Young Adult Nonfiction

Dyslexia is My Superpower (Most of the Time)

Author: Margaret Rooke

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784506060

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 240

View: 2628

In more than 100 interviews, children and young adults reveal their personal tips and tactics for honing the creative benefits of dyslexia, enabling them to thrive in school and beyond. Strategies include ways to develop confidence and self-belief. The contributors have outlined specific approaches they feel have helped them, and others that haven't. The book contains stunning illustrations by 8-18 year olds with dyslexia. The first-hand accounts are inspiring in the way they normalise dyslexia and reveal the many success stories. There is an additional section for professionals who work in education or special learning environments, with advice given by school students themselves.
YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION

Dyslexia Is My Superpower (Most of the Time)

Author: Margaret Rooke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781785922992

Category: YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION

Page: 240

View: 9528

Containing over 100 in-depth interviews with school children and young adults living with dyslexia, this collection depicts the significance of confidence and self-esteem in propelling children with dyslexia to achieve personal success. The children supply their own illustrations; a handy hints guide; and their own advice to educators.
Young Adult Nonfiction

Creative, Successful, Dyslexic

23 High Achievers Share Their Stories

Author: Margaret Rooke

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784501638

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 224

View: 719

23 very well-known people from the arts, sport, and business worlds talk about how dyslexia affected their childhood, how they were able to overcome the challenges and use the special strengths of dyslexia to achieve great success in adulthood. Darcey Bussell CBE, Eddie Izzard, Sir Richard Branson, Meg Mathews, Zoe Wanamaker CBE, Richard Rogers, Benjamin Zephaniah, Steven Naismith, Lynda La Plante CBE, Sir Jackie Stewart OBE, Sophie Conran and others share their stories, and their advice. All reveal the enormous difficulties they faced, the strength required to overcome them, the crucial importance of adult support, and how `the different way the brain is wired' in dyslexia has enabled them to see something different in the world and to use their creativity in an exceptional way. They talk about `thinking sideways', and the ability to look at a bigger picture, the often strong visual strength, and the ability to listen, and to grasp simplicity where other people see only complexity. They also talk about how dyslexia continues to challenge them, and the ways they have found to work around this. An introduction, and final section that includes practical information about dyslexia, are written with the support of Dyslexia Action, and a percentage of profit from the book is going to The British Dyslexia Association. The book will be essential reading for teachers and other professionals, and for families affected by dyslexia, and inspirational for people with dyslexia.
Biography & Autobiography

Dyslexic Renegade

Author: Leia Schwartz

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1496970020

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 24

View: 5082

Experience dyslexia through a nine-year-old girl's eyes!
Young Adult Nonfiction

The Illustrated Guide to Dyslexia and Its Amazing People

Author: Kate Power,Kathy Iwanczak Forsyth

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784506478

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 72

View: 5114

Use this guide to weed out what dyslexia means for you and discover the tools you need to blossom! Dyslexia comes to live with visual imagery and colourful text in this new book on what dyslexia means, how it feels, what to do about it, and how to learn to embrace it. There are advantages to being dyslexic, including an aptitude for design literacy and innovative thinking, although these can be obscured by its challenges. This beautifully designed book, complete with stunning visuals and gentle humour, approaches the subject of dyslexia in a simple and encouraging way for all age groups. By showing what dyslexia is and asking the reader how it applies to them, this book offers a fun and engaging means of working out how dyslexia affects the individual specifically, with a multitude of learning tools and tips, and a gallery of inspirational dyslexics who have used their particular skills to do something amazing with their lives.
Education

The Dyslexia Checklist

A Practical Reference for Parents and Teachers

Author: Sandra F. Rief, M.A.,Judith Stern, M.A.

