When children struggle with reading, spelling, and writing, their parents often feel at a loss as to how to help and where to turn for guidance. Common questions include: Does my child have dyslexia? What is dyslexia? What is multisensory instruction? What does remediation involve? How is dyslexia assessed? Who should do the assessment? What is the school’s role? What about private vs. special education assessment? What are the implications for the future? Even with information readily available on the internet, parents are overwhelmed, confused, and unclear about the appropriate direction to take. Offering readers the same support and honest advice he gives the parents he sees in his practice, in this new book Dr. Selznick uses plain language to make dyslexia understandable and cut through the confusion. It’s like sitting in a living room, chatting with a knowledgeable relative or friend who's concerned about your child. Dr. Selznick offers hope but remains grounded in realityhe doesn’t sugar-coat the issues. His 25 essential points include the definition and characteristics of dyslexia, how dyslexia is assessed, how to approach remediation, and tips to help you and your child conquer the most common learning disability.
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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.