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Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading Problems at Any Levelby M.D. Sally Shaywitz
Synopses & Reviews
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
Notes the pervasiveness of dyslexia among American children today, drawing on recent scientific breakthroughs to reveal the importance of early diagnosis and explaining how parents can work with their children and with educators throughout each grade level. Reprint. 150,000 first printing.
About the Author
\Sally Shaywitz, MD, is Professor of Pediatrics at the Yale University School of Medicine and codirector of the Yale Center for the Study of Learning and Attention. A member of the National Reading Panel and the Institute of Medicine of the Academy of Sciences, and chosen as one of America’s Top Doctors by Castle Connolly, she lectures regularly throughout the country and has appeared on CNN, Good Morning America and The Today Show.
Table of Contents
Part I: The nature of reading and dyslexia — The power of knowing — The historical roots of dyslexia — The big picture: Who is affected and what happens over time — Why some smart people can't read — Everyone speaks, but not everyone reads — Reading the brain — The working brain reads — Part II: Diagnosing dyslexia — Early clues to dyslexia — Later clues to dyslexia — Should my child be evaluated for dyslexia? — Diagnosing dyslexia in the school-age child — Identifying the at-risk child — Diagnosing bright young adults — Part III: Helping your child become a reader — All children can be taught to read — Helping your child break the reading code — Helping your child become a reader — Helping your child become a skilled reader — Part IV: Overcoming dyslexia: Turning struggling readers into proficient readers — Sam's program: A model that works — Teaching the dyslexic child to read — Helping adults become better readers — Choosing a school — Protecting and nourishing your child's soul — Accommodations: Building a bridge to success.
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