Self-Help

Studying with Dyslexia

Author: Janet Godwin

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230390579

Category: Self-Help

Page: 152

View: 902

As a dyslexic student you have a unique learning style. Understanding this can help you take control and study in a way that is most effective for you. Full of practical advice and visual examples, this friendly book will guide you through the dyslexic learning style. It gives you all the essential knowledge and ideas needed to manage your dyslexia positively. Handy for students at any level, this easy-to-read guide: • suggests core strategies for doing things differently to work with your dyslexia, instead of against it • covers individual study skills, including organisation, reading, writing and taking exams • provides information on the support that should be available to you as a student
Education

Studying with Dyslexia

Author: Janet Godwin

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1352000407

Category: Education

Page: 168

View: 4140

As a dyslexic/SpLD student you have a unique learning style. Understanding this can help you take control and study in a way that is most effective to you. Full of practical advice and visual examples, this friendly book will give you all the essential knowledge and ideas needed to manage your dyslexia positively.
Study Aids

Study Skills for Students with Dyslexia

Support for Specific Learning Differences (SpLDs)

Author: Sandra Hargreaves,Jamie Crabb

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473968259

Category: Study Aids

Page: 248

View: 2338

Lecturers request your electronic inspection copy here Do you want to improve your study skills? Packed full of advice on topics including note taking, essay writing, reading strategies and exam techniques, Study Skills for Students with Dyslexia is an essential read for students with dyslexia and other Specific Learning Differences (SpLDs) in further and higher education. The guidance and tools provided help you organise and plan your work, improve your skills and boost your confidence, so you succeed throughout your studies. The new edition contains: A new chapter on critical thinking, giving you confidence in analysing information and expressing an argument A new chapter on how to make the most of lectures, to ensure you’re maximising your learning opportunities The latest IT and software references, including links to online assistive technologies A toolkit of downloadable resources to help you plan and study with ease, including templates, planners, tasks and activities, and toolsheets. This edition also comes with a fully editable digital download of the book, so you can access it in your preferred reading format. Practical and interactive, this book motivates, inspires and guides you through all your studies. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!
Education

The Study Skills Toolkit for Students with Dyslexia

Author: Monica Gribben

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446289893

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 9106

'This toolkit is the student's safety net offering user friendly, down to earth advice and real life skills that have been tried and tested by the author' -Dr John Schneider, Educational Psychologist, Edinburgh 'This is exactly how I felt starting university ... a wonderful and very helpful book full of interesting and useful hints and tips on how to survive university as a dyslexic student. It doesn't make you feel silly or stupid but makes you feel you can achieve what you set out to do' -Sharon Patterson, Adult Nursing student, Edinburgh Napier University 'You realize you're in the hands of a professional who has taught thousands of students how to succeed at university' -Holly Pellicer, Dyslexia Advisor, University of Oslo Packed with helpful advice, checklists and templates, this book will help you improve your study skills throughout your time at university. Written in a straightforward, no- nonsense style, the guidance can be broken down into manageable chunks. Issues covered include: - procrastination - planning your assignment - understanding your essay question - researching, writing and referencing your written work - managing your own well-being. Drawing on years of experience running study skills workshops in higher education, Monica Gribben has written an accessible book for students with dyslexia that shows how to work through the challenges that studying presents. The companion Website www.sagepub.co.uk/gribben has podcasts, worksheets and electronic resources to support each chapter. Monica Gribben is a private dyslexia consultant and Dyslexia Adviser at Edinburgh Napier University.
Education

The Gift of Dyslexia, Revised and Expanded

Why Some of the Smartest People Can't Read...and How They Can Learn

Author: Ronald D. Davis,Eldon M. Braun

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101185449

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 2623

The revised, updated, and expanded edition of the classic in the category. This book outlines a unique and revolutionary program with a phenomenally high success rate in helping dyslexics learn to read and to overcome other difficulties associated with it. This new edition is expanded to include new teaching techniques and revised throughout with up-to-date information on research, studies, and contacts.
Study skills

