Dyslexia 101: Truths, Myths and What Really Works by Marianne Sunderland

Dyslexia 101: Truths, Myths and What Really Works

Book Title: Dyslexia 101: Truths, Myths and What Really Works

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1518749917

Author: Marianne Sunderland


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Do you have a child who is bright yet still struggles with reading? He or she may have dyslexia. It is estimated that 20% of the populationhas dyslexia. Dyslexia is characterized by:
  • slow, inaccurate reading
  • terrible spelling
  • difficulty with penmanship
  • difficulty expressing self
  • inattentiveness, distractibility
  • dreads going to school
Interestingly, dyslexics make up about 35% of the world's entrepreneurs. Some are well-known such as Richard Branson of the Virgin Empire, Charles Schwab, the founder of the discount brokerage that bears his name, John Chambers, chief executive of Cisco, Craig McGraw, the cellular phone pioneer, and Paul Orfalea, founder of the Kinko’s copy chain to name just a few. On the other hand, researchers have discovered that dyslexics make up 48% of prison inmates! How dyslexia is handled in the early years has the potential of having a huge impact on the future of the dyslexic individual. Dyslexia is not outgrown - a dyslexic child will grow into a dyslexic adult. Most importantly, dyslexia is treatable. The Message is Clear With the correct information and the right methods, dyslexic children can not only learn to read and spell and write, but to understand the inherent strengths of the dyslexic mind, embrace them and find success. From from research to real life, prevention to remediation, from preschool to college and from the practical to the spiritual, Dyslexia 101 will walk you through figuring out your child’s reading struggles and give you the tools to help them to succeed. Dyslexia 101: Defines dyslexia: myths and facts, including the latest research How to know if you or your child has dyslexia How to navigate the public school system of special education Everything you need to know to successfully homeschool your dyslexic child When, where and how to get testing and tutoring Dyslexia in high school & college Exhaustive list of resources including:
  • books
  • web sