PRACTICAL STRATEGIES FOR LIVING WI

Overview

Over the years, many quick fix approaches to cure dyslexia have been developed and used. These `miracle cures' have offered hope to many parents who are left disillusioned by the school system and health service. With no other way to turn, many parents spend more and more money on special glasses, vitamins, exercises and specialist advice, but do they actually work? Written by a parent of two dyslexic sons, who herself searched for anything that would `cure' them, this new book is a practical guide to dyslexia's ...
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Overview

Over the years, many quick fix approaches to cure dyslexia have been developed and used. These `miracle cures' have offered hope to many parents who are left disillusioned by the school system and health service. With no other way to turn, many parents spend more and more money on special glasses, vitamins, exercises and specialist advice, but do they actually work? Written by a parent of two dyslexic sons, who herself searched for anything that would `cure' them, this new book is a practical guide to dyslexia's many `miracle cures'. Practical Strategies for Living with Dyslexia suggests that early identification of this condition may be the key. Dyslexia is often not diagnosed until children have started school, yet testing is now available from the age of 4-6 months. On top of this many dyslexics also have eye and ear problems that go undetected, which further exacerbates the problem.

Looking at the possible remedies available, such as tinted glasses, nutritional supple
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853029059
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/1/2001
  • Pages: 108
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.22 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 8
Famous People with Dyslexia 8
Introduction 9
1 What are Dyslexia and Dyscalculia? 11
Dyslexia 11
Dyscalculia 13
2 Identifying Dyslexia 15
Aston Index Assessment 16
Cognitive Profiling System 17
Dyslexia Screening Tests 18
Educational Psychologist Report 19
LUCID Assessment for Schools 19
Phonological Assessment Battery 20
Summary 20
3 What Causes Dyslexia? 21
4 Vision 25
Eye Tests 26
Tinted Glasses and Coloured Overlays 26
Dunlop Test 30
Visual Tracking Magnifier 30
Vision and Learning Difficulties 31
Summary 35
5 Hearing 37
Glue Ear 38
Fast ForWord 38
Aural-Read-Respond-Oral-Write (ARROW) 39
Summary 42
6 Developmental 43
Brain Gym 43
Brain Injury Rehabilitation and development 44
Neuro-Developmental Delay 44
7 Chiropractic & Dyslexia 49
8 Vitamins and Minerals 55
Fatty Acids & Efalex 55
Iron Supplements 57
Zinc Supplements 57
Summary 58
9 Multi-Sensory Teaching Methods 59
What is Multi-Sensory? 59
Teaching Schemes 60
10 Can Computers Help? 63
Software Packages 64
The Hands-free Computer 66
Computers and Examinations 66
Psychometric Testing 66
11 Neurolinguistic Programming 69
NLP and Dyslexia 70
12 Phono-Graphix 73
13 The Value of Play 75
Conclusion 85
I'm Not Marking This Mess 87
Dyslexia A[subscript 2]Z 89
Further Reading 91
Useful Addresses 93
The Contributors 101
Index 103
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