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.
Author: Beve Hornsby
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2011-08-31
Genre: Family & Relationships
Dyslexia is a common diagnosable condition that is estimated to affect at least one child in ten. In its most usual form it is manifested as a difficulty in learning to read and write, but it is widely misunderstood and often mistaken for low intelligence or even laziness. Dr Beve Hornsby combines her experience as a psychologist, teacher and speech therapist in this informative and reassuring book for parents and teachers of children suffering from a disability no-one can see or understand, and offers advice on how to identify, tackle and eventually overcome dyslexia. Includes up-to-date information on Attention Deficit Disorder and the relevance of the latest Education Act.
Author: Tracey Wood
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-04-22
Genre: Family & Relationships
Includes tips and strategies for kids, teens, and adults with dyslexia Understand what dyslexia is, assess schools and programs, and help your child succeed Does your child mix up d's and b's? Does he or she have trouble reading? If so, the cause may be dyslexia. But don't worry -- these days, there are many ways to overcome dyslexia. This hands-on guide leads you step by step through your options -- and explains how anyone with dyslexia can achieve success in school and life. Discover how to * Recognize the symptoms of dyslexia * Understand diagnostic test results * Set up an Individualized Education Program (IEP) * Work effectively with teachers * Improve your child?s reading skills
The first edition of this highly successful book received praise from many practioners in the field of language and learning difficulties. "Any practioner with an interest in the acquisition of literacy who takes the time to study Overcoming Dyslexia in some detail...will gain fresh insights iinto how they might approach the teaching of reading and spelling." --British Journal of Special Education The second edition of this practical book has been richly nourished by the experience of teachers and pupils usiing the first edition in the classroom. The authors have created new links between multisensory learning and the National Literacy Strategy and have applied these to the National Literacy Framework and the structure of the Literacy Hour. Part one gives an informative account of ther development of literacy skills and the barriers to learning for the dyslexic learner. Part two, 'Skills in Action,' provides a clear route to the development of Individual Education Plans, and will appeal to SENCOs and teachers and assistants working with the updated Code of Practice, providing additional support at school level and 'School Action Plus.' Part three, 'The Step by Step Programme,' details a systematic approach to learning letter sounds and high frequency words that can be used as part of a specialist programme or within the Literacy Hour.
How To Handle And Plan Your Kid's Life To Get A Handle On His Dyslexia Condition Know The Secrets Of Overcoming Dyslexia With This Book! You have chosen this book because you are thinking of your child’s well-being. He may be having a hard time keeping up in class, often makes spelling errors and hates to read even the simplest of words. You may have been seeking for some advice on what you can do to help him do better in academics, particularly in reading and writing. You have probably asked yourself, what is wrong with my child? – And though a little hesitant, you have probably considered finally getting an assessment to clear your head from all the worries and the never-ending questions. There’s just so much to take in. What’s in the Book? This book provides you with in-depth, relevant information regarding Dyslexia (both for kids, teenagers and adults alike). Instead of being buried with mountain of theories or lose your eagerness with confusing terminologies, we’ll give you only the most straightforward facts about Dyslexia, and nothing else. The book aims to impart parents with practical ideas on hands-on activities that your child might enjoy doing, along with strategies that may benefit him for a lifetime – as there are actually plenty of tips we can utilize to help your kid stay organized and keep the b’s and d’s facing the correct way. If you found yourself reading through this intro, you have either started to consider the possibility of Dyslexia or may have already done your homework. Your child’s Individual Education Program (IEP) may already be underway, too. Whatever phase you are in at the moment, this book provides you with guidance and assurance; both medical and legal that will help you raise a strong-willed individual. Here's what you'll learn: IntroductionChapter I: Dyslexia DefinedCommon misconceptionsSymptomsWhen to have your child testedWhat you can do at homeFacts about dyslexiaDyslexia as a Specific Learning Disability (SLD)Knowing the causesTypes of dyslexiaDyslexia VS ADD and ADHDYour preschooler and signs of late developmentDyslexia signs in your school-age childVisible signs in teens and adultsTaking action nowChapter II: Knowing When to Seek HelpDelayed speechEar infectionsVision problemsIssues with motor skillsGetting ready for kindergartenDyslexia is NOT a behavioural disorderMonitoring your school-aged childStarting to feel unhappy and being disorganizedTalking to your child’s teacherHaving your child tested for dyslexiaNever too lateLooking for a Test AdministratorWithin your child’s school districtIndependent Test AdministratorsTest results and the terminologiesSection 504Independent tutorDeciding not to testChapter III: Exploring Your OptionsTraditional public schoolsAssessmentsSchool programsHelp beyond the classroomMeeting the school staffGetting to know the resource teacherThe support staffThe principalAlternative schoolingMagnet schoolsMontessori schoolsDeciding on a schoolHome schoolingReading textbooksLooking for workbooksExtra materialsIndividualized Education ProgramIEP meetingIEP document: The fine printPreparing for the IEP meetingActs governing the