Overcoming Dyslexia For Dummies

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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 ...

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471752851
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/27/2005
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 360,260
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Figuring Out What Dyslexia Is All About.

Chapter 1: Understanding the Basics of Dyslexia.

Chapter 2: Pinpointing What Dyslexia Is (And Isn’t).

Chapter 3: Being Alert to Symptoms of Dyslexia at Any Age.

Part II: Determining When to Get a Diagnosis.

Chapter 4: Watching Your Child Carefully at a Young Age.

Chapter 5: Acting Quickly with Your School-Age Child.

Chapter 6: Testing Your Child for Dyslexia.

Part III: Exploring Your Options for Schools and Programs.

Chapter 7: Choosing the Best School for Your Child.

Chapter 8: Investigating the Individualized Education Program.

Chapter 9: Securing Help without an Individualized Education Program.

Chapter 10: Working Productively with Your Child’s Teacher.

Part IV: Taking Part in Your Child’s Treatment.

Chapter 11: Putting Memorizing, Visualizing, and Rhyming to Good Use.

Chapter 12: Playing with Phonics.

Chapter 13: Sprinting Ahead with Reading Basics and Practice.

Chapter 14: Taking Advantage of Multisensory Methods.

Chapter 15: Handling Everyday Activities and Difficulties.

Part V: Moving beyond the Childhood Years.

Chapter 16: Assisting Dyslexic Teens.

Chapter 17: Heading Off to College.

Chapter 18: Succeeding with Dyslexia in Adulthood.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 19: Ten Tools for Making a Dyslexic’s Life Easier.

Chapter 20: Ten Well-Known Dyslexia Programs and Treatments.

Part VII: Appendixes.

Appendix A: An Informal Assessment of Phonemic Awareness and Phonics Skills.

Appendix B: Contacts and Resources.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2007

    A Must for Parents

    There is nothing this book leaves out. I don't know what I'd do with out it. It tells you what scams to watch out for and what things really work. Best of all it spells it out for you in simple terms. If you have a child with dyslexia you need this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2006

    A Must for Parents

    This book helped me stand strong and get the help my daughter deserved. After she was tested it became my number one resource book. It has eveything you could hope to find all in one place. If your child has been found to have an LD(dyslexia)you need this book!!!

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