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1. Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and
2. The Gift of Dyslexia, Revised
3. The Everything Parent's Guide
4. It's Called Dyslexia (Live and
5. The Dyslexia Checklist: A Practical
6. Overcoming Dyslexia: Library Edition
7. Dyslexia, Learning, and the Brain
8. Overcoming Dyslexia For Dummies
9. What is Dyslexia?: A Book Explaining
10. Teaching Students with Dyslexia
11. Dyslexia: Surviving and Succeeding
12. Dyslexia My Life
13. When Your Child Has . . . Dyslexia:
14. Disconnected Kids: The Groundbreaking
15. Dyslexia and Mathematics
16. Helping Students with Dyslexia
17. Dyslexia in Adults: Taking Charge
18. Dyslexia: How to survive and succeed
19. Dyslexia and Development: Neuro-Biological
20. Dyslexia and Reading Difficulties:

1. Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading Problems at Any Level
by Sally Shaywitz M.D.
Paperback: 432 Pages (2005-01-04)
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Asin: 0679781595
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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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 ... Read more

Customer Reviews (87)

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent condition
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5-0 out of 5 stars Empowering
Sally Shaywitz's Overcoming Dyslexia is a highly useful and readable text for both teachers and parents. A Yale physician and neuroscientist who has studied theacquisition of reading skills in school age children, Shaywitz is an expert on dyslexia.

She divides the book into four sections. The first is a scientific look at the nature of dyslexia, as well as an overview of how recent scientific discoveries (like MRI imaging) have made it possible to identify the neurological differences in the brain that cause dyslexia. Shaywitz takes care to make this technical section accessible for a lay reader. She also makes a point of debunking myths about dyslexia, such as that it is more prevalent among boys (it isn't). The second section is devoted to the diagnosis of dyslexia in children, including older children and adolescents whose reading problems may be poorly understood. In particular, Shaywitz urges parents who suspect that their child is not learning to read to ignore teachers who recommend patience; she is insistent that early remediation is essential. Part three is a very comprehensive look at reading programs and at things parents can do to help children who are struggling readers. The last section of the book offers specific recommendations for coping with dyslexia, such as seeking accommodations for extra time on tests. The book concludes with an epilogue in which several well known people (John Irving, the writer; Charles Schwab, the discount broker, and others) discuss their struggles with dyslexia.

For a parent concerned about a child who struggles with reading or a parent whose child has been diagnosed as dyslexic, "Overcoming Dyslexia" is a complete resource. There is so much valuable information about diagnosis, about reading programs, and about help a parent can provide that the book is empowering. This is particularly important for any parent who has felt helpless in a teacher conference or in a room full of specialists. Overcoming Dyslexiacan turn a parent into an expert, particularly since dyslexia is so poorly understood by many teachers. As Shaywitz comments, the neurological basis for dyslexia is now well understood, but classroom practice lags behind the scientific findings, even though perhaps 20% of the population has some sort of reading disability.

For teachers who wish to understand dyslexia better or who wish to know more about its remediation, this book is also extremely useful. Every language arts and English teacher ought to read it. As for the title, which some readers have criticized as promising too much, it is certainly true that one book cannot "overcome" a disability as complex as dyslexia. Shaywitz does not recommend one pedagogical approach over another, but it offers many possibilities.This is appropriate for dyslexia, which, as Shaywitz points out, exists on a continuum (severe to less severe). In addition to lots of valuable information, Overcoming Dyslexia offers frustrated parents and struggling readers some much needed hope and encouragement.
M. Feldman

5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing book
Whether you have a child with dyslexia or not this book opens your eyes to anyone with the problem. It shows the biological basis of the problem, the signs of dyslexia in children, suggesting how early to get help and the best practices to help your child. The book tells of even college students and amazing adults who are successful despite having dyslexia.

3-0 out of 5 stars A Mixed Bag
As a doctor who works with children with learning disabilities, I find this book by Dr. Shayitz a mixed bag.Some of the information that she presents such as the brain areas used by good readers versus dyslexic readers is very good.However, her explanation of dyslexia leaves a lot to be desired.

Dr. Shayitz is both dogmatic and contradictory in her explanations on how dyslexia works.For example, Dr. Shayitz's premise is that dyslexia is ONLY a phonologic/phonemic awareness problem.English is a phoneme-based (based on units of sound) written language whereas as Chinese/Japanese is a grapheme-based (based on visual pictures) written language. If her premise is correct, then how does she explain the existence of Chinese/Japanese dyslexics (and I do not mean those who have a difficult time reading English)?

In another explanation of the mechanics of reading, Dr. Shayitz states that dyslexics have a difficult time storing a mental image, or word form, in a certain area of the brain.Consequently, according to Dr. Shayitz, dyslexics have a difficult time reading fluently because of their inability to access the proper word form.However in contradiction a few chapters later, she states that dyslexics are often proficient in typing because of the ease with which they can "lift the word as a whole and [place] it on the page via the keyboard".Since dyslexics have a difficult time storing the proper word form, then how can dyslexics easily access it to type a word out on a keyboard as Dr. Shayitz states?Her assertion that dyslexics are proficient at typing is a contradiction to the difficulty that dyslexics have in storing accurate word forms.

Dr. Shayitz also reports that part of becoming a skilled reader is paying attention to the inner details of a word, or rather, the lines and curves that make up the middle letters of the word.She states that the skilled reader needs to scan these in so that he/she can properly decode the word.Paying attention to the visual details of the word as well as scanning them in requires good visual skills - this is not groundbreaking information.However, a few pages earlier in her book, Dr. Shayitz discounts the importance of visual skills in dyslexia and reading.

There are many other examples of dogma and contradictions in Dr. Shayitz's book.Don't get me wrong, though.I would not "throw the baby out with the bath water".Dr. Shayitz does present some good information in a relatively easy to read format.She shows an aptitude for using real-life analogies to explain technical information.However, I would not recommend this book to someone who has little or no knowledge of reading disabilities/dyslexia - the book would give an inaccurate overview of dyslexia.Everything in the book is not wrong - it's just that Dr. Shayitz does not present the entire picture.

5-0 out of 5 stars The single best, most scientific, most parent-friendly book on dyslexia
Let's say you have a capable, intelligent five-year-old child who is having unexpected difficulties learning to read.Parents of other kindergarteners tell you they spend 15 minutes with their children on the reading homework; however, you and your child spend 45, 60, or more minutes doing the identical homework.Further, those unsuccessful marathon sessions end with both of you frustrated and tearful.Sometimes you think your child has learned how to spell simple words, or can finally tell you which letters make which sounds but then, 15 minutes later, he or she has forgotten the information.Unlike classmates, your child has trouble remembering his/her address and phone number or how to spell his/her own name.Your child often means one word but says another somewhat similar to it, like "ocean" for "lotion".Your child may have had speech (articulation) problems as a toddler.He or she has trouble retrieving the name of a known item and, as a result, ends up saying vague things like, "You know, mom, that blue thing" or "the whatchamacallit" or "that stuff."

If this describes your life and that of your child (it was my story and that of my child), RUN, do not walk, RUN, to buy this book.It is the single best, most research-based, yet most readable and parent-friendly book you will ever find on the subject of dyslexia.

Before you ask the public school system to evaluate your child for a learning disability, before you select an expert in private practice to evaluate your child, before you succumb to marketing hype about costly and ineffective reading programs, read this book.