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470429815

Category: Education

Page: 336

View: 5524

Essential advice and resources for helping kids with dyslexia The Dyslexia Checklist is a valuable guide for parents and teachers that can help them better understand children and teenagers with dyslexia and other reading- and language-based disabilities. The book relays the most current research available and is filled with practical strategies, supports, and interventions. Using these tools teachers and parents can accommodate the needs and strengthen the skills of students with reading and writing disabilities across all age levels. The book is presented in a simple, concise, easy-to-read checklist format and is filled with useful advice and information on a wide range of topics. Explains what we now know about dyslexia from decades of research Contains games to strengthen a child's literacy and language skills Provides important information for hooking in reluctant and struggling readers Offers suggestions for enhancing skills in vocabulary, comprehension, composition and written expression, spelling, math, and more The book also provides information on the educational rights of students with dyslexia.
Education

Fun Games and Activities for Children with Dyslexia

How to Learn Smarter with a Dyslexic Brain

Author: Alais Winton

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 178450596X

Category: Education

Page: 136

View: 2156

Dyslexic learner and teacher Alais Winton shows the positives of being dyslexic, and makes learning (and even spelling!) fun, with games and activities to make school learning simple. An inventive and practical book for children aged 7 to 13 who have been identified as having dyslexic tendencies, this book contains practical and creative activities for kids and teens to use, such as Spelling Sculptures and Hear it, Sing it, Beat it! The games and activities use the four different learning styles that work best with dyslexics - thinking in pictures, in movement, in music or socially. With funny cartoons, which appeal to visual thinkers, and a section with advice on how parents and guardians can aid learning, this is an essential toolkit for any dyslexic child.
Family & Relationships

Knees

The Mixed Up World of a Boy with Dyslexia

Author: Vanita Oelschlager,Joe Rossi

Publisher: Vanitabooks Llc

ISBN: 9780982636695

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 128

View: 9334

When Louis has some trouble understanding everything at school, his teacher explains that others have had the same problem, and his father encourages him to discover his own special talent.
Education

What is Dyslexia?

A Book Explaining Dyslexia for Kids and Adults to Use Together

Author: Alan M. Hultquist

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843108828

Category: Education

Page: 95

View: 3048

"Printed digitally since 2010"--T.p. verso.
Education

Dyslexia Advocate!

How to Advocate for a Child with Dyslexia within the Public Education System

Author: Kelli Sandman-Hurley

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 178450274X

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 4817

This straightforward guide provides the essential information for parents and advocates to understand US law and get the right educational entitlements for a child with dyslexia. Using case studies and examples, this book demonstrates clearly how to apply the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to the unique requirements of a dyslexic child. It offers simple, intelligible help for parents on how to coordinate successfully with their child's school and achieve the right services and support for their dyslexic child; up to and beyond getting an effective Individual Education Plan (IEP). Dyslexia Advocate! is an invaluable tool for parents trying to negotiate a complex legal system in order to get the best outcome for their child. It is an essential guide for anyone who is considering acting as an advocate for a child with dyslexia.
Biography & Autobiography

My Dyslexia

Author: Philip Schultz

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393083507

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

View: 7603

“A success story . . . proof that one can rise above the disease and defy its so-called limitations on the brain.”—Daily Beast Despite winning the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 2008, Philip Schultz could never shake the feeling of being exiled to the "dummy class" in school, where he was largely ignored by his teachers and peers and not expected to succeed. Not until many years later, when his oldest son was diagnosed with dyslexia, did Schultz realize that he suffered from the same condition. In his moving memoir, Schultz traces his difficult childhood and his new understanding of his early years. In doing so, he shows how a boy who did not learn to read until he was eleven went on to become a prize-winning poet by sheer force of determination. His balancing act—life as a member of a family with not one but two dyslexics, countered by his intellectual and creative successes as a writer—reveals an inspiring story of the strengths of the human mind.
Education

