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The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan by Finally, a groundbreaking book that reveals what your dyslexic child is experiencing--and what you can do so that he or she will thrive More than thirty million people in the United States are dyslexic--a brain-based genetic trait, often labeled as a "learning disability" or "learning difference," that makes interpreting text and reading difficult. Yet even though children with dyslexia may have trouble reading, they don't have any problems learning; dyslexia has nothing to do with a lack of intellect. While other books tell you what dyslexia is, this book tells you what to do. Dyslexics' innate skills, which may include verbal, social, spatial, kinesthetic, visual, mathematical, or musical abilities, are their unique key to acquiring knowledge. Figuring out where their individual strengths lie, and then harnessing these skills, offers an entrée into learning and excelling. And by keeping the focus on learning, not on standard reading the same way everyone else does, a child with dyslexia can and will develop the self-confidence to flourish in the classroom and beyond. After years of battling with a school system that did not understand his dyslexia and the shame that accompanied it, renowned activist and entrepreneur Ben Foss is not only open about his dyslexia, he is proud of it. In The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan he shares his personal triumphs and failures so that you can learn from his experiences, and provides a three-step approach for success: * Identify your child's profile: By mapping your child's strengths and weaknesses and assisting her to better understand who she is, you can help your child move away from shame and feelings of inadequacy and move toward creating a powerful program for learning. * Help your child help himself: Coach your child to become his own best advocate by developing resiliency, confidence, and self-awareness, and focusing on achievable goals in areas that matter most to him. * Create community: Dyslexic children are not broken, but too often the system designed to educate them is. Dare to change your school so that your child has the resources to thrive. Understanding your rights and finding allies will make you and your child feel connected and no longer alone. Packed with practical ideas and strategies dyslexic children need for excelling in school and in life, this empowering guide provides the framework for charting a future for your child that is bright with hope and unlimited potential. Praise for The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan "A passionate and well-articulated guide . . . This extremely practical and motivational book will be welcomed by parents of dyslexic children."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Accessible and reassuring."--Library Journal "This step-by-step guide will become a go-to resource for parents."--James H. Wendorf, executive director, National Center for Learning Disabilities "I study dyslexia in the lab and am a parent of a wonderful daughter who fits this profile. Ben Foss's book should be considered essential to any collection on the subject. It was extremely useful, especially for a mom."--Maria Luisa Gorno Tempini, M.D., Ph.D., professor of neurology, UCSF, Memory and Aging Center "As someone with a learning profile that made school tough, and as a parent, I know kids need the right support. Ben Foss knows how to get access to education because he's been through it. I was thrilled to read this book. It offers a wise collection of insights that are both practical and touching."--James Gandolfini, actor, The Sopranos
Publication Date: 2016-05-17
The Dyslexic Advantage by "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.
Publication Date: 2012-07-31
The Mislabeled Child by Parents and doctors often treat learning disabilities based on behaviour rather than what is actually happening in the brain to cause that behaviour. A diagnosis of ADHD can stem from any number of things - and medication won't cure the fact that the child may have a sensory impairment or a brain that's not wired to retain information after 10 minutes without some kind of stimulating break. With comprehensive chapters on every kind of learning disability the Eides offer a genuinely informed alternative understanding for millions of parents and teachers the world over. Now in pb.