The author, Dr. Sally Shaywitz, is: (a) a pediatrician; (b) a neuroscientist; (c) a professor of medicine at Yale University's medical school; (d) past chair of the National Reading Panel, convened by the National Institutes of Health to report to Congress on the responsible research on how children learn to read; (e) a passionate child advocate; (f) the recipient of many NIH and other research grants to study dyslexia; and (g) with her husband, Dr. Bennett Shaywitz, the founder of the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity.

Google her name if you need any more bona fides.She's simply remarkable.

Dr. Shaywitz's goal in this book is to bridge the gap between scientist and parent and between scientist and teacher.This book is like conversing over coffee with a smart, helpful friend.It uses plain language and real-life examples to translate what scientists know into the everyday language of parents and teachers.

The cold, hard truth is that most colleges of education do an abysmal job of teaching teachers how to teach reading and, as a result, most teachers know next to nothing about what dyslexia is or how to effectively remediate it. (Shocked, aren't you?) Good teachers WANT to help their students learn to read; however, just as no one is born knowing how to parent, no one is born knowing how to teach reading to children with dyslexia.This book will help dedicated teachers learn why, despite their best efforts, some of their students still struggle to learn to read, and what they can do about it.

This book explains what dyslexia is and isn't.For example, dyslexia is NOT a visual problem - dyslexics don't see things backwards - but instead is a language-based (brain-based) condition which can be observed on functional MRIs.

The book also explains why MSL (multisensory structured language instruction) is essential to help students with dyslexia learn to read well, and why it also helps non-dyslexic readers become even better readers. It identifies more than a dozen different MSL methods available commercially.It explains why public schools do a poor job identifying and remediating dyslexia.Some school districts won't even use the word "dyslexia," even though it is an accepted term among doctors, scientists, psychologists, and the U.S. Dept. of Education.You can't address what you don't admit exists!This book cautions you about "quack science" and bogus interventions like tinted lenses or vision therapy.

The book will teach you not to listen to well-meaning but uninformed teachers or friends who tell you that "boys learn slower than girls" or who tell you that grade retention is a kindness since it gives the child "the gift of time."(Check the position paper of the National Association of School Psychologists at [...] on that little myth.)If your child is lagging classmates in reading, then your child is in pain and is feeling stupid.This has short-term and long-term consequences.Do not delay.Buy, borrow, or check out this book from the library, and read it from cover to cover.

My child, identified relatively early, still bears the scars of the painful years. That's the bad news.The good news is that he became a very good reader because of MSL.Age 16 now, he consistently scores in the top 3% of his peers on standardized tests of reading comprehension.

Do not rely on schools to help your child with dyslexia.As Dr. Shaywitz says, YOU are your child's advocate!Educate yourself.Go to U.S. Dept. of Education websites or medical school websites and NIH websites or the website for the non-profit International Dyslexia Association.But the very FIRST thing you must do is READ THIS BOOK! ... Read more

2. The Gift of Dyslexia, Revised and Expanded: Why Some of the Smartest People Can't Read...and How They Can Learn
by Ronald D. Davis, Eldon M. Braun
Paperback: 304 Pages (2010-02-23)
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Asin: 0399535667
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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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.

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5-0 out of 5 stars This book changed my life
I bought the previous version of this book more than 8 years ago. I was 21, and although I would've been ashamed to have admitted it then, I hadn't read a single book cover to cover in my 21 years, including school assignments.I had a really struggled in school through my entire childhood and teenage years, and nobody really understood why.I failed every English class in high school.I just wasn't able to read, and it was immensely frustrating.I tested very well, and was clearly intelligent.I got deeply involved in computer programming from a very early age, so my intelligence level was high enough.I could write in English just fine.Yet I still struggled.Nobody ever diagnosed me with dyslexia, but this book looked interesting, so I bought it on a whim.

By the time I bought this book, I was doing well working in the computer industry, but I never really understood why I couldn't read.Well, I could *read* and understand words; I wasn't illiterate by any means.I found it impossible to get through more than a few pages of text, and I had severe reading comprehension problems.My mind would read ahead, wander around, and mis-read things, and I would have to read and re-read the same text many times to really understand it (if I cared enough to learn it, as I did for computer programming).

I read this book (slowly and painfully at first, as always), and had a bit of an epiphany.I have applied Dr. Davis's techniques using the "mind's eye", and in the past 8 years I have read literally hundreds of books cover to cover.I now love reading, and pick up a new book at least once a week.

I still find myself struggling with my dyslexia if I am too tired, but that's the only time his techniques are not completely automatic.After years of practice, it's entirely automatic.I also (when possible) carefully choose books based on their typesetting (and choose the font on my computer carefully), which helps immensely as well -- I never knew that could make such a difference before reading this book.

Dr. Davis's explanations of the differences in the workings of the mind -- the way that dyslexics can comprehend three dimensional objects in a different way than non-dyslexics -- made so much sense to me.I've always had a very high aptitude for science, mechanics, and complex systems.I've had the ability to visualize all sides three dimensional objects, with no effort, and I've always thought this was perfectly normal.Of course I wouldn't trade that ability, that aptitude, for normal reading.Just thinking of dyslexia as a different way of visualizing rather than a disorder is a huge leap in dealing with it.

I know there are a number of negative reviews of this book, claiming that it's pseudoscience, there's no research, or that the techniques seem "silly".Personally, I don't care.The ability to read, to really read and comprehend (and quickly, at that!) has made such an enormous difference in my life that I recommend this book to everyone who will listen.If I had read this book when I was 10 years old rather than 21, I can't imagine how much it would've changed my early years.

Please, if you have a child who is struggling

Very gratefully indebted to Dr. Davis,

Jeremy Cole

5-0 out of 5 stars An epiphany.
I'm 30 years old, and this book has changed my life.My mom (who is a teacher) was reading it, and told me that she thought I should read it...so I did.My mouth was literally agape, and my eyes filled with tears, as I began to truly understand myself for the first time.I always got good grades, won spelling bees, and did fairly well in school.Algebra was terrible for me, but I even remember having troubles comprehending things like the ones and tens column in grade school math.My teachers always seemed to be so impatient with me...frustrated that I couldn't understand something that was "obviously" so very simple.Those feelings have stayed with me through my adult life, and I have struggled greatly with feelings of inadequacy, or feeling stupid...just having a very low self-esteem.I'm a very artistic person, and have always been gifted in that area...and that is where my confidence comes from.I have a lot of "issues" I guess you could say, that are actually symptoms of dyslexia, and I still struggle sometimes with feeling stupid.But reading this book, and learning all of the things that dyslexia CAN mean (it doesn't just mean numbers getting mixed up or trouble reading...there is SO much more to it than that!), set me free to accept myself the way God created me.I'm not stupid, and there's nothing wrong with me...I make sense now.I can't tell you how liberating it's been.I'm so glad that this is something we are learning about now, so that future generations of children won't go through much of their life feeling less-than.It truly is a gift, if we make the choice to see it that way and embrace all of the good things that come with it.What an excellent book!Never boring, and completely enlightening. :)

5-0 out of 5 stars This Book is a Gift!!!
Hello to those of you reading this review. I would HIGHLY recommend this book to everyone who has or thinks they might know someone who has learning differences. To give you a little insight into the wonderful information this book holds, I will share a little of my story. I was home schooled for 12 years, and went to college right after graduation like the average person. However at that time, I had NO idea I was dyslexic. I had horrible grades at school, lost a music scholarship at college because of the poor grades, and after two years of misery, I dropped out of college. I always knew things were harder for me, and took me longer to accomplish than the average person. I would always run late, forget peoples names two seconds after they told me, dont even ask me to stay organized, and would have a hard time recalling certain words or even how to spell them at times.

