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Practical Strategies for Living with Dyslexia - Maria Chivers

Practical Strategies for Living with Dyslexia

Paperback Published: 11th January 2001
ISBN: 9781853029059
Number Of Pages: 112

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Over the years, many quick fix approaches to cure dyslexia have been developed and used. These 'miracle cures' have offered hope to many parents who are left disillusioned by the school system and health service. With no other way to turn, many parents spend more and more money on special glasses, vitamins, exercises and specialist advice, but do they actually work? Written by a parent of two dyslexic sons, who herself searched for anything that would 'cure' them, this new book is a practical guide to dyslexia's many 'miracle cures'. Practical Strategies for Living with Dyslexia suggests that early identification of this condition may be the key. Dyslexia is often not diagnosed until children have started school, yet testing is now available from the age of four-and-a-half years. On top of this many dyslexics also have eye and ear problems that go undetected, which further exacerbates the problem. Looking at the possible remedies available, such as tinted glasses, nutritional supplements and exercising, and considering the benefits of early identification of dyslexia, this book will be an essential practical resource for both the parents of, and the professionals who work, with people with dyslexia.

Acknowledgementsp. 8
Famous People with Dyslexiap. 8
Introductionp. 9
What are Dyslexia and Dyscalculia?p. 11
Dyslexiap. 11
Dyscalculiap. 13
Identifying Dyslexiap. 15
Aston Index Assessmentp. 16
Cognitive Profiling Systemp. 17
Dyslexia Screening Testsp. 18
Educational Psychologist Reportp. 19
LUCID Assessment for Schoolsp. 19
Phonological Assessment Batteryp. 20
Summaryp. 20
What Causes Dyslexia?p. 21
Visionp. 25
Eye Testsp. 26
Tinted Glasses and Coloured Overlaysp. 26
Dunlop Testp. 30
Visual Tracking Magnifierp. 30
Vision and Learning Difficultiesp. 31
Summaryp. 35
Hearingp. 37
Glue Earp. 38
Fast ForWordp. 38
Aural-Read-Respond-Oral-Write (ARROW)p. 39
Summaryp. 42
Developmentalp. 43
Brain Gymp. 43
Brain Injury Rehabilitation and developmentp. 44
Neuro-Developmental Delayp. 44
Chiropractic and Dyslexiap. 49
Vitamins and Mineralsp. 55
Fatty Acids and Efalexp. 55
Iron Supplementsp. 57
Zinc Supplementsp. 57
Summaryp. 58
Multi-Sensory Teaching Methodsp. 59
What is Multi-Sensory?p. 59
Teaching Schemesp. 60
Can Computers Help?p. 63
Software Packagesp. 64
The Hands-free Computerp. 66
Computers and Examinationsp. 66
Psychometric Testingp. 66
Neurolinguistic Programmingp. 69
NLP and Dyslexiap. 70
Phono-Graphixp. 73
The Value of Playp. 75
Conclusionp. 85
I'm Not Marking This Messp. 87
Dyslexia A[subscript 2]Zp. 89
Further Readingp. 91
Useful Addressesp. 93
The Contributorsp. 101
Indexp. 103
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ISBN: 9781853029059
ISBN-10: 185302905X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 112
Published: 11th January 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.97  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.14