Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading Problems at Any Level
One of the world's leading experts on reading and dyslexia delivers this comprehensive, up-to-date book to help readers understand, identify, and overcome reading problems. Dr. Shaywitz translates cutting-edge research into an easy-to-follow plan of action offering help and hope. High school & older.
From the front Cover 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