Seven years later I decided I had to get a college degree, but shortly after I started classes again, I was having all the old problems with school and my grades. I couldnt figure out what the heck was wrong! I would have exams and study and study for hours only to recieve many "D"s. I would be so excited to get anything resembleming a "C" grade or better! After 2 more years of school, I had had it! I decided to get to the bottom of these "problems". One day, I had dinner with my mom, and after we left the resturant, she asked me something about the menu, I knew the answer and told her. She asked me how I knew that, and I said it was simple because I was looking at the menu in my mind. Like I had taken a picture of it. when I had looked at it earlier. My mom quickly told me, that was a very unusual way of thinking and not typical.

When I got home, I started looking up on the internet "thinking in pictures". After my research, I realised most people dont think that way, which led me to research dyslexia, which then led me to this book! I immediately checked it out of the library, and couldn't believe my eyes! Most everything the author described in the book were all the problems I was having in school! I cried I was so happy..to finally put a name to all the seemingly unrelated issues ive had my whole life! I decided to take a semester off school, and find a Davis facilitator, and go through the Davis Program. So in the last 6 months I've now returned to school, after finishing this program, and my grades have tremidously improved! I also changed my major to Art... which I recently discovered i'm actually quite talented at and love! Whew knew???

If you're an adult and suspect you're dyslexic, and have been experiencing many many failures in life whether it be through your professional life at work, or through your academic life, I HIGHLY reccommend this book. Please read it! It changed my life forever in an awesome way! And even though I do truely believe dyslexia is a gift, I will always have certain "trouble areas" with things, just because that is how my brain functions in a non-dyslexic world. But if you're struggling, dont give up just yet...read this book first! It's never too late... I didn't know until I was 29! Sheesh!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great book about dyslexia theories and therapies
Ronald Davis has written a very helpful book that informs about what dyslexic learners think and how they can best learn.As a dyslexic himself, he know firsthand how challenging learning to read can be for a child with dyslexia.The specific trigger words, research into what dyslexia actually is and is not, plus illustrated instructions about specific excercises that can help the dyslexic use coping strategies to improve their reading.I heartily recommend Ronald Davis's book "The Gift of Dyslexia".

4-0 out of 5 stars Now I understand
I was skeptical of this book. But after years of seeing my son make little progress with regular reading programs I was ready to try anything and everything else. There are different types of dyslexia, and some like my son have multiple dyslexias: auditory and written word and dysgraphia. His problem is not just reading but learning: processing and remembering. Maybe it is not for every dyslexic, but my son, age 14, feels that the book's explanation of how dyslexics view the world is accurate. And he caught on to the orientation point right away (even though I explained it badly). He finds it to be helpful and uses it every day to stay focused. We haven't done all the exercizes in the book yet, so I can't say if those will help. But for the first time in a while I am feeling more optimistic and considering finding a Davis learning coach. I am so glad I read this book, I now know how my son thinks and learns so I can better help him. ... Read more

3. The Everything Parent's Guide To Children With Dyslexia: All You Need To Ensure Your Child's Success (Everything: Parenting and Family)
by Abigail Marshall
Paperback: 320 Pages (2004-09-10)
list price: US$14.95 -- used & new: US$6.50
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Asin: 1593371357
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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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(r) Parent's Guide to Children with Dyslexia, by Abigail Marshall 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(r) 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(r) Parent's Guide to Children with Dyslexia is your first step in facing the challenges of dyslexia with a positive attitude. ... Read more

    Customer Reviews (9)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Good book to help with
    This book was a great help in learning about how dyslexia works and effects children. Even with some of it's 'big words' it was still a fairly easy book to read through and understand. I would recommend this to anyone who has a child with dyslexia.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Everything Parents Guide to Children with Dyslexia (All you need to ensure your child's success)
    After my 8 year old granddaughter was diagnosed with Dyslexia, we have researched and read as much as possible on the subject.This book opened our eyes to understanding dyslexia.We learned what to expect from teachers, administrators, and tutors as well as how she processes information in her ability to learn and communicate.Our granddaughter has experienced frustration and low self esteem issues that go along with this learning disability and this book gave us more insight as how to deal with all the issues surrounding dyslexia better than other books we had reviewed.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Gentle, Easy Starter!!
    I love this book!!! I have a dyslexic child and a homelibrary of books the haved helped me along the way. I found this book later in my plight and could have saved alot of money if I had it first. It is informative, easy to read, helpful, and hopeful with real world suggestions. Definitely a keeper. I still refer to it when I get frustrated. It is a book I use to talk with my child about her problems. Yes there are other books with great suggestions but this is the best starter out there!!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars A clear path through the LD maze...
    Abigail Marshall clearly and concisely guides parents through the LD maze. This book addresses all aspects of dyslexia, the various methods for teaching dyslexics...how and why they work, or don't...All the things a parent wished their IEP team had told them, but didn't.

    For any parent reeling from a meeting with educators, this is a must read!

    The Gift of DyslexiaThe Gift of Learning

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Must for Parents Who Suspect Their Child is Dyslexic
    This book outlines valuable information that I have not found in other L.D. handbooks (such as the advantages of Omega 3 fish supplements in your child's diet), yet it's a quick read. If one is to buy only one book on L.D./dyslexia, buy this book. ... Read more

  • 4. It's Called Dyslexia (Live and Learn Series)
    by Jennifer Moore-Mallinos
    Paperback: 32 Pages (2007-08-24)
    list price: US$6.99 -- used & new: US$3.48
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    Asin: 0764137948
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    This is one of several titles in BarronÂ's Live and Learn series for younger children. They are books that take a childÂ's point of view, especially if the child suffers from some physical challenge or lack self-confidence in going about everyday activities. These attractively illustrated picture storybooks encourage kids never to be afraid of a challenge. Following each story are four pages of suggested activities that relate to the bookÂ's theme. A final two-page section offers advice to parents. The child in this story knows the alphabet, but she sometimes has trouble putting all the letters together to read words. No matter how hard she tries, she often mixes up the letters or writes them backwards. SheÂ's unhappy until her teacher explains that she has dyslexia, and that she can be helped to read and write correctly. ... Read more

    Customer Reviews (8)

    5-0 out of 5 stars good book for my son.
    We have used this book several times. My son has shared this with his class mates and carries it in his back pack. I think he uses it as not only a means to explain his dislexia but for him it is a way to tell people that he has a condition and is not just a stupid kid. This is his way to say I can do all the work it just takes me longer. His 2nd grade teachers also have appreciated the information. They have used it as a book read in class.

    3-0 out of 5 stars good for younger kids
    This is one instance in which I wish I had been able to use the "search inside" feature to see how the book looks inside.It's a very good story to share with a first or second grader but far too young in wording and storyline for my rising 4th grader.It explains well (to a younger audience) the frustration of learning to read and the testing and special help in class, and assures the reader that dyslexic doesn't mean "not smart."