Publication Date: 2007-08-07
Overcoming Dyslexia by 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#146;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#150;a list that can give your child a head start --Ways to raise and preserve a child#146;s self-esteem aqnd reveal his strengths --Stories of successful men and women who are dyslexic
Publication Date: 2005-01-04
Raising Kids Who Read by How parents and educators can teach kids to love reading in thedigital age Everyone agrees that reading is important, but kids today tendto lose interest in reading before adolescence. In Raising KidsWho Read, bestselling author and psychology professor Daniel T.Willingham explains this phenomenon and provides practicalsolutions for engendering a love of reading that lasts intoadulthood. Like Willingham's much-lauded previous work, WhyDon't Students Like School?, this new book combinesevidence-based analysis with engaging, insightful recommendationsfor the future. Intellectually rich argumentation is wovenseamlessly with entertaining current cultural references, examples,and steps for taking action to encourage reading. The three key elements for reading enthusiasm?decoding,comprehension, and motivation?are explained in depth inRaising Kids Who Read. Teachers and parents alike willappreciate the practical orientation toward supporting these threeelements from birth through adolescence. Most books on the topicfocus on early childhood, but Willingham understands that kids'needs change as they grow older, and the science-based approach inRaising Kids Who Read applies to kids of all ages. A practical perspective on teaching reading from bestsellingauthor and K-12 education expert Daniel T. Willingham Research-based, concrete suggestions to aid teachers andparents in promoting reading as a hobby Age-specific tips for developing decoding ability,comprehension, and motivation in kids from birth throughadolescence Information on helping kids with dyslexia and encouragingreading in the digital age Debunking the myths about reading education, Raising Kids WhoRead will empower you to share the joy of reading with kidsfrom preschool through high school.
Publication Date: 2015-03-09
What to Do about Dyslexia by "When children struggle with reading, spelling, and writing, their parents often feel at a loss as to how to help and where to turn for guidance. Common questions include: Does my child have dyslexia? What is dyslexia? What is multisensory instruction? What does remediation involve? How is dyslexia assessed? Who should do the assessment? What is the schools role? What about private versus special education assessment? What are the implications for the future? Even with information readily available on the internet, parents are overwhelmed, confused, and unclear about the appropriate direction to take. Offering readers the same support and honest advice he gives the parents he sees in his practice, in this new book Dr. Selznick uses plain language to make dyslexia understandable and cut through the confusion. Its like sitting in a living room, chatting with a knowledgeable relative or friend whos concerned about your child. Dr. Selznick offers hope but remains grounded in realityhe doesnt sugar-coat the issues. His twenty-five essential points include the definition and characteristics of dyslexia, how dyslexia is assessed, how to approach remediation, and tips to help you and your child conquer the most common learning disability."
Publication Date: 2019-01-08
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Equipped for Reading Success by This volume is designed to prevent and correct most word-level reading difficulties. It trains phonemic awareness and promotes sight vocabulary acquisition, and therefore reading fluency.
Publication Date: 2016-07-01
Speech to Print by For two decades, Speech to Print has been a bestselling, widely adopted textbook on explicit, high-quality literacy instruction. Now the anticipated third edition is here, fully updated with ten years of new research, a complete package of supporting materials, and expanded guidance on the how of assessment and instruction in today (TM)s classrooms. Filling a critical gap in teacher preparation courses, Speech to Print supplies K-12 educators with in-depth knowledge of the structure and function of language-fundamentals they need to deliver successful structured literacy instruction. Renowned literacy expert Louisa Cook Moats gives current and future teachers comprehensive, accurate, and accessible information on the underpinnings of language instruction, including: the history of the English language and its effect on spelling English phonology, including speech sounds and their distinctive features how print represents speech in English the morphological aspects of words syntax and its instruction how meaning is conveyed with language Through case studies, activities, recommended teaching principles, and close analysis of real-world student work samples, teachers will also receive invaluable insight into how their students should be taught. Ideal for use in preservice courses and in-service professional development sessions, this essential textbook will give educators the strong foundation they need to teach language and reading skills to students with and without disabilities. WHAT (TM)S NEW: New and expanded practical content on the how of language and reading instruction New and updated chapter exercises New faculty support materials More on key topics like program and curricula selection, frameworks for instructional planning, and problem solving when students are slow to respond to intervention More accessible, undergraduate-friendly tone and structure Additional graphics to illustrate key concepts NEW FACULTY SUPPORT MATERIALS Support your instruction with a complete package of online companion materials, including chapter quizzes, a sample syllabus/course outline, PowerPoints to accompany each chapter, PDF handouts for selected concepts, and a video demonstrating production of all the sounds in the English language.
Publication Date: 2020-02-14