What to Do About Dyslexia
25 Essential Points for Parents
When children struggle with reading, spelling, and writing, their parents often feel at a loss as to how to help and where to turn for guidance. Common questions include: Does my child have dyslexia? What is dyslexia? What is multisensory instruction? What does remediation involve? How is dyslexia assessed? Who should do the assessment? What is the school’s role? What about private vs. special education assessment? What are the implications for the future? Even with information readily available on the internet, parents are overwhelmed, confused, and unclear about the appropriate direction to take.
Offering readers the same support and honest advice he gives the parents he sees in his practice, in this new book Dr. Selznick uses plain language to make dyslexia understandable and cut through the confusion. It’s like sitting in a living room, chatting with a knowledgeable relative or friend who's concerned about your child. Dr. Selznick offers hope but remains grounded in reality—he doesn’t sugar-coat the issues. His 25 essential points include the definition and characteristics of dyslexia, how dyslexia is assessed, how to approach remediation, and tips to help you and your child conquer the most common learning disability.
Dr. Richard Selznick is a psychologist, nationally certified school psychologist, assistant professor of pediatrics, school consultant and Wilson-certified reading instructor. He is the Director of the Cooper Learning Center, a Division of the Department of Pediatrics/ Cooper University Healthcare. Dr. Selznick is the author of three other books: The Shut-Down Learner, School Struggles, and Dyslexia Screening.
Praise for What to Do About Dyslexia
“This book is a ‘must read’ for parents who have recently discovered their child has dyslexia. It contains practical advice that Dr. Selznick shares with parents of children with dyslexia that he has tested so they know what to do and what to expect.”
—Susan Barton, Founder, Bright Solutions for Dyslexia, www.BrightSolutions.US
“Dr. Selznick’s latest work shares his years of knowledge and practical insights about dyslexia very effectively. It’s as though he invites us into his living room with his warm and welcoming writing.”
—Edward J. Wilson, CFO, Wilson Language Training
“Dr Selznick integrates up-to-date information on assessing and diagnosing with interventions that take a real world, problem-solving approach to the full spectrum of dyslexia. What to Do About Dyslexia is one of those rare books that presents a complex set of valuable information not only simply and clearly, but with sufficient sophistication that it will be useful to a range of audiences.”
—Jennifer A. Zona, Ed.M NCED, Assistant Superintendent of Special Services, Township of Ocean, NJ School District
“In the last decade, great strides have been made in better understanding the educational needs of children who struggle with dyslexia. Dr. Richard Selznick’s What to Do About Dyslexia brilliantly synthesizes the progress in a user-friendly manner that is sure to be of great value for parents, professionals, and educators alike.”
—James Redford, Director & Producer, The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia
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