    I would recommend this book to someone just beginning the journey.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great illustrations--maybe a litle too simplistic for addressing this complex topic
    I like the book to a point, and perhaps for a young child who is struggling to understand his/her language difficulties, it would be a good introduction.The downside is that the problem in the book is solved so quickly that it doesn't ring true.But again, as a way to help a child start to feel not so alone in his/her situation, this book may be just the right place to begin.The cover and illustrations are beautiful.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great story for your dylexic child
    It was interesting to read and easy to understand.I read the story to my seven year old and asked him what he thought about the story.He said, "Mom, I'm dyslexic!"It's helped him to understand.

    4-0 out of 5 stars it's called dyslexia
    This book talk about the trouble and pain that dislexics go through at the elementary level, and why. thank you, this book helped us. ... Read more

    5. The Dyslexia Checklist: A Practical Reference for Parents and Teachers (J-B Ed: Checklist)
    by Sandra F. Rief M.A., Judith Stern M.A.
    Paperback: 336 Pages (2010-01-12)
    list price: US$15.95 -- used & new: US$8.88
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    Asin: 047042981X
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Essential advice and resources for helping kids with dyslexia

    The Dyslexia Checklist is a valuable guide for parents and teachers that can help them better understand children and teenagers with dyslexia and other reading- and language-based disabilities. The book relays the most current research available and is filled with practical strategies, supports, and interventions. Using these tools teachers and parents can accommodate the needs and strengthen the skills of students with reading and writing disabilities across all age levels. The book is presented in a simple, concise, easy-to-read checklist format and is filled with useful advice and information on a wide range of topics.

    • Explains what we now know about dyslexia from decades of research
    • Contains games to strengthen a child's literacy and language skills
    • Provides important information for hooking in reluctant and struggling readers
    • Offers suggestions for enhancing skills in vocabulary, comprehension, composition and written expression, spelling, math, and more

    The book also provides information on the educational rights of students with dyslexia. ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars A Very GoodReference Book for Teachers
    Like many other people my age I grew up with dyslexia at a time where it was seldom (if ever) diagnosed.We were accused of being lazy, not applying ourselves or of just not being too bright.Math and spelling were difficult for me although I excelled at verbal communication and the visual arts.When I got a chance to review this book I was eager to read it.

    This book is not a "sit down" and read type of chapter book, but more a series of lists, resources, websites, organizations and "best practices" for teachers, parents and professionals working within a dyslexia program. It does not endorse one commercial program over another, but focuses rather on the types of skills/daily routines that should be incorporated in a well-rounded dyslexia program.It is truly a brief "reference guide" that touches on several of the needs thatstudents with dyslexia have and addresses a range of beneficial activities and routines that help them to be successful academically.

    One of my best friends is a special education teacher who works specifically with students who are dyslexic.She has a copy of this book and here is want she had to say about it:

    "I find myself referring to the lists of websites, organizations and available resources when looking to supplement our class. I am always looking for available resources, inventive programs and creative methods to add to our daily routine. As part of the commercial program that my campus uses, I am already doing most of the activities suggested, but I am always in need of resources and tools readily available for my daily use."

    This book is a great reference for:
    Parents of newly identified students with dyslexia
    Teachers new to a Dyslexia program
    Homeroom teachers looking for alternative activities or assessment methods
    Members of a Dyslexia committee (school administrators, testing personnel)

    When to use it:
    Staff book study
    Parent or professional resource library
    Reference guide for dyslexia specialists
    Summer reading for educators

    If you are new to this subject I would suggest another book, such as the Dummies Guide.However, as a reference book for those that deal with dyslexia it is successful.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Disappointed
    This book calls itself a "practical reference," but I was unaware that it literally meant a list of other sources to look for.It is impractically organized and not very helpful.There are many other books on the subject that do a better job.

    4-0 out of 5 stars An Easy to Navigate Resource
    I am a teacher and was looking for a convenient guide to identify students who may need additional assistance in order to reach their full potential.This book allows you to easily and therefore quickly access the table of contents to evaluate just about every question about a child's behavior which will pop into your mind in dealing with a potential dyslexic child/student.It really is a quick reference which holds an abundance of information on the topic.

    4-0 out of 5 stars A GOOD PRIMER !
    The subtitle is perfect: "A Practical Reference for Parents and Teachers."

    It has GREAT value for parents of dyslexic children in that it will give them ideas and insights into teaching methods, programs. strategies and so on. For parents whose children aren't progressing well in school, it will help them determine whether dyslexia might be at fault.

    I was offically diagnossed when I was 19 years old, and up to then can't say I ever heard the term - it wasn't quite a "household word" back in the 70's. Throughout my K-12 years, I was frequently accussed of being a daydreamer... I didn't apply myself... didn't pay attention... didn't listen. I graduated high school with a 1.9 GPA.Never read an entire book (but I was a good pretender.)Diagnosis and treatment were a miracle for me... four years later I graduated from college with a 3.9.

    This book will also shatter the many myths and misconceptions about dyslexia - for example, most people think dyslexia is all about letter reversal... that people who suffer from it can write backwards with perfection... and so on. Dyzlexia takes on MANY forms, and MAY be what's realy impacting at least a percentage of kids who are incorrectly diagnosed with ADD.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great, practical advice
    As a literacy specialist in adult education, I am thrilled to see this book. Many of my adult students could be good readers if someone had implemented these strategies with them when they were children.

    This is a practical book. It is filled with reading techniques that are research based; strategies that are proven to work and are being used by reading specialists. Children with dyslexia need alternative strategies to support their reading. They need metacognitive skills to leverage their thinking to do reading, because it may not come naturally. This book contains many techniques to scaffold the learning for the children at home, as well as in the classroom. It may be a slower process, but struggling students can learn to read.

    This also provides help with writing skills and support services that may be helpful for children struggling to learn. It's definitely a worthwhile investment. ... Read more

    6. Overcoming Dyslexia: Library Edition
    by Sally E. Shaywitz
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Invaluable book for parents of a child with dyslexia
    This book is invaluable for parents considering options for a child with dyslexia. The author (Shaywitz, MD) is a professor at Yale Medical School and heads a federal program to evaluate best reading programs for children with dyslexia. She includes suggestions for choosing schools, etc. One of her insightful comments: if a child needs a special program to learn how to read, having him repeat a program that isn't working is ineffective. ... Read more

    7. Dyslexia, Learning, and the Brain
    by Roderick I. Nicolson, Angela Fawcett
    Paperback: 304 Pages (2010-09-30)
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    Winning entry, Professional Cover/Jacket Category, in the 2009 New England Book Show sponsored by Bookbuilders of Boston.

    Dyslexia research has made dramatic progress since the mid-1980s. Once discounted as a "middle-class myth," dyslexia is now the subject of a complex—and confusing—body of theoretical and empirical research. In Dyslexia, Learning, and the Brain, leading dyslexia researchers Roderick Nicolson and Angela Fawcett provide a uniquely broad and coherent analysis of dyslexia theory. Unlike most dyslexia research, which addresses the question "what is the cause of the reading disability called dyslexia?" the authors' work has addressed the deeper question of "what is the cause of the learning disability that manifests as reading problems?" This perspective allows them to place dyslexia research within the much broader disciplines of cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience and has led to a rich framework, including two established leading theories, the automatization deficit account (1990) and the cerebellar deficit hypothesis (2001).

