The Source for Dyslexia and Dysgraphia

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Ages: 5-Adult
Grades: K-Adult

Get comprehensive information on identifying, understanding, and diagnosing students with dyslexia and dysgraphia along with hands-on strategies and techniques for intervention.

The author begins by dispelling 16 myths about dyslexia and setting a goal of helping the reader understand the struggles experienced by students with dyslexia and dysgraphia. Then discusses:

  • the processing styles inherent in dyslexia and dysgraphia
  • how to identify at-risk students
  • components relevant to diagnosing dyslexia
  • when to compensate and when to remediate
  • the importance of phonological awareness skills and how to develop them at early and advanced levels
  • approaches to develop sound/symbol correspondence for reading and spelling
  • why students with dyslexia need instruction in phonics
  • how to develop written language skills using remedial and bypass strategies
  • how to improve written language expresssion through metacognitive awareness and explicit practice of specific processing skills

Activities are included to build these skills:

  • phonological awareness beginning with easy rhyming and alliteration tasks and ending with advanced tasks such as creating malapropisms and reduplication games
  • sound/symbol correspondence following a mnemonic teaching system called Memory Foundations for Reading (MFR)
  • decoding and encoding through structured, systematic, and multisensory instruction and practice
  • spelling based on Levine's six acquired insights and including activities designed to enhance learning at each insight
  • manuscript and cursive writing
  • prewriting skills such as comprehension, rehearsal, and organization
  • written expression subskills such as as drafting, proofreading, and editing

308 pages 8.5 x 11, softcover book with reproducible pages (checklists, therapy activities) 1999


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