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: 8078

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.
Family & Relationships

The Mislabeled Child

How Understanding Your Child's Unique Learning Style Can Open the Door to Success

Author: Brock Eide,Fernette Eide

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 1401384781

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 400

View: 5986

An incredibly reassuring approach by two physicians who specialize in helping children overcome their difficulties in learning and succeeding in school For parents, teachers, and other professionals seeking practical guidance about ways to help children with learning problems, this book provides a comprehensive look at learning differences ranging from dyslexia to dysgraphia, to attention problems, to giftedness. In The Mislabeled Child, the authors describe how a proper understanding of a child's unique brain-based strengths can be used to overcome many different obstacles to learning. They show how children are often mislabeled with diagnoses that are too broad (ADHD, for instance) or are simply inaccurate. They also explain why medications are often not the best ways to help children who are struggling to learn. The authors guide readers through the morass of commonly used labels and treatments, offering specific suggestions that can be used to help children at school and at home. This book offers extremely empowering information for parents and professionals alike. The Mislabeled Child examines a full spectrum of learning disorders, from dyslexia to giftedness, clarifying the diagnoses and providing resources to help. The Eides explain how a learning disability encompasses more than a behavioral problem; it is also a brain dysfunction that should be treated differently.
Education

The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan

A Blueprint for Renewing Your Child's Confidence and Love of Learning

Author: Ben Foss

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0345541235

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 2340

The inventor of the Intel Reader shares inspirational ideas for accessing the tools and learning accommodations needed by dyslexic students in school and life, outlining a three-step strategy for skill building and advocacy while sharing advice on how to harness personal strengths to advance long-term goals.
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: 5029

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.
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: 7475

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.
Education

Dyslexia Wonders

Understanding the Daily Life of a Dyslexic from a Child's Point of View

Author: Jennifer Smith

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 1600376347

Category: Education

Page: 75

View: 5161

A Child Knows More Than You Think Written by a 12 Year Old Child With Dyslexia Jennifer is struggling through school. Kids tease her, teachers question her ability. Her own family doesn't even understand her. Listen to her story as she tells it in her own words. Learn how she struggles from being different from her peers, how she reacted when she finally found out why, and how she overcame the trials dyslexia brought into her life. Parents, teachers, tutors, and family members will benefit from the lessons in this remarkable story. “I Have Dyslexia: This Does Not Define Who I Am!” Jennifer Smith For the one in every five children who has dyslexia and the millions of other’s who struggle to read at their own grade levels and for their parents, teachers, tutors, families and friends.
Biography & Autobiography

My Dyslexia

Author: Philip Schultz

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393083507

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

View: 5701

“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.
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: 1768

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.
Family & Relationships

The Secret Life of the Dyslexic Child

Author: Robert Frank, Ph.D.

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 9781579545789

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

View: 3883

An educational psychologist and family therapist draws on his own experiences as a dyslexic to help parents understand their own dyslexic child and their fears, frustrations, and goals, explaining how to help alleviate children's pain with the help of special exercises designed to stimulate a child's ability to think and helpful advice on dealing with dyslexia in a positive way. 17,500 first printing.
Family & Relationships

The Power of Different

The Link Between Disorder and Genius

Author: Gail Saltz, M.D.

Publisher: Flatiron Books

ISBN: 1250060036

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

View: 5341

A powerful and inspiring examination of the connection between the potential for great talent and conditions commonly thought to be “disabilities,” revealing how the source of our struggles can be the origin of our greatest strengths. In The Power of Different, psychiatrist and bestselling author Gail Saltz examines the latest scientific discoveries, profiles famous geniuses who have been diagnosed with all manner of brain “problems”—including learning disabilities, ADD, anxiety, Depression, Bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and Autism—and tells the stories of lay individuals to demonstrate how specific deficits in certain areas of the brain are directly associated with the potential for great talent. Saltz shows how the very conditions that cause people to experience difficulty at school, in social situations, at home, or at work, are inextricably bound to creative, disciplinary, artistic, empathetic, and cognitive abilities. In this pioneering work, readers will find engaging scientific research and stories from historical geniuses and everyday individuals who have not only made the most of their conditions, but who have flourished because of them. They are leaning into their brain differences to: *Identify areas of interest and expertise *Develop work arounds *Create the environments that best foster their talents *Forge rewarding interpersonal relationships Enlightening and inspiring, The Power of Different proves that the unique wiring of every brain can be a source of strength and productivity, and contributes to the richness of our world.
Juvenile 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: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 9624

