The Dyslexia Checklist: A Practical Reference for Parents and Teachers

The Dyslexia Checklist: A Practical Reference for Parents and Teachers

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By (author) Sandra F. Rief, By (author) Judith Stern

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  • Publisher: Jossey Bass Wiley
  • Format: Paperback | 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 28mm | 420g
  • Publication date: 28 January 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Chichester
  • ISBN 10: 047042981X
  • ISBN 13: 9780470429815
  • Sales rank: 74,463

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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.

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Sandra F. Rief , M.A., is an internationally known speaker, consultant, and best-selling author of books on helping children with learning disabilities and ADHD. A former award-winning special educator, she is author or co-author of nunerous books including How to Reach and Teach All Children in the Inclusive Classroom and the ADHD Checklist. Find more information at her website, www.sandrarief.com . Judith M. Stern , M.A., is a teacher, educational consultant, and national speaker, who specializes in helping children with learning and attention problems. Her past books include Putting on the Brakes: Understanding and Taking Control of Your ADD or ADHD. For her consulting, presentation, and tutoring topics, visit her website, www.JudithSternEducationalConsultant.com .

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"[ The Dyslexia Checklist ] is an excellent resource on dyslexia that will help busy parents and teachers quickly find the information they need to meet the needs of children with dyslexia. The book is a quick read, which is a must for today's classroom teachers." ( About.com , April 2010)

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"The Dyslexia Checklist" offers parents and educators an essential guide for understanding children and teenagers with dyslexia and other reading and language-based disabilities. The book is filled with the most current research available on the topic and contains a wealth of practical strategies, supports, and interventions. The book's hands-on tools are designed to help strengthen the skills of students across all age levels.Educational consultants Sandra F. Rief and Judith M. Stern offer myriad down-to-earth suggestions for enhancing dyslexic students' skills in phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, composition and written expression, spelling, and math. To help teachers and parents advocate for their children, they also include useful information on the educational rights of students with dyslexia. Presented in a concise, easy-to-read checklist format, "The Dyslexia Checklist" is filled with useful advice and information on a wide range of topics.Praise for "The Dyslexia Checklist""A valuable and unique contribution to the field." --Louisa C. Moats, EdD, nationally known authority on literacy and author, "Speech to Print: Language Essentials for Teachers""This straightforward guide [is] indispensable as a resource compendium and as a professional development tool." --Esther Klein Friedman, PhD, director, Academic Intervention Services, New York City Department of Education"The authors' knowledge, practical focus, and down-to-earth strategies make this book an essential read for educators and parents." --William N. Bender, PhD, co-author, "Reading Strategies for Elementary Students with Learning Difficulties, 2nd edition" and "Response to Intervention: A Practical Guide for Every Teacher"

Table of contents

Acknowledgments. About the Authors. Introduction. 1. Basic information on dyslexia. Introduction. 1.1. Clarifying the Terms Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities . 1.2. Important Facts and General Information About Dyslexia. 1.3. Signs and Symptoms of Dyslexia. 1.4. Decades of Research: What We Now Know About Dyslexia. 1.5. Other Common Problems. 1.6. Common Strengths and Positive Characteristics of People with Dyslexia. 1.7. Diagnosing Dyslexia. 1.8. Research-Based Intervention Programs for Struggling Readers. 1.9. What Children with Dyslexia Need from Parents and Teachers. 1.10. Key Instructional Components and Interventions for Students with Dyslexia. 1.11. Dual or Multiple Exceptionalities (Gifted and Dyslexic). Resources. 2. Strategies for helping with reading, language, and writing. Introduction. 2.1. Phonological Awareness. 2.2. Systematic Phonics. 2.3. Decoding Strategies. 2.4. Sight Word and Irregular Word Strategies. 2.5. Fluency Strategies. 2.6. Vocabulary Strategies. 2.7. Comprehension Strategies. 2.8. Spelling. 2.9. Common Writing Diffi culties for Children with Dyslexia. 2.10. Strategies to Help with Prewriting: Planning and Organizing. 2.11. Strategies for Teaching Composition and Written Expression. 2.12. Strategies to Help with Revising and Editing. 2.13. Assistive Technology to Support Reading and Writing. 2.14. Accommodating Reading and Writing Difficulties. 2.15. Games and Activities to Strengthen Literacy and Language Skills. 2.16. The Basic Spelling Vocabulary List. Resources. 3. Checklists for parents. Introduction. 3.1. Talking with Your Child About Dyslexia and Other Learning Differences. 3.2. How to Advocate for Your Child. 3.3. Finding a Tutor or Educational Therapist. 3.4. Building and Nurturing Your Child's Self-Esteem. 3.5. How to Help Your Child with Homework. 3.6. Reinforcing Reading Skills at Home. 3.7. Helping Your Child with Organization and Time Management. 3.8. Strategies for Building Your Child's Study Skills. Resources. 4. Checklists for teachers. Introduction. 4.1. Adaptations, Accommodations, and Modifi cations: What's the Difference? 4.2. How Teachers Can Help Students with Homework. 4.3. Differentiating Instruction. 4.4. Adaptations and Modifi cations of Materials. 4.5. Adaptations and Accommodations in Testing. 4.6. Helping Students with Organization and Time Management. 4.7. Strategies to Aid Memory. 4.8. Strategies for Teaching Reading in the Content Areas. Resources. 5. Other important checklists for parents and teachers. Introduction. 5.1. High School Students with Dyslexia. 5.2. College Students with Dyslexia. 5.3. Response to Intervention. 5.4. Special Education. 5.5. Individualized Education Plans. 5.6. Section 504. 5.7 National Organizations and Resources That Address Disability Issues. Resources. Index.