1st Edition

School Success for Kids With Dyslexia and Other Reading Difficulties

By Walter Dunson Copyright 2012
    256 Pages
    by Prufrock Press

    School Success for Kids With Dyslexia and Other Reading Difficulties provides parents and teachers with goals that will meet the needs of students who are struggling with reading, leading them to work through their difficulties and enjoy reading. It includes information, assessments, and techniques that parents, teachers, and school administrators can use immediately to foster reading success. Through an understanding of how English words are constructed, how the brain processes language, and the differences that exist between learning styles, parents and teachers will gain keen insight into the processes of reading, reading acquisition, and reading instruction. The book also covers topics such as how language skills can affect reading difficulties and how technology can be used to help students, and it provides a structured approach for parents to implement at home to help their struggling students find success.

    Introduction The Development of Reading Skills Reading Difficulties Strategies for the Classroom and Home to Remediate Reading Difficulties How Sounds Are Constructed: Understanding Consonants and Vowels English Language Word Construction A More Specific Strategy for Remediation: A Structured Plan for Teachers and Parents References Scripts for Teaching Segmenting and Rhyming Phoneme Deletion/Substitution Drills Latinate Roots Latinate Prefixes Greek Combining Forms Assessment of Sound/Symbol Correspondence Spelling Deck Administration Form Diagnostic Deck Assessment Form About the Author Index


    Walter E. Dunson, Ph.D., is the founder and executive director of The English Code Language Training System, a company that provides language remediation services to students with language acquisition difficulties. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the International Dyslexia Association (Houston branch) and has authored four books.

    Through understanding the disorder, Dr. Walter E. Dunson advises readers on how to train dyslexic students and encourage greater literacy among these students. “School Success for Kids with Dyslexia & Other Reading Difficulties” is a core addition to any educational reference collection focusing on learning disabilities.,Midwest Book Review, 10/2/12