    Nicolson and Fawcett show that extensive evidence has accumulated to support these two theories and that they may be seen as subsuming the established phonological deficit account and sensory processing accounts. Moving to the explanatory level of neural systems, they argue that all these disorders reflect problems in some component of the procedural learning system, a multiregion system including major components of cortical and subcortical regions. The authors' answer to the fundamental question "what is dyslexia?" offers a challenge and motivation for research throughout the learning disabilities, laying the foundations for future progress. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Great state-of-the-art overview as of 2008
    The authors of this slim, highly-readable, and informative volume are themselves researchers in this field.The major point of the book is to present their own comprehensive model of the cognitive underpinnings of reading disorders.In the process, they also cover previous theories and give a broad summary of the research to date.

    They should be commended for the structure of their book, which not only includes numbered section headings and summaries, but also forward references at the ends of chapters to connect the material just covered to material in later chapters.Their theoretical model and extensive research on that model appeared to me to be useful for both researchers and clinicians.For those in the field, they attempt to go beyond the phonological-processing model and the dual-deficit model (phonological processing plus speed of processing), to present an integrated model of how problems with automatizing many tasks, including motor skills, may lead to most of the problems observed in reading disability.

    Those who work with learning disabled children and adults will find this a lucid, comprehensive, and current update on the state of research in this complex area.Some family members or other interested non-professionals may also find it interesting or enlightening (although it is primarily aimed at professional psychologists and specialists in learning disabilities), because it is so well written. ... Read more

    8. Overcoming Dyslexia For Dummies
    by Tracey Wood
    Paperback: 384 Pages (2005-12-27)
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    Includes tips and strategies for kids, teens, and adults with dyslexia

    Understand what dyslexia is, assess schools and programs, and help your child succeed

    Does your child mix up d's and b's? Does he or she have trouble reading? If so, the cause may be dyslexia. But don't worry -- these days, there are many ways to overcome dyslexia. This hands-on guide leads you step by step through your options -- and explains how anyone with dyslexia can achieve success in school and life.

    Discover how to
    * Recognize the symptoms of dyslexia
    * Understand diagnostic test results
    * Set up an Individualized Education Program (IEP)
    * Work effectively with teachers
    * Improve your child?s reading skills ... Read more

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    1-0 out of 5 stars a missed opportunity
    As a professional in the field, I know the need for a book of this type.This book is a real disappointment.There are numerous factual errors and too much unwise advise.Save your money.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Good tips, but Depressing "outlook"
    I ordered this book after reading it at the library.I really enjoyed the easy to read format, and the tips for helping my son is what made me go ahead and order my own copy.

    HOWEVER,my large complaint is this is a depressing book!It gives the negative "future" of dyslexic children as limited to careers that dont require higher education.It goes on to talk about most dyslexics are dropouts, unemployed or at dead end minimum wage jobs.

    Obviously that is not true.While I'm sure many are, it is NOT the norm.Dyslexia does not limit possiblities.Yet, this book seems to focus on the negative rather that the positive that can happen with good intervention.

    It's still a good book, just ignore the negative and remember that your child's future isn't limited by dyslexia.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Overcoming Dyslexia
    This was a great help I have been reading everything I can get my hands on about Dyslexia and this bbok summed it up all in one book.

    5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent book
    I bought this book because the teachers think that my grandson may be dyslexic and I would recommend it to any parent or grandparent like myself.My daughter bought another book but we both like this one best.This book has so much practical information and the author puts it all into clear terms.My daughter and I both understand what a diagnosis entails now and we know what to expect and ask for. I couldn't help noticing, with a chuckle, that the "expert" who gave this book one star could herself use a spelling lesson!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Overcoming Dyslexia For Dummies
    Overcoming Dyslexia for Dummies is a tremendously valuable resource. I ordered this book because I was struggling to help one of my adult literacy students who has dyslexia. What a difference this text has made! I have applied much of the author's advice, and I have noticed a big difference in my student's academic skills and her self-esteem. Incorporating multisensory activities into learning and using several of the recommended tools for dyslexia has proved incredibly helpful. ... Read more

    9. What is Dyslexia?: A Book Explaining Dyslexia for Kids and Adults to Use Together
    by Alan M. Hultquist
    Paperback: 96 Pages (2008-03-15)
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    Asin: 1843108828
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    "What is Dyslexia?" is designed to help adults explain dyslexia to children.The author provides information about all the most common types of dyslexia: trouble with sounds, trouble remembering how letters and words look, trouble finding words, and mixed dyslexia. He deals with the basic facts and adopts a style which is accessible to children without talking down to them. This book includes clear examples which children will be able to understand, as well as activities for parents to do with their children. The author emphasises that everyone has strengths and weaknesses and that having dyslexia is okay.This book will be valuable for parents of children with dyslexia, as well as other adults working with children with dyslexia. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic read for understanding a Dyslexic
    This book is a an easy read for the family to better understand the struggles of a dyslexic. Our 9 year old is dyslexic. We read this book together and he was comforted and encouraged by the book.

    5-0 out of 5 stars What is dyslexia?
    This book is told in a way that it is good for children as well as adults.Children have a good opportunity to understand because of the way it is written. ... Read more

    10. Teaching Students with Dyslexia and Dysgraphia: Lessons from Teaching and Science
    by Virginia W. Berninger, Beverly J. Wolf
    Paperback: 256 Pages (2009-05-15)
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    Asin: 1557669341
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    How can teachers provide effective literacy instruction for students with learning differences while meeting the needs of all students in the class? Finally, a single accessible textbook answers that question for every K 12 educator. The only teacher training text to cover the three learning disabilities that require differentiated instruction dysgraphia, dyslexia, and oral and written language learning disability (OWL LD) this book prepares educators to teach students with learning differences in explicit, reflective, and intellectually engaging ways. Ginger Berninger, a seasoned researcher and former teacher, partners with 40-year teacher and teacher trainer veteran Beverly Wolf for a one-of-a-kind text that gives readers the best of both worlds: critical insights from scientific studies and lessons learned from actual teaching experience. Throughout the book, relevant research findings from diverse fields including genetics, neuroscience, cognitive science, linguistics, and education show teachers the why behind the how. And the extensive instructional guidelines, applicable across school settings and specific curricula, offer innovative approaches to practice that will help teachers successfully meet the needs of individual students. SEE ALSO ACCOMPANYING WORKBOOK, Helping Students with Dyslexia and Dysgraphia Make Connections: Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plans in Reading and Writing (ISBN: 978-1-59857-021-2). ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars A top pick
    With some disorders, a slightly different approach to teaching is necessary. "Teaching Students with Dyslexia and Dysgraphia: Lessons from Teaching and Science" is a guide for educators of these students with impaired speaking and writing skills. Dyslexia and dysgraphia are challenges, but not insurmountable ones. Literacy is the primary focus, and authors Virginia Berninger & Beverly Wolf use their experience to create a very useful manual for educators, making "Teaching Students with Dyslexia and Dysgraphia" a top pick. ... Read more

    11. Dyslexia: Surviving and Succeeding at College
    by Sylvia Moody
    Paperback: 226 Pages (2007-07-10)
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    Dyslexia: Surviving and Succeeding at College is a practical and easy-to-read guide for dyslexic and dyspraxic students. Clearly and simply written, in a dyslexia-friendly format, it addresses not just study skills, but also more general aspects of coping with student life.

