An exploration of literacy in mainstream primary schools for children with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs)

Wright, Eleanor (2015) An exploration of literacy in mainstream primary schools for children with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs). BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This dissertation is an exploration of literacy in mainstream primary schools for children with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs), with a particular focus on dyslexia. Literacy is fundamental to all areas of learning as it unlocks access to the wider curriculum, and acquiring solid literacy skills is key to increasing opportunities for an individual in all aspects of life. Dyslexia is a complex and controversial area, and understanding about the disorder itself, how best to meet the needs of pupils with dyslexia, and which teaching methods are the most effective in mainstream primaries is often lacking. Due to the controversial nature of this topic many conflicting viewpoints are explored, illustrating the complexity and confusion that still exists around SpLDs and literacy, despite much existing research into dyslexia in relation to literacy skills. This literature review has been divided into three aims to enable thorough examination of the topic. The first aim looks at the challenges and controversies associated with the education of children with SpLDs in mainstream primaries. This is followed by the second aim which is an exploration into the teaching and learning of reading and writing in mainstream primary schools and finally the third aim which investigates the approaches used to assist children with dyslexia in mainstream primary schools in their acquisition of literacy skills.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Education and Childhood Studies
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2015 14:35
    Last Modified: 16 Jul 2015 14:35
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/17735

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