Overcoming Dyslexia: Completely Revised and Updated

Author:   Sally Shaywitz ,  Jonathan Shaywitz
Publisher:   Random House USA Inc
ISBN:  

9780385350327


Pages:   560
Publication Date:   24 March 2020
Format:   Hardback
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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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 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

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Author:   Sally Shaywitz ,  Jonathan Shaywitz
Publisher:   Random House USA Inc
Imprint:   Random House Books for Young Readers
Dimensions:   Width: 15.60cm , Height: 2.50cm , Length: 23.50cm
Weight:   0.649kg
ISBN:  

9780385350327


ISBN 10:   0385350325
Pages:   560
Publication Date:   24 March 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
This item will be ordered in for you from one of our suppliers. Upon receipt, we will promptly dispatch it out to you. For in store availability, please contact us.

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Sally Shaywitz is an amazing woman, and no one has a better understanding of dyslexia and how it affects young children. Her work in this field is unmatched. One in five children of all classes, genders, and races have dyslexia, and it must be recognized early. These children think fast but read slow, through no fault of their own. Some of them are brilliant, but their brilliance often goes unrecognized. Sally's tireless advocacy for those who have this learning disability has to be an inspiration for anyone who values early learning, systems of intelligence, and how to combat the many false perceptions of dyslexia. Her constant fight to change public policy as it relates to the way dyslexia functions and is understood in the nation's schools should be deeply meaningful to anyone who cares about children in today's world. --Bob Dylan In this gem of a book, Dr. Sally Shaywitz uses her voice, her images, her brain-and yes, her heart-to shine a piercing and clarifying light on what we so inadequately call 'dyslexia.' What is more, she shows how almost everyone can overcome it. --Daniel D. Federman, M.D., Fascinating. . . . Shaywitz has illuminated the inner workings of dyslexic minds. --Time An important book.... For the first time, scientists are understanding how the brain works...in the act of reading. Front and center now is Sally Shaywitz. -The Baltimore Sun


In this gem of a book, Dr. Sally Shaywitz uses her voice, her images, her brain-and yes, her heart-to shine a piercing and clarifying light on what we so inadequately call 'dyslexia.' What is more, she shows how almost everyone can overcome it. --Daniel D. Federman, M.D., Fascinating. . . . Shaywitz has illuminated the inner workings of dyslexic minds. --Time An important book.... For the first time, scientists are understanding how the brain works...in the act of reading. Front and center now is Sally Shaywitz. -The Baltimore Sun


Author Information

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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