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Overcoming Dyslexia For Dummies

Tracey Wood

ISBN: 978-1-118-06851-9 April 2011 384 Pages


Includes tips and strategies for kids, teens, and adults with dyslexia

Understand what dyslexia is, assess schools and programs, and help your child succeed

Does your child mix up d's and b's? Does he or she have trouble reading? If so, the cause may be dyslexia. But don't worry -- these days, there are many ways to overcome dyslexia. This hands-on guide leads you step by step through your options -- and explains how anyone with dyslexia can achieve success in school and life.

Discover how to
* Recognize the symptoms of dyslexia
* Understand diagnostic test results
* Set up an Individualized Education Program (IEP)
* Work effectively with teachers
* Improve your child?s reading skills

Part I: Figuring Out What Dyslexia Is All About.

Chapter 1: Understanding the Basics of Dyslexia.

Chapter 2: Pinpointing What Dyslexia Is (And Isn’t).

Chapter 3: Being Alert to Symptoms of Dyslexia at Any Age.

Part II: Determining When to Get a Diagnosis.

Chapter 4: Watching Your Child Carefully at a Young Age.

Chapter 5: Acting Quickly with Your School-Age Child.

Chapter 6: Testing Your Child for Dyslexia.

Part III: Exploring Your Options for Schools and Programs.

Chapter 7: Choosing the Best School for Your Child.

Chapter 8: Investigating the Individualized Education Program.

Chapter 9: Securing Help without an Individualized Education Program.

Chapter 10: Working Productively with Your Child’s Teacher.

Part IV: Taking Part in Your Child’s Treatment.

Chapter 11: Putting Memorizing, Visualizing, and Rhyming to Good Use.

Chapter 12: Playing with Phonics.

Chapter 13: Sprinting Ahead with Reading Basics and Practice.

Chapter 14: Taking Advantage of Multisensory Methods.

Chapter 15: Handling Everyday Activities and Difficulties.

Part V: Moving beyond the Childhood Years.

Chapter 16: Assisting Dyslexic Teens.

Chapter 17: Heading Off to College.

Chapter 18: Succeeding with Dyslexia in Adulthood.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 19: Ten Tools for Making a Dyslexic’s Life Easier.

Chapter 20: Ten Well-Known Dyslexia Programs and Treatments.

Part VII: Appendixes.

Appendix A: An Informal Assessment of Phonemic Awareness and Phonics Skills.

Appendix B: Contacts and Resources.