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Understanding and Managing Dyslexia For Dummies, UK Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-74132-0
388 pages
January 2012
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Introduction 1

Part I: Figuring Out What Dyslexia Is All About 7

Chapter 1: Understanding the Basics of Dyslexia 9

Chapter 2: Pinpointing What Dyslexia Is (And Isn’t) 17

Chapter 3: Being Alert to Symptoms of Dyslexia at Any Age 31

Part II: Determining When to Get a Diagnosis 43

Chapter 4: Watching Your Child Carefully at a Young Age 45

Chapter 5: Acting Quickly with Your School-Age Child 59

Chapter 6: Testing Your Child for Dyslexia 69

Part III: Exploring Your Options for Schools and Programmes 91

Chapter 7: Choosing the Best School for Your Child 93

Chapter 8: Getting a Statement of Special Educational Needs 115

Chapter 9: Securing Help without a Statement 131

Chapter 10: Working Productively with Your Child’s Teacher 149

Part IV: Taking Part in Your Child’s Tuition 167

Chapter 11: Putting Memorising, Visualising and Rhyming to Good Use 169

Chapter 12: Playing with Phonics 187

Chapter 13: Sprinting Ahead with Reading Basics and Practice 213

Chapter 14: Taking Advantage of Multisensory Methods 231

Chapter 15: Handling Everyday Activities and Difficulties 247

Part V: Moving Beyond the Childhood Years 265

Chapter 16: Assisting Teenagers with Dyslexia 267

Chapter 17: Heading Off to College or University 283

Chapter 18: Succeeding with Dyslexia in Adulthood 303

Part VI: The Part of Tens 313

Chapter 19: Ten Tools for Making Life Easier for Someone with Dyslexia 315

Chapter 20: Ten (Or So) Well-Known Dyslexia Programmes 319

Part VII: Appendixes 327

Appendix A: An Informal Assessment of Phonemic Awareness and Phonics Skills 329

Appendix B: Contacts and Resources 343

Index 355

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