Family & Relationships

The Secret Life of the Dyslexic Child

Author: Robert Frank, Ph.D.

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 9781579545789

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

View: 4682

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.
Psychology

Anatomy of a Secret Life

Are the People in Your Life Hiding Something You Should Know?

Author: Gail Saltz

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0767923049

Category: Psychology

Page: 219

View: 6277

A psychologist looks at the phenomenon of people who are living secret lives, drawing on the latest psychological research to explore how and why individuals create and nurture alter egos, and discusses the potential benefits and serious psychological risks of assuming a different identity. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
Science

The Secret Life of the Brain

Author: Richard M. Restak

Publisher: Joseph Henry Press

ISBN: 9780309074353

Category: Science

Page: 201

View: 7959

Describes the working of the human brain at five stages of life: baby, child, adolescent, adult, and senior.
Psychology

The Secret Life of the Mind

How Your Brain Thinks, Feels, and Decides

Author: Mariano Sigman

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316549614

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

View: 8508

From a world-renowned leader in neuroscience, a provocative, enthralling journey into the depths of the human mind. Where do our thoughts come from? How do we make choices and trust our judgments? What is the role of the unconscious? Can we manipulate our dreams? In this mind-bending international bestseller, award-winning neuroscientist Mariano Sigman explores the complex answers to these and many other age-old questions. Over the course of his 20-year career investigating the inner workings of the human brain, Dr. Sigman has cultivated a remarkable interdisciplinary vision. He draws on research in physics, linguistics, psychology, education, and beyond to explain why people who speak more than one language are less prone to dementia; how infants can recognize by sight objects they've previously only touched; how babies, even before they utter their first word, have an innate sense of right and wrong; and how we can "read" the thoughts of vegetative patients by decoding patterns in their brain activity. Building on the author's awe-inspiring TED talk, the cutting-edge research presented in The Secret Life of the Mind revolutionizes how we understand the role that neuroscience plays in our lives, unlocking the mysterious cerebral processes that control the ways in which we learn, reason, feel, think, and dream.
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: 3192

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.
Health & Fitness

Dyslexia in Adults

Taking Charge of Your Life

Author: Kathleen Nosek

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing

ISBN: 1461625335

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 206

View: 3198

Author Kathleen Nosek offers dyslexic adults a unique approach that gets to the heart of the biggest problem they face—the shame and battered self-esteem resulting from decades of struggling with this frustrating and often misunderstood learning disability.
Education

The Inner Life of Children with Special Needs

Author: Ved Prakash Varma

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470698519

Category: Education

Page: 210

View: 8573

Most children have interesting interior lives that contain dreams, fantasies, hopes, fears, beliefs and their unconscious lives. This can be inferred from their preoccupations, stories, plays, games, conversations and behaviour. Because many children with special needs are emotionally confused, anxious and angry, their inner lives often contain secrets that may be permanent and damaging. These children nevertheless put out clear signals that they want to be understood.
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: 1268

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.
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: 2236

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

Why Can't My Daughter Read?

Success Strategies for Helping Girls with Dyslexia and Reading Difficulties

Author: Ellen Burns Hurst

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781618210258

Category: Education

Page: 197

View: 5307

Specifically written for parents of girls who struggle with the reading process, "Why Can't My Daughter Read?" takes parents through the components of the reading process, then provides strategies, guidance, and real-life stories they can use to help their daughters succeed at (and learn to love) reading. Along with a discussion of the unique ways girls mask their reading difficulties from their parents, teachers, and peers, the book includes insight into the lives of struggling female readers by profiling young women who were undiagnosed with dyslexia and the challenges they faced as a result. In addition, myths and misconceptions about girls and reading will be debunked as readers discover the best methods and technologies they can employ to help their daughters overcome their reading challenges.
Family & Relationships

The Everything Parent's Guide To Children With Dyslexia

All You Need To Ensure Your Child's Success

Author: Jody Swarbrick,Abigail Marshall

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1605504637

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

View: 3029

Although dyslexia affects 10 to 15 percent of the U.S. population, only 5 out of every 100 dyslexics are recognized and receive assistance. If you're the parent of a child with dyslexia, this statistic can be disconcerting, especially when it comes to your child's academic performance and developing social skills. The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Dyslexia gives you a complete understanding of what dyslexia is, how to identify the signs, and what you can do to help your child. This authoritative book seeks to alert parents to the special needs associated with this learning disability and offers practical suggestions for getting involved in the classroom. The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Dyslexia shows you how to: Select the right treatment programs for your child Secure an IEP Choose a school and reduce homework struggles Develop your child's skills with the use of assistive technology Maintain open communication and offer support The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Dyslexia is your first step in facing the challenges of dyslexia with a positive attitude.

