Books About Dyslexia

Books About Dyslexia

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How To DEFEAT Your Child’s DYSLEXIA: Your Guide to Overcoming Dyslexia Including Tools You Can Use for Learning Empowerment

Sandra K. Cook

Are you trying to help your child overcome his reading difficulties but nothing seems to work?

Is your school giving you the run-around about dyslexia, dragging their feet when you ask for reading help for your child, or playing psychological games in your IEP meetings?

Have your school personnel told you they don’t recognize dyslexia or told you to lower your expectations for your child?

Are you confused about which solution(s) your child needs?

Does he need colored overlays?
Special Glasses?
Vision Therapy?
Does he need a phonics program?
Can your school really help your child?
What can you do at home to help your child?

Understanding the dyslexia-based marketplace is the most important key for starting to help your child. Learning this one key is worth a minute of your time right now ~ Click on “Look Inside” this book now to learn THE most important key to sorting out the solutions for dyslexia today.


Unicorns are Real: Right-brained Approach to Learning (Creative Parenting/Creative Teaching Series)

Barbara Meister Vitale

This mega-best seller provides sixty-five practical, easy-to-follow lessons to develop the much ignored right-brain tendencies of children. These simple yet dramatically effective ideas and activities have helped thousands with learning difficulties. Includes an easy to administer screening checklist to determine hemisphere dominance. Engaging instructional activities that draw on the intuitive, non-verbal abilities of the right brain, a list of skills associated with each brain hemisphere and much more.


In the Mind’s Eye: Creative Visual Thinkers, Gifted Dyslexics, and the Rise of Visual Technologies

Thomas G. West

Now in its fifteenth printing, In the Mind’s Eye has been recognized as a classic in its field. The book still stands alone as a uniquely compelling argument for the great importance of visual thinking and visual technologies as well as the high creative potential of many individuals with dyslexia or other learning difficulties.

In this second edition, Thomas G. West reviews a number of recent developments that support and extend the perspectives and expectations originally set forth in the first edition. In addition to the original eleven portraits of famous individuals with learning difficulties (including Albert Einstein and Thomas Edison), he has added brief profiles of two dyslexic scientists known for their ability to generate, in quite different fields, powerful but unexpected innovations and discoveries: William J. Dreyer, a Caltech professor who used his highly visual imagination to see things in molecular biology and immunology well before others; and John R. (Jack) Horner, who flunked out of the University of Montana seven times (requiring letters of support for readmission) but is now known as one of the three most important paleontologists in the world.

Recognized as among the “best of the best” by the American Library Association in their broad psychology and neuroscience category, this title belongs on the bookshelves of all educators and anyone with an interest in visual thinking, visual technologies, and highly creative people with learning difficulties.


Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading Problems at Any Level

Sally Shaywitz

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 and reveal his strengths
–Stories of successful men and women who are dyslexic


The Gift of Dyslexia, Revised and Expanded: Why Some of the Smartest People Can’t Read…and How They Can Learn

Ronald D. Davis (Author), Eldon M. Braun (Author, Contributor)

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.


The Dyslexic Advantage: Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain

Brock L. Eide M.D. M.A. (Author), Fernette F. Eide M.D. (Author)

Two neurolearning experts reveal the hidden benefits of having a dyslexic brain.

In this paradigm-shifting book, neurolearning experts Drs. Brock and Fernette Eide describe an exciting new brain science that reveals that dyslexic people have unique brain structure and organization. While the differences are responsible for certain challenges with literacy and reading, the dyslexic brain also gives a predisposition to important skills, and special talents.

While dyslexics typically struggle to decode the written word, they often also excel in such areas of reasoning as mechanical (required for architects and surgeons), interconnected (artists and inventors); narrative (novelists and lawyers), and dynamic (scientists and business pioneers). The Dyslexic Advantage provides the first complete portrait of dyslexia.


Secret Life of a Dyslexic Child

Robert Frank, Kathryn E. Livingston

Winner of the 2002 Margot Marek Annual Book Award for the most outstanding book written for parents or children on the subject of dyslexia or related learning disabilities. (International Dyslexia Association- New York branch)

Dr. Robert Frank, whose own dyslexia didn’t stop him from becoming an educator, psychologist, and award-winning author, takes the reader inside the emotions and frustrations of the dyslexic child to help parents coach their child to:
– Improve academic achievement
– Get support from friends and family
– Establish solid work and study habits
– Focus on abilities and strengths
– Set and meet personal goals

Above all, Dr. Frank tells parents the simple steps they can take to help their child build self-esteem and confidence and create a life of success.