    Each chapter includes step-by-step strategies which can be put into practice from the very first day at college. You will learn how to develop effective study skills such as:

    • reading strategies to improve your accuracy and comprehension skills
    • how to make your note-taking efficient and useful for essay writing
    • feeling confident in contributing to seminars
    • memory strategies for study and everyday life
    • how to organise your time and plan your work.

    Sylvia Moody recognises that adapting to student life generally is as important as developing study skills. Guidance is given to assist you in finding your way around campus, building relationships with tutors, managing emotional development and preparing for the world of work. Full of invaluable self-help strategies, this book will empower you to improve your skills in all areas.

    The book will also be useful to subject tutors who wish to learn about dyslexia, and to dyslexia tutors and co-ordinators who want to give practical advice to their students.

    Dr Sylvia Moody is a freelance writer and psychologist specialising in adult dyslexia.

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    5-0 out of 5 stars A Personal Guide for all Students
    This is an essential book for students at college or university. It explains clearly how dyslexia and dyspraxia affect study and everyday activities. It goes on to show, with clear examples and in a practical, step-by-step way, how to gain better skills and manage the demands of studying at this level.

    Sylvia Moody has a very great understanding of the difficulties students may face and the book is like having a personal tutor as a friend, able to give the right guidance just when help is needed.There is also a photocopiable guide on dyslexia for tutors.The book will help students manage their studies successfully so they can become more confident and enjoy their course to the full.
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    12. Dyslexia My Life
    by Girard Sagmiller
    Paperback: 132 Pages (1996-03-15)
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    Asin: 0964308711
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    DYSLEXIA MY LIFE - one man's story of his life with a learning disability. In elementary school Girard Sagmiller was diagnosed as mentally retarded by his teacher and school administrators, who recommended that his family institutionalize him. In reality he suffered from dyslexia, which can affect speech, reading, time perception, and can slow learning in some subjects. In his book, DYSLEXIA MY LIFE , Girard Sagmiller discusses his struggles to overcome the ignorance and prejudice of his friends, family and society in general, to succeed in school (getting his MBA), business and life. The book DYSLEXIA MY LIFE has fairly large-size print and is packed full of emotion, drama, helpful tips, surprise and inspiration. It is told in the matter-of-fact tone of someone who has lived through quite extraordinary events without realizing they are anything out of ordinary. Besides being an engaging personal story, the book provides quite an education regarding the profound effects of dyslexia on a persons educational, social and emotional experiences. ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars "Dyslexia My Life"
    I really appreciated Girard's book on the 2-D form of Dyslexia which is when people cannot articulate the correct word.His example was to say he wanted "tornadoes" for dinner instead of "tomatoes."In class, when looking for a job, the wrong words would come out. As a teacher, without knowing this information, I may have reacted differently than I would now. I have not heard of this type of Dsylexia, so it was very informative.There were some suggestions on how to help people with 2-D Dyslexia, and he does have a web site for questions which is great.I now need to read a book about 3-D Dyslexia regarding the confusing the differentiation of letters and words.There is much to learn and practice when helping others.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Dyslexia My Life Items
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    Dyslexia My Life, Audiobook
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Great book
    This was a good book written by a man that experienced life having dyslexia.Really gives you insight into his childhood

    5-0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended for parents
    Dyslexia My Life provides a window into the life of a person with dyslexia.I highly recommend this book for any parent of a dyslexic child.Since my son has not been able to verbalize his struggles, I have gained a much better understanding of his world by reading Girard Sagmiller's book.Dyslexia My Life should also be on the required reading list for any college student who plans to become a teacher.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Does dyslexia always equal abuse?
    I purchased this book so I could better understand the developmental years and the perspective of my boyfriend, who has dyslexia. Honestly, this book did not deliver what I expected. I think that this is about child abuse and neglect, more than it is about dyslexia. I feel sorry for the author and what he went through, but I have trouble believing that all dyslexic children are neglected by their parents, beaten up and abused by peers and teachers, etc. Maybe it really was different in 1968 when the author was diagnosed, and certainly many or even most dyslexic children experience pain from an unfortunate disability and the cruelness of others, even today. But this book seems like an opportunity for the author to vent about his childhood trauma (and it was definitely trauma), more than an insightful look into what it's like to grow up with dyslexia. I don't mean to downplay or overlook any other individuals who have experienced trauma such as this while growing up with dyslexia or any other learning problem, but this example just seems a little over the top. I apologize in advance for offending anyone who has dyslexia. I do not have dyslexia, but I did grow up in an abusive household. I can relate to much of what the author speaks of, and I was in the gifted programs as a kid. I still don't feel like I understand what it's like to have dyslexia. I've just helped confirm what I already knew about the effects of child abuse. ... Read more

    13. When Your Child Has . . . Dyslexia: Get the Right Diagnosis, Understand Treatment Options, and Help Your Child Learn (When Your Child Has A...)
    by Abigail Marshall, Vincent Iannelli
    Paperback: 224 Pages (2009-02-17)
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    Finding out that a child has dyslexia can be shocking and confusing - and thousands of parents get this disturbing news every day. Appearing as early as when a child is struggling to say ?Mama? and ?Dada,? dyslexia is a condition that will affect a child?s ability to read, write, and understand basic language construction - and for a parent, this can be a tough reality to take in. Covering information on every stage of diagnosis, treatment, and growth, this referencewill help parents: teach children how to cope with educational, personal, and social difficulties; choose the right school and reduce academic struggles; maintain communication with their frustrated child; and more. Providing parents with the invaluable information and resources they need, this book takes an in-depth look at the reality of the disability and manages to make sense of it for worried parents. ... Read more

    14. Disconnected Kids: The Groundbreaking Brain Balance Program for Children with Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, and Other Neurological Disorders
    by Dr. Robert Melillo
    Hardcover: 288 Pages (2009-01-06)
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    A proven drug-free program addressing the cause—not just the symptoms—of Autism Spectrum Disorders and related conditions.

    Each year, an estimated 1.5 million children are diagnosed with autism, Asperger’s syndrome, ADHD, dyslexia, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. But even as rates rise, diagnosis and treatment have not changed in 50 years. Since psychiatric drugs, given to more than 20% of elementary school children today, don’t cure them, doctors tell parents these dysfunctions will never disappear.

    Enter Dr. Robert Melillo and his new understanding of the causes of these disorders: a disconnection between the left and right sides of the developing brain. His revolutionary Brain Balance™ program has achieved documented results, dramatically improving children’s and families’ quality of life. Since 1998, nearly 1,000 children have completed the Brain Balance™ program with remarkable success—behavioral, emotional, academic, and social. Written in an accessible style, Disconnected Kids shows parents how to use this drug- free approach at home, with customizable exercises for physical, sensory, and academic performance, advice for behavior modification, information on foods to avoid, and a follow-up program for lasting results. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book for parents
    As a professional I've given this book to educators, parents, and healthcare practitioners.It is a great explanation of what at least 80% of these kids are dealing with and gives parents a way to evaluate their kids at home.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Program That Works
    The book is a good starting point to understanding the Brain Balance Program.My son has now finished the program.He was emotional at times with some sensory issues.The Brain Balance initial assessment showed struggles in the classroom I couldn't see.It also showed functional imbalances in his motor skills that I didn't know were present.The skeptic would argue that maybe it wasn't there.If that were the case, then I wouldn't have seen improvement in the areas that Brain Balance found.By bringing my son's weaker side up to more in line with his stronger side, we've seen a large improvement in motor skills.Academically we've had some success as well as he's now over a full grade ahead in math.

