Raising a Child with Dyslexia: What Every Parent Needs to Know

Raising a Child with Dyslexia: What Every Parent Needs to Know

by Don M. Winn

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Overview

Keyed to current, cutting edge research, this user-friendly guide provides detailed assistance to parents and educators who want to help dyslexic children achieve their best life.

Topics include signs of dyslexia parents can watch for at various ages, symptoms that warrant diagnosis by a professional, what to expect during the testing process, tips on working with the school to create an optimal learning environment, how to offer a safe, encouraging space where children can learn to manage the emotional fallout of the dyslexic struggle, and how to help children with dyslexia develop vital personal qualities and coping strategies that will enable them to approach life with courage, determination, perseverance, and joy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937615567
Publisher: Cardboard Box Adventures
Publication date: 09/16/2019
Pages: 262
Sales rank: 1,230,414
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

Don M. Winn is the award-winning children's fiction author of the Sir Kaye the Boy Knight series of children's chapter books and the Cardboard Box Adventures collection of thirteen picture books as well as the nonfiction book for parents and educators Raising a Child with Dyslexia: What Every Parent Needs to Know. As a dyslexia advocate, a dyslexic himself, and the parent of a (now adult) dyslexic child, he is fully committed to helping reluctant and struggling readers learn to love to read. Don frequently addresses parents and educators on how to maximize the value of shared reading time and how to help dyslexic and other struggling readers to learn to love to read. He's published articles about dyslexia and reading in US News & World Report, the Costco Connection Magazine, TODAY Parenting, Fostering Families Today, and many others.

Table of Contents

1 What Every Parent Needs to Know about Dyslexia

2 Having Your Child Evaluated

3 Identifying Your Child’s Learning Style

4 Parents Are the First Teachers

5 How to Raise Readers

6 The Far-Reaching Effects of Early Vocabulary Enrichment

7 Taking Full Advantage of Children’s Brain Malleability

8 Why Ask Questions?

9 Social and Emotional Learning

10 Self-Esteem: Finding the Right Balance

11 Self-Concept

12 Decoding Behavioral Symptoms

13 Self-Compassion

14 Perseverance and Passion

15 Developing a Strong Work Ethic and Patience

16 Seeing Yourself in Your Child’s Struggle

17 Explicit Multisensory Reading Instruction

18 Understanding the School Lingo

19 When Your Child Is Also Gifted

20 Working with Your Child’s Teacher

21 Advocating for Your Child

22 Getting a Late Start with Intervention

23 When It’s as Good as It Gets

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