The Successful Dyslexic

Identify the Keys to Unlock Your Potential

Author: Neil Alexander-Passe

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9463511075

Category: Education

Page: 18

View: 2473

This innovative book looks at the keys for success in dyslexic adults, comparing both those who are successful and less successful, enabling parents and teachers to use these keys to best support young dyslexics. These keys look at home life, school, career choices, working relationships, coping strategies, traits, unique selling points, and what is considered success for somebody with dyslexia. The Successful Dyslexic questions if school-based trauma can be used positively, as both successful and unsuccessful dyslexic adults share the same traumatic school experiences. It is how these adult dyslexics have used this trauma, positively or negatively that has set them on the path for success, or to struggle as adults searching for a worthwhile career. The theories of ‘disability paradox’ and ‘post-traumatic growth’ are used to understand why despite having a disability, many dyslexics can be, and are, highly successful. This book details an interview study of 27 successful and 10 less successful dyslexics, with 2 expert interviews, and supported by two large online studies. In total this book includes the contribution of 191 adult dyslexics. Each in-depth interview has sought to understand the individual’s journey from childhood to adulthood, and their quotes are used to enlighten the reader to each of their individual experiences. Armed with these insights, it is hoped that parents and teachers of young dyslexics can set them on the path to unlock their own future success.
Family & Relationships

Overcoming Dyslexia

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

Author: Sally Shaywitz, M.D.

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307558893

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 432

View: 5801

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 From the Trade Paperback edition.
Family & Relationships

The Dyslexic Advantage

Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain

Author: Brock Eide,Fernette Eide

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0452297923

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 283

View: 5726

The neurolearning-expert creators of the award-winning blog by the same name reveal the unique brain structure and organization of dyslexic individuals, identifying how the differences responsible for reading challenges also enable specific mechanical, artistic, narrative and dynamic talents. Reprint.
Juvenile Fiction

My Name Is Brain Brian

Author: Jeanne Betancourt

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 9780785754725

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 2268

Although he is helped by his new sixth grade teacher after being diagnosed as dyslexic, Brian still has some problems with school and with people he thought were his friends.
Family & Relationships

At Home with Dyslexia

A Parent’s Guide to Supporting Your Child

Author: Sascha Roos

Publisher: Robinson

ISBN: 1472140648

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

View: 4320

This book will empower parents by giving them the tools and strategies to deal with dyslexia, making them confident and knowledgeable in the process. It offers: - a guidebook that is visually appealing, including bullet points, illustrations and short chapters, making it an easy to follow reference book for the busy (and often dyslexic) parent; - practical and emotional support at home from primary to secondary school years, as well as how to deal with school and the education system; - chapters that can be dipped into for useful day to day advice and tools to help at home , and for overall encouragement and reassurance; - parents and children sharing their personal experiences and advice in their personal accounts - the challenges of dyslexia, possible solutions and successes are openly discussed and woven throughout the chapters, giving the guide an authentic voice. Central to this guide is language of acceptance and celebration, emphasising a learning 'difference' rather than a 'disability', and a genuine encouragement of dyslexic abilities and strengths.
Young Adult Nonfiction

The Self-Help Guide for Teens with Dyslexia

Useful Stuff You May Not Learn at School

Author: Alais Winton

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784501441

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 8326

Gold Medal Winner in the Self-Help category of the 2015 Foreword Reviews' INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards As Alais Winton knows, having dyslexia doesn't mean you're not bright; like her, you might just need a different way of looking at things. In this book, she lets you in on the learning techniques which work for her, and which you may not be taught at school. Offering solutions to common problems students with dyslexia face, Alais describes tried-and-tested techniques for succeeding with reading, spelling, memorising information and time management, and even a simple method to ensure you never misplace your learning tools (such as pencils and books) again. The strategies are ideal for use in the run-up to exams, helping you to become more organised, less stressed and better prepared. This is a must-read pocket guide for students with dyslexia aged 11 to 18, and will also be a helpful source of ideas for teachers, SENCOs and parents of teens with dyslexia.
Education