    5-0 out of 5 stars If you are dealing with Asperger's, this book will help
    When I read the synopsis of this book and others' reviews, I knew this was the book we needed to help with our son's behavior.Although I knew something was not right for the past three years and suspected Asperger's for the past two, an unexpected and frightening (and unfortunately, accurate) diagnosis of epilepsy a year ago left us at a false end of the line in our search for what was going on with our son.When we got past the initial diagnosis, got his seizures under control and started to breathe again, it was clearer than ever that something was still not right with our cherished son.When the pieces really came together at the beginning of this past summer and we understood that we were dealing with something on the autism spectrum - Asperger's - we were saddened, but not completely shocked.I searched high and low for some inexpensive resources to help us, as pharmaceuticals were not an option for me to give to my son.We did not need to medicate his symptoms, we needed real HELP with the root cause of those symptoms.If you are on the same journey, this book WILL help you.Melillo offers real solutions without the need to medicate your child.It will take a great deal of perseverance and patience, not to mention the cooperation of your child, but it is well worth the investment to buy this book and expend your time putting its strategies into place. Your child can get better and this book will help you yank your child back into a genuine, connected existence.I wish anyone who needs this book well on their journey to wholeness.Take heart - it WILL get better! And buy this book, read it as fast as you can, and get going on doing these brain exercises!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Disconnected Kids
    This is a must read for educators and parents who work directly with children having various forms/degree of neurological conditions. The numbers of children displaying these sensory-motor-perceptual disorders is increasing annually and educators need to understand this approach/explanation of FDS Functional Disconnected Syndrome. The whole child and body-brain approach through physical activity and nutrition and other interventions makes far more sense than focusing on one symptom at a time withmind controling drugs. The emerging brain research and discoveries of many factors related to FDS is something all educators should become informed about and understand.

    2-0 out of 5 stars HELP!!!
    I am enjoying this book but I bought it in kindle form on my droid eris.All was well until I got to the testing and results portion of the book and can't read it because it is so small.I guess it's in a different form in the real book because my droid will make all the fonts bigger except these.This is the whole reason for the book and I can't get to it!!!Does anyone have an answer to my problem??
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    15. Dyslexia and Mathematics
    Paperback: 176 Pages (2004-08-24)
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    In this revised and fully updated new edition, the six expert contributors draw on their extensive experience of teaching children of all ages with dyslexia. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Math Help for Dyslexics--at Last!!
    Finding this book was such a gift!!There aren't nearly as many resources for dyslexic math as there are for reading and writing.I was so frustrated trying to help my daughter w/her math--the basic concepts are so simple (for me) that I didn't know how to break it down any further to explain it to her.This book details why dyslexics don't "see" math ideas like non-dyslexics do, and how other dyslexics have been helped to grasp math concepts.For instance, my daughter has told me that she finds division easier than the other three main math concepts (addition, subtraction, multiplication) which I thought was unusual.This book explained that that's true for dyslexics because it is the only one of the four that begins computations on the left!Six different authors contributed to this book, most of whom are college professors and all of whom have taught and studied dyslexics for years.The writing is sometimes a bit dry--scholarly--but I found it fascinating and so very helpful.

    4-0 out of 5 stars excellent book
    There is very good book to help teachers and parents. The secret is to get teachers to read it. ... Read more

    16. Helping Students with Dyslexia and Dysgraphia Make Connections:: Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plans in Reading and Writing
    by Virginia W. Berninger, Beverly J. Wolf
    Spiral-bound: 380 Pages (2009-08-31)
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    A state of the art set of lesson plans that can be used for differentiated instruction of students with dysgraphia, dyslexia, and OWL LD, this book gives teachers of Grades 4 6 a whole school year of specialized group instruction that improves the literacy skills of students who struggle with written language. Students in Ginger Berninger's research studies showed significant improvement in their reading and writing after using these lessons now available to teachers for the first time ever in one convenient book! The practical companion to Teaching Students with Dyslexia and Dysgraphia (ISBN 978-1557669346), these step-by-step lessons deliver positive results in brief interventions, and these are the only lessons of their kind that are proven effective by brain research studies. The highly organized lesson plans, which are detailed but not rigid, help students improve in multiple subject areas, and show teachers how to incorporate reading and writing in science and social studies content areas of the curricula by making it easy to incorporate research based instruction into classrooms to meet the needs of ALL students.
    Each ready to use lesson is complete with teacher materials and student materials. The teacher materials give educators warmup exercises that target key skills, simple activities with clear and detailed descriptions, and adaptable sample scripts that help them elicit student responses. And with the student materials, teachers will have photocopiable worksheets that help children sharpen their skills in creative, engaging ways. ... Read more

    17. Dyslexia in Adults: Taking Charge of Your Life
    by Kathleen Nosek
    Paperback: 206 Pages (1997-04-25)
    list price: US$12.95 -- used & new: US$4.30
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    Asin: 0878339485
    Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    1-0 out of 5 stars NOT Enough information
    This review is written by someone who is dyslexic.I found the book to be a total waste of time.It was nothing but an "I'm So Sorry For Me" book.The book gave no positive outlook for dyslexics at all.There were some helpful resources in the back (maybe).My husband also read it and found it to be severely lacking in useful information.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A must read for dyslexics
    As a dyslexic who has been mocked and humiliated quite often (and to this day), I found it reassuring to see that there are people in the medical field who are not afraid to challenge the old-school paradigms.I hopethat every dyslexic buys this book and others on the market as a way tohelp themselves, and also as a way to encourage research in this importantarea.

    4-0 out of 5 stars This book helped me
    I am a young adult and I discovered that I was dylslexic just recently.This book provided comfort to me, as my condition has caused much pain in my life.I made many mistakes in my childhood that could have been avoidedhad my condition been diagnosed.As an adult, I was accused of a seriouscrime that I did not do.The good news in my life is that I now know whatI am fighting.This book and others like it have showed me that I am notalone in this battle and that others have faced the same obstacles.

