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Meddwl Mawr
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Engaging with research can play an important role in helping you develop your own ideas and practice as an education professional. That’s why we’ve started Meddwl Mawr, a book and journal club designed to support you on your professional learning journey.

We’ll be publishing regular recommendations on this page covering a range of interesting topics, pointing you to some of the great content available on your free online library.

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Your recommendations

October 2023

Dyslexia and Mental Health: helping people identify destructive behaviours and find positive ways to cope by Neil Alexander-Passe

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It is important to acknowledge the affect that dyslexia can have on behaviour in classrooms, and learners’ mental health. Written from the perspective of an experienced researcher and a special needs teacher in secondary mainstream education, who is also dyslexic, the author uses his personal and professional experience to shed light on the complexities surrounding dyslexia.

This book examines psychological theories and offers guidelines and advice, illustrated with real life examples. It suggests ways to help learners with dyslexia and avoid harmful coping strategies and learn to deal with stress, anxiety, and low self-esteem in more effective and psychologically positive ways.


Dyslexia Included: A Whole School Approach by Michael Thomson

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This practical book provides teachers with techniques and suggestions to help dyslexic pupils. Written by a team of experienced practitioners who work in a specialist school, it offers clear guidance and tried and tested strategies to help those who need support in this area.

The book addresses reading and spelling difficulties and other aspects of pupils' learning difficulties, including:

  • accessing the curriculum
  • dyspraxia and motor development problems
  • learning mathematics
  • the use of ICT
  • developing phonological coding
  • understanding dyslexics' behaviour


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Why not try using the tools in the PLP to reflect on the ideas from this month’s recommendations and how you can apply them to your own practice?

Have you been inspired by our recommendations, and want to share what you’ve learnt with your colleagues?  Read our guide to setting up a journal club.