Embrace a Different Kind of Mind

Personal Stories of Dyslexia

Author: Deborah Hewes

Publisher: Dyslexia Association of Singapore

ISBN: 9810975511

Category: Education

Page: 261

View: 7188

EMBRACE DYSLEXIA is an initiative by the Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS) which endeavours to foster greater awareness about dyslexia with the aim of helping everyone to understand both the strengths and the challenges in the lives of individuals who have dyslexia. An initiative of EMBRACE DYSLEXIA was to encourage individuals with dyslexia to share their personal stories so that they may become role models for the young students that are supported by DAS. More than 50 personal stories of dyslexia are included in this book all are individuals who have worked to make a difference in the fabric of Singapore and wish to instill in young students with dyslexia to strive for equal if not greater success in their educational journeys This book was released in Singapore's 50th anniversary, and contains the story of Former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew a dyslexic, visionary, leader, father and builder of a Nation. Indeed, many of the contributors to the book cite Mr Lee as an inspiration to their own success, he gave them the determination and passion to pursue their dreams and passions. It is an inspiring read and gives hope to those families who have children with learning differences such as dyslexia.
Creative ability

Seeing What Others Cannot See

The Hidden Advantages of Visual Thinkers and Differently Wired Brains

Author: Thomas G. West

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1633883019

Category: Creative ability

Page: 277

View: 463

For over 25 years, Thomas G. West has been a leading advocate for the importance of visual thinking, visual technologies and the creative potential of individuals with dyslexia and other learning differences. In this new book, he investigates how different kinds of brains and different ways of thinking can help to make discoveries and solve problems in innovative and unexpected ways. West focuses on what he has learned over the years from a group of extraordinarily creative, intelligent, and interesting people -- those with dyslexia, Asperger's syndrome, and other different ways of thinking, learning, and working. He shows that such people can provide important insights missed by experts as they also can prevent institutional "group think." Based on first-person accounts, West tells stories that include a dyslexic paleontologist in Montana, a special effects tech who worked for Pink Floyd and Kiss and who is now an advocate for those with Asperger's syndrome, a group of dyslexic master code breakers in a British electronic intelligence organization, a Colorado livestock handling expert who has become a forceful advocate for those with autism and a family of dyslexics and visual thinkers in Britain that includes four winners of the Nobel Prize in Physics. He also discusses persistent controversies and the unfolding science. This is an inspiring book that not only documents the achievements of people with various learning differences, but reveals their great potential -- especially in a new digital age where traditional clerical and academic skills are less and less important while an ability to think in pictures and to understand patterns using high-level computer information visualizations is rapidly increasing in value in the global economic marketplace.
Juvenile Fiction

Vera McLuckie and the Daydream Club

Author: Jane Evans

Publisher: YOUR STORIES MATTER

ISBN: 1909320641

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 186

View: 2638

Vera McLuckie hates school. Mainly because she struggles with stuff the other kids find easy. Oh, and because she keeps getting into trouble for doing what she is really good at. Daydreaming. So when Vera gets the chance to show just how extraordinary she is, will she dare take on the coolest, smartest girl in the whole of Acorn Bank Primary? This is a children's story whose main characters happen to have Dyspraxia, Dyslexia and Asperger's (not made explicit). Will relate to children who feel different and left out at school. The book's real purpose is one of catalyst to help parent and teacher discuss, with children in a respectful way, what it is like to have a learning difficulty. This book works on several levels. It is a lovely story in itself that most children will relate to, dealing as it does with lack of self-belief, peer pressure and the bullying that goes along with not necessarily being the most popular kid in class. These issues can be readily picked up in school and discussed in circle time and PSHE (citizenship) lessons. But it goes deeper. Whilst not named in the book explicitly, the three main characters exhibit dyspraxic, dyslexic and autistic (Asperger's Syndrome) tendencies respectively. So the story can be used by parents and teachers as a catalyst for discussing what it is like to have a learning difficulty. In schools, teachers can use the book on a one-to-one, group or class basis to help raise awareness and improve well-being. Both author and illustrator are keen to raise awareness of specific learning difficulties in a way accessible to children. The illustrator is herself autistic. The publisher – Your Stories Matter – is dedicated to publishing books that share experiences, improve understanding and celebrate differences. To this end it provides free cross-curricula teaching resources with all of its books at www.yourstoriesmatter.org