    1-0 out of 5 stars I found this book to be patronizing and completely useless.
    As an adult dyslexic diagnosed late in life looking for tools of compensatation in the work force, I found this book to be patronizing and completely useless.Although the book does have an excellent referencelist of agencies you can contact, the tone and content of the book suggestan incompetence on the part of the reader which is clearly a residualattitude of past misconceptions about the disability. It implies thatdyslexics are self-centered individuals not capable of even the simplesttask of personal grooming or intellect.Clearly not the best book forindividuals trying to understand the unique way dyslexics comprehend theworld. ... Read more

    18. Dyslexia: How to survive and succeed at work
    by Dr. Sylvia Moody
    Paperback: 208 Pages (2006-10-01)
    list price: US$17.95 -- used & new: US$9.46
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    Asin: 009190708X
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Dyslexic people face many problems in the workplace: difficulties with reading and writing, memory, organisation and time management, and a recent TUC report on dyslexia in the workplace estimates that 3 million people are affected.This guide is written by a leading expert in the field for people of all backgrounds and abilities and will help readers to master complex organisational skills, deal with a large workload and cope with the demands of deadlines. It also shows how to improve confidence, deal with stress, and build on the creative talent that many dyslexics possess. It explains what dyslexic and dyspraxic difficulties are; describes how they affect workplace efficiency; offers strategies to manage dyslexic difficulties and reduce their adverse effect on work efficiency; and, provides information about ways in which employers can help dyslexic employees.
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Dyslexia: How to Survive and Succeed at Work
    Dyslexia: How to Survive and Succeed at Work

    By Dr Sylvia Moody

    Published: Vermilion `Books that Change Lives', Random House 2006
    ISBN: 009190708-X(From January 2007, ISBN: 13:9780091907082)
    Price: £8.99

    Here we have a gem of a book, just what was needed, written for all adults struggling with dyslexia or dyspraxia in the workplace.It is an excellent resource for the mentor, the specialist trainer and the employer.However, its real value also lies in the fact that it is written for and speaks directly to the adult looking for help.It is an essential handbook, full of practical ways of addressing and managing the difficulties.The adults I am working with have found it immensely helpful and I highly recommend it.

    The book is divided into three sections.The first section, `Dyslexia Observed', explains the nature of dyslexia and how dyslexia and dyspraxia will manifest at work, using the illustrative cases of James and Gina.Dr Moody has an unusual skill in conveying complex theoretical issues in straightforward and clear language, something the adult with dyslexia will appreciate.The explanation of auditory memory is a good example of this and the adult is invited to complete two short tasks which demonstrate simply and effectively the functions of the memory `controller' and its two assistants, the storage systems of the `mindless' memory loop and the `thoughtful' memory box.

    The first section also includes very useful checklists, `Workplace Dyslexia Checklist', `Visual Stress Checklist' and an `Everyday Dyslexia Checklist', helping an adult decide whether an assessment might be appropriate.Comments on the assessment process, both the diagnostic and the `Workplace Needs' assessment, provide an understanding of the nature of a well-executed assessment and how it might take the individual forwards.

    The second section, `Improving Skills', provides chapters on Organisation, Reading and Understanding, Speaking and Listening, Writing, and Emotions.Each chapter explores the range of difficulties commonly met at work and provides practical strategies which can be adopted and used.Dr Moody makes the point that it is best for the adult to work alongside a trainer who is an expert in dyslexia, but even if the only help available is `self help', the book enables the adult to develop more efficient skills by setting out worked examples of how to manage an activity.For example, a case study illustrates how to make `order out of chaos'.In the section on understanding the content and structure of text, Dr Moody repeats her earlier description of auditory memory and invites the reader to experiment with different strategies: association, visualisation and dramatisation, in order to improve understanding and recall of writing.Dr Moody moves on to `Speaking and Listening', where she includes comment on interviews and the thorny issue of `disclosure', then to Writing' and the structuring of work documents, and finally to the chapter on `Emotions', where she gives guidance on how to deal with the difficult emotions that often accompany dyslexia: confusion, such as embarrassment, frustration, despondency, lack of confidence and stress.She suggests how a positive attitude can be cultivated and includes a useful relaxation exercise.Each chapter concludes with a summary of `Key Tips' for easy reference.

    The third section `Help from the Employer' includes advice on how the employer and specialist training can support the individual.It includes a brief but effective guide which can be photocopied for the employer, and provides information on Access to Work funding and the Disability Discrimination Act with examples of tribunal cases.

    A further section looks at items of equipment and specialist software which will support the adult at work.Finally there is a helpful list of organisations offering advice, specialist assessment and training for the adult.

    This is the second book in Dr Sylvia Moody's adult dyslexia trilogy.The first book was `Dyslexia: A Teenager's Guide' (reviewed in Patoss Bulletin May 2005) and the third, for students, is to be published in April 2007.

    Katherine Kindersley
    Dyslexia Teaching Centre, London
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    19. Dyslexia and Development: Neuro-Biological Aspects of Extra-Ordinary Brains
    by Albert M. Galaburda
    Hardcover: 368 Pages (1993-01-01)
    list price: US$77.00 -- used & new: US$38.94
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    Asin: 0674219406
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    "Dyslexia and Development" presents recent findings of neurobiological research, which suggests a link between seemingly minor brain abnormalities and epilepsy, learning disorders and autism. The authors focus on the plasticity of the developing nervous system and the possible role of subtle early brain injury in the emergence of these disorders, particularly dyslexia. The contributors to this volume examine epidemiologic and clinical issues that may make the developing brain more vulnerable to environmental and genetic influences, which can in turn lead to abnormal brain plasticity and behaviour. Although major forms of brain malformation have been clearly associated with functional deficits, mild forms have historically been ignored or trivialized; this book supports the hypothesis that several types of such malformation reflect brain injury during critical stages of development, and also the premise that more and more disturbances of thought and behaviour stem from abnormalities of brain organization.Neurologists and neurobiologists, psychologists, psycholinguists, psychiatrists, and special educators will find here a guide to more enlightened understanding and more effective treatment of dyslexia. In fact, the book emphasizes the positive aspect of the neurobiological deviation that dyslexic brains seem to show, along with the observation that people with such brains are often quite creative and "extra-ordinary", rather than handicapped. In turn, the revised consideration of dyslexia should lead to more serious attention to other disturbances of childhood behaviour as problems in developmental neurology, as well as to a deeper analysis of possible neurological bases for individual differences in normal behaviour and personality. ... Read more

    20. Dyslexia and Reading Difficulties: Research and Resource Guide for Working with All Struggling Readers (2nd Edition)
    by Carol S Spafford, George S. Grosser
    Paperback: 384 Pages (2005-01-02)
    list price: US$48.99 -- used & new: US$30.64
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    Asin: 0205428568
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    This essential handbook provides teachers and parents with a repertoire of strategies and interventions to build rich, literacy environments.Drawing on several hundred scientifically based research studies and informed teaching practices, it guides teachers in creating a social network of support while nurturing the development of individual resiliency so that individuals with dyslexia can lead successful and fulfilling lives.

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    Customer Reviews (3)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect!
    The book arrived quickly and was in perfect condition.I definitely recommend buying from this seller!

    5-0 out of 5 stars dyslexia & reading difficulties: research and resource guide for woking with all stuggling readers
    This book offers practical ideas for reading instruction.It is a great resource for any reading teacher working with beginning or struggling readers.As a veteran teacher and reading specialist, I found this book gives helpful ideas in reading instruction that are both easy to implement and research based.The information and research is valuable for any beginning reader as good teaching teaches all, not just the struggling!An excellent resource!

    2-0 out of 5 stars Did the Students Write the Book?
    At the risk of being impolitic, this book reads like an ADHD's manuscript. I bought this book to help a friend who was using it in class, and remarked that by scanning the chapter headings (a common learning technique), I could divine no idea what the chaper was about. She agreed 100%. The book is so bad that the class finally gave it up. I wish I'd waited one more week and saved myself the price! I gave it 2 stars because the content is (maybe) there, but it needs an editor in the worst way to bring it all together. I mean, for this audience, the text should be a paradigm of understandability, not a trial. How is that experts in learning to read are so poor at writing that, unfortunately, the book will only increase the number of "struggling readers" not decrease them? ... Read more

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