Helping Children with Dyslexia: A Global Perspective

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Catherine McBride joins us to discuss her recently published book Coping with Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, and ADHD: A Global Perspective (Routledge, 2019). This is a book intended for practitioners, teachers, parents, and those with any or all of these learning difficulties. University or postgraduate students who wish to understand more about dyslexia, dysgraphia, and/or ADHD will also benefit from the clear analysis. We are offering a golden opportunity to hear Catherine discuss her research and answer questions firsthand. Attendees are also able to buy the book on the night for a special discounted price of $200HKD. Don't miss out!

Coping with Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, and ADHD: A Global Perspective (Routledge, 2019)
The book focuses one chapter each on the basics of each of these learning difficulties and another three chapters on their remediation. The book goes on to cover topics such as comorbidities across learning or other difficulties, learning of multiple languages, facilitating self-esteem, and enhancing reading comprehension and writing composition in the face of dyslexia, dysgraphia, and ADHD. Appendices with short, practical tips on learning, multi-media resources, and ways to test and train cognitive linguistic skills are included as an additional resource.

Catherine McBride is Professor of Developmental Psychology at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She spent the last academic year as a Senior Fellow at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Study (FRIAS), working on a book entitled Coping with Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, and ADHD: A Global Perspective (Routledge, 2019). The author of over 200 peer-reviewed journal articles, she is a past President of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading and current President of the Association for Reading and Writing in Asia. With collaborators, she has published research on reading and writing in Arabic, Bemba, Chinese, Dutch, English, German, Hebrew, Korean, and Spanish. Her main interests focus on similarities and differences in reading development and impairment across languages, scripts, and cultures.