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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 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
Highly recommend to anyone wanting to learn more about dyslexia.
Must read for all teachers in Australia
Brilliant and informative book - all you need to know about dyslexia
Best sourcebook on the market
A great reference book for parents and professionals. The medical content is explained in simple terms and there are plenty of graphics to aid understanding. Real cases add interest and explain concepts. It's the best comprehensive source of contemporary material on dyslexia in the market today.
"In this gem of a book, Dr. Sally Shaywitz uses her voice, her images, her brain-and yes, her heart-to shine a piercing and clarifying light on what we so inadequately call 'dyslexia.' What is more, she shows how almost everyone can overcome it." --Daniel D. Federman, M.D.,
"Fascinating. . . . Shaywitz has illuminated the inner workings of dyslexic minds." --Time
"An important book.... For the first time, scientists are understanding how the brain works...in the act of reading. Front and center now is Sally Shaywitz." -The Baltimore Sun
ISBN: 9780679781592 ISBN-10: 0679781595 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 432 Published: 1st January 2005 Publisher: Random House USA Inc Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.8
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 1