Studying with Dyslexia

Author: Open University,Open University Course Team

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0749229187

Category: Study skills

Page: 40

View: 5185

This booklet describes some of the challenges of studying with dyslexia and aims to help develop effective skills for studying. It has been printed on buff coloured paper, which many people who have dyslexia find much easier to read from as the glare that can be experienced when reading from white paper is reduced.Included in the booklet is a study card of Memory Strategies: ideas to try.This booklet provides ideas and suggestions that can help you: - Understand the effects of dyslexia and how you can overcome them - Identify and deal confidently with the challenges you might face whilst studying - Develop and improve your computer skills - Organise yourself and manage your time effectively - Develop successful reading strategies - Organise your note taking - Improve how you plan and prepare your assignments - Effectively revise and prepare for examsThere is an accompanying Skills for OU Study website http://www.open.ac.uk.skillsforstudy.If you are a current OU student please contact Student Services before ordering.
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: 2678

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

Study Skills for Dyslexic Students

Author: Sandra Hargreaves

Publisher: Sage Publications Limited

ISBN: 9781412936095

Category: Education

Page: 166

View: 8504

'[W]ith all the contributors having completed the Postgraduate Certificate: Teaching Adult Dyslexic Learners in Higher Education…this reader felt that the study skills discussed were tried, tested and reliable. I shall recommend this book to confident undergraduates or those who have good teacher/support' - The Patoss Bulletin 'A valuable resource for students who may need overt direction in "learning how to learn"' - CHOICE '[T]his study skills text book offers students an overview of the skills needed for study; it does pay attention to the particular needs of dyslexic students both in its design and its material' - The Skill Journal Includes CD-Rom Are you struggling to manage your workload? Do you need help with planning and revising? Written with the needs of dyslexic students in further and higher education in mind, this book will motivate, inspire and guide you through your studies. It is set out in an accessible format and includes a CD packed with tools and resources to help you plan your work, improve your skills, and boost your confidence. There's advice on: - planning your workload to fit your schedule - note-taking and note-making - reading strategies and speed reading - answering essay questions - improving your grammar, spelling and punctuation - improving mathematics skills and using statistics - examination techniques - using ICT to help you This is an essential read for all dyslexic students in further and higher education.
Education

Dyslexia: How to survive and succeed at work

Author: Sylvia Moody

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448175321

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 9602

Dyslexic people face many problems in the workplace: difficulties with reading and writing, memory, organisation and time management, and a recent TUC report on dyslexia in the workplace estimates that 3 million people are affected. Dyslexia: How to survive and succeed at work is written by a leading expert in the field for people of all backgrounds and abilities and will help you to master complex organisational skills, deal with a large workload and cope with the demands of deadlines. It also shows how to improve confidence, deal with stress, and build on the creative talent that many dyslexics possess. Dyslexia: How to survive and succeed at work: - Explains what dyslexic and dyspraxic difficulties are - Describes how they affect workplace efficiency - Offers strategies to manage dyslexic difficulties and reduce their adverse effect on work efficiency - Provides information about ways in which employers can help dyslexic employees
Education

Dyslexia

Surviving and Succeeding at College

Author: Sylvia Moody

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134085796

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 6884

Dyslexia: Surviving and Succeeding at College is a practical and easy-to-read guide for dyslexic and dyspraxic students. Clearly and simply written, in a dyslexia-friendly format, it addresses not just study skills, but also more general aspects of coping with student life. Each chapter includes step-by-step strategies which can be put into practice from the very first day at college. You will learn how to develop effective study skills such as: reading strategies to improve your accuracy and comprehension skills how to make your note-taking efficient and useful for essay writing feeling confident in contributing to seminars memory strategies for study and everyday life how to organise your time and plan your work. Sylvia Moody recognises that adapting to student life generally is as important as developing study skills. Guidance is given to assist you in finding your way around campus, building relationships with tutors, managing emotional development and preparing for the world of work. Full of invaluable self-help strategies, this book will empower you to improve your skills in all areas. The book will also be useful to subject tutors who wish to learn about dyslexia, and to dyslexia tutors and co-ordinators who want to give practical advice to their students. Dr Sylvia Moody is a freelance writer and psychologist specialising in adult dyslexia.
Education

