What to Do About Dyslexia: 25 Essential Points for Parents

What to Do About Dyslexia: 25 Essential Points for Parents

by Richard Selznick


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781591813002
Publisher: Sentient Publications
Publication date: 01/08/2019
Pages: 140
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Dr. Richard Selznick is a psychologist, nationally certified school psychologist, assistant professor of pediatrics, school consultant and Wilson-certified reading instructor. He is the Director of the Cooper Learning Center, a Division of the Department of Pediatrics/ Cooper University Healthcare. Dr. Selznick is the author of three books: The Shut-Down Learner: Helping Your Academically Discouraged Child ( 9781591810780), School Struggles: A Guide To Your Shut-Down Learner’s Success (9781591811787), and Dyslexia Screening: Essential Concepts for Schools & Parents (9781631925894). He has presented to parents and educators in places as far as Dubai and Abu Dhabi, and throughout the United States. A down-to-earth communicator who presents complex issues without jargon, he strives to help parents “get it.” Dr. Selznick has a particular passion and interest for helping parents understand dyslexia and related reading disorders. He is the host of an internet-based radio show, School Struggles, where he discusses a range of topics, including dyslexia, learning disabilities, ADHD, and challenging behavior in children. He is also a facilitator of parenting groups with the program Parenting the Love & Logic Way and is called upon by local community groups to offer his understanding of parenting and raising children in the 21st century. You can follow Dr. Selznick on Twitter (@DrSelz), on Facebook (The Shut-Down Learner), and on shutdownlearner.com. His radio show can be found at thecoffeeklatch.com/the-coffee-klatch-team/. He lives in Haddonfield, NJ, near Philadelphia.

Table of Contents

Introduction Part I: Understanding Dyslexia Essential #1: The Definition of Dyslexia Essential #2: Know the Myths About Dyslexia Essential #3: The Weaker Language Functions Are at the Heart of the Matter Essential #4: Work for Improvement, Not a Cure Essential #5: Reading, Spelling and Writing: A Package Deal 'Essential #6: Understand Extrinsic and Intrinsic Factors Essential #7: Most People with Dyslexia Are “Lego Kids” or “Visually Creative” Essential #8: Matthew Effects Are Powerful – Act Early Essential #9: Dyslexia Erodes Self-Esteem and Confidence Essential #10: Dyslexia Is a Mixed Bag – There Are Strengths and Struggles Understanding Your Child with Dyslexia: A Recap Part II: Assessment Essential #11: Necessary Components of an Assessment Essential #12: Dyslexia Assessment: “A Process, Not a Score” Essential #13: Finding the Right Evaluator Essential #14: Understanding Active Working Memory Essential #15: The Name Game Explains Phonemic Awareness Essential #16: Private Assessment and Special Education Assessment Essential #17: The Curse of the Gray Zone Assessment: Summary and Takeaway Points Part III: Intervention and Instruction Intervention and Instructional Considerations Essential #18: Multisensory Methodologies: The Primary Ingredients Essential #19: The Decoding Hurdle Essential #20: The Orton-Gillingham Programs Can’t Be Rushed Essential #21: Improvement Does Not Always Mean Immediate Fluency Essential #22: Make Things Visual Essential #23: Maintain a “Two-Column Mindset” Essential #24: Dyslexia into Adulthood Essential #25: The Trajectory of the Positive In Conclusion

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