Dyslexia: TIME FOR TALENT

Carolina Frohlich

Dyslexia: TIME FOR TALENT is a wealth of information for parents of children with dyslexia. It guides and empowers parents through dyslexia, from the early years through to adulthood. It is the first book of its kind to address dyslexia from a holistic perspective: academically, emotionally, behaviourally, socially and spiritually.

The author, Carolina Frohlich, is an educational consultant to schools, qualified specialist teacher, educational assessor of learning difficulties and gifted children. The author has dyslexia and is the parent of 2 children with dyslexia and dyspraxia.

From personal and professional experience, the author knows that if dyslexia is not addressed early, considerately or holistically, it can affect children’s self-esteem, morale, achievement potential and self-confidence. Time For Talent empowers parents and children by providing proven learning strategies that work for parents and children at home and in the classroom.


Thinking Differently: An Inspiring Guide for Parents of Children with Learning Disabilities

David Flink

An innovative, comprehensive guide—the first of its kind—to help parents understand and accept learning disabilities in their children, offering tips and strategies for successfully advocating on their behalf and helping them become their own best advocates.

In Thinking Differently, David Flink, the leader of Eye to Eye—a national mentoring program for students with learning and attention issues—enlarges our understanding of the learning process and offers powerful, innovative strategies for parenting, teaching, and supporting the 20 percent of students with learning disabilities. An outstanding fighter who has helped thousands of children adapt to their specific learning issues, Flink understands the needs and experiences of these children first hand. He, too, has dyslexia and ADHD.

Focusing on how to arm students who think and learn differently with essential skills, including meta-cognition and self-advocacy, Flink offers real, hard advice, providing the tools to address specific problems they face—from building self-esteem and reconstructing the learning environment, to getting proper diagnoses and discovering their inner gifts. With his easy, hands-on “Step-by-Step Launchpad to Empowerment,” parents can take immediate steps to improve their children’s lives.

Thinking Differently is a brilliant, compassionate work, packed with essential insights and real-world applications indispensable for parents, educators, and other professional involved with children with learning disabilities.


The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan

Ben Foss
Finally, a groundbreaking book that reveals what your dyslexic child is experiencing—and what you can do so that he or she will thrive

More than thirty million people in the United States are dyslexic—a brain-based genetic trait, often labeled as a “learning disability” or “learning difference,” that makes interpreting text and reading difficult. Yet even though children with dyslexia may have trouble reading, they don’t have any problems learning; dyslexia has nothing to do with a lack of intellect.

While other books tell you what dyslexia is, this book tells you what to do. Dyslexics’ innate skills, which may include verbal, social, spatial, kinesthetic, visual, mathematical, or musical abilities, are their unique key to acquiring knowledge. Figuring out where their individual strengths lie, and then harnessing these skills, offers an entrée into learning and excelling. And by keeping the focus on learning, not on standard reading the same way everyone else does, a child with dyslexia can and will develop the self-confidence to flourish in the classroom and beyond.

After years of battling with a school system that did not understand his dyslexia and the shame that accompanied it, renowned activist and entrepreneur Ben Foss is not only open about his dyslexia, he is proud of it. In The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan he shares his personal triumphs and failures so that you can learn from his experiences, and provides a three-step approach for success:

• Identify your child’s profile: By mapping your child’s strengths and weaknesses and assisting her to better understand who she is, you can help your child move away from shame and feelings of inadequacy and move toward creating a powerful program for learning.
• Help your child help himself: Coach your child to become his own best advocate by developing resiliency, confidence, and self-awareness, and focusing on achievable goals in areas that matter most to him.
• Create community: Dyslexic children are not broken, but too often the system designed to educate them is. Dare to change your school so that your child has the resources to thrive. Understanding your rights and finding allies will make you and your child feel connected and no longer alone.

Packed with practical ideas and strategies dyslexic children need for excelling in school and in life, this empowering guide provides the framework for charting a future for your child that is bright with hope and unlimited potential.