Study Skills and Dyslexia in the Secondary School

A Practical Approach

Author: Marion Griffiths

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136630562

Category: Education

Page: 128

View: 2684

This book is aimed at those who encounter secondary school students with dyslexia on a daily basis. It takes a practical approach by breaking down the whole process of assessing the issues involved and then suggesting ways for teaching staff and students to implement a suitable program of study skills. It is well structured, clear, useful and written with the needs of busy teachers and students very much in mind. Included are assessment approaches, checklists, photocopiable activities, and suggestions for useful resources. Results from qualitative research are included to provide an additional practical insight into study skills and dyslexia in the secondary school. Theoretical knowledge has been used to underpin and inform practice. Teachers of students with dyslexia who are not specialists should find this a useful guide. It will also be of great use to SENCOs and Teaching Assistants.
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: 8083

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.

Move Forward with Dyslexia!

Dismiss the Label, Dissolve Fear of Failure, Discover Your Intelligence, Deserve Success.

Author: Sjan Verhoeven,Gertrudie Boersen

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781514668610

Category:

Page: 376

View: 2741

This is a self-help book for dyslexic (young) adults, but it is also beneficial for parents of dyslexic children and professionals who counsel dyslexics. That dyslexics have a big problem with language is often all too obvious. Language is a predominant given in our society and determines almost all of our interactions with each other. If someone is not so good at automating language, this frequently results in uncertainty and tension. That is exactly why, when dyslexics learn to read and write, they develop fear of failure in the form of performance drive or procrastination at a rather young age. "Move forward with dyslexia" has been written for and about adults with dyslexia. The authors take a stand against the belief that dyslexia is a disorder. Dyslexia is largely due to a different way of thinking, which is called conceptual thinking in this book. It is that way of thinking that forms the basis for being successful and developing your own way of working in your studies or at work. With your own way of working it is possible to read faster, write better, communicate clearer and build bridges between conceptual thinkers and linear thinkers. The book gives the reader an understanding of what dyslexia is, what causes fear of failure and how these two phenomena go hand in hand. When the fear of failure is reduced, dyslexics also have less problems with their dyslexia. By perceiving dyslexia differently, dyslexics will be able to better accept their dyslexia and build a positive self-image. A positive self-image provides space and freedom in life and is a good foundation for having success. The book provides many stories and examples from dyslexics themselves to illustrate the authors findings, the latest scientific insights and all kind of alternative strategies to work and live more efficiently. Dyslexic readers on the Dutch edition: "For me as a dyslexic a feast of recognition! This book has given me more understanding for both myself as for the non-dyslexic other." Security coordinator, 38 years. "This book is easy to read, analytical, but also practical, and above all very positive. It is solution oriented and gives a lot of tools to help my dyslexic son." A mother, 46 years. "Wow, this is a book I would like to have read years earlier!" Anonymous on internet. "The book has shaken me completely from head to toe. After reading I felt that my mind calmed down. If I had read this book 40 years before, I could have done my work with much less energy wastage." Entrepreneur, 66 years. "This is the only non dusty book about dyslexia." Student, 23 years. Dutch Magazine for Remedial Teaching: "Move forward with dyslexia! is in many ways not just another book on this subject, but provides a broader and different perspective on dyslexia and how to approach it. In ten chapters the book describes clearly how this approach can lead to dyslexics accepting their dyslexia more easily, preventing or reducing fear of failure and thus building a positive self-image. It explains how different work strategies can help and how they can be taught. The book is scientific in its approach, yet it is still easy to read and orientated towards solutions."
Study Aids

LD SAT Study Guide

Author: Paul Osborne

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781592578870

Category: Study Aids

Page: 629

View: 6225

"This book covers the Math, Critical Reading, and Writing sections of the SAT and provides students with learning disabilities with a unique set of features to help them succeed"--Cover, p. 4.
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: 4216

