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Dyslexic Sukcess

June 4, 2014 in Books on Dyslexia

Tim Mills was not lazy. He was dyslexic. When Tim was growing up, no one had ever heard of dyslexia, or learning disabilities, so his dyslexic-sukcess-tod-megibow-paperback-cover-artfather thought he was just lazy. His father’s only cure for laziness was a good beating.

Thus, violence was something Tim hated. That’s why he could not figure out why Sissy, who had no real grudge against Walker, wanted to kill Walker. But Walker was dead and Sissy had been convicted of killing him at the first trial. But this was the second trial, the first reversed on appeal, and this was Tim’s last chance to find out who really killed Walker. Would he get the answer by looking at the case from a dyslexic point of view?

Born and raised in New York City, Tod’s dyslexia was not discovered until tenth grade. He learned to compensate for it with an incredible innate memory. He memorized his entire Bar Mitzvah service, and any other important educational information. He attended a Methodist College and a Jesuit Law school. He now practices law as a solo practitioner concentrating in the trial of criminal defense and plaintiff’s personal injury cases. He resides on his quiet nine-acre home, “The Meg-A-Rosa,” where he gardens, swims, and writes. Only friends and their pets are allowed on the Meg-A-Rosa. No lawyers! Work on the sequel has begun.

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The Dyslexia Debate

February 26, 2014 in Books on Dyslexia

The Dyslexia Debate examines how we use the term ‘dyslexia’ and questions its efficacy as a diagnosis. While many believe that a 9780521135870diagnosis of dyslexia will shed light on a reader’s struggles and help identify the best form of intervention, Julian G. Elliott and Elena L. Grigorenko show that it adds little value. In fact, our problematic interpretation of the term could prove to be a major disservice to many children with difficulties learning to read. This book outlines in detail the diverse ways in which reading problems have been conceptualized and operationalized. Elliott and Grigorenko consider the latest research in cognitive science, genetics, and neuroscience, and the limitations of these fields in terms of professional action. They then provide a more helpful, scientifically rigorous way to describe the various types of reading difficulties and discuss empirically supported forms of intervention.

 

 

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Spider & Bat: A Book Designed for Dyslexic Children

December 5, 2013 in Books on Dyslexia

A children’s book designed for people suffering from dyslexia… the first in a series… we call it Dyslexia Enhanced.Spider-_-Bat-01---500px.large

Imagine life as a child not being able to read… of not being able to escape into the pages of a book, to sit with their parents and enjoy a story. To not start their dreams simply because the letters didn’t make sense, because they turned themselves around, because they jumbled as they leap off the page.

This is dyslexia, and it is very real for hundreds of millions of children around the world. It affects their learning and of their desire to pursue further learning. It holds them back. It affects their future and strangles opportunity.
Spider & Bat: Best Friends Forever is the first in a series of books being published to aid the reading of people burdened with dyslexia. It is also just the first step in an innovative program that may have far reaching implications for many people who find reading a loan agreements so hard to digest they just don’t read it before they sign.
For people whose everyday life is impacted by not being able to read for pleasure. We will take you on a journey, and best of all we will tell you all about in a way you can read it. Our books will initially be publishing by traditional means and will be readable in two directions – one in a standard type face and the other with special treatments to aid dyslexic readers.
But this is just our first step…
Spider & Bat: Best Friends Forever
The first Spider & Bat book is expected to be ready for delivery in February 2014. Beautifully illustrated by Brett Moffatt, this book will take readers young and old on a journey of discovery, of how difference shouldn’t be a block to friendship. Spider & Bat: Best Friends Forever is a 44 page book designed for kids to reads to parents, and parents to read to kids.
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The Alphabet War: A Story about Dyslexia

November 4, 2011 in Books on Dyslexia

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Kindergarten-Grade 4-Adam starts school, and although he loves stories, he can’t seem to get the words to make sense. Over the next few years, he slowly despairs of ever learning to read. Instead, he imagines that he is being held captive by an evil king who torments him with vowels. His parents hire tutors to help, but it isn’t until a specialist comes in at the beginning of third grade and diagnoses him as dyslexic that things start to look up. For Adam, it has become a much bigger problem than just learning how to read-he must also find the self-confidence that years of failure have robbed from him. His new teacher helps him see that reading will always be hard for him, but that it is possible. The pastel illustrations adequately convey Adam’s emotions. Although the text often tells rather than shows the boy’s plight, the subject matter is handled with respect for his feelings at every stage of the process, and does not oversimplify or sugarcoat the difficulties of dyslexia.-Kathleen Kelly MacMillan, Maryland School for the Deaf, Columbia
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From Booklist

K-Gr. 2. “When Adam was little, he loved to sink into his mother’s warm lap and listen to her read.” Once Adam enters school, his love of books becomes a daily battle that he truly believes he cannot win. It isn’t until third grade that Adam, now suffering from low self-esteem and engaging in aggressive behaviors, is tested for a learning disability and receives the specialized help he needs. Adam’s progression from an even-tempered and confident child to a withdrawn, frustrated, and often-troubled one is realistically portrayed in Robb’s lengthy text and in Piazza’s striking pastel illustrations. Equally realistic is the depiction of the long, slow process that leads to the child’s eventual success as a reader. Adam’s experience will inspire and encourage many youngsters who find themselves in similar predicaments. Equally important, the book sounds an alarm for educators and parents. Lauren Peterson
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Dyslexia at College

November 3, 2011 in Books on Dyslexia

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In this excellent little book is a wealth of practical advice, clearly presented . . . Throughout the book, the advice is sensible, practical and helpful. It is written with great understanding and gentle humor . . . The book wisely offers advice to teachers and advisers as well as students. I hope it finds a place on their bookshelves.
Educational Studies –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Product Description

This fully updated third edition contains practical and useful advice that will be invaluable for students with dyslexia, their parents and all of those involved in teaching and supporting them in their studies. Including the latest research into dyslexia, changes in legislation and information technology and the real-life experiences of six former Bangor students this book will:

• guide students through the process of applying for university, suggesting strategies for general organisation and for particular aspects of study

• outline how to get the best personally and academically from higher education

• give practical advice on setting up and using support facilities (both human and technological)

• be an accessible text for mainstream lecturers and tutors who need to be aware of the implications of the Disability Discrimination Act.

New chapters include ‘Dyslexia plus’, giving information on dyspraxia, attention disorders, Asperger’s syndrome, and the more controversial ‘dyscalculia’. ‘Out of College and into Work’ gives advice for students on the challenges they face after graduation.

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