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

Author: Sally E. Shaywitz  

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FOR EVERYONE WHO STRUGGLES TO READ! Clear, practical, science-based information and advice for successful results One in five American children has trouble reading. But they are not stupid or lazy. In Overcoming Dyslexia," Dr. Sally Shaywitz, codirector of the Yale Center for the Study of Learning and Attention and a leader in the new research into how the brain works, offers the latest information about reading problems and proven, practical techniques that, along with hard work and the right help, can enable anyone to overcome them. Here are the tools that parents and teachers need to help the dyslexic child, age by age, grade by grade, step by step. —What dyslexia is and why some intelligent, gifted people read slowly and painfully —How to identify dyslexia in preschoolers, schoolchildren, young adults, and adults —How to find the best school and how to work productively with your child's teacher —Exercises to help children use the parts of the brain that control reading —A 20-minute nightly home program to enhance reading —The 150 most common problem words-a list that can give your child a head start —Ways to raise and preserve a child's self-esteem aqnd reveal his strengths —Stories of successful men and women who are dyslexic

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FOR EVERYONE WHO STRUGGLES TO READ! Clear, practical, science-based information and advice for successful results One in five American children has trouble reading. But they are not stupid or lazy. In Overcoming Dyslexia," Dr. Sally Shaywitz, codirector of the Yale Center for the Study of Learning and Attention and a leader in the new research into how the brain works, offers the latest information about reading problems and proven, practical techniques that, along with hard work and the right help, can enable anyone to overcome them. Here are the tools that parents and teachers need to help the dyslexic child, age by age, grade by grade, step by step. —What dyslexia is and why some intelligent, gifted people read slowly and painfully —How to identify dyslexia in preschoolers, schoolchildren, young adults, and adults —How to find the best school and how to work productively with your child's teacher —Exercises to help children use the parts of the brain that control reading —A 20-minute nightly home program to enhance reading —The 150 most common problem words-a list that can give your child a head start —Ways to raise and preserve a child's self-esteem aqnd reveal his strengths —Stories of successful men and women who are dyslexic

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FOR EVERYONE WHO STRUGGLES TO READ Clear, practical, science-based information and advice for successful results One in five American children has trouble reading. But they are not stupid or lazy. In Overcoming Dyslexia," "Dr. Sally Shaywitz, codirector of the Yale Center for the Study of Learning and Attention and a leader in the new research into how the brain works, offers the latest information about reading problems and proven, practical techniques that, along with hard work and the right help, can enable anyone to overcome them. Here are the tools that parents and teachers need to help the dyslexic child, age by age, grade by grade, step by step. —What dyslexia is and why some intelligent, gifted people read slowly and painfully —How to identify dyslexia in preschoolers, schoolchildren, young adults, and adults —How to find the best school and how to work productively with your child's teacher —Exercises to help children use the parts of the brain that control reading —A 20-minute nightly home program to enhance reading —The 150 most common problem words-a list that can give your child a head start —Ways to raise and preserve a child's self-esteem aqnd reveal his strengths —Stories of successful men and women who are dyslexic

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Critic Reviews

“"In this gem of a book, Dr. Sally Shaywitz uses her voice, her images, her brainand yes, her heartto shine a piercing and clarifying light on what we so inadequately call 'dyslexia.' What is more, she shows how almost everyone can overcome it." -Daniel D. Federman, M.D., "Fascinating. . . . Shaywitz has illuminated the inner workings of dyslexic minds." -Time "An important book.... For the first time, scientists are understanding how the brain works...in the act of reading. Front and center now is Sally Shaywitz." The Baltimore Sun From the Trade Paperback edition.”

"Sally Shaywitz is an amazing woman, and no one has a better understanding of dyslexia and how it affects young children. Her work in this field is unmatched. One in five children of all classes, genders, and races have dyslexia, and it must be recognized early. These children think fast but read slow, through no fault of their own. Some of them are brilliant, but their brilliance often goes unrecognized. Sally's tireless advocacy for those who have this learning disability has to be an inspiration for anyone who values early learning, systems of intelligence, and how to combat the many false perceptions of dyslexia. Her constant fight to change public policy as it relates to the way dyslexia functions and is understood in the nation's schools should be deeply meaningful to anyone who cares about children in today's world." --Bob Dylan "In this gem of a book, Dr. Sally Shaywitz uses her voice, her images, her brain-and yes, her heart-to shine a piercing and clarifying light on what we so inadequately call 'dyslexia.' What is more, she shows how almost everyone can overcome it." --Daniel D. Federman, M.D.,

"Fascinating. . . . Shaywitz has illuminated the inner workings of dyslexic minds." --Time

"An important book.... For the first time, scientists are understanding how the brain works...in the act of reading. Front and center now is Sally Shaywitz." -The Baltimore Sun

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About the Author

Sally Shaywitz, M.D., is a neuroscientist, a professor of pediatrics at Yale, and codirector of the Yale Center for the Study of Learning and Attention. She is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, and of the National Reading Panel, mandated by Congress to determine the most effective reading programs. She has written for "Scientific American" and the "New York Times Magazine." Dr. Shaywitz lectures throughout the country and appears regularly in national media. She lives with her husband in Woodbridge, Connecticut.

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Product Details

Publisher
Vintage Books USA | Random House USA Inc
Published
31st January 2005
Edition
1st
Pages
414
ISBN
9780679781592
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