Dyslexia is My Superpower (Most of the Time)

Author: Margaret Rooke
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784506060
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Page: 240
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In more than 100 interviews, children and young adults reveal their personal tips and tactics for honing the creative benefits of dyslexia, enabling them to thrive in school and beyond. Strategies include ways to develop confidence and self-belief. The contributors have outlined specific approaches they feel have helped them, and others that haven't. The book contains stunning illustrations by 8-18 year olds with dyslexia. The first-hand accounts are inspiring in the way they normalise dyslexia and reveal the many success stories. There is an additional section for professionals who work in education or special learning environments, with advice given by school students themselves.

Dyslexia Is My Superpower (Most of the Time)

Author: Margaret Rooke
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781785922992
Page: 240
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Containing over 100 in-depth interviews with school children and young adults living with dyslexia, this collection depicts the significance of confidence and self-esteem in propelling children with dyslexia to achieve personal success. The children supply their own illustrations; a handy hints guide; and their own advice to educators.

Creative, Successful, Dyslexic

23 High Achievers Share Their Stories
Author: Margaret Rooke
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784501638
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Page: 224
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23 very well-known people from the arts, sport, and business worlds talk about how dyslexia affected their childhood, how they were able to overcome the challenges and use the special strengths of dyslexia to achieve great success in adulthood. Darcey Bussell CBE, Eddie Izzard, Sir Richard Branson, Meg Mathews, Zoe Wanamaker CBE, Richard Rogers, Benjamin Zephaniah, Steven Naismith, Lynda La Plante CBE, Sir Jackie Stewart OBE, Sophie Conran and others share their stories, and their advice. All reveal the enormous difficulties they faced, the strength required to overcome them, the crucial importance of adult support, and how `the different way the brain is wired' in dyslexia has enabled them to see something different in the world and to use their creativity in an exceptional way. They talk about `thinking sideways', and the ability to look at a bigger picture, the often strong visual strength, and the ability to listen, and to grasp simplicity where other people see only complexity. They also talk about how dyslexia continues to challenge them, and the ways they have found to work around this. An introduction, and final section that includes practical information about dyslexia, are written with the support of Dyslexia Action, and a percentage of profit from the book is going to The British Dyslexia Association. The book will be essential reading for teachers and other professionals, and for families affected by dyslexia, and inspirational for people with dyslexia.

Dyslexic Renegade

Author: Leia Schwartz
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1496970020
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 24
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Experience dyslexia through a nine-year-old girl's eyes!

The Illustrated Guide to Dyslexia and Its Amazing People

Author: Kate Power,Kathy Iwanczak Forsyth
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784506478
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Page: 72
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Use this guide to weed out what dyslexia means for you and discover the tools you need to blossom! Dyslexia comes to live with visual imagery and colourful text in this new book on what dyslexia means, how it feels, what to do about it, and how to learn to embrace it. There are advantages to being dyslexic, including an aptitude for design literacy and innovative thinking, although these can be obscured by its challenges. This beautifully designed book, complete with stunning visuals and gentle humour, approaches the subject of dyslexia in a simple and encouraging way for all age groups. By showing what dyslexia is and asking the reader how it applies to them, this book offers a fun and engaging means of working out how dyslexia affects the individual specifically, with a multitude of learning tools and tips, and a gallery of inspirational dyslexics who have used their particular skills to do something amazing with their lives.

The Dyslexia Checklist

A Practical Reference for Parents and Teachers
Author: Sandra F. Rief, M.A.,Judith Stern, M.A.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470429815
Category: Education
Page: 336
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Essential advice and resources for helping kids with dyslexia The Dyslexia Checklist is a valuable guide for parents and teachers that can help them better understand children and teenagers with dyslexia and other reading- and language-based disabilities. The book relays the most current research available and is filled with practical strategies, supports, and interventions. Using these tools teachers and parents can accommodate the needs and strengthen the skills of students with reading and writing disabilities across all age levels. The book is presented in a simple, concise, easy-to-read checklist format and is filled with useful advice and information on a wide range of topics. Explains what we now know about dyslexia from decades of research Contains games to strengthen a child's literacy and language skills Provides important information for hooking in reluctant and struggling readers Offers suggestions for enhancing skills in vocabulary, comprehension, composition and written expression, spelling, math, and more The book also provides information on the educational rights of students with dyslexia.

My Dyslexia

Author: Philip Schultz
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393083507
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 128
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“A success story . . . proof that one can rise above the disease and defy its so-called limitations on the brain.”—Daily Beast Despite winning the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 2008, Philip Schultz could never shake the feeling of being exiled to the "dummy class" in school, where he was largely ignored by his teachers and peers and not expected to succeed. Not until many years later, when his oldest son was diagnosed with dyslexia, did Schultz realize that he suffered from the same condition. In his moving memoir, Schultz traces his difficult childhood and his new understanding of his early years. In doing so, he shows how a boy who did not learn to read until he was eleven went on to become a prize-winning poet by sheer force of determination. His balancing act—life as a member of a family with not one but two dyslexics, countered by his intellectual and creative successes as a writer—reveals an inspiring story of the strengths of the human mind.

