VOYA - Darlene KelmIn her second book for the Millbrook Medical Library series, Moragne presents nine short case studies of teens with dyslexia, then follows with six chapters-the definition of dyslexia, signs and symptoms of the condition, its treatments, its challenges, getting along with family and friends, and maintaining self-esteem-that incorporate information from the case studies and interviews with the teens. Moragne clearly explains the nature of the condition-trying to read even their own writing is frustrating for dyslexics-and presents various treatment options. Among the suggested strategies for building self-esteem and avoiding frustration are developing a talent or hobby (to balance frustration with success) and keeping a regular routine. Families are encouraged to help dyslexic students improve their academic performance by keeping interesting reading materials around the home, reading aloud to them, keeping the home quiet and distraction free during homework time, and taping textbook material for homework. Families and friends alike should give praise, keep instructions simple, and be good listeners, Moragne writes. Short paragraphs and sentences, although containing a great deal of information, make this book a valuable research tool for students. It will be very useful-especially the resource list of organizations-for my school's eighth-grade research project. A further reading list is divided for students and adults. The dyslexic, parents, teachers, and friends will relate to the case studies and the general information. Glossary. Index. Photos. Resources. Further Reading. VOYA Codes: 3Q 2P M J (Readable without serious defects, For the YA with a special interest in the subject, Middle School-defined as grades 6 to 8 and Junior High-defined as grades 7 to 9).
School Library JournalGr 5 UpThis volume addresses the symptoms and treatments of dyslexia and includes interviews with teenagers who describe the difficulties and frustrations they have faced. They explain how they were diagnosed and what strategies have helped them deal with their problems, including personal organizers, calendars, and help from friends and family. The text is well written and well organized and focuses on specific problems faced by dyslexics, from pronunciation and grammar to following directions and organization. Emphasis is placed on diagnosis and treatment and readers are constantly reassured that dyslexia is a learning disability, not an indication of lack of intelligence. Black-and-white photographs appear throughout and a list of organizations for further information is included.Christine A. Moesch, Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, NY
Write a Review
and post it to your social network
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
See all customer reviews >