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The gift of dyslexia : why some of the smartest people can't read-- and how they can learn / Ronald D. Davis with Eldon M. Braun.

By: Davis, Ronald D. (Ronald Dell), 1942- [author.].
Contributor(s): Braun, Eldon M, 1943- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, N.Y. : Penguin Group, 2010Edition: Updated ; rev. and expanded ; Updated Perigee trade pbk. ed.Description: xviii, 286 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9780399535666; 0399535667.Subject(s): Dyslexia | Dyslexic children -- Education | Education, ElementaryDDC classification: 371.9144
Contents:
pt. 1: What dyslexia really is -- ch. 1. The underlying talent -- ch. 2. The learning disability -- ch. 3. Effects of disorientation -- ch. 4. Dyslexia in action -- ch. 5. Compulsive solutions -- ch. 6. problems with reading -- ch. 7. Spelling problems -- ch. 8. Math problems -- ch. 9. handwriting problems -- ch. 10. Attention focus: ADD and ADHD -- ch. 11. Clumsiness -- ch. 12. A real solution.
pt. 2: Little P.D.: a developmental theory of dyslexia -- ch. 13. How dyslexia happens -- ch. 14. The two-year-old and the kitten -- ch. 15. Ages three to five -- ch. 16. The first day of school -- ch. 17. The age of disability.
pt. 3: The gift -- ch. 18. Understanding the talent -- ch. 19. Curiosity -- ch. 20. Creativity -- ch. 21. The gift of mastery.
pt. 4: Doing something about it: a guide for parents, tutors and educators -- ch. 22. How can you tell? -- ch. 23. Symptoms of disorientation -- ch. 24. The mind's eye -- ch. 25. Implementing the Davis procedures -- ch. 26. Perceptual ability assessment -- ch. 27. Turning it around -- ch. 28. Release and orientation review -- ch. 29. Fine tuning -- ch. 30. Alignment procedure -- ch. 31. Dial setting -- ch. 32. Coordination -- ch. 33. Basic symbol mastery -- ch. 34. Three steps to easier reading -- ch. 35. Symbol mastery for words -- ch. 36. Continuing the process.
Summary: This book outlines a unique and revolutionary program with a phenomenally high success rate in helping dyslexics learn to read and to overcome other difficulties associated with it. This new edition is expanded to include new teaching techniques and revised throughout with up-to-date information on research, studies, and contacts.
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The revised, updated, and expanded edition of the classic in the category. <br> <br> This book outlines a unique and revolutionary program with a phenomenally high success rate in helping dyslexics learn to read and to overcome other difficulties associated with it. This new edition is expanded to include new teaching techniques and revised throughout with up-to-date information on research, studies, and contacts.

"A Perigee book."

"The world's most widely used method of correcting Dyslexia and other learning problems"--Cover.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-263) and index.

pt. 1: What dyslexia really is -- ch. 1. The underlying talent -- ch. 2. The learning disability -- ch. 3. Effects of disorientation -- ch. 4. Dyslexia in action -- ch. 5. Compulsive solutions -- ch. 6. problems with reading -- ch. 7. Spelling problems -- ch. 8. Math problems -- ch. 9. handwriting problems -- ch. 10. Attention focus: ADD and ADHD -- ch. 11. Clumsiness -- ch. 12. A real solution.

pt. 2: Little P.D.: a developmental theory of dyslexia -- ch. 13. How dyslexia happens -- ch. 14. The two-year-old and the kitten -- ch. 15. Ages three to five -- ch. 16. The first day of school -- ch. 17. The age of disability.

pt. 3: The gift -- ch. 18. Understanding the talent -- ch. 19. Curiosity -- ch. 20. Creativity -- ch. 21. The gift of mastery.

pt. 4: Doing something about it: a guide for parents, tutors and educators -- ch. 22. How can you tell? -- ch. 23. Symptoms of disorientation -- ch. 24. The mind's eye -- ch. 25. Implementing the Davis procedures -- ch. 26. Perceptual ability assessment -- ch. 27. Turning it around -- ch. 28. Release and orientation review -- ch. 29. Fine tuning -- ch. 30. Alignment procedure -- ch. 31. Dial setting -- ch. 32. Coordination -- ch. 33. Basic symbol mastery -- ch. 34. Three steps to easier reading -- ch. 35. Symbol mastery for words -- ch. 36. Continuing the process.

This book outlines a unique and revolutionary program with a phenomenally high success rate in helping dyslexics learn to read and to overcome other difficulties associated with it. This new edition is expanded to include new teaching techniques and revised throughout with up-to-date information on research, studies, and contacts.

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