Sally E. Shaywitz Overcoming Dyslexia

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Overcoming Dyslexia

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From one of the world’s leading experts on reading and dyslexia comes the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and practical book yet to help readers—and their parents, teachers, and tutors—understand, identify, and overcome this common reading problem.

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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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Dr. Sally Shaywitz, a leading expert in the field, is a neuroscientist, a professor of pediatrics at Yale, and a member of the National Reading Panel, mandated by Congress to determine the most effective reading programs.

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