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.
Education

A Workbook for Dyslexics

Author: Cheryl Orlassino

Publisher: A Workbook for Dyslexics

ISBN: 1430301082

Category: Education

Page: 252

View: 940

A workbook finally designed specifically for the dyslexic child. Teach your dyslexic student to read and write in easy to understand lessons. Workbook includes: lessons, exercises, word lists, high frequency word lists and an answer key. This method is proven effective and very affordable when compared to others. Spend only 40 minutes a day with your child and watch him or her flourish in just a few months. Recommended for ages 8 and up. For more information, visit us at www.yourkidcanread.com.
Education

Academic Writing and Dyslexia

A Visual Guide to Writing at University

Author: Adrian J. Wallbank

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135196688X

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 5064

This book presents a unique visual approach to academic writing and composition specifically tailored to the needs of dyslexic students in higher education. Readers will learn to successfully structure and articulate their ideas, get to grips with critical reading, thinking and writing, and fulfil their full academic potential. The ‘writing process’ is demystified and techniques for writing compelling, insightful and mark generating essays are conveyed via innovative and meaningful representations, templates, images, icons and prompts, specifically designed to meet the visual and ‘big picture’ strengths of dyslexic learners. A companion website offers supplementary exercises, examples, videos and a full range of downloadable templates and bookmarks. Written by a dyslexic for dyslexics, Academic Writing and Dyslexia is underpinned by extensive research. As a dyslexic student you will learn to present your thoughts with confidence, critically evaluate competing arguments and gain top marks. The book will help you bridge the gap between your existing coping strategies and the increased demands and rigours of academic writing at university. It will be an invaluable resource for dyslexic students, academics, dyslexia specialists, learning developers and writing tutors throughout the higher education sector.
Study Aids

Study Skills for Students with Dyslexia

Support for Specific Learning Differences (SpLDs)

Author: Sandra Hargreaves,Jamie Crabb

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473968259

Category: Study Aids

Page: 248

View: 874

Lecturers request your electronic inspection copy here Do you want to improve your study skills? Packed full of advice on topics including note taking, essay writing, reading strategies and exam techniques, Study Skills for Students with Dyslexia is an essential read for students with dyslexia and other Specific Learning Differences (SpLDs) in further and higher education. The guidance and tools provided help you organise and plan your work, improve your skills and boost your confidence, so you succeed throughout your studies. The new edition contains: A new chapter on critical thinking, giving you confidence in analysing information and expressing an argument A new chapter on how to make the most of lectures, to ensure you’re maximising your learning opportunities The latest IT and software references, including links to online assistive technologies A toolkit of downloadable resources to help you plan and study with ease, including templates, planners, tasks and activities, and toolsheets. This edition also comes with a fully editable digital download of the book, so you can access it in your preferred reading format. Practical and interactive, this book motivates, inspires and guides you through all your studies. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!
Education

Managing Dyslexia at University

A Resource for Students, Academic and Support Staff

Author: Claire Jamieson,Ellen Morgan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135396000

Category: Education

Page: 112

View: 8753

A thorough and comprehensive guide for both education professionals and those affected by dyslexia, this book is predominantly a guidebook. It includes lots of practical advice and is based on the authors’ sound knowledge of current theory and practice. It includes: photocopiable materials contact and reference details personal organisation advice ways forward for potential problems information on secondary or associated difficulties.
Juvenile Fiction

The Story Machine

Author: Tom McLaughlin

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408839326

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 6615

Elliott is a boy who likes to find things and, one day, he stumbles across a machine. At first, he can't work out what the machine is for – it doesn't beep or buzz like all his other machines and it doesn't have an ON/OFF button. Then, quite by accident, Elliott makes the machine work. The machine makes letters! Elliott thinks it must be a story machine but, sadly, Elliott isn't very good at letters and words. How can he make magical stories without them? But, wait, some of the letters look like pictures. Elliott is good at pictures and, as he discovers, pictures make stories. An inspiring, uplifting picture book about the simple joys of a typewriter in a world of hi-tech machines. Perfect for fans of Oliver Jeffers.