"From one of the world's leading experts on reading and dyslexia comes the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and practical book yet to help one understand, identify, and overcome the reading problems that plague American children today. For the one in every five children who has dyslexia and the millions of others who struggle to read at their own grade levels--as well as for their parents, teachers, and tutors--this book can make a difference. Dr. Shaywitz's book is a trusted source to turn to for information, advice, guidance, and explanation. Her cutting-edge research is translated into an easy-to-follow plan of action, offering help and hope to all who have reading problems and to their families as well. In this book you will learn: -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 twenty-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 and reveal his strengths -Stories of successful men and women who are dyslexic."--Amazon.com.
Many of today's foremost innovators from a variety of fields--business, medicine, law, entertainment, design, government and literature--are dyslexic. Most rose to their positions through talent, grit, and a careful navigation of barriers. Meet some of these leaders in the pages of this book.
Author: Beve Hornsby Genre: Family & Relationships Publisher: Random House ISBN: 9781446489772 Book Pages: 192 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
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: Dale R. Jordan Genre: Dyslexia Publisher: Pro-Ed ISBN: UVA:X004143377 Book Pages: 367 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
Reviews the history and current knowledge of dyslexia and learning disabilities in everyday language, for diagnosticians, classroom teachers, counselors, and parents. Coverage includes strategies for recognizing and overcoming visual and auditory dyslexia and dysgraphia, developing self-confidence, and advances in improved physical and mental health care for those with dyslexia. Includes sources of instructional materials, helpful organizations, and diagnostic checklists. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Author: Dale R. Jordan Genre: Education Publisher: Pro Ed ISBN: PSU:000051642822 Book Pages: 417 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
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.
This ground-breaking book argues that spelling and writing need to be given more consideration in teaching and remedial settings especially if dyslexic pupils are to be helped back up to grade level, and other pupils are to make more effective, quicker progress. Helping teachers and student-teachers to understand the valuable contribution spelling and handwriting makes to literacy development in primary and secondary schools, this book shows them how to overcome existing barriers to learning. Chapters cover key topics such as: the nature of spelling and the impact of the National Literacy Strategy the strengths and weaknesses of existing schemes for handwriting the definitions of dyslexia and how common spelling errors by dyslexics are made making effective links between strategic assessment and strategic interventions in schools problem-based learning, underpinned by plenty of casestudies and real life classroom examples. Written by a well-known author in the field of literacy and dyslexia, this is a core text that will interest teachers, teacher educators, and undergraduate and postgraduate students in education and inclusion.