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Yale neuroscientist Shaywitz demystifies the roots of dyslexia (a neurologically based reading difficulty affecting one in five children) and offers parents and educators hope that children with reading problems can be helped. Shaywitz delves deeply into how dyslexia occurs, explaining that magnetic resonance imaging has helped scientists trace the disability to a weakness in the language system at the phonological level. According to Shaywitz, science now has clear evidence that the brain of the dyslexic reader is activated in a different area than that of the nonimpaired reader. Interestingly, the dyslexic reader may be strong in reasoning, problem solving and critical thinking, but invariably lacks phonemic awareness-the ability to break words apart into distinct sounds-which is critical in order to crack the reading code. The good news, Shaywitz claims, is that with the use of effective training programs, the brain can be rewired and dyslexic children can learn to read. She walks parents through ways to help children develop phonemic awareness, become fluent readers, and exercise the area of the brain essential for reading success. Early diagnosis and effective treatment, the author claims, are of utmost importance, although even older readers can learn to read skillfully with proper intervention. Shaywitz's groundbreaking work builds an important bridge from the laboratory to the home and classroom. 34 line drawings and graphs
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Dyslexia explained and treated by the codirector of the Yale Center for the Study of Learning.
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
"While a parent should not become her child's primary teacher, she can become her child's biggest helper." Hmmm.... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Anne
Dr. Shaywitz has done a masterful job in this book of explaining a rather complex disorder (Dyslexia or reading disability). Read morePublished 28 days ago by John
This is the book to get if your child has or you suspect they have Dyslexia, so you understand what it does and does not mean. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mark Twain
I'm incredibly grateful to Dr. Shaywitz for writing this book. It is a fascinating and illuminating read. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Cheryl Frank
This is a comprehensive look at dyslexia; from its biological basis to its social impact and research-based interventions. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Eric J. Phillips
Great book that is very in depth. This book is full of resources for anyone who works with dyslexic children.Published 1 month ago by Julie King
As a special education teacher and person with Dyslexia, I can truly say this book is a game changer!Published 2 months ago by D S Snowdon