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From one of the worlds leading experts on reading and dyslexia, the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and practical book yet to help us 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—and for their parents, teachers, and tutors—this book can make a difference.

Drawing on recent scientific breakthroughs—many of them in her own laboratory—Dr. Shaywitz demystifies the subject of reading difficulties and explains how a child can be helped to become a good reader. She discusses early diagnosis in young children as well as the diagnosing of older children, young adults, and adults. Dr. Shaywitz explains why some bright adults can read only very slowly, and what they can do about it. Her book makes clear how the latest research, including new brain imaging studies, is uncovering the mechanisms underlying dyslexia and has led to effective treatments for each age group.

Dr. Shaywitz instructs parents in what they can do year-by-year, grade-by-grade, step-by-step for a dyslexic child. She lays out a home program for enhanced reading; guides parents in choosing the best school for their child and in working with teachers; and suggests ways of raising and preserving the childs self-esteem. She provides exercises, teaching aids, information on computer programs, and many other invaluable resources.

In addition, her book corrects such popular (and harmful) myths as the belief that dyslexia is primarily a male problem, that children with dyslexia see words backward, that dyslexia is linked to intelligence. She shows us how, although dyslexia cannot be outgrown, its effects can, with careful planning and hard work, be overcome.

Dr. Shaywitz lifts the barrier of ignorance surrounding dyslexia and replaces it with the comfort of knowledge. Here is a trusted source to which you can turn for information, advice, guidance, and explanation. In sum, here is cutting-edge research translated into an easy-to-follow plan of action offering help—and hope—to all who have reading problems, and their families.

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Written by a neuroscientist and pediatrician, this guide for dyslexics and their families aims to demystify the subject of reading difficulties. Drawing upon recent research, Shaywitz describes the mechanisms underlying dyslexia along with the range of effective treatments available for dyslexic people of all ages. Coverage includes such topics as diagnosing dyslexia in children and adults, choosing a school, and helping adults to become better readers. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

About the Author

Sally Shaywitz, M.D., is a neuroscientist, a professor of pediatrics at Yale, and codirector of the Yale Center for the Study of Learning and Attention. She is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, and of the National Reading Panel, mandated by Congress to determine the most effective reading programs. She has written for Scientific American and the New York Times Magazine. Dr. Shaywitz lectures throughout the country and appears regularly in national media. She lives with her husband in Woodbridge, Connecticut.

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deepthipradeep, May 21, 2008 (view all comments by deepthipradeep)
A scientifically well written book, all special school educators and parents of dyslexic children must read this book. I wish to have this book in our ROTARY CLUBS RESOURCE CENTRE FOR DYSLEXIA at vatakara (RI 3200) IN KERALA IN india. could you please snd this to me as I am in charge of a Rotary project for dyslexia resource centre (charity purpose),address
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Shaywitz, Sally
Alfred A. Knopf
Shaywitz, Sally Md
Shaywitz, Sally E.
Sally Shaywitz, M.D.
Teaching Methods & Materials - Reading
Special Education - Communicative Disorders
Special Education - Learning Disabled
Learning disabilities
Parenting - General
Reading -- Remedial teaching.
Reading disability
Special Education - Learning Disabilities
Teaching Methods & Materials - Reading & Phonics
Education-Learning Disabilities
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