Overcoming Dyslexia For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 22, 2011 - Family & Relationships - 384 pages
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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
 

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There is a ton of stuff in this book and it can easily be used as a reference book, where the reader can go to the pertinent chapter for information. The version I read was published in 2006 and it is ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Figuring Out What Dyslexia Is All About
7
Pinpointing What Dyslexia Is And Isnt
17
Being Alert to Symptoms of Dyslexia at Any Age
29
Determining When to Get a Diagnosis
39
Determining When to Get a Diagnosis 39 Chapter 4 Watching Your Child Carefully at a Young Age
41
Acting Quickly with Your SchoolAge Child
55
Testing Your Child for Dyslexia
65
Playing with Phonics
179
Sprinting Ahead with Reading Basics and Practice
205
Taking Advantage of Multisensory Methods
223
Handling Everyday Activities and Difficulties
239
Moving beyond the Childhood Years
257
Heading Off to College
275
Succeeding with Dyslexia in Adulthood
293
Ten Tools for Making a Dyslexics Life Easier
303

Exploring Your Options
87
Investigating the Individualized Education Program
113
Securing Help without an Individualized
125
Working Productively with Your Childs Teacher
143
Taking Part in Your Childs Treatment
159
Taking Part in Your Childs Treatment 159 Chapter 11 Putting Memorizing Visualizing and Rhyming to Good Use
161
Ten WellKnown Dyslexia Programs and Treatments
307
An Informal Assessment of Phonemic Awareness
319
Contacts and Resources
333
Index
347
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About the author (2011)

Tracey Wood, MEd, is a children's reading specialist and the author of several books, including Teaching Kids to Read For Dummies and Teaching Kids to Spell For Dummies.

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