QUOTE(ExpressYourself @ May 27 2012, 10:58 AM)
I have a dyslexic student and I want to read more on the subject. I know Sheila Oglethorpe's book is well recommended but it's very expensive and they don't have it in my library. I noticed there's a newer book called Music and Dyslexia: A positive approach by Miles, Westcombe and Ditchfield.
Does anyone have both and which is the best please?
I have both. I am a parent not a teacher and I bought them because my daughter is dyslexic. I think Sheila Oglethorpe's book is much more useful - it has lots of practical suggestions and, I think, gives a better overall picture of the sort of problems a child might encounter. (As you are no doubt aware dyslexic children don't all have the same problems so you can pick out the bits that are relevant to your pupil).
The other book is, in fact, a collection of essays by different people and is rather like a series of "case studies". I found that the case studies, while interesting, were not particularly helpful as they didn't necessarily correspond to my daughter's situation. Each essay has a bibliography so I think the idea is that when you find an essay interesting, you would then pursue it further using the works in the bibliography. So, for example, there are a couple of essays by Sheila Oglethorpe with references to her book.
I bought both books second-hand for a reasonable price.