9780385350327

Overcoming Dyslexia

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  • ISBN13:

    9780385350327

  • ISBN10:

    0385350325

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2020-03-24
  • Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Inc

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Summary

From one of the world's preeminent experts on reading and dyslexia, the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and practical book available on identifying, understanding, and overcoming reading problems--now revised to reflect the latest research and evidence-based approaches.

Dyslexia is the most common learning disorder on the planet, affecting about one in five individuals, regardless of age or gender. Now a world-renowned expert gives us a substantially updated and augmented edition of her classic work: drawing on an additional fifteen years of cutting-edge research, offering new information on all aspects of dyslexia and reading problems, and providing the tools that parents, teachers, and all dyslexic individuals need. This new edition also offers:

   • New material on the challenges faced by dyslexic individuals across all ages
   • Rich information on ongoing advances in digital technology that have dramatically increased dyslexics' ability to help themselves
   • New chapters on diagnosing dyslexia, choosing schools and colleges for dyslexic students, the co-implications of anxiety, ADHD, and dyslexia, and dyslexia in post-menopausal women
   • Extensively updated information on helping both dyslexic children and adults become better readers, with a detailed home program to enhance reading
   • Evidence-based universal screening for dyslexia as early as kindergarten and first grade – why and how 
   • New information on how to identify dyslexia in all age ranges
   • Exercises to help children strengthen the brain areas that control reading
   • Ways to raise a child's self-esteem and reveal her strengths
   • Stories of successful men, women, and young adults who are dyslexic

Author Biography

SALLY E. SHAYWITZ, M.D., is the Audrey G. Ratner Professor in Learning Development at Yale University and co-founder and co-director of the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity. She is the author of more than 350 scientific articles and book chapters, and the creator of the Shaywitz DyslexiaScreenTM, a tool used by teachers to reliably screen young children for dyslexia. Overcoming Dyslexia won the Margo Marek Book Award and the NAMI Book Award. Dr. Shaywitz is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and is regularly selected as one of the "Best Doctors in America." She has testified before committees in both the Senate and the House. She lives in Woodbridge, CT.

JONATHAN SHAYWITZ, M.D., is a board-certified psychiatrist. He was the director of the Anxiety Disorders Program at Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles, and more recently the Medical Director of Behavioral Health at Mission Hospital Laguna Beach and Mission Hospital Mission Viejo.

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