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

By Sally Shaywitz MD
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13.98 Hours 01/01/2004 unabridged
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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 one understand, identify, and overcome the reading problems that plague American children today. For the one in every five children who has dyslexia and the millions of others who struggle to read at their own grade levels—as well as for their parents, teachers, and tutors—this book can make a difference. Dr. Shaywitz’s book is a trusted source to turn to for information, advice, guidance, and explanation. Her cutting-edge research is translated into an easy-to-follow plan of action, offering help and hope to all who have reading problems and to their families as well. In this book you will learn: –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 twenty-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 and reveal his strengths –Stories of successful men and women who are dyslexic

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Summary

Summary

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 one understand, identify, and overcome the reading problems that plague American children today. For the one in every five children who has dyslexia and the millions of others who struggle to read at their own grade levels—as well as for their parents, teachers, and tutors—this book can make a difference.

Dr. Shaywitz’s book is a trusted source to turn to for information, advice, guidance, and explanation. Her cutting-edge research is translated into an easy-to-follow plan of action, offering help and hope to all who have reading problems and to their families as well.

In this book you will learn:

–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 twenty-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 and reveal his strengths

–Stories of successful men and women who are dyslexic

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“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.” Baltimore Sun
“Yale neuroscientist Shaywitz demystifies the roots of dyslexia…Shaywitz’s groundbreaking work builds an important bridge from the laboratory to the home and classroom.” Publishers Weekly
“Parents and teachers will appreciate this tremendously helpful resource.” Booklist
“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, MD, professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School
“Overcoming Dyslexia is the book we have all been waiting for.” Charles R. Schwab

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Author

Author Bio: Dr. Sally Shaywitz

Dr. Sally Shaywitz is a neuroscientist, a professor of pediatrics at Yale, and codirector of the Yale Center for the Study of Learning and Attention. She received her BA from the City University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and her MD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Shaywitz is the author of over two hundred scientific articles, chapters, and books, including Overcoming Dyslexia:  A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading Problems at Any Level, which received the Margo Marek Book Award and the NAMI Book Award. An elected member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, she has received numerous honors for her work in advancing the scientific understanding of reading and dyslexia. She lectures throughout the country and appears regularly in national media. Shaywitz currently lives with her husband in Woodbridge, Connecticut.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 13.98
Audience: Adult
Language: English