Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading Problems at Any Level

Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading Problems at Any Level

by Sally Shaywitz
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Overcoming Dyslexia 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 45 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a reading tutor and can tell you that this book hits the mark dead center. The author covers it all--the history of dyslexia, the amazing nuclear imaging today that is showing what happens in the brains of dyslexics, and then what to do about it and much, much more. This book is not just for dyslexics, however; it contains a wealth of information for anyone with a child struggling to read or an adult who can't read. Her methods work, because I have used many of them. Finally, if you as a person have always longed to read better (or just read!)or you are a parent who is beaten down, discouraged, having lost hope for your child (because that's exactly the way your child feels as he/she constantly fails to read), this book will give you incredible hope! There is a bright future for the one who struggles with reading...it is definitely fixable! To start fixing it, go invest 10-15 bucks on this book and get started!
Guest More than 1 year ago
We had no clue what dyslexia truly was when our son got diagnosed. This book was recommended by his evaluator and it the the best book ever!! Will carry you through college with your dyslexic child or young adult.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a good book, going into not just what dyslexia is, but how our understanding of the mechanics of reading has changed in the last twenty years, especially with advanced brain imaging. But my favorite part was the list of what children should be able to do by different ages. It's a calm way of paying attention without freaking out. Good interview with Shaywitz at www.firstvoicebooks.com/shaywitz.html I also like that one of the best ways to help kids is to read to them when their young, something that too often is shunned as old fashioned, but it's great bonding, stimulating those young brains.
mike100274 More than 1 year ago
I am a special education teacher and all I can say is that this book is the final authority on dyslexia. Most of my classes for my Master's degree referenced this book, so I had to read it! Not only is it incredibly informative, Dr. Shaywitz does a brilliant job of taking that information and making it understandable for parents and lay people.
Guest More than 1 year ago
An excellent summary of dyslexia and what we know about it, and how to spot early signs that a child in your life might be dyslexic, particularly in the preschool and primary grades. Discusses specific remediation and intervention strategies. Very readible, the author does not lose the reader using professional jargon. If the chapters on history and physical nature of dyslexia bores you, skip them and go back to them later; the best part of the book is the last 2/3rds.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a comprehensive, informational, educational, and scientific look at the world of learning disabilities. It gives practical information throughout...and really keeps the reader interested! I wish this book came out 10 years ago...I could have been a much more successful teacher if it had. I reccomend it to all parents who think their child may have a reading difficulty, ALL teachers, and anyone who may have had reading problems (get the CD to expedite the reading)! GREAT BOOK!
Guest More than 1 year ago
An unexpected treat; I initially bought this book because I have a niece with reading problems, and was hoping to find some way to help her. I didn't anticipate finding something as comprehensive and personal as this book turned out to be. It took me all the way through, from the science of reading through very practical and detailed advice about what to actually do about reading problems. There is also something very unusual about the tone of this book -- it comes across as very warm, compassionate, and almost initimate. I also liked the discussions with several famous dyslexics including Charles Schwab and John Irving. All in all, a very helpful, very readable book about reading.
mm41 More than 1 year ago
I have a daughter with Dyslexia. This book was recommended to me by her tutor. I must say it explained what Dyslexia is and is not! This is the best book with scienitic research. I recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about Dyslexia!
Mardis10s More than 1 year ago
I am severely dyslexic and am trained to work with Dyslexic children using Mutlisensory Orton Gillingham based training. This book is a fantastic resource. I was very pleased to know the Alphabetic Phonics training I have spent the last year doing has been exactly what I needed to be able to help other dyslexic children. Even with my own experiences living with dyslexia and raising three boys who are also dyslexic I learned a tremendous amount from this book. If you work with kids who are dyslexic, are dyslexic yourself, or have a family member who is dyslexic you need to read this book. I was amazed and relieved to hear the breakthroughs they have made determining the cause of dyslexia. I listened to it as an audio book and plan to listen to it again. There was so much great info!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a reading specialist and found this book to be very informative. Though I borrowed the book, I plan to purchase a copy for myself. It explains dyslexia so thoroughly and gives helpful ways to help people who are living with dyslexia. It also gives many web addresses for further information and resources.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Reading this book was pure joy! Only wish it had come out earlier. This was one of the best books I have ever read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book. Check out The Worldbuilder series by Charles Dorton if you're looking for a book for a dyslexic kid, but this one contains some pretty useful information for parents as well.
MsCharCP More than 1 year ago
This book is an excellent resource for educators and parents to understand that students don't all learn in one way, but all can learn. It is grounded in brain science and very well written.
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Rebecca Manning More than 1 year ago
This should be required reading for all teachers no matter what age group. Too few teachers recognize the warning signs of dyslexia, which leads to underdiagnosis or misdiagnosis of dyslexia, thus condeming students to years of failure in reading, writing, and spelling. Why is this still an issue after years of scientific research as demonstrated by this author.
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