Author: Abigail Marshall
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2013-07-18
Genre: Family & Relationships
Help your child succeed in the classroom--and in life! As a parent of a child with dyslexia you may wonder what you should expect as your child goes through life. How can you help your child deal with school and succeed? It's true, there are challenges for children with dyslexia, but when identified early, they can be overcome successfully. Abigail Marshall, manager of dyslexia.com, shows you how to: Identify the early symptoms of dyslexia. Work with teachers to create an Individualized Education Program (IEP). Reduce homework struggles. Find the best treatment program. Help your child develop skills with the use of assistive technology. Plan for college and career. The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Dyslexia, 2nd Edition is your first step in facing the challenges of dyslexia with a positive attitude.
Author: Dr Helen Likierman
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2012-08-31
Genre: Family & Relationships
Many children spend their entire school lives struggling with their school work. Research has shown that at least 10-15 per cent of children with apparently normal learning ability will have a significant problem with school learning. They may feel that whatever they do it is not good enough - either for their parents, their teachers or indeed themselves. This can often result in feelings of demoralisation, and even alienation from learning and school. This book aims to address these issues and to help parents understand and deal with them. Dyslexia: A Parents' Guide starts by correcting common misconceptions of learning difficulties that are rife in the press and popular literature, and addresses the conflicting approaches and advice from 'experts'. This authoritative guide then moves through diagnosis – with information on dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD, discalculia and more – to offering practical and easy tips to enable parents to help their child overcome their learning difficulty. Both authors are practising psychologists with extensive knowledge and experience of children's learning difficulties. They will show parents how to develop a successful approach to assessing and subsequently managing their child's difficulties.
Able and Talented specialist Barry Teare brings parents and carers right up-to-date with new developments on the thinking and provision for gifted children. He advises how to provide able children with the very best opportunities by working in partnership with schools and specialist organizations. The book includes masses of imaginative activities to challenge and stimulate able and talented children.
Author: Barbara E. Pavey
Release Date: 2016-02-22
Taking a developmental approach, this accessible text addresses the ever increasing interest in identifying the characteristics of dyslexia in young children and reflects on the best way to reach and support these learners. Drawing upon current research, the author considers our current understanding of dyslexia and calls upon best practice to advise professionals, students and family members alike who seek to fulfil the potential of young children with, or showing the signs of, dyslexia. This book considers key topics explored in current best practice and dyslexia research, including: the importance of the role of speaking, hearing and understanding language dyslexia in relation to other languages and orthographies dyslexia and overlapping characteristics, particularly dyspraxia the role of play identifying and assessing dyslexia in the early years. Adopting a dyslexia-friendly position, Barbara Pavey acknowledges the ethics associated with a social model of disability, so that the focus is upon modifying teaching and learning, and respecting the views of children and parents throughout. This book includes assessment and practice strategies, good practice points, helpful ideas, first-hand narratives of dyslexia, pointers for further reading, resources and online tools, and will be of enormous practical use to anyone supporting a young child with potential or diagnosed dyslexia.
This comprehensive, practical resource gives educators at all levels essential information, techniques, and tools for understanding dyslexia and adapting teaching methods in all subject areas to meet the learning style, social, and emotional needs of students who have dyslexia. Special features include over 50 full-page activity sheets that can be photocopied for immediate use and interviews with students and adults who have had personal experience with dyslexia. Organized into twenty sections, information covers everything from ten principles of instruction to teaching reading, handwriting, spelling, writing, math, everyday skills, and even covers the adult with dyslexia.
How can the research in reading help me teach dyslexic children? How can I help dyslexic students learn more effectively? How can I select appropriate resources for the classroom? This comprehensive handbook answers these and many other important questions integrating research and practice in an accessible form. This practical guide will help professionals and parents to make an informed choice in the selection of materials, and provides a choice of strategies for classroom use for teachers. The text explores and explains research in reading and learning, and promotes the use of learning styles and study skills techniques which enable dyslexic students to acquire some degree of self-sufficiency in learning examines all aspects of practice, including a wealth of assessment techniques providing an assessment framework which teachers can implement and adapt to accommodate to their own particular teaching context covers many learning approaches from early education to higher education includes a review of resources in a special section which describes over a hundred different strategies, resources and books on dyslexia, and comments on how these may be used "The sections on assessment, programmes, strategies and the review of resources will be invaluable to our Learning Support team, by bringing all those together under one cover. In summary, I found the handbook practical, readable, concise and an invaluable resource." Frederika Ritherdon, Principal SEN Officer, Bolton LEA, UK
Author: Bill Lucas
Publisher: A&C Black
Release Date: 2005-04-01
Bill Lucas, a leading expert on lifelong learning and education, reveals simple ways to overcome personal barriers to learning, master powerful new skills and unlock the door to greater success in work, study, sport ... whatever your age. This complete manual of learning also includes advice on family learning and learning at work, a comprehensive summary of learning theories and how to apply them and a useful reference section - including common learning difficulties, a clear and simple guide to the brain, and who's who in the world of learning.