Making the Words Stand Still: A Master Teacher Tells How to Overcome Specific Learning Disability, Dyslexia, and Old-Fashioned Word Blindness

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A Master Teacher Tells How to Overcome Specific Learning Disability, Dyslexia, and Old-Fashioned Word Blindness.

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Lyman, a dyslexic who overcame his problems with letters and words, has devoted his professional life to teaching learning disabled children. Through an ecdotes from his own school days and quotations from and descriptions of his students, he paints a touching picture of the world of the learning disabled, filled with frustration, discouragement, and lowered self-esteem. In clear, easily understood terms, he discusses mind/ brain functions and the role of atten tion, memory, and the emotions, and pleads for better understanding. He brings fresh insight to familiar topics. A unique contribution is his set of instruc tions for teaching manuscript alphabet movements and for coordinating visual izing, audiotorializing or internalizing, and proprioceptializing or feeling words in muscles and joints. Shirley L. Hopkinson, Library & Information Science Div., California State Univ., San Jose
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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From his viewpoint as a father and professional educator involved with the phenomenon labeled, in current educational jargon, "learning disability," Lyman, who recently founded a residential school in North Carolina for such handicapped children, writes of his success. Eschewing trendy bandwagon approaches, he has for the past quarter-century built his teaching programs on the learning strengths, rather than the deficiencies, of the child suffering from dyslexia, dysgraphia and other associated learning handicaps. His empathy springs from personal victory over an early handicap, and illumines his expertise. Tireless in pursuit of mastery, his efforts at establishing the cause of disability place Lyman outside the pale of current pedagogical fads. The measurable successes of his technique and insight offer a lifeline to anguished parents. January
Copyright 1985 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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