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Practical Activities and Ideas for Parents of Dyslexic Kids and Teens

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This book contains dyslexia-friendly practical activities and ideas that can be readily accessed by parents of dyslexic children and teens, to support their learning in ways that work for them. It includes 70 activities to boost dyslexic learners' reading, writing, spelling and executive functioning, as well as aspects which are often overlooked, such as emotional wellbeing, memory and social communication, which are fundamental to self-esteem and positive education experiences. The authors, experienced practitioners in this field, equip parents to support and monitor their child's progress and work through the activities together. Accessible, motivating and engaging, this is an essential tool for supporting dyslexic students of all ages.
Dr Gavin Reid is an international psychologist and author who has previously worked as a classroom teacher and university lecturer. He has written over 35 books in the field of dyslexia, learning skills and motivation. As the parent of a young man with learning difficulties, Gavin is committed to supporting parents and has given lectures and seminars throughout the UK and in many other countries. Michelle McIntosh is a Certified Structured Literacy Supervisor and Practitioner, MSLE Instructor and Supervising Mentor for other structured literacy practitioners. Michelle sits on the Canadian Academy of Therapeutic Tutors (CATT-OG) as the Communications Director and Evaluations Supervisor. She has co-authored an educator's book series in the areas of structured literacy, reading fluency, and written expression. Jenn Clark is a Certified Structured Literacy Practitioner with a private practice in Vancouver, Canada. A Certified Primary school teacher, EAL Instructor, MSLE Instructor she holds a certificate in Competence in Educational Testing (CCET) and has spent the past 10 years teaching students with learning differences. She is co-creator of Aduri, a mindfulness programme for young children and has co-authored several books on reading fluency, spelling and writing.
1. About Dyslexia 2. Reading 3. Writing 4. Spelling 5. Social/Emotional 6. Executive Functioning 7. Learning Skills
A practical parents' workbook for supporting dyslexic learners, covering reading, writing, spelling and wellbeing
Practical Ideas and Activities for Parents of Dyslexic Kids and Teens is immediately useful for any parents with dyslexic kids and teens and actually would also be useful for most schools to have too. You can see it has been written by authors with extensive first-hand knowledge and experience. Packed with an easy-to-read style with imaginative ideas to engage each young person. Many require few resources or any expensive kit. It is a sure-fire winner. -- Professor Amanda Kirby, parent of dyslexic children and chair of The ADHD Foundation This book clearly outlines specific strategies that can be used in the classroom and at home to successfully support children who experience the challenges of dyslexia. As a parent and educator, I found the book to be extremely helpful in answering my questions while also providing fun and exciting ways to help my child feel more successful when reading and writing. -- Alysha Philip, Vice Principal, Teacher and Parent Written by experienced practitioners, this book offers 70 parent friendly and highly engaging activities to support primary and secondary age students with dyslexia in an era of increased emphasis on home tutoring and remote learning. Structured but also accessible, there are clear explanations of why the activity is important and how to carry it out. It helpfully covers not just literacy skills but also provides activities that promote neglected but important domains such as motivation, resilience and executive skills. -- Dr Valerie Muter, Consultant Paediatric Neuropsychologist
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