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Know a Dyslexic Kid? Get This Book!
on June 25, 2012
After untold hours spent searching for and trying methods to help my son learn to spell, and TRYING for 3 years to convince the school to understand that spelling is important, I finally gave up and hired a private tutor. (The school stopped teaching my son spelling, basically saying he would learn to use spell checks, and other technology.) After a year using a method with the tutor, based on the types of methods talked about in this book, my son is beginning to understand spelling -- that there are rules and order, not chaos. For the last two years I have been trying to tell the school that my son also has a writing disabilty, even though he is a fantastic reader.
But rather than having to give up, I recently learned about the existence of Virginia Beringer and her work, so ordered this book. All I've got to say is: Wow! It is tremendously helpful to me to learn about the ways spelling and writing need to be taught to a student with a language disability like dyslexia. I have bought 3 more of these books: one for the tutor, so she can begin using some of the ideas to help not just my son, but other kids; one for my son's next-year teacher; and one for my son's previous teacher who will surely love to gain this knowledge and find these methods.
I also ordered the companion workbook, which I plan on implementing at home, so I can save on tutoring costs and work with my own son, instead of someone else doing it. Plus I know that this method is research based and has been shown to cause actual brain changes that show up in life as increased ability to read, write, and spell.
This book should be on every bookshelf of every English teacher in every school. It should be dogeared in every office of every SLP in the country; it should be in the hands of every parent of every child with a language disability, and assigned as required reading for all education majors.
THANK YOU Dr. Beringer and Beverly Wolf, for this book!