Overcoming Dyslexia

Overcoming Dyslexia

A New and Complete Science-based Program for Reading Problems at Any Level

Book - 2003
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Publisher's Description: From one of the world's 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 levelsb7sand for their parents, teachers, and tutorsb7sthis 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 child's 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 helpb7sand hopeb7sto all who have reading problems, and their families.
Publisher: New York : A.A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 2003.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780679781592
0679781595
9780375400124
0375400125
Characteristics: ix, 416 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

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Apr 07, 2010

I like the research and information provided in this book. I hate the title, you can never overcome Dyslexia. You can learn how to live with it, develop personal techniques for reading and memory but you will have it for your entire life. I also found the techniques to learn to read too general and simplified for the average child. What child is offered an intensive reading program now a days, I can't even get her extra resource help. Maybe if you lived next to Yale or can afford a $50,000/year day school like they recommend you could see results...but the average kid! Parts are very unrealistic.

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