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: 5094

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.
Education

The Gift of Learning

Proven New Methods for Correcting ADD, Math & Handwriting Problems

Author: Ronald D. Davis,Eldon M. Braun

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399528095

Category: Education

Page: 359

View: 5972

Presents a revolutionary, effective approach to overcoming dyslexia and other learning disabilities--including ADD/ADHD, dyscalculia and acalculia, and dysgraphia and agraphia--that uses a combination of mental and physical exercises called "Orientation Counseling" and learning tools called "Symbol Mastery" to help correct the problem and promote learning. Original.
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: 5270

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

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: 7571

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

How To Reach and Teach Children and Teens with Dyslexia

A Parent and Teacher Guide to Helping Students of All Ages Academically, Socially, and Emotionally

Author: Cynthia M. Stowe, M.Ed.

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 9780130320186

Category: Education

Page: 368

View: 3642

This comprehensive, practical resource gives educators at all levels essential information, techniques, and tools for understanding dyslexia and adapting teaching methods in all subject areas to meet the learning style, social, and emotional needs of students who have dyslexia. Special features include over 50 full-page activity sheets that can be photocopied for immediate use and interviews with students and adults who have had personal experience with dyslexia. Organized into twenty sections, information covers everything from ten principles of instruction to teaching reading, handwriting, spelling, writing, math, everyday skills, and even covers the adult with dyslexia.
Family & Relationships

The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Dyslexia

Learn the Key Signs of Dyslexia and Find the Best Treatment Options for Your Child

Author: Abigail Marshall

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440564973

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

View: 6896

Help your child succeed in the classroom--and in life! As a parent of a child with dyslexia you may wonder what you should expect as your child goes through life. How can you help your child deal with school and succeed? It's true, there are challenges for children with dyslexia, but when identified early, they can be overcome successfully. Abigail Marshall, manager of dyslexia.com, shows you how to: Identify the early symptoms of dyslexia. Work with teachers to create an Individualized Education Program (IEP). Reduce homework struggles. Find the best treatment program. Help your child develop skills with the use of assistive technology. Plan for college and career. The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Dyslexia, 2nd Edition is your first step in facing the challenges of dyslexia with a positive attitude.
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: 5004

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.
Psychology

Adult Dyslexia

A Guide for the Workplace

Author: Gary Fitzgibbon,Brian O'Connor

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471487128

Category: Psychology

Page: 184

View: 6114

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
Self-Help

Studying with Dyslexia

Author: Janet Godwin

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230390579

Category: Self-Help

Page: 152

View: 4156

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

Dyslexia Tool Kit for Tutors and Parents

What to Do When Phonics Isn't Enough

Author: Yvonna Graham,Alta E. Graham, Dr.

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781477649220

Category: Education

Page: 130

View: 5095

Gathered from the latest research on dyslexia along with early practices which have been overlooked in the test-intensive school environment, a successful dyslexia tutor shares the tools of her trade because she believes that it's a crime to let bright children grow up illiterate!
Psychology

Reality Is Broken

Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World

Author: Jane McGonigal

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101475492

Category: Psychology

Page: 416

View: 7281

A visionary game designer reveals how we can harness the power of games to boost global happiness. With 174 million gamers in the United States alone, we now live in a world where every generation will be a gamer generation. But why, Jane McGonigal asks, should games be used for escapist entertainment alone? In this groundbreaking book, she shows how we can leverage the power of games to fix what is wrong with the real world-from social problems like depression and obesity to global issues like poverty and climate change-and introduces us to cutting-edge games that are already changing the business, education, and nonprofit worlds. Written for gamers and non-gamers alike, Reality Is Broken shows that the future will belong to those who can understand, design, and play games. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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: 8990

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.
Dyslexia

Dyslexia Outside-the-box

Equipping Dyslexic Kids to Not Just Survive But Thrive

Author: Beth Ellen Nash

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781945252273

Category: Dyslexia

Page: 223

View: 5369

Defining dyslexia -- Redefining dyslexia: A fresh look at the challenges and the flip-side strengths -- Redifining dyslexia: A whole person view -- Rethinking llearning - Reading --Rethinking learning - Spelling -- Rethinking learning - Writing -- Revisioning dyslexia intervention -- Appendices.
Psychology

Visual Leap

A Step-by-Step Guide to Visual Learning for Teachers and Students

Author: Jesse Berg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351860542

Category: Psychology

Page: 280

View: 8860

Visual Leap is a how-to book for teachers, students and parents interested in making learning easier. In step-by-step fashion, it presents an effective, universal, visual method to teach students how to think independently and critically, and how to organize their ideas for any instructional purpose. The visual strategies are rooted in the science of human learning and are effective because they tap into the ways that we learn naturally. The Visual Leap method simplifies teaching the skills of the Common Core State Standards and gives teachers explicit ways to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all learners. The strategies work across many grade levels and subject areas and for a wide variety of instructional objectives across the curriculum, such as vocabulary acquisition, reading comprehension, writing, speaking, and listening. Visual Leap offers easy ways to foster dynamic, creative, and critical thinking in the classroom, and provides teachers and students with a toolkit of problem-solving and learning strategies designed to serve them throughout their academic and professional lives.
Biography & Autobiography

The Pact

Three Young Men Make a Promise and Fulfill a Dream

Author: Sampson Davis,George Jenkins,Rameck Hunt,Lisa Frazier Page

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781573229890

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 263

View: 7952

Follows the experiences of the authors, three friends who grew up in impoverished families in Newark, New Jersey, and who supported one another in their dreams of becoming doctors in spite of tremendous disadvantages.
Education

Different Brains, Different Learners

How to Reach the Hard to Reach

Author: Eric Jensen

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412965012

Category: Education

Page: 189

View: 9004

Provides instructions for teachers on identifying common impairments and symptomsm, allowing educators to make adjustments that enable students to learn effectively.
Psychology

Autism and the Seeds of Change

Achieving Full Participation in Life Through the Davis Autism Approach

Author: Abigail Marshall

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781479373345

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

View: 4945

An in-depth look at a revolutionary approach to empower individuals with autism, and provide the understanding and tools needed to achieve their full potential. The Davis Autism Approach is uniquely geared to the autistic perspective, and enables each person to make sense of their world and the motivations and behaviors of others around them. This book explores the history of development of the Davis method, explores its connections to emerging scientific research, and takes the reader on a guided journey through the three phases of the program: Individuation, Identity Development, and Social Integration.
Philosophy

The Case against Perfection

Author: Michael J Sandel

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674043065

Category: Philosophy

Page: 176

View: 1829

Education

Language, Literacy and Communication in the Early Years:

A critical foundation

Author: Carol Hayes

Publisher: Critical Publishing

ISBN: 1910391565

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 9268

This book guides students and practitioners through the wealth of information on cognition and language development by breaking the area down into manageable chunks and drawing these together into a full understanding of the holistic nature of child development. Children with communication difficulties are at risk of poor outcomes educationally, socially and in employability. Whilst there may be a range of interventions which can help children, it is the practice of those working with them that is the key to success. Therefore a firm understanding of communication development and the ability to adapt teaching to support children’s individual needs are vital. The text offers a balanced approach to the theories and research into the development and acquisition of language and literacy in the early years. It examines how practice can be improved and the impact that language and literacy development has on learning outcomes. It also, importantly, addresses the particular pedagogy related to bilingual and multilingual learners. Carefully structured activities are provided and the text clearly relates theory to practice. Pedagogical features encourage a questioning, challenging and reflective approach, promoting critical thinking throughout.
Biography & Autobiography

My Dyslexia

Author: Philip Schultz

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393083507

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

View: 3657

“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.