The Everything Parent's Guide to Children With Dyslexia: All You Need To Ensure Your Child's Success

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Everything Books, Sep 10, 2004 - Family & Relationships - 320 pages
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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 Parent's Guide to Children with Dyslexia gives you a complete understanding of what dyslexia is, how to identify the signs, and what you can do to help your child. This authoritative book seeks to alert parents to the special needs associated with this learning disability and offers practical suggestions for getting involved in the classroom.

The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Dyslexia shows you how to:

  • Select the right treatment programs for your child
  • Secure an IEP
  • Choose a school and reduce homework struggles
  • Develop your child's skills with the use of assistive technology
  • Maintain open communication and offer support
The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Dyslexia is your first step in facing the challenges of dyslexia with a positive attitude.

 

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This is quick reading guide to dyslexia. The first three chapters talk about what dyslexia is (and isn't) and how to recognize and get an evaluation. The rest of the book deals with helping a child ... Read full review

Contents

How Brain Activity Influences Reading Skills
12
Dyslexia in Adolescents
25
Types of Dyslexia
38
Related Conditions
43
Behavioral Disorders
56
Comprehension
69
School Programs for Dyslexia
84
All Kinds of Minds
98
Helping with Organizational Skills
176
HighStakes Testing
182
Choosing a Curriculum
188
Supporting the SchoolAge Reader
194
Helping with Homework
199
Group Projects
205
Strategies for Spelling
213
Handling Word Problems
220

Audiblox
104
Sensory Integration Therapy
110
The LCP Solution and Essential Fatty Acids
116
Choosing a School
123
Waldorf Schools
129
IDEA and the IEP Process
135
FAPEFree and Appropriate Education
142
Additional Legal Protections
149
Informal Accommodations
156
Focus on Actual Needs
162
Dealing with a Problem Teacher
169
Chores and Family Responsibilities
228
Rest and Relaxation
234
Accept Your Child
240
Making Choices in High School
249
Electives and Extracurricular Activities
255
Planning for College
263
Financing College
270
Internet Resources
281
Recommended Reading
291
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Jody Swarbrick (Cedar Falls, IA) the Parenting Special Needs Guide for About.com, has been active in the area of special needs children for more than twenty-seven years. She is recognized by the State Education System as an Advocate for Special Education and is the recipient of the Governor's Award for Volunteerism. A parent of thirty adopted children with a variety of special needs, her family has been featured in People magazine and on shows such as Good Morning America and The Sally Jesse Raphael Show.

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