From a leading expert comes the most comprehensive book yet to help readers understand, identify, and overcome reading problems. Dr. Shaywitz instructs parents in what they can do for a dyslexic child, lays out a home program for enhanced reading, and provides exercises, teaching aids, and invaluable resources.From a leading expert comes the most comprehensive book yet to help readers understand, identify, and overcome reading problems. Dr. Shaywitz instructs parents in what they can do for a dyslexic child, lays out a home program for enhanced reading, and provides exercises, teaching aids, and invaluable resources.Read Less
Back in 1967 I was diagnosed severely dyslexic.Had my traumas,shame and did listen to teachers and graduated from high school.college and grad school.So much for the institution of teaching in the country,
I refused to read or learn any thing about dyslexia for forty five years.
This book is tobr the bible of dyslexia.When I got to read it I had read three books and as saturated with subject, It is was well recomended
Dec 26, 2011
Coping and Hoping
A detailed explanation about reading-challenged persons, young and adult . The book tells how to identify dyslexia and gives specific steps to lessen the difficulty while maintaining a healthy sense of worth. Author Shaywitz's book represents a comprehensive compilation as of 2002..
Aug 3, 2007
Practical, scientific based advice
This book gives hope to everyone who has a child with reading difficulties - in particular when they are young enough to actually overcome this disability
Publishers Weekly, 2003-04-07 Yale neuroscientist Shaywitz demystifies the roots of dyslexia (a neurologically based reading difficulty affecting one in five children) and offers parents and educators hope that children with reading problems can be helped. Shaywitz delves deeply into how dyslexia occurs, explaining that magnetic resonance imaging has helped scientists trace the disability to a weakness in the language system at the phonological level. According to Shaywitz, science now has clear evidence that the brain of the dyslexic reader is activated in a different area than that of the nonimpaired reader. Interestingly, the dyslexic reader may be strong in reasoning, problem solving and critical thinking, but invariably lacks phonemic awareness-the ability to break words apart into distinct sounds-which is critical in order to crack the reading code. The good news, Shaywitz claims, is that with the use of effective training programs, the brain can be rewired and dyslexic children can learn to read. She walks parents through ways to help children develop phonemic awareness, become fluent readers, and exercise the area of the brain essential for reading success. Early diagnosis and effective treatment, the author claims, are of utmost importance, although even older readers can learn to read skillfully with proper intervention. Shaywitz's groundbreaking work builds an important bridge from the laboratory to the home and classroom. 34 line drawings and graphs (Apr.) Forecast: There are few books on this subject, but Shaywitz is a well-known expert in the field and this work has been highly anticipated. Knopf is prepared with a 75,000 first printing. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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