectives are considered, the value of labels is examined and the need to recognize the overlapping characteristics between different syndromes is highlighted. Chapters focus on translating theory into classroom practice, and include case studies covering the Birth to 19 age range.

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    • Dyslexia

      Continuum Books, 2nd Edition, 2007 (1st edition 2005). Also published in Polish.

      Dyslexia is a specific learning difficulty that affects the ability to read and spell. Affecting about ten per cent of children, it is the special educational need that span teachers are most likely to encounter. This lively and interesting book provides advice on the most effective teaching and learning strategies that can be used in the classroom. Highly readable, practical and informative, Gavin Reid’s book will prove invaluable for teachers, trainees, SENCOs and teaching assistants.

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  • Chapters in Books

    • Learning Styles and ADHD

      OU press, 2006

      in New Perspectives on ADHD
      Editor G, Lloyd

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    • Dyslexia


      in Special Teaching for Special Children
      Editors Ann Lewis and Brahm Norwich

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    • Specific Learning Difficulties: the Continuum

      Sage Publications, 2003?

      in? Developing School Provision for Children with Dyspraxia,
      Editor Nichola Jones

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    • Specialist Teacher Training in the UK Issues, Considerations and Future Directions

      Whurr Publications, 2001?

      in Dyslexia : A Psychosocial Perspective
      Editor M. Hunter Carsch

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  • Gavin Reid Recommends

    • How to spot the signs of dyslexia and support your teen with their studies


      How to spot the signs of dyslexia and support your teen with their studies. How to help and how to get help.

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    • Anxiety and Depression: How to Help

      Gerri Brady

      Anxiety and Depression offers a complete guide to the difficulties faced by young people with anxiety and depression. The book uses anonymised case studies to explore a range of presentations of anxiety and depression and describes real-life supportive approaches to help assist recovery.

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    • Developmental Coordination Disorder (Dyspraxia) How to Help

      Susan Lloyd and Laura Graham

      Developmental Coordination Disorder (Dyspraxia) How to Help gives a complete, straightforward guide to the issues and challenges commonly faced by children and young people with DCD and dyspraxia-related difficulties.

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    • ADHD and Attention Difficulties: How to Help

      Fintan O'Regan and Sara Cave

      A complete, straightforward guide to the issues and challenges commonly faced by children and young people with ADHD and attention difficulties at home and at school – and the practical ways in which parents, carers, teachers and schools can help.

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    • Building Wellbeing and Resilience: How to Help

      Rob Long

      A complete, straightforward guide to the issues and challenges commonly faced by children and young people as they develop personal wellbeing and resilience – and the practical ways in which parents, carers, teachers and schools can help.

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    • Teenage School Difficulties: How to Help

      Joyce Nisbet and Jennie Guise

      A complete, straightforward guide to the issues and challenges commonly faced by children and young people as they face up to the demands of secondary education – and the practical ways in which parents, carers, teachers and schools can help.

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    • Just Read! Student Workbook

      Jenn Clark and Michelle McIntosh

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    • Just Read! Teachers Manual

      Jenn Clark and Michelle McIntosh

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    • Jack Cloud by Adam Deane

      Micromoon publishing 2016

      Jack Cloud (the first book of the Moonjack trilogy) is a ‘page-turner’ aimed at the younger market – both futuristic and contemporary it exudes excitement and fascination that is sure to grip the curious mind of the young adult. Written with humor and depth Adam Deane provides intriguing and fascinating insights into the life, dreams and reality of Jack Cloud (Jonathan Jack – JJ) who ‘viewed each sunset as a gift’ and knew more about space exploration than the ‘so called’ experts’! JJ was also blessed with an impressive family pedigree which readers become more familiar with as the story enfolds – the much-prized Cloud gene. The book for its pure imaginative writing and story telling craft will appeal to both young and less young readers!

      A book interspersed with adventure, contemporary insights, cynicism and emotion all wrapped up in an fast moving novel can easily set a trend for young readers eager to follow the exploits of JJ. Character building is a significant plus point in this book – not only the main character Jonathan Jack, but his beloved friend Maggie Blacklace and an obsessive and mysterious suitor Juniper Coldbone – who shared the space experiences and miraculous achievements of the eccentric JJ – purple was his favorite color.
      The contemporary message can be seen in the philanthropy of JJ – ‘a team of private chefs preparing organic food to deliver to impoverished hard working families across the globe’ (pg.102). The messages of jealousy and the trials of growing up surrounded by the pain of social conflicts are cleverly woven into the narrative – ‘to the naked eye this power couple (JJ and Juniper) was unstoppable. To the well trained their faces swelled with sadness’ (pg. 104).

      The novel is set in the future with lots of references to the mistakes of the past (and the present). His reverence and undoubted talents has reserved an almost omnipotent role for JJ in this future society. His clever creation of ‘Cloud 9’ and his plan to save the world, (if not already too late), from the inevitable destruction of climate change underpins the vast scope of this book and of JJ’s aspirations.

      A small team of nine intellectual and technical experts – the Cloud 9 team could single handedly have developed a space program from scratch and saved the world from climate change and yet still exhort the best of any family value worth preserving in contemporary society. Such was JJ’s esteem and adulation that introducing the team to the world was watched by half the world’s population and become the most watched television program ever recorded!

      Without giving too much away the conclusion of this book represents a piece of the best fiction writing of its kind – a piece that even the fictional Jonathan Jack Cloud would have been proud – the village of Moonjack is in sight and the Cloud pedigree continues as after all JJ does acknowledge that ‘children are a refueling station of the world’ (pg169).

      This is a book that must be read – most good novels that invoke excitement and imagination also contain a deeper message that becomes the vehicle for the narrative. Jack Cloud is one such novel. In the words of the author Adam Deane -‘to deserve one must respect. To respect one must understand’ (pg 173). There is no doubt that readers of all ages – the curious and not so curious – will be totally enthralled with this novel and spend many hours thinking and rethinking the past, present and the future of our society. This new world created by Adam Deane is a gift of escapism for the young reader with a twist of humor, intellectual curiosity and excitement – a must read novel.

      Reviewed by Gavin Reid

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    • Dyslexia: How to survive and succeed at work

      Random House UK, 2006

      by Dr. Sylvia Moody

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    • Dyspraxia 5-14

      Routledge, 2nd Edition, 2009

      Identifying and Supporting Young People with Movement Difficulties
      by Christine Macintryre

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    • Hollow Footsteps

      by Karen Reid

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    • Snowdrops and Salvador Dali

      First published 2012

      by Lesley Dargie

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