Overcoming Dyslexia

Overcoming Dyslexia

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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 childa€™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 wordsa€“a list that can give your child a head start --Ways to raise and preserve a childa€™s self-esteem aqnd reveal his strengths --Stories of successful men and women who are dyslexic From the Trade Paperback edition.twelfth grade reading level. ... of reading: A Friendlya#39;s menu, instructions on an ATM, and the Internal Revenue Service EZ form are all written at a tenth grade level. ... They learned to decode, perhaps, but did not receive the supervised reading practice necessary for fluency, so their ... Rather than a global test of reading, more up-to-date literacy programs give adults a placement test to determine theiranbsp;...

Title:Overcoming Dyslexia
Author:Sally Shaywitz, M.D.
Publisher:Vintage - 2008-12-24


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