The Official Parent's SourceBook on Dyslexia (The Offical Parent's Guide Series) / Edition 1

The Official Parent's SourceBook on Dyslexia (The Offical Parent's Guide Series) / Edition 1

by The Staff of Icon Health Publishing, Health Publica Icon Health Publications
     
 

ISBN-10: 0597830304

ISBN-13: 9780597830303

Pub. Date: 09/16/2002

Publisher: Icon Group International, Incorporated

This sourcebook has been created for parents who have decided to make education and Internet-based research an integral part of the treatment process. Although it gives information useful to doctors, caregivers and other health professionals, it also tells parents where and how to look for information covering virtually all topics related to dyslexia, from the…  See more details below

Overview

This sourcebook has been created for parents who have decided to make education and Internet-based research an integral part of the treatment process. Although it gives information useful to doctors, caregivers and other health professionals, it also tells parents where and how to look for information covering virtually all topics related to dyslexia, from the essentials to the most advanced areas of research. The title of this book includes the word official. This reflects the fact that the sourcebook draws from public, academic, government, and peer-reviewed research. Selected readings from various agencies are reproduced to give you some of the latest official information available to date on dyslexia. Following an introductory chapter, the sourcebook is organized into three parts. PART I: THE ESSENTIALS; Chapter 1. The Essentials on Dyslexia: Guidelines; Chapter 2. Seeking Guidance; Chapter 3. Clinical Trials and Dyslexia; PART II: ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AND ADVANCED MATERIAL; Chapter 4. Studies on Dyslexia; Chapter 5. Patents on Dyslexia; Chapter 6. Books on Dyslexia; Chapter 7. Multimedia on Dyslexia; Chapter 8. Physician Guidelines and Databases; Chapter 9. Dissertations on Dyslexia; PART III. APPENDICES; Appendix A. Researching Your Child's Medications; Appendix B. Researching Alternative Medicine; Appendix C. Researching Nutrition; Appendix D. Finding Medical Libraries; Appendix E. Your Child's Rights and Insurance; ONLINE GLOSSARIES; DYSLEXIA GLOSSARY; INDEX. Related topics include: Congenital Word Blindness, Developmental Reading Disorder, Primary Reading Disability, Specific Reading Disability.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780597830303
Publisher:
Icon Group International, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/16/2002
Series:
Official Parent Guides
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.42(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Overview
Organization
Scope
Moving Forward

PART I: THE ESSENTIALS
Chapter 1. The Essentials on Dyslexia: Guidelines
Overview
What Is Dyslexia?
Is There Any Treatment?
What Is the Prognosis?
What Research Is Being Done?
For More Information
More Guideline Sources
Vocabulary Builder
Chapter 2. Seeking Guidance
Overview
Associations and Dyslexia
Finding More Associations
Finding Doctors
Finding a Neurologist
Selecting Your Doctor
Working with Your Child's Doctor
Broader Health-Related Resources
Vocabulary Builder
Chapter 3. Clinical Trials and Dyslexia
Overview
Recent Trials on Dyslexia
Benefits and Risks
Keeping Current on Clinical Trials
General References
Vocabulary Builder

PART II: ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AND ADVANCED MATERIAL
Chapter 4. Studies on Dyslexia
Overview
The Combined Health Information Database
Federally-Funded Research on Dyslexia
E-Journals: PubMed Central
The National Library of Medicine: PubMed
Vocabulary Builder
Chapter 5. Patents on Dyslexia
Overview
Patents on Dyslexia
Patent Applications on Dyslexia
Keeping Current
Vocabulary Builder
Chapter 6. Books on Dyslexia
Overview
Book Summaries: Federal Agencies
Book Summaries: Online Booksellers
The National Library of Medicine Book Index
Chapters on Dyslexia
Directories
General Home References
Vocabulary Builder
Chapter 7. Multimedia on Dyslexia
Overview
Video Recordings
Bibliography: Multimedia on Dyslexia
VocabularyBuilder
Chapter 8. Physician Guidelines and Databases
Overview
NIH Guidelines
NIH Databases
Other Commercial Databases
The Genome Project and Dyslexia
Specialized References
Vocabulary Builder
Chapter 9. Dissertations on Dyslexia
Overview
Dissertations on Dyslexia
Keeping Current
Vocabulary Builder

PART III. APPENDICES
Appendix A. Researching Your Child's Medications
Overview
Your Child's Medications: The Basics
Learning More about Your Child's Medications
Commercial Databases
Contraindications and Interactions (Hidden Dangers)
A Final Warning
General References
Appendix B. Researching Alternative Medicine
Overview
What Is CAM?
What Are the Domains of Alternative Medicine?
Can Alternatives Affect My Child's Treatment?
Finding CAM References on Dyslexia
Additional Web Resources
General References
Vocabulary Builder
Appendix C. Researching Nutrition
Overview
Food and Nutrition: General Principles
Finding Studies on Dyslexia
Federal Resources on Nutrition
Additional Web Resources
Vocabulary Builder
Appendix D. Finding Medical Libraries
Overview
Preparation
Finding a Local Medical Library
Medical Libraries Open to the Public
Appendix E. Your Child's Rights and Insurance
Overview
Your Child's Rights as a Patient
Parent Responsibilities
Choosing an Insurance Plan
Medicaid
NORD's Medication Assistance Programs
Additional Resources

ONLINE GLOSSARIES
Online Dictionary Directories

DYSLEXIA GLOSSARY
General Dictionaries and Glossaries

INDEX

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