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Tammy in Texas For those who wonder if their child might have dyslexia ...........

Blithe Bonny Boatswain
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Posted at 10:41 pm on Jun 22, 2012

I don't come to this board very often, but I did today and saw where some of you wondered if your child might have dyslexia. I've wondered the same thing about my middle daughter so I thought I'd share some of the resources I'm checking into. I've just now started looking at them so I have no idea how useful they will eventually prove to be, but I thought I'd share them in case some of you might be interested in checking into them too.

Overcoming Dyslexia by Dr. Sally Shaywitz - "Dr. Sally Shaywitz, codirector of the Yale Center for the Study of Learning and Attention and a leader in the new research into how the brain works, offers the latest information about reading problems and proven, practical techniques that, along with hard work and the right help, can enable anyone to overcome them. Here are the tools that parents and teachers need to help the dyslexic child, age by age, grade by grade, step by step."

A Workbook for Dyslexics - "If your child or student is bright, but has trouble learning to read and write, he or she may have dyslexia. Dyslexia is the most common learning disorder, affecting as many as 10% of our population. Despite the fact that studies have not been able determine the underlying cause, there is plenty of evidence that the condition can be treated with a different approach. As discovered by Samuel Orton, in the early 1900's, children who have dyslexia must be taught to read with a multi-sensory, intensive phonics based program. Once treated with such a program, these children can read just as well (or better) than their peers. This is what this book does.

This reading program contains 55 complete lessons that will gradually teach your child or student to decode and spell words using phonics, rules and memory cues. These easy to follow, scripted lessons gradually build up to the next topic, offering repetition for reinforcement. Being based on the well-known Orton-Gillingham method for overcoming dyslexia, this program is effective; your child or student will be well on their way to reading and writing within a short time."

Barton Reading and Spelling System - this is a program designed specifically for parents to use with their dyslexic child

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