GET THE READING HELP YOUR CHILD NEEDS! Become a powerful advocate for your struggling reader with Dr. Kaufman's bold five-step action plan based on 30 years of successful work with hundreds of families.
Smart Kid, Can't Read offers step by step real-world advice for anyone trying to navigate the hurdles of getting a child reading help - a task which can be amazingly daunting.
More than one third of all children entering the fourth grade are reading below grade level. Even more alarming, less than one third of these children actually receive reading help!
Don't let YOUR child be among the reading casualties.
"If you are even the slightest bit worried about your child's reading, pick up this book."
- Patricia Papernow, Ph.D., Author, Psychologist, Parent of a dyslexic student
Getting your child reading assistance that leads to meaningful improvement requires that you take on the role of an informed advocate. The good news: armed with this book, you can get your child help before it's too late. You will learn the key points that every parent advocate should know. Armed with information about special education law, research based reading instruction, and effective, unbiased assessments, you will be ready to take the steps that will launch your child into a successful reading experience.
Uncertain about whether your concerns about your child's reading are justified? Smart Kid, Can't Read offers easy-to-administer tests that parents can give their children to help decide whether a reading evaluation is warranted.
"Anyone seeking to understand reading difficulties--the problem, the process, and the child--will want to read this book: parents, grandparents, friends, tutors, even teachers. The information on the legal and logistic processes to be navigated is invaluable."
- Peggy McCardle, Ph.D., MPH, Former Branch Chief, Child Development and Behavior Branch, NICHD
|Publisher:||Ash Point Publishing Group|
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About the Author
Dr. Kaufman has been a leader in her field for many years. She has participated in national efforts to improve reading instruction in our schools. During her career she served as:President of the New England Branch of the International Dyslexia Association, President of the Massachusetts Council for Learning Disabilities, Member of the Board of Directors of the International Dyslexia Association, Chairman of the New England Joint Conference on Learning Disabilities, and Member of the Governor's Special Education Advisory Group for Massachusetts.
She taught for several years in the Graduate Language and Literacy Program at Simmons College in Boston and in the School of Education at Wheelock College. She worked in several of the leading clinics including Boston Children's Hospital, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, and the Learning Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Dr. Sandra Doran has enjoyed a combined career in writing and education, and is a popular speaker among school and church groups. Sandra has served as feature editor of Focus, Andrews University's alumni magazine; a regular columnist for Signs, Adventist Review and ParentTalk magazines; and staff writer for Communication and Design Advertising Agency. She is the author of four books and hundreds of articles.
In the field of education, Sandra has taught on every level from pre-school through college and has served as principal of two schools. She is currently Associate Superintendent for the Florida Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, supervising 30 schools from Tallahassee to Miami.
Leigh Leveen holds a Master's in Communications from the University of Southern California. She has worked as a writer and producer in the entertainment industry for over 15 years before moving into fundraising and communications for non-profit organizations. She has written and edited numerous books, articles and online content.