Book Chapters

Dyslexia & Creativity: Investigations from Differing Perspectives
Edited by Neal Alexander-Passe

Chapter: The Neurology of Creativity in Dyslexics

Product details: Hardcover
Publisher: Nova Science Publishers Inc (1 Aug 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1616685522
ISBN-13: 978-1616685522

Product Description: This is the first in a series to investigate under-researched areas of dyslexia. It has come from a need to investigate a much quoted but little researched and substantiated area of dyslexia, namely positive attributes or talents that have come out of having a learning disability. Whilst traditional understanding of creativity is solely concerned with the arts, wider investigation suggests it includes many other careers, from cooking to sport, business to politics. Thus creativity can be seen in all areas of society.


References in some books

Dyslexia in Adults: Education and Employment
by Gavin Reid, Jane Kirk

Excerpt – Back Matter: “…Reading (Special Issue: Dyslexia in Literate Adults), 20 (1), 13-21. Everatt, J. Steffert, B. and Smythe, I. (1999) An eye for the unusual: Creative thinking in dyslexics.”

“At last a truly valuable resource for all professionals working with adult dyslexics in the learning and work environment, experienced or not… this text is so user–friendly…”
– Dyslexia Review. Autumn 2001

“… Overall, the book proves accessible, academically rigorous and exceptionally engaging…”
– British Journal of Educational Psychology


Special Teaching in Higher Education: Successful Strategies for Access and Inclusion
by Stuart Powell

Excerpt – page 138: “ed G T Pavladis and T R Miles, Wiley, Chichester Everatt, J, Steffert, B and Smythe, I (1999) An eye for the unusual: creative thinking in dyslexics, Dyslexia, 5 (1), pp 28-46 Fawcett, A J and Nicolson … ”

Product Description: A guide to the provision of adaptive teaching for students with special educational or physical needs, aimed at lecturers, course designers, and tutors.

From the Back Cover: Covering the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act (SENDA), this book addresses the learning needs of impaired and disabled students. It suggests effective responses for those designing and delivering the curriculum and discusses flexible teaching strategies. An essential purchase for any education professionals wanting to implement best practice when catering for those with particular needs – whether lecturers, course developers, course leaders or learning and teaching interest groups.


The Adult Dyslexic: Interventions and Outcomes (Dyslexia Series (Whurr)
by David McLoughlin, Carol Leather, Patricia Stringer

Excerpt – Back Matter: “EverattJ, Steffert B, Smythe I (1999) An eye for the unusual: Creative thinking in dyslexics. Dyslexia 5(1): 28-46. Everatt J, Brannan P (1996). The effects of a spelling task on the subsequent performance… ”

Product Description: In order to become successful, adults with dyslexia need to be able to take control of their lives. This book aims to promote greater understanding of the nature of dyslexia as it is manifested in the adult years and to describe the skills professionals need if they are to empower dyslexic people through the process of assessment, counselling, teaching and training.

– Developmental dyslexia – aetiology; characteristics in adulthood
– Identification – risk factors; interviewing; screening; assessment
– Counselling – issues; theoretical approaches; basic skills; advanced skills
– Personal development – social skills; communication skills; confidence; self–esteem
– Teaching – reading; spelling; writing; numeracy
– Tutoring – learning skills; reading strategies; writing techniques; examination and test taking; note taking; meta-cognition
– Training – career development; strategy acquisition; complementary skills; self-assertion
– Advocacy – in education; in the work place; support groups