The Illustrated Guide to Dyslexia and Its Amazing People

Author: Kate Power
Publisher:
ISBN: 1785923307
Release Date: 2017-09-21
Genre: Dyslexia

An engaging visual explanation of dyslexia, what it means, and how to embrace it. Vibrant images and simple text depict what dyslexia is, along with helpful tools for learning and examples of skills and professions best-suited for people with dyslexia. Includes tips for success, additional games and learning resources.

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.

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.

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.

What s My Dog Saying

Author: Nickola Engel
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781504995351
Release Date: 2015-12-10
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Join Sam as he teaches Josh how to overcome his fear of dogs by teaching him how to behave around them and read their body language to really find out what his dog is saying!

Thinking Differently

Author: David Flink
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062225948
Release Date: 2014-08-26
Genre: Education

An innovative, comprehensive guide—the first of its kind—to help parents understand and accept learning disabilities in their children, offering tips and strategies for successfully advocating on their behalf and helping them become their own best advocates. In Thinking Differently, David Flink, the leader of Eye to Eye—a national mentoring program for students with learning and attention issues—enlarges our understanding of the learning process and offers powerful, innovative strategies for parenting, teaching, and supporting the 20 percent of students with learning disabilities. An outstanding fighter who has helped thousands of children adapt to their specific learning issues, Flink understands the needs and experiences of these children first hand. He, too, has dyslexia and ADHD. Focusing on how to arm students who think and learn differently with essential skills, including meta-cognition and self-advocacy, Flink offers real, hard advice, providing the tools to address specific problems they face—from building self-esteem and reconstructing the learning environment, to getting proper diagnoses and discovering their inner gifts. With his easy, hands-on “Step-by-Step Launchpad to Empowerment,” parents can take immediate steps to improve their children’s lives. Thinking Differently is a brilliant, compassionate work, packed with essential insights and real-world applications indispensable for parents, educators, and other professional involved with children with learning disabilities.

My Underpants Rule

Author: Rod Power
Publisher: Kids Rule Publishing Limited
ISBN: 0992953006
Release Date: 2014-06-10
Genre:

Rolf Harris, Jimmy Saville, Gary Glitter... Our children need education for protection and parents need engaging tools to do this. My Underpants Rule! is fun, bright and lively, encouraging toddlers and primary children to empower themselves without causing alarm. "What's under my pants belongs only to me!" is reinforced by rhymes and scenarios, ingraining what is appropriate and inappropriate, and what to do in difficult situations. Like a nursery rhyme, reading this book with your child will ensure the lessons stay with them for life.

Dyslexia and Leaving School

Author: Ann-Marie McNicholas
Publisher:
ISBN: 1785925598
Release Date: 2018-09-21
Genre: Education

For young people aged 14+ with dyslexia, this book answers common questions and concerns about moving from school to college, university or the workplace. This accessible guide gives an overview of the various types of support available, eases anxiety over the transition, and empowers young people to make informed decisions about their next step.

Looking for Heroes

Author: Aidan A Colvin
Publisher: Think Out of the Box Press
ISBN: 0997679417
Release Date: 2016-07-10
Genre:

An estimated 13 million students in the United States have dyslexia, a neurologic disorder that impairs reading. Reading quickly and accurately is often the key to success in school. Without it, many dyslexics struggle and fail. Some, however, go on to achieve wild success. How? In this true story, dyslexic high school student Aidan Colvin decides to ask them. Over the course of one year, he writes 100 letters to successful dyslexics. He doesn't expect anyone to write back, and is genuinely surprised when people do. This book features letters from Writer John Irving, Arctic Explorer Ann Bancroft, Surgeon and CEO Delos Cosgrove, Sculptor Thomas Sayre, Poet Phillip Schultz and others. It also features conversations with Comedian Jay Leno and Filmmaker Harvey Hubbel. This is a story about growing up, fostering grit and humor in the face of challenges, and seeing one's differences in a new light. It is also a story about the importance of heroes for kids like Aidan, but also for anyone. Throughout the book, Aidan shares tips that have helped him succeed in the classroom.

The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan

Author: Ben Foss
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780345541239
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Education

The inventor of the Intel Reader shares inspirational ideas for accessing the tools and learning accommodations needed by dyslexic students in school and life, outlining a three-step strategy for skill building and advocacy while sharing advice on how to harness personal strengths to advance long-term goals.

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.

Dyslexia A Teachers Journey

Author: Ruth Fuller Lature
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9780983414445
Release Date: 2013-10-05
Genre: Education

I commend Ms. Lature for her passion and drive to help dyslexic children and adults and for her work to educate others about the challenges inherent in this neurological disorder... —Phil Bryant, Governor of the State of Mississippi Teachers and parents of dyslexic children will welcome this intriguing memoir... —Marcia Henry, PhD, Professor Emerita, San Jose State University In this book, Lature mingles relevant information about dyslexia with humor as she shares her experiences with students from primary grades through adulthood. As a teacher of over thirty-five years and as an advocate for persons with dyslexia—her experience and insight is invaluable. Lature has seen the blocked potential and even abuse that some persons with dyslexia have suffered. While the author has dealt with professionals who deny the existence of dyslexia, she has pushed forward with vigor and passion, sometimes at great personal sacrifice. Dyslexia: A Teacher’s Journey gives you vital information and advice on what dyslexia is, and how you can find help for yourself or a loved one. The back of the book lists websites, books, and organizations that can help individuals or families dealing with dyslexia. Ruth’s fight for the educational rights of dyslexics will make you laugh, inspire you, and most importantly inform you of the role you can play in helping all persons with dyslexia. Her story can help present and future generations glimpse the past, best live in the present, and plan for the future.

The Vicar of Nibbleswicke

Author: Roald Dahl
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141388359
Release Date: 2017-09-07
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

The Reverend Lee is suffering from a rare and acutely embarrassing condition: Back-to-Front Dyslexia. It affects only his speech, and he doesn't realize he's doing it, but the parishioners of Nibbleswicke are shocked and confused by his seemingly outrageous comments. At last a cure is found and the mild-mannered vicar can resume normal service. Or at least as normal as is possible for a man who must walk backwards to be sure of talking forwards! A highly comic tale in the best Dahl tradition of craziness, written for the benefit of the Dyslexia Institute.

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.