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The Resource Overcoming dyslexia : a new and complete science-based program for reading problems at any level, Sally Shaywitz

Overcoming dyslexia : a new and complete science-based program for reading problems at any level, Sally Shaywitz

Label
Overcoming dyslexia : a new and complete science-based program for reading problems at any level
Title
Overcoming dyslexia
Title remainder
a new and complete science-based program for reading problems at any level
Statement of responsibility
Sally Shaywitz
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For the one in every five children who has dyslexia and the millions of others who struggle to read at their own grade levels -- and for their parents, teachers, and tutors -- this book can make a difference. Dr. Shaywitz demystifies the subject of reading difficulties and explains how a child can be helped to become a good reader. She discusses early diagnosis in young children as well as the diagnosing of older children, young adults, and adults. Dr. Shaywitz explains why some bright adults can read only very slowly, and what they can do about it. Her book makes clear how research, including new brain imaging studies, is uncovering the mechanisms underlying dyslexia and has led to effective treatments for each age group. Dr. Shaywitz instructs parents in what they can do year-by-year, grade-by-grade, step-by-step for a dyslexic child. She lays out a home program for enhanced reading; guides parents in choosing the best school for their child and in working with teachers; and suggests ways of raising and preserving the child's self-esteem. She provides exercises, teaching aids, information on computer programs, and many other invaluable resources. In addition, her book corrects such popular (and harmful) myths as the belief that dyslexia is primarily a male problem, that children with dyslexia see words backward, that dyslexia is linked to intelligence. She shows us how, although dyslexia cannot be outgrown, its effects can, with careful planning and hard work, be overcome. Dr. Shaywitz lifts the barrier of ignorance surrounding dyslexia and replaces it with the comfort of knowledge
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
371.91/44
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
LB1050.5
LC item number
.S42 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Overcoming dyslexia : a new and complete science-based program for reading problems at any level, Sally Shaywitz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-394) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The power of knowing -- The historical roots of dyslexia -- The big picture: Who is affected and what happens over time -- Why some smart people can't read -- Everyone speaks, but not everyone reads -- Reading the brain -- The working brain reads -- Early clues to dyslexia -- Later clues to dyslexia -- Should by child be evaluated for dyslexia? -- Diagnosing dyslexia in the school-age child -- Identifying the at-risk child -- Diagnosing bright young adults -- All children can be taught to read -- Helping your child break the reading code -- Helping your child become a reader -- Helping your child become a skilled reader -- Sam's program: A model that works -- Teaching the dyslexic child to read -- Helping adults become better readers -- Choosing a school -- Protecting and nourishing your child's soul -- Accommodations: Building a bridge to success -- Epilogue: A person like that
Control code
2231215
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 416 pages
Isbn
9780375400124
Lccn
2002040621
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm50802698
  • (OCoLC)50802698
Label
Overcoming dyslexia : a new and complete science-based program for reading problems at any level, Sally Shaywitz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-394) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The power of knowing -- The historical roots of dyslexia -- The big picture: Who is affected and what happens over time -- Why some smart people can't read -- Everyone speaks, but not everyone reads -- Reading the brain -- The working brain reads -- Early clues to dyslexia -- Later clues to dyslexia -- Should by child be evaluated for dyslexia? -- Diagnosing dyslexia in the school-age child -- Identifying the at-risk child -- Diagnosing bright young adults -- All children can be taught to read -- Helping your child break the reading code -- Helping your child become a reader -- Helping your child become a skilled reader -- Sam's program: A model that works -- Teaching the dyslexic child to read -- Helping adults become better readers -- Choosing a school -- Protecting and nourishing your child's soul -- Accommodations: Building a bridge to success -- Epilogue: A person like that
Control code
2231215
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 416 pages
Isbn
9780375400124
Lccn
2002040621
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm50802698
  • (OCoLC)50802698

Library Locations

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