Dyslexia is My Superpower Most of the Time

Author: Margaret Rooke
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781784506063
Release Date: 2017-09-21
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction

In more than 100 interviews, children and young adults reveal their personal tips and tactics for honing the creative benefits of dyslexia, enabling them to thrive in school and beyond. Strategies include ways to develop confidence and self-belief. The contributors have outlined specific approaches they feel have helped them, and others that haven't. The book contains stunning illustrations by 8-18 year olds with dyslexia. The first-hand accounts are inspiring in the way they normalise dyslexia and reveal the many success stories. There is an additional section for professionals who work in education or special learning environments, with advice given by school students themselves.

Dyslexia Is My Superpower Most of the Time

Author: Margaret Rooke
Publisher:
ISBN: 1785922998
Release Date: 2017-09-21
Genre: YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION

Containing over 100 in-depth interviews with school children and young adults living with dyslexia, this collection depicts the significance of confidence and self-esteem in propelling children with dyslexia to achieve personal success. The children supply their own illustrations; a handy hints guide; and their own advice to educators.

Creative Successful Dyslexic

Author: Margaret Rooke
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781784501631
Release Date: 2015-09-03
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction

23 very well-known people from the arts, sport, and business worlds talk about how dyslexia affected their childhood, how they were able to overcome the challenges and use the special strengths of dyslexia to achieve great success in adulthood. Darcey Bussell CBE, Eddie Izzard, Sir Richard Branson, Meg Mathews, Zoe Wanamaker CBE, Richard Rogers, Benjamin Zephaniah, Steven Naismith, Lynda La Plante CBE, Sir Jackie Stewart OBE, Sophie Conran and others share their stories, and their advice. All reveal the enormous difficulties they faced, the strength required to overcome them, the crucial importance of adult support, and how `the different way the brain is wired' in dyslexia has enabled them to see something different in the world and to use their creativity in an exceptional way. They talk about `thinking sideways', and the ability to look at a bigger picture, the often strong visual strength, and the ability to listen, and to grasp simplicity where other people see only complexity. They also talk about how dyslexia continues to challenge them, and the ways they have found to work around this. An introduction, and final section that includes practical information about dyslexia, are written with the support of Dyslexia Action, and a percentage of profit from the book is going to The British Dyslexia Association. The book will be essential reading for teachers and other professionals, and for families affected by dyslexia, and inspirational for people with dyslexia.

Dyslexic Renegade

Author: Leia Schwartz
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781496970022
Release Date: 2015-02-18
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Experience dyslexia through a nine-year-old girl's eyes!

The Illustrated Guide to Dyslexia and Its Amazing People

Author: Kate Power
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781784506476
Release Date: 2017-09-21
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction

Use this guide to weed out what dyslexia means for you and discover the tools you need to blossom! Dyslexia comes to live with visual imagery and colourful text in this new book on what dyslexia means, how it feels, what to do about it, and how to learn to embrace it. There are advantages to being dyslexic, including an aptitude for design literacy and innovative thinking, although these can be obscured by its challenges. This beautifully designed book, complete with stunning visuals and gentle humour, approaches the subject of dyslexia in a simple and encouraging way for all age groups. By showing what dyslexia is and asking the reader how it applies to them, this book offers a fun and engaging means of working out how dyslexia affects the individual specifically, with a multitude of learning tools and tips, and a gallery of inspirational dyslexics who have used their particular skills to do something amazing with their lives.

The Dyslexia Checklist

Author: Sandra F. Rief, M.A.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047042981X
Release Date: 2010-01-12
Genre: Education

Essential advice and resources for helping kids with dyslexia The Dyslexia Checklist is a valuable guide for parents and teachers that can help them better understand children and teenagers with dyslexia and other reading- and language-based disabilities. The book relays the most current research available and is filled with practical strategies, supports, and interventions. Using these tools teachers and parents can accommodate the needs and strengthen the skills of students with reading and writing disabilities across all age levels. The book is presented in a simple, concise, easy-to-read checklist format and is filled with useful advice and information on a wide range of topics. Explains what we now know about dyslexia from decades of research Contains games to strengthen a child's literacy and language skills Provides important information for hooking in reluctant and struggling readers Offers suggestions for enhancing skills in vocabulary, comprehension, composition and written expression, spelling, math, and more The book also provides information on the educational rights of students with dyslexia.

Fun Games and Activities for Children with Dyslexia

Author: Alais Winton
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781784505967
Release Date: 2018-03-21
Genre: Education

Dyslexic learner and teacher Alais Winton shows the positives of being dyslexic, and makes learning (and even spelling!) fun, with games and activities to make school learning simple. An inventive and practical book for children aged 7 to 13 who have been identified as having dyslexic tendencies, this book contains practical and creative activities for kids and teens to use, such as Spelling Sculptures and Hear it, Sing it, Beat it! The games and activities use the four different learning styles that work best with dyslexics - thinking in pictures, in movement, in music or socially. With funny cartoons, which appeal to visual thinkers, and a section with advice on how parents and guardians can aid learning, this is an essential toolkit for any dyslexic child.