IEPKnowing your and your child’s rightsAvoiding the land minesRetentionChapter IV: Doing Your Part in Your Child’s TreatmentDealing with rhyming wordsGetting used to phonicsUsing kindness to manage your child’s difficultiesMultisensory learningMaking homework more enjoyableUnleashing the happy hormonesHelping your child manage everyday challengesHow to listen to your childEmpowering your childResponding to your child’s mistakesTeaching directionsNavigationImproving hand-eye coordination during playCopyingTelling timeRemembering a sequenceMaintaining peace and order at homeChapter V: Dyslexia: Beyond the Childhood YearsBoosting your child’s self-confidenceFacing school-related challengesDealing with all the reading and writingThe importance of note-takingStudying foreign languagesPlanning for college and careerDeveloping work skillsHeading off to collegeEntrance examLooking for schools and majorsDisability programsDealing with applications and interviewsPicking the schoolSeeking financial assistanceDyslexia in adulthoodBuilding a family Download this book today
Author: Dale R. Jordan
Publisher: Pro Ed
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Jordan's book is a valuable tool for those who work with and educate individuals with dyslexia. Now in its third edition, Overcoming Dyslexia in Children, Adolescents, and Adults tells the story of dyslexia in a positive, hopeful way. Overcoming Dyslexia leads the reader through simple, clear descriptions of the learning and social patterns of students who are dyslexic. The book summarizes in easy-to-understand language what science knows today about the causes of the different forms of dyslexia. All forms of dyslexia are described in detail. Illustrations of how dyslexia impacts classroom learning, social behavior, emotional maturity, job performance, and personal development are also provided. Chapter 1 summarizes remarkable new information about how genetic codes determine brain development and how differences in brain structure cause dyslexia. Chapter 2 explains the perceptual and emotional nature of dyslexia. Chapter 3 describes the problems of poor central vision for reading and attention deficit disorders that often exist beneath the surface of dyslexia. Chapters 4 through 6 describe the four most common subtypes of this learning difference: visual dyslexia, auditory dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia. Chapter 7 describes the emotions, feelings, and moods that trip up struggling learners with failure and low self-confidence. Chapter 8 tells about the nonverbal learning disabilities and social-emotional learning disabilities that often accompany dyslexia. Chapter 8 also presents strategies for developing effective social skills and learning to live independently. Chapter 9 tells dynamic victory stories of how eight prominent adults overcame dyslexic challenges in their lives. Finally, the appendices provide assessment techniques to help teachers and parents identify types of dyslexia, attention deficits, and other kinds of differences that make classroom learning and social success difficult for 20% of our population.
Dyslexia Help is here to help you find the right solutions and finally solve your child's reading struggles. The Dyslexia Help Handbook For Parents Will Help You: Figure out if your child actually has dyslexia (or some other problem), Find the right reading or dyslexia solutions for your child, Learn about great programs for overcoming your child's type of dyslexia, Discover dyslexia tools you should use to help your child learn in all subjects, Determine if your child will benefit from colored dyslexia overlays or special glasses, Learn whether vision therapy will help your dyslexic child, Learn how to overcome your child's dyslexia ~ And Much, much more! The Dyslexia Help Handbook for Parents will help you sort out the dyslexia solutions, determine which dyslexia tools your child needs, and teach you creative ways to provide reading help for your dyslexic child. Don't waste any more time battling your child's school. Don't let your child fall any further behind. Start overcoming dyslexia today...download The Dyslexia Help Handbook for Parents to get started helping your child now! Help your child learn to read and help him succeed with all of the great dyslexia tools, tips, and insights you'll gain from The Dyslexia Help Handbook for Parents. What Dyslexia Help Handbook Readers Have Said: "Firstly, thank you so much for this book. As parents, who are clearly desperate, it is amazing how few resources one can get their hands on. I see this book as a tool for soooo many parents, not just homeschoolers. The majority of moms I talk to do not have the option of homeschooling their child and are literally at the school's mercy. And you clearly know, as I do, what their outcomes are. Your book gives parents specific things they can do to take charge of their child's education. So kuddos to you for taking the time to put this all in one place!" ~ K.C. "I am so amazed at your God-given wisdom. I was just so impressed with your logic I had to comment!! Thank you for the privilege of reading your book." ~ V.S. I've traveled this path with my sons. One of our public school administrators said my older son would probably "never read well" and told me to lower my expectations, but they were wrong! After implementing the right dyslexic solutions, my boys soared educationally. My son graduated from college Magna Cum Laude due to the help we gave him at home. You can find reading and academic success for your child too, even if he has severe dyslexia like my son. Buy now if you want to start immediately on your path to overcoming dyslexia in your child. Please Note: This book was originally titled, "How to Defeat Your Child's Dyslexia," but has been re-titled with more positively-focused wording.Keywords: dyslexia help, dyslexia solutions, dyslexia guide for parents, overcoming dyslexia at home, dyslexics, dyslexia tools, dyslexia books Please Note also, This book was originally titled, "How to Defeat Your Child's Dyslexia," but has been re-titled with more positively-focused wording.
