Book: Take Control of Dyslexia & Other Reading Difficulties ng>Authors: Jennifer Engel Fisher and Janet Price
Published by: Prufrock Press
Book Description: (by Prufrock Press)
Take Control of Dyslexia and Other Reading Difficulties is a unique guidebook written especially for kids with dyslexia and other reading difficulties to help them overcome their reading struggles and find success in school and beyond. The handbook addresses the fundamentals of reading for elementary and middle school students, speaking to students directly in easy-to-understand language with charts, graphs, and illustrations.
Unlike most books that focus on the “how-to’s” of reading, this book teaches kids what reading is all about. They will learn about the different skills involved in the reading process, why learning how to read can be difficult, tips for studying and completing homework more easily, and what kinds of strategies and technologies might help improve their reading abilities. By interviewing other kids with dyslexia and reading difficulties, the authors offer insight into the frustrations that come with reading difficulties and provide encouragement to push forward to reading success.
I am not sure where to begin. I love this book so much that I feel like jumping up and down and blurting out everything about it like an excited child. So, to maintain professional poise I will calmly list what I felt were the best parts of the book.
*Written to the child so she understands how she learns and how to equip herself.
*Because it is written for a child it makes the topic more manageable yet does not sacrifice on quality or information making it perfect for a parent to read also.
*Gives a full understanding of what dyslexia is and how to take control of it….as the name of the book suggests.
*Quotes from children with dyslexia that offer unique insight for parents and support and understanding for the children reading the book.
*Beautifully done list of learning styles.
*Teaches a child the best methods to take control of dyslexia specifically based on individual learning style.
*An extensive list of resources of books, online materials, eBooks, eReaders, Apps and more!
*Well written, well formatted, and interesting to look at and read. The perfect layout for dyslexics and parents who are trying to understand how to get a handle on reading disabilities.
I read the book in one day. I opened it up while sitting at my desk and didn’t stop until the book was done. My daughter was just diagnosed with dyslexia at 6 years old. I am overjoyed to find a resource to help me gain and understanding to help her. She may be a bit young to appreciate the book entirely but we will both be referring back to it many times over the years. It is a must have for a child or a parent of a child with dyslexia.
Okay…I will stop jumping now.