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Overcoming Dyslexia (2020 Edition): Second Edition, Completely Revised and Updated

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This description may be from another edition of this product. 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...

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Helps People to understand "Dyslexia"

I am a school psychologist who is involved in the assessment of students with learning difficulties. In my experience, I have found many parents and teachers have misconceptions about what the term "dyslexia" really means. I found this book to be an excellent resource for parents and teachers in explaining dyslexia, and in recommending researched based strategies to help children with reading difficulties. The book is written in a way that is "parent friendly", yet it is not short on information. I highly recommend this book to anyone who would like to better understand dyslexia and feel empowered with strategies to help someone who is having a difficult time learning to read.

wonderful book!

As a special education teacher, I have found this book to be invaluable. It not only helps to identify students who have reading problems, it explains why they have them, and what interventions are effective. It is also a fantastic resource for parents who may have a child with reading difficulties. It gives them the knowledge to be an advocate for their child, and gives them strategies to use at home. One of the great benefits is that the language is very understandable. I would recommend this to any parent or teacher who works with children who have reading problems, whether it by dyslexia or not.

Overcoming Dyslexia

This is the book you've been looking for!!! This is "the Bible" for those of us who are, (or who are working with) dyslexic people. This book is written so naturally that you feel like you are part of a dialogue at this very moment. Dr. Shaywitz knows what our questions are and she answers them! Better, she anwsers with Scientific backup! She offers directions on specific places to go for more help; help that works. I have bumbled along as a parent advocate on my own for five years now...how I wish that I had had the benefit of this book from the very beginning. You can! BUY IT! Buy multiples. SHARE IT...especially with the people at school . I have given copies to my school's Kindergarten teacher, and Special Education department first, because that is where I think it will help the most children immediately. Every educator should read this book, every parent should read this book and certainly anyone with a concern about reading should read this book. I won't go on about the entire content; for that read one of the editorial reviews. This one comes from the heart!

Review from a Dyslexic

As an adult and scientist with dyslexia, I always wanted to understand the physical mechanism behind the disability. I could never understand why I scored average to low in multiple-choice tests but scored high in reading comprehension. Why I excelled in physical science and math yet was constantly taking remedial writing and English? Dr. Shaywitz's book is excellent in answering these questions. The first step in treatment is understanding the mechanism. A miswiring of the phonologic module explains so much and suggests likely remedies. Her book is written in layman's terms and is easy to read and understand. I wish I could give a copy of this book to all my friends and family it explains so much. Dr. Shaywitz knows her audience and writes with compassion and personal touch. The best part was learning that dyslexia can now be seen to have a physical manifestation by fMRI. Dyslexia is no longer a mysterious disability but has actual biological roots. Most disturbing to read was that in her estimates, 1 in 5 children have some form of dyslexia. As a child that almost slipped through the cracks, I failed kindergarten because I didn't know my ABC's, this is distressing to learn. How many intelligent and potentially successful adults were allowed to fail due to dyslexia? It was only through the diligence of my mother that I ever learned to read. Thirty years ago little was understood about "word blindness" but my mother did the primary research and tried every goofy theory on teaching including writing letters on my back with her finger and asking me to name the letter. Now Dr. Shaywitz gives good advice as well as current research and resources so parents have it all in one book. If you had only one book on dyslexia this would be it. I can't recommend this book highly enough. I give it many more stars then I'm allowed.
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