My Dyslexia

Author: Philip Schultz
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393083500
Release Date: 2011-09-06
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

“A success story . . . proof that one can rise above the disease and defy its so-called limitations on the brain.”—Daily Beast Despite winning the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 2008, Philip Schultz could never shake the feeling of being exiled to the "dummy class" in school, where he was largely ignored by his teachers and peers and not expected to succeed. Not until many years later, when his oldest son was diagnosed with dyslexia, did Schultz realize that he suffered from the same condition. In his moving memoir, Schultz traces his difficult childhood and his new understanding of his early years. In doing so, he shows how a boy who did not learn to read until he was eleven went on to become a prize-winning poet by sheer force of determination. His balancing act—life as a member of a family with not one but two dyslexics, countered by his intellectual and creative successes as a writer—reveals an inspiring story of the strengths of the human mind.

What is Dyslexia

Author: Alan M. Hultquist
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781843108825
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Education

"Printed digitally since 2010"--T.p. verso.

I Don t Like Reading

Author: Lisabeth Clark
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781784506933
Release Date: 2017-08-21
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Meet Harry. Harry likes to play football, climb trees, and hang out with friends, but Harry doesn't like reading. That is until his teacher explains that Harry has dyslexia, which makes things like reading and writing particularly hard for him - and with help from his mum, teacher and an educational psychologist, Harry learns specific strategies for reading with dyslexia. This delightful picture book for children aged 5-11 includes tips for reading with dyslexia and lovable, supportive characters who show that it's ok to discuss dyslexia and to seek help when needed.

Knees

Author: Vanita Oelschlager
Publisher: Vanitabooks Llc
ISBN: 0982636695
Release Date: 2012-05-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

When Louis has some trouble understanding everything at school, his teacher explains that others have had the same problem, and his father encourages him to discover his own special talent.

Overcoming Dyslexia

Author: Sally Shaywitz, M.D.
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307558894
Release Date: 2008-12-24
Genre: Family & Relationships

FOR EVERYONE WHO STRUGGLES TO READ! Clear, practical, science-based information and advice for successful results One in five American children has trouble reading. But they are not stupid or lazy. In Overcoming Dyslexia, Dr. Sally Shaywitz, codirector of the Yale Center for the Study of Learning and Attention and a leader in the new research into how the brain works, offers the latest information about reading problems and proven, practical techniques that, along with hard work and the right help, can enable anyone to overcome them. Here are the tools that parents and teachers need to help the dyslexic child, age by age, grade by grade, step by step. --What dyslexia is and why some intelligent, gifted people read slowly and painfully --How to identify dyslexia in preschoolers, schoolchildren, young adults, and adults --How to find the best school and how to work productively with your child’s teacher --Exercises to help children use the parts of the brain that control reading --A 20-minute nightly home program to enhance reading --The 150 most common problem words–a list that can give your child a head start --Ways to raise and preserve a child’s self-esteem aqnd reveal his strengths --Stories of successful men and women who are dyslexic From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Dyslexic Advantage

Author: Brock Eide
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780452297920
Release Date: 2012-07
Genre: Family & Relationships

The neurolearning-expert creators of the award-winning blog by the same name reveal the unique brain structure and organization of dyslexic individuals, identifying how the differences responsible for reading challenges also enable specific mechanical, artistic, narrative and dynamic talents. Reprint.

Supporting Dyslexic Adults in Higher Education and the Workplace

Author: Nicola Brunswick
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119944614
Release Date: 2012-03-14
Genre: Education

Supporting Dyslexic Adults provides practical advice in supporting dyslexic adults in education and employment, and guidance on the latest research Provides an important overview of current research and practice in supporting dyslexic adults in education and employment, deftly combining academic understanding with everyday issues Contributors possess a wealth of practical experience in the field which provides an indispensible guide to the subject Case studies are included to capture the immediate experiences of dyslexic adults in education and at work to highlight prevalent issues Offers practical advice to adults with dyslexia, from how to disclose their particular needs to employers and colleagues to legal aspects of dyslexia support Highlights to employers the particular skills and strengths that dyslexic adults can bring to the workplace

My Name Is Brain Brian

Author: Jeanne Betancourt
Publisher: Turtleback
ISBN: 0785754725
Release Date: 1995-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Although he is helped by his new sixth grade teacher after being diagnosed as dyslexic, Brian still has some problems with school and with people he thought were his friends.