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

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ISBN-10: 0375400125

ISBN-13: 9780375400124

Edition: 2003

Authors: Sally Shaywitz

List price: $35.00
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From one of the world’s leading experts on reading and dyslexia, the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and practical book yet to help us 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—and for their parents, teachers, and tutors—this book can make a difference. Drawing on recent scientific breakthroughs—many of them in her own laboratory—Dr. Shaywitz demystifies the subject of reading difficulties and explains how a child can be helped to become a good reader. She discusses early diagnosis in young children as well as the…    
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/15/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 432
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Note to the Reader
The Nature of Reading and Dyslexia
The Power of Knowing
The Historical Roots of Dyslexia
The Big Picture: Who Is Affected and What Happens over Time
Why Some Smart People Can't Read
Everyone Speaks, but Not Everyone Reads
Reading the Brain
The Working Brain Reads
Diagnosing Dyslexia
Early Clues to Dyslexia
Later Clues to Dyslexia
Should My Child Be Evaluated for Dyslexia?
Diagnosing Dyslexia in the School-Age Child
Identifying the At-Risk Child
Diagnosing Bright Young Adults
Helping Your Child Become a Reader
All Children Can Be Taught to Read
Helping Your Child Break the Reading Code
Helping Your Child Become a Reader
Helping Your Child Become a Skilled Reader
Overcoming Dyslexia: Turning Struggling Readers into Proficient Readers
Sam's Program: A Model That Works
Teaching the Dyslexic Child to Read
Helping Adults Become Better Readers
Choosing a School
Protecting and Nourishing Your Child's Soul
Accommodations: Building a Bridge to Success
Epilogue: A Person Like That ...