Dyslexia

A parents' guide to dyslexia, dyspraxia and other learning difficulties

Author: Dr Helen Likierman,Dr Valerie Muter

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144814860X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

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Many children spend their entire school lives struggling with their school work. Research has shown that at least 10-15 per cent of children with apparently normal learning ability will have a significant problem with school learning. They may feel that whatever they do it is not good enough - either for their parents, their teachers or indeed themselves. This can often result in feelings of demoralisation, and even alienation from learning and school. This book aims to address these issues and to help parents understand and deal with them. Dyslexia: A Parents' Guide starts by correcting common misconceptions of learning difficulties that are rife in the press and popular literature, and addresses the conflicting approaches and advice from 'experts'. This authoritative guide then moves through diagnosis – with information on dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD, discalculia and more – to offering practical and easy tips to enable parents to help their child overcome their learning difficulty. Both authors are practising psychologists with extensive knowledge and experience of children's learning difficulties. They will show parents how to develop a successful approach to assessing and subsequently managing their child's difficulties.
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The Illustrated Guide to Dyslexia and Its Amazing People

Author: Kate Power,Kathy Iwanczak Forsyth

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784506478

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 72

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Use this guide to weed out what dyslexia means for you and discover the tools you need to blossom! Dyslexia comes to live with visual imagery and colourful text in this new book on what dyslexia means, how it feels, what to do about it, and how to learn to embrace it. There are advantages to being dyslexic, including an aptitude for design literacy and innovative thinking, although these can be obscured by its challenges. This beautifully designed book, complete with stunning visuals and gentle humour, approaches the subject of dyslexia in a simple and encouraging way for all age groups. By showing what dyslexia is and asking the reader how it applies to them, this book offers a fun and engaging means of working out how dyslexia affects the individual specifically, with a multitude of learning tools and tips, and a gallery of inspirational dyslexics who have used their particular skills to do something amazing with their lives.
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Dyslexia and Other Learning Difficulties

The Facts

Author: Mark Selikowitz

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192626615

Category: Education

Page: 159

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Offers practical information on understanding learning disabilities and helping children to overcome them and improve their self-esteem
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Understanding Dyslexia: A Guide For Teachers And Parents

A Guide for Teachers and Parents

Author: Lawrence, Denis

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335235948

Category: Education

Page: 163

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Dyslexia affects at least ten per cent of children and is the most common special educational need that teachers encounter. However, the characteristics of dyslexia can mean that it is often
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Tic Disorders

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Author: Uttom Chowdhury,Tara Murphy

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857009176

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 192

View: 8836

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This is the essential one-stop guide for parents of children and young people with tic disorders and the professionals who work with them. Drawing on current research and their own clinical experience, the authors provide up-to-date information on tic disorders and review the psychological, medical and alternative methods of managing symptoms. Written in clear, accessible language and with practical advice on how to support children with tics at home and in school, the book also includes essential information on the common co-occurring conditions and difficulties, such as ADHD, anxiety, OCD, autism, self-esteem issues and behavioural difficulties.
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Dyslexia and Other Learning Difficulties

A Parent's Guide

Author: Maria Chivers

Publisher: Needtwoknow

ISBN: 9781861440426

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 171

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This guide is written for parents of children who have or may have dyslexia. It contains advice on diagnosis, treatment, education and career options. Table of contents: * I know there is something wrong - but no one will listen * Special education needs. Square pegs in round holes. * Dyslexia - Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) * Dyslexia - Testing and multi-sensory teaching * Dyscalculia * Dyspraxia * Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder * Gifted children * How can I get help? * How to obtain help for your child's special education needs * The role of the psychiatrist * Computers and dyslexia / SpLD * Selecting a school and private tuition * Health problems * Optometric evaluation * Education is compulsory - not school * Vitamins and health * Career options * Dyslexia and discrimination * Legal advice * Help section.
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Defeat Dyslexia!

The Parents' Guide to Understanding Your Child's Dyslexia

Author: Holly Swinton,Nicola Martin

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781530552207

Category:

Page: 352

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Jargon-free and easy to read, Defeat Dyslexia! is the practical guide for busy parents and carers. Find out with what dyslexia really means for your child's reading, spelling, maths, and other areas of learning, including music, languages, and sport. Then discover straightforward, positive ways to help your dyslexic child to excel, in school and in life. Using Defeat Dyslexia!, you'll gather facts, advice, and inspiration from a dyslexia expert who is also proudly dyslexic. With this book, you can: Spot Dyslexia Identify signs of possible dyslexia, including hidden clues. Find out about overlapping conditions, like dyscalculia, dyspraxia, ADHD, and autism. Understand Dyslexia Get to grips with the strengths and weaknesses of dyslexia. Make the diagnosis process stress-free. Defeat Dyslexia! Learn the quick and easy 'first steps' for supporting your child. Create a long-term plan of action for learning success. It's time to defeat the demons of dyslexia - and embrace the best of what it means to be dyslexic.
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Dyslexia

A Complete Guide for Parents

Author: Gavin Reid

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470863137

Category: Education

Page: 226

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Parents with a dyslexic child have only had professional references to turn to for much-needed advice?until now. The first guide written expressly for parents, Dyslexia: A Complete Guide for Parents provides the unique insights of a noted educational psychologist on what sort of supportive role parents can play in the life of their dyslexic child. The book includes a description of dyslexia, how it?s identified and assessed, examples of different approaches parents can adopt, and a range of useful resources.
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The Effective Teacher's Guide to Dyslexia and Other Specific Learning Difficulties

Practical Strategies

Author: Michael Farrell

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415360401

Category: Education

Page: 88

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Specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia affect at least one in ten children, causing poor performance in school and often leading to emotional problems and low self-esteem. These children need a high level of understanding, encouragement and support from their teacher in order to achieve their full potential in an inclusive environment. The Effective Teachers' Guide to Dyslexia and other Specific Learning Difficultiesoffers the ordinary classroom teacher practical advice, information and enlightenment that will help them to bridge the gap between theory and practice, and equip them with a range of strategies with which to tackle everyday classroom situations. This book expertly guides the reader through: The legal and policy context An explanation of terms and definitions Interventions and rationale Approaches related to different curriculum subjects Provision for dyscalulia and acalculia Taking account ofrecent policy changes, and with an emphasis on what works in the classroom, this book will prove a practical, readable and invaluable resource for the busy practitioner.
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The Effective Teacher's Guide to Dyslexia and other Learning Difficulties (Learning Disabilities)

Practical strategies

Author: Michael Farrell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136520317

Category: Education

Page: 104

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This highly anticipated second edition of The Effective Teacher's Guide to Dyslexia and other Learning Difficulties (Learning Disabilities) critically examines the specificity and complexity of learning disabilities. The user-friendly text highlights the importance of schools reviewing their curricula and assessment, pedagogical methods, resources, organisation and therapy procedures to ensure that their provision helps encourage academic progress and the best personal and social development for their pupils. This book accessibly and authoritatively addresses a range of issues associated with: Reading disorders / dyslexia Disorder of written expression/ dysgraphia Developmental co-ordination disorder/ dyspraxia Mathematics disorder/ dyscalculia. Offering what works in the classroom, this text also takes into account the relationship between professionals who work closely with parents and other professionals. It helpfully recognises the importance of professional contributions and the foundational disciplines that contribute to special education. Underpinned by research and widely held professional opinions, this second edition of The Effective Teacher's Guide to Dyslexia and other Learning Difficulties (Learning Disabilities) will prove a practical, readable and invaluable resource for the busy teacher, students on initial teacher training courses, school managers and administrators.
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