Course DescriptionThis Second Edition of Overcoming Dyslexia is even better than the First! It is the go-to book for the most recent evidence-based information on the why, what and how of dyslexia. The authors do an amazing job making the information user-friendly so that educators as well as parents learn to recognize the characteristics of dyslexia and come up with a plan to effectively deal with it in a positive way. The preservation of self-esteem is at the core of all of the strategies discussed and while the problems associated with dyslexia are shared in a straight-forward and scientific way, common strengths of dyslexics are also considered so that they learn to progress through life in a meaningful way. All age-groups are considered, from birth to beyond college. I highly recommend this book to any educator looking to understand and address this reading disorder which affects approximately one in five children.
By the end of the course, participants will understand:
- The science behind the diagnosis of dyslexia
- Strategies that help struggling readers learn to read
- The kind of schools that meet the needs of dyslexic learners
- How dyslexics can thrive in life beyond high school