Author: Carina Norris
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2010-07-06
Genre: Family & Relationships
Following the massive success of his first book Is That My Child? - the groundbreaking guide to overcoming learning difficulties in children - Dr Robin Pauc turns his attention to adults and provides a revolutionary new way of understanding and treating conditions from dyslexia and dyspraxia to ADHD and Tourette's Syndrome. With sound advice, dietary tips and brain exercises, Dr Pauc explains the history of adult learning difficulties and provides a lifeline to those suffering from these conditions, including: · The impact of learning difficulties on adults · The history and symptoms of learning difficulties · Practical ways to treat Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADD/ADHD, OCD, Tourette's, Autism and Asperger's syndrome · How diet can help adults with learning difficulties · General and specific exercises to help
You’ve picked up this book because you’re concerned about your child. He isn’t keeping up in class, hates to read, and makes spelling errors even in simple words. Is he dyslexic? Should you be asking for an assess- ment? What can you do to help him at home? Or maybe you’re flicking through these pages for yourself. When you were at school, you felt dumb, and now you avoid reading and hate to write. You’re wondering whether you should call yourself “dyslexic” and, if you do, whether it will make much difference in your life. I hear you! You need straightforward, practical, upbeat advice. I spend my (happy and ever-so-rewarding) working life helping dyslexic chil- dren and adults. I know I change lives. Sincerely, warmly, and rather proudly, I offer you this book so you too can make a difference.
Author: Henry Lee
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: 2018-04-07
Dyslexia is a learning disorder generally characterized by reading difficulty. It is more common than what most people think. Parents are usually distraught when they have children diagnosed with dyslexia. They worry about whether their children will be able to function well in society. Most teachers, once they find out that one of the children in their class has this condition, are usually supportive. Although not all teachers received training on how to handle children with dyslexia, most of them are aware of the condition and know how to give adequate support in the classroom. The good news is that dyslexia is a manageable disorder. This condition is not a prediction of failure. In fact, many successful adults are actually dyslexic, and their situation does not deter their success in life. With the support of parents and teachers as well as other people around them, people with dyslexia are able to live normally and even thrive in life. Research has proven that there are different ways to manage dyslexia and parents and teachers can help children manage their condition through various means.Dyslexia: A Beginner's Overview and Guide to Overcoming Dyslexia will give relevant information on dyslexia to help everyone understand it better, and give strategies and ways to help children manage this condition.
Dyslexia and the iPad is about dyslexia and how the iPad can help you cope with school, work, and life. Dyslexia affects one's ability to read, write, learn foreign languages, and remember phone numbers and names. The iPad is a great source of support for individuals with dyslexia. You will learn how the iPad can help you access millions of e-books which can then be read aloud to you. You will learn some tricks to make writing easier.
Author: Adrian Tweeley
Publisher: Independently Published
Release Date: 2017-12-27
All the basics about dyslexia in a concise guide. You may know someone who has dyslexia, or maybe you have it yourself. It can be a real mystery if you're left in the dark with comments that you're just dumb or aren't trying hard enough. The truth is, however, that dyslexia is an entirely different way of looking at things, and even though it comes with some delayed learning disabilities and struggles, it can also be an inspiring deviant way of the brain interpreting objects and facts so as to create more success in life. In this book, you'll learn things like: What dyslexia is and what the symptoms are, both cognitively and emotionally. Tips to recognize it faster and more accurately. What impact the cerebral cortex and thalamus have on the brain of a dyslectic person. Hidden strengths and talents dyslectic people might have. How to work with dyslectic kids and basic pointers for training and teaching them to master reading skills. Some of the most important speed reading techniques to apply. Expert research conclusions from scientists and scholars. Successful celebrities who dealt with their dyslexia and turned it around for accomplishments. The origin of dyslexia, the role of genes, and the boys versus girls ratio. The 6 different types of dyslexia, and information about which ones are the most common. And much more! Don't miss out on this concise guide to understanding dyslexia, the brain science behind it, and the most effective ways to help those who struggle.