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
“A must read for parents, educators, and people with dyslexia.” -Gordon F. Sherman, Ph.D., Past-President International Dyslexia Association
Did you know that many successful architects, lawyers, engineers—even bestselling novelists—had difficulties learning to read and write as children? In this groundbreaking book, Brock and Fernette Eide explain how 20% of people—individuals with dyslexia—share a unique learning style that can create advantages in a classroom, at a job, or at home.
Using their combined expertise in neurology and education, the authors show how these individuals not only perceive the written word differently but may also excel at spatial reasoning, see insightful connections that others simply miss, understand the world in stories, and display amazing creativity. Blending personal stories with hard science,
The Dyslexic Advantage provides invaluable advice on how parents, educators, and individuals with dyslexia can recognize and use the strengths of the dyslexic learning style in: material reasoning (used by architects and engineers); interconnected reasoning (scientists and designers), narrative reasoning (novelists and lawyers); and dynamic reasoning (economists and entrepreneurs.)
With prescriptive advice and inspiring testimonials, this paradigm-shifting book proves that dyslexia doesn’t have to be a detriment, but can often become an asset for success.
This is one of several titles in Barron’s Live and Learn series for younger children. They are books that take a child’s point of view, especially if the child suffers from some physical challenge or lack self-confidence in going about everyday activities.
These attractively illustrated picture storybooks encourage kids never to be afraid of a challenge.
Following each story are four pages of suggested activities that relate to the book’s theme. A final two-page section offers advice to parents.
The child in this story knows the alphabet, but she sometimes has trouble putting all the letters together to read words. No matter how hard she tries, she often mixes up the letters or writes them backwards.
She’s unhappy until her teacher explains that she has dyslexia, and that she can be helped to read and write correctly.