Dyslexia Checklist A Practical Reference for Parents and Teachers

ISBN-10: 047042981X
ISBN-13: 9780470429815
Edition: 2010
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List price: $11.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 1/28/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

The Dyslexia Checklist helps parents and teachers to better understand children and teenagers with dyslexia and other reading- and language-based disabilities. It provides the latest research -- what we know about dyslexia -- as well as practical strategies, supports, and interventions to accommodate the needs and strengthen the skills of students with reading and writing disabilities across age levels. Written in a simple, concise, easy-to-read checklist format, the book is packed with practical advice and information on a wide range of topics. The material is organized into the following five sections:Section 1: Basic Information on Dyslexia (Includes descriptions, symptoms and characteristics from early childhood through adulthood, what we now know about dyslexia from decades of research, the learning and processing problems associated with the disorder, diagnosis and research-validated interventions, etc.)Section 2: Checklists for Parents (Includes homework tips, advocacy tips, pursuing an evaluation, helping your child with auditory/visual processing difficulties, games to strengthen your child's literacy and language skills, looking for a tutor, etc.)Section 3: Checklists for Educators (Includes important information for teachers, aides, and others working with dyslexic students, such as the necessity of differentiating instruction, hooking in reluctant and struggling readers, communicating with parents, etc.)Section 4: Academic Strategies, Supports, and Accommodations for Home and School (Includes phonemic awareness, letter/sound and blending, systematic phonics, sight/irregular words, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, composition & written expression, spelling, math, etc.)Section 5: Other Important Checklists for Parents and Educators (Includes educational rights for students with dyslexia, response to intervention, the challenge of learning a second language, necessity of a team approach, web resources to understand and support children with dyslexia and related disorders, etc.)

Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Introduction
Basic information on dyslexia
Introduction
Clarifying the Terms Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities
Important Facts and General Information About Dyslexia
Signs and Symptoms of Dyslexia
Decades of Research: What We Now Know About Dyslexia
Other Common Problems
Common Strengths and Positive Characteristics of People with Dyslexia
Diagnosing Dyslexia
Research-Based Intervention Programs for Struggling Readers
What Children with Dyslexia Need from Parents and Teachers
Key Instructional Components and Interventions for Students with Dyslexia
Dual or Multiple Exceptionalities (Gifted and Dyslexic)
Resources
Strategies for helping with reading, language, and writing
Introduction
Phonological Awareness
Systematic Phonics
Decoding Strategies
Sight Word and Irregular Word Strategies
Fluency Strategies
Vocabulary Strategies
Comprehension Strategies
Spelling
Common Writing Difficulties for Children with Dyslexia
Strategies to Help with Prewriting; Planning and Organizing
Strategies for Teaching Composition and Written Expression
Strategies to Help with Revising and Editing
Assistive Technology to Support Reading and Writing
Accommodating Reading and Writing Difficulties
Games and Activities to Strengthen Literacy and Language Skills
The Basic Spelling Vocabulary List
Resources
Checklists for parents
Introduction
Talking with Your Child About Dyslexia and Other Learning Differences
How to Advocate for Your Child
Finding a Tutor or Educational Therapist
Building and Nurturing Your Child's Self-Esteem
How to Help Your Child with Homework
Reinforcing Reading Skills at Home
Helping Your Child with Organization and Time Management
Strategies for Building Your Child's Study Skills
Resources
Checklists for teachers
Introduction
Adaptations, Accommodations, and Modifications: What's the Difference?
How Teachers Can Help Students with Homework
Differentiating Instruction
Adaptations and Modifications of Materials
Adaptations and Accommodations in Testing
Helping Students with Organization and Time Management
Strategies to Aid Memory
Strategies for Teaching Reading in the Content Areas
Resources
Other important checklists for parents and teachers
Introduction
High School Students with Dyslexia
College Students with Dyslexia
Response to Intervention
Special Education
Individualized Education Plans
Section 504
National Organizations and Resources That Address Disability Issues
Resources
Index

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