Fun Games and Activities for Children with Dyslexia

How to Learn Smarter with a Dyslexic Brain
Author: Alais Winton
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 178450596X
Category: Education
Page: 136
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Dyslexic learner and teacher Alais Winton shows the positives of being dyslexic, and makes learning (and even spelling!) fun, with games and activities to make school learning simple. An inventive and practical book for children aged 7 to 13 who have been identified as having dyslexic tendencies, this book contains practical and creative activities for kids and teens to use, such as Spelling Sculptures and Hear it, Sing it, Beat it! The games and activities use the four different learning styles that work best with dyslexics - thinking in pictures, in movement, in music or socially. With funny cartoons, which appeal to visual thinkers, and a section with advice on how parents and guardians can aid learning, this is an essential toolkit for any dyslexic child.


The Mixed Up World of a Boy with Dyslexia
Author: Vanita Oelschlager,Joe Rossi
Publisher: Vanitabooks Llc
ISBN: 9780982636695
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 128
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When Louis has some trouble understanding everything at school, his teacher explains that others have had the same problem, and his father encourages him to discover his own special talent.

What is Dyslexia?

A Book Explaining Dyslexia for Kids and Adults to Use Together
Author: Alan M. Hultquist
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843108828
Category: Education
Page: 95
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Overcoming Dyslexia

A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading Problems at Any Level
Author: Sally Shaywitz, M.D.
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307558893
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 432
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FOR EVERYONE WHO STRUGGLES TO READ! Clear, practical, science-based information and advice for successful results One in five American children has trouble reading. But they are not stupid or lazy. In Overcoming Dyslexia, 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. --What dyslexia is and why some intelligent, gifted people read slowly and painfully --How to identify dyslexia in preschoolers, schoolchildren, young adults, and adults --How to find the best school and how to work productively with your child’s teacher --Exercises to help children use the parts of the brain that control reading --A 20-minute nightly home program to enhance reading --The 150 most common problem words–a list that can give your child a head start --Ways to raise and preserve a child’s self-esteem aqnd reveal his strengths --Stories of successful men and women who are dyslexic From the Trade Paperback edition.

Dyslexia Advocate!

How to Advocate for a Child with Dyslexia within the Public Education System
Author: Kelli Sandman-Hurley
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 178450274X
Category: Education
Page: 200
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This straightforward guide provides the essential information for parents and advocates to understand US law and get the right educational entitlements for a child with dyslexia. Using case studies and examples, this book demonstrates clearly how to apply the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to the unique requirements of a dyslexic child. It offers simple, intelligible help for parents on how to coordinate successfully with their child's school and achieve the right services and support for their dyslexic child; up to and beyond getting an effective Individual Education Plan (IEP). Dyslexia Advocate! is an invaluable tool for parents trying to negotiate a complex legal system in order to get the best outcome for their child. It is an essential guide for anyone who is considering acting as an advocate for a child with dyslexia.

The Dyslexic Advantage

Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain
Author: Brock Eide,Fernette Eide
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0452297923
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 283
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The neurolearning-expert creators of the award-winning blog by the same name reveal the unique brain structure and organization of dyslexic individuals, identifying how the differences responsible for reading challenges also enable specific mechanical, artistic, narrative and dynamic talents. Reprint.

My Name Is Brain Brian

Author: Jeanne Betancourt
Publisher: Turtleback
ISBN: 9780785754725
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 128
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Although he is helped by his new sixth grade teacher after being diagnosed as dyslexic, Brian still has some problems with school and with people he thought were his friends.

The Self-Help Guide for Teens with Dyslexia

Useful Stuff You May Not Learn at School
Author: Alais Winton
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784501441
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Page: 128
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Gold Medal Winner in the Self-Help category of the 2015 Foreword Reviews' INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards As Alais Winton knows, having dyslexia doesn't mean you're not bright; like her, you might just need a different way of looking at things. In this book, she lets you in on the learning techniques which work for her, and which you may not be taught at school. Offering solutions to common problems students with dyslexia face, Alais describes tried-and-tested techniques for succeeding with reading, spelling, memorising information and time management, and even a simple method to ensure you never misplace your learning tools (such as pencils and books) again. The strategies are ideal for use in the run-up to exams, helping you to become more organised, less stressed and better prepared. This is a must-read pocket guide for students with dyslexia aged 11 to 18, and will also be a helpful source of ideas for teachers, SENCOs and parents of teens with dyslexia.

At Home with Dyslexia

A Parent’s Guide to Supporting Your Child
Author: Sascha Roos
Publisher: Robinson
ISBN: 1472140648
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 256
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This book will empower parents by giving them the tools and strategies to deal with dyslexia, making them confident and knowledgeable in the process. It offers: - a guidebook that is visually appealing, including bullet points, illustrations and short chapters, making it an easy to follow reference book for the busy (and often dyslexic) parent; - practical and emotional support at home from primary to secondary school years, as well as how to deal with school and the education system; - chapters that can be dipped into for useful day to day advice and tools to help at home , and for overall encouragement and reassurance; - parents and children sharing their personal experiences and advice in their personal accounts - the challenges of dyslexia, possible solutions and successes are openly discussed and woven throughout the chapters, giving the guide an authentic voice. Central to this guide is language of acceptance and celebration, emphasising a learning 'difference' rather than a 'disability', and a genuine encouragement of dyslexic abilities and strengths.


