Take Control of Dyslexia and Other Reading Difficulties

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Take Control of Dyslexia and Other Reading Difficulties is a unique guidebook written especially for kids with dyslexia and other reading difficulties to help them overcome their reading struggles and find success in school and beyond. The handbook addresses the fundamentals of reading for elementary and middle school students, speaking to students directly in easy-to-understand language with charts, graphs, and illustrations.

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Overview

Take Control of Dyslexia and Other Reading Difficulties is a unique guidebook written especially for kids with dyslexia and other reading difficulties to help them overcome their reading struggles and find success in school and beyond. The handbook addresses the fundamentals of reading for elementary and middle school students, speaking to students directly in easy-to-understand language with charts, graphs, and illustrations.

Unlike most books that focus on the "how-to's" of reading, this book teaches kids what reading is all about. They will learn about the different skills involved in the reading process, why learning how to read can be difficult, tips for studying and completing homework more easily, and what kinds of strategies and technologies might help improve their reading abilities. By interviewing other kids with dyslexia and reading difficulties, the authors offer insight into the frustrations that come with reading difficulties and provide encouragement to push forward to reading success.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 4–9—This book does several things really well. First, it reassures readers that a reading disability is nothing to be ashamed of and that it can be dealt with. Second, it gives them a number of tried-and-true strategies to use when encountering problems with reading and study skills. Third, it is visually appealing and has a graphic organizer at the end of each chapter. However, there are a couple of things that the book does not do well. In an attempt to give children an understanding of what is going wrong with their own abilities, the reading process is oversimplified to the point of being inaccurate, and the book does not include many of the latest theories on reading and writing abilities. Rather, it breaks reading down into simple sets of skills and leaves out motivation and sociocultural perspectives, two of the biggest areas in research today. Second, the attempt to explain the reading process occurs at the beginning of the book and this explanation, even in its simplified form, may deter young people from reading more of the book, where they could learn how to cope with their own difficulties. Fisher and Price have done so many things well that it would be a shame if students were stymied by the details on reading disabilities. Encourage readers to start with chapter three and use the earlier sections as appendixes.—Wendy Smith-D'Arezzo, Loyola College, Baltimore, MD
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593637484
  • Publisher: Prufrock Press
  • Publication date: 12/1/2011
  • Pages: 175
  • Sales rank: 290,953
  • Age range: 10 - 16 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Jennifer Engel Fisher is an educational consultant and organizational coach. She specializes in helping students with dyslexia and other reading difficulties. Janet Price is an educational advocate and parent of a teenager with NLD. She co-moderates a popular Internet forum on NLD. Jennifer and Janet serve as program directors for the Weinfeld Education Group in Washington, DC.

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