Now fully updated in its fifth edition, Gavin Reid’s best-selling handbook remains an essential resource in the fields of education and literacy. As in previous editions, theoretical explanations and the latest research are linked with practical solutions for helping dyslexic individuals of all ages. The book focuses on inclusion and meeting the individual’s need within the mainstream educational system, but also addresses options for specialised provision. Chapters cover the basics of dyslexia, assessment issues and approaches, need identification, the acquisition of literacy, strategies for supporting the learning and more.

The fifth edition contains new coverage of multilingualism, the use of technology, co-existing conditions (including dyspraxia, dyscalculia, and ADHD) and positive dyslexia. It also adopts a more international focus by assembling the latest policies and best practices from around the world, including Asia, the Middle East, Canada, Australia, and Europe. Filled with practical suggestions, learning summaries and helpful activities for readers, this comprehensive and accessible explanation of the latest debates and developments in dyslexia continues to inform and support practitioners and trainees in the field.


Gavin Reid is an experienced teacher, psychologist and author, and the owner/director of Dr Gavin Reid Education Consultants Ltd. He was formerly Senior Lecturer in the Department of Educational Studies at the University of Edinburgh, UK, and Visiting Professor in the Department of Education and Counseling Psychology and Special Education at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He is a director of the Red Rose School in Lancashire, UK, and a director of Global Educational Consultancies (GEC) based in Cairo, Egypt. He is chair of the BDA accreditation board, an ambassador for the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre and a consultant to Institute for Child Education and Psychology Europe (ICEPE).  He is the author and editor of 27 books, and has lectured to thousands of parents and professionals in 70 countries. His work has been recognized with several educational awards, many of his books are used as course texts throughout the UK and in other countries, and they have been translated into Italian, French, Polish and Croatian.