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.
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: 8963

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

Dyslexia: How to survive and succeed at work

Author: Sylvia Moody

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448175321

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 9562

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
Self-Help

Studying with Dyslexia

Author: Janet Godwin

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230390579

Category: Self-Help

Page: 152

View: 6586

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
Psychology

The Dyslexic Brain

New Pathways in Neuroscience Discovery

Author: Glenn D. Rosen

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1134815573

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

View: 4895

The Dyslexic Brain: New Pathways in Neuroscience Discovery offers a state-of-the art examination of the neural components and functions involved in reading and in the possible sources of breakdown. Suggestions for intervention are introduced throughout the book. The book is based on presentations at a summer 2004 symposium, which was part of an ongoing symposia series titled, “The Extraordinary Brain,” convened by The Dyslexia Foundation. The participants are top scholars in the multidisciplinary research programs related to the neuroscience of brain development in general and reading disorders in specific. The Dyslexic Brain: New Pathways in Neuroscience Discovery will be important to researchers and scholars interested in dyslexia, as well as those interested in issues involving the cognitive consequences of unusual brain development. Graduate students looking at reading and reading disorders in schools of education and communication disorders will also find substantial new information.
Psychology

Adult Dyslexia

A Guide for the Workplace

Author: Gary Fitzgibbon,Brian O'Connor

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471487128

Category: Psychology

Page: 184

View: 3756

In the workplace, dyslexia can be the root cause of under-performance that manifests itself in ways other than those typically associated with child dyslexics. Adult Dyslexia gives practical advice about identifying and helping adult dyslexics in ways that are relevant to the workplace and suitable for adults, rather than being adaptations of methods used with children. * Written by an experienced occupational psychologist * Includes a practical question/answer section and screening tools * Emphasises that dyslexics have strengths as well as weaknesses * An invaluable tool for managers to help develop dyslexic employees
Education

The Successful Dyslexic

Identify the Keys to Unlock Your Potential

Author: Neil Alexander-Passe

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9463511075

Category: Education

Page: 18

View: 7290

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.
Education

Dyslexia in the Workplace

An Introductory Guide

Author: Diana Bartlett,Sylvia Moody,Katherine Kindersley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470669334

Category: Education

Page: 328

View: 5988

The second edition of Dyslexia in the Workplace is a comprehensive guide to how dyslexic adults in employment can improve their skills, and how their employers and other professionals can help. Offers invaluable insights for overcoming obstacles to success, enhancing workplace efficiency and ensuring that dyslexic employees achieve their full potential Written in an accessible style that is perfect for professionals and dyslexic individuals alike Covers related syndromes such as dyspraxia, attention deficit disorder and visual stress Explores the legal obligations and other issues that are important to workplace managers, especially human resources professionals Provides authoritative guidance on recent case law relating to dyslexia
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: 6272

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

Dyslexia in Adults

Education and Employment

Author: Gavin Reid,Jane Kirk

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471852056

Category: Education

Page: 258

View: 1811

What is dyslexia and hown is it assessed in adults? What is the most appropriate training for those who work with dyslexic people? This comprehensive guide is for professionals working with adults with dyslexia in the learning and working environment. It uses practical definitions and offers advice that can be understood by professionals and employers with little or no previous understanding of dyslexia. Dyslexia in Adults: Education and Employment covers key aspects of learning in adults with dyslexia, including individual profiles, strengths and difficulties, the role of the tutor, course design, assessment and method of teaching, as well as providing a number of support strategies. Case studies highlights the needs of employers and dyslexic adults in the workplace and give examples of good practice. An invaluable text for teachers and practitioners in the field of dyslexia, adults with dyslexia, employers, and educational and occupational psychologists. "Adult dyslexics have long been misunderstood. Their considerable talents have often been unrecognized and unrealized. Fortunately all this is changing. With the help of this new book by Gavin Reid and Jane Kirk many will come to see that dealing with difficulties must be balanced by understanding talents." Thomas G. West, Visualisation Research Institute, US National Dyslexia Researc Foundation, and author of In the Mind's Eye "This book provides factual information for educators, employers and dyslexia adults themselves. The authors tell the truth about the depressing effects of unacknowledged dyslexia, challenging each of us to think in a different way. They send out a clear, strong message: listen to dyslexic people." Joanne Rule, Chief Executive, British Dyslexia Association "In my opinion this authoritative and well-researched account should be recommended reading for anyone giving vocational guidance to clients with dyslexia or helping them deal with employment or training." Tim Edmonds of the Employment Service