Anyone Can Be a Superhero
Author: Jamie McDonald
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD
ISBN: 178685094X
Category: Travel
Page: 304
View: 1918

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At the age of nine, Jamie's family feared he would never walk again.Twenty years later, he set off to run 5,000 miles coast to coast across Canada.When Jamie decides to repay the hospitals that saved his life as a child, he embarks on the biggest challenge of his life: running the equivalent of 200 marathons back-to-back, solo and unsupported, in –40 degree weather, surviving all kinds of injuries and traumas on the road and wearing through 13 pairs of trainers. And he does it all dressed as the superhero, the Flash.Though his journey was both mentally and physically exhausting, it was the astounding acts of kindness and hospitality he encountered along the way that kept him going. Whether they gave him a bed for the night, food for the journey, a donation to his charity or companionship and encouragement during the long days of running, Jamie soon came to realise that every person who helped him towards his goal was a superhero too.


Author: Kristi Davis
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781547281299
Category: Dyslexia
Page: 44
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Lexy has lots of ideas. She has ideas about shoes, acorns, spelling tests, and fixing a vacuum cleaner. She is clever, but she needs special instruction for reading and spelling. You see Lexy thinks differently. Like Lexy, nearly 20 percent of our population has dyslexia. Many of them are famous, including the ones listed at the back of this book. So if your child struggles with reading and spelling, please don't miss the Introduction and Parent Notes! If not, then please enjoy this whimsical little girl. Lexy will tickle the hearts of you and your child, and she just may ease your mind. She is for reference as well as entertainment. Lexy is dyslexia!

High School Dropout to Harvard

Author: John Rodrigues
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0615579116
Category: Dyslexia
Page: 76
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Editorial Reviews Review "Inspiring Story for Dyslexic Families and Adults" -Brock & Fernette Eide "Authors, The Dyslexic Advantage"- "What I admired most about the book was the positive attitude the author maintained. When most people would have given up and accepted mediocrity, Rodrigues instead chooses to push the envelope and follows his dreams up to and including enrolling in Harvard University. I love how he takes something that is called a "disability" and turns it into strength. It is evident that he has analyzed the way he thinks visually and found unique methods to work smarter, not harder." -Arline Krieger LDA President, California "John Rodrigues has written an inspiring and empowering story about his personal dyslexic journey. Young people who have dropped out of high school or others who are thinking about returning to get their GED or to go the community college route will be encouraged by his honest recounting, light-hearted tone, and perceptive insights about his thinking style and advantages." --Brock & Fernette Eide "Authors, The Dyslexic Advantage" "We all long for success...usually going the typical route of graduating from High School, spending 4 years at college, starting a job and getting married. It's nice and safe and predictable. Well, seems Mr. Rodrigues couldn't do it that way if he wanted to. But he appears to have a special ability to see people and opportunity for what they are, doors slightly ajar; with a little push, new worlds opened up to him. He seems to have an uncanny ability to live his life in a very wide open way. I am jealous." -Rosemary B. Walker

Vera McLuckie and the Daydream Club

Author: Jane Evans
ISBN: 1909320641
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 186
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Vera McLuckie hates school. Mainly because she struggles with stuff the other kids find easy. Oh, and because she keeps getting into trouble for doing what she is really good at. Daydreaming. So when Vera gets the chance to show just how extraordinary she is, will she dare take on the coolest, smartest girl in the whole of Acorn Bank Primary? This is a children's story whose main characters happen to have Dyspraxia, Dyslexia and Asperger's (not made explicit). Will relate to children who feel different and left out at school. The book's real purpose is one of catalyst to help parent and teacher discuss, with children in a respectful way, what it is like to have a learning difficulty. This book works on several levels. It is a lovely story in itself that most children will relate to, dealing as it does with lack of self-belief, peer pressure and the bullying that goes along with not necessarily being the most popular kid in class. These issues can be readily picked up in school and discussed in circle time and PSHE (citizenship) lessons. But it goes deeper. Whilst not named in the book explicitly, the three main characters exhibit dyspraxic, dyslexic and autistic (Asperger's Syndrome) tendencies respectively. So the story can be used by parents and teachers as a catalyst for discussing what it is like to have a learning difficulty. In schools, teachers can use the book on a one-to-one, group or class basis to help raise awareness and improve well-being. Both author and illustrator are keen to raise awareness of specific learning difficulties in a way accessible to children. The illustrator is herself autistic. The publisher – Your Stories Matter – is dedicated to publishing books that share experiences, improve understanding and celebrate differences. To this end it provides free cross-curricula teaching resources with all of its books at www.yourstoriesmatter.org