Children With Dyslexia

A Handbook for Parents & Teachers

Author: Dushyant Kushwah

Publisher: Readworthy

ISBN: 9350180200

Category:

Page: 199

View: 2497

"Dyslexia is a learning disorder that affects a large number of population of children and adults across the world leading them to feel dumb, depressed and isolated. As a result, many potential creative geniuses many Einstein's and Da Vincis have been stigmatized and pushed aside. In most cases, early diagnosis is the first step towards addressing their problems. How do these children cope with their condition? How to detect their learning disability? What should parents & teachers know about these children? This book takes a close look at these crucial issues. It also describes its causes and symptoms, ways of its diagnosis, and the teaching methods that work. It also incorporates real-life stories of some dyslexic children, brief biographical sketches & achievements of famous dyslexic personalities, films dealing with the problem of dyslexia, and reliable institutions that work with dyslexics and their families. Finally, it gives advice to parents and teachers addressing some specific questions related to dyslexia."
Education

Teaching Reading and Spelling to Dyslexic Children

Getting to Grips with Words

Author: N.A

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136606882

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 7087

First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Biography & Autobiography

Yin, Yang, Yogini

A Woman's Quest for Balance, Strength and Inner Peace

Author: Kathryn E. Livingston

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 149766862X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 324

View: 4213

Yoga’s restorative power is revealed in this “uplifting” memoir about finding “an oasis of peace in the midst of crises large and small” (Publishers Weekly). At the age of fifty, author, parenting expert, and Huffington Post blogger Kathryn E. Livingston thought everything in her life would click into place. Instead, she felt like she was falling apart. She was consumed by panic and anxiety, neglecting her body, always expecting the worst. Until her discovery of yoga helped her find peace. This is a memoir about two transformative years in Kathryn’s life, an account of her relationship with a compassionate teacher who taught her to trust herself and the universe, even while facing the death of her parents, her children leaving home for college, and breast cancer. It’s about recognizing the mind-body connection and finding the way back to mental and physical health. The story of how yoga weaves its magic throughout a woman’s life, yoga aficionados and beginners alike, as well as anyone who has ever faced tragedy head on, will benefit from Kathryn’s journey. Above all, Yin, Yang, Yogini is a memoir about reinvention, with yoga as the backdrop for change—a blueprint for evolving in midlife and in midstride, learning to let go of the past, and living with trust in the present moment.
Fiction

Farmer's Son

Author: N.E. Lasater

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0990306917

Category: Fiction

Page: 482

View: 7485

What do you do when you can't read? It's 1971 and nobody knows what's wrong with you. So how do you answer when your father calls you his defective son? Bobby McAllister doesn't know it, but his dyslexia isn't the only secret his family keeps. And it's not the only truth he himself will hide when he too becomes a farmer and fathers his own sons, passing on to them a lethal shame that will suddenly and tragically claim a cherished life. Farmer's Son may be a first -- the first dyslexia novel for adults. As many as 60 million Americans are dyslexic, yet few, if any, novels describe the pain and hidden shame of this prevalent condition so many still hide. The book's final, uplifting message is hard-fought and follows a family conflict that poisons three generations of farmers and their loving families in the American midwest.
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: 464

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

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: 1595

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.
Family & Relationships

Raising Boys With ADHD

Secrets for Parenting Healthy, Happy Sons

Author: Mary Anne Richey,James Forgan

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1593639767

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 275

View: 2275

Written by two professionals who have "been there and done that" with their own sons with ADHD, "Raising Boys With ADHD" empowers parents to help their sons with ADHD find success in school and beyond. The book covers topics not often found in other parenting guides such as the preschool years and early diagnosis and strategies for teens transitioning to work and college. Filled with practical knowledge, resources, and tools needed to help parents address the many strengths and challenges of boys with ADHD, this book provides parents with encouragement and hope for the future.
Biography & Autobiography

My Dyslexia

Author: Philip Schultz

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393083507

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

View: 2290

“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.
Juvenile Fiction

Snow Lane

Author: Josie Angelini

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1250150922

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

View: 4826

Fifth grader Annie is just like every other girl in her small suburban town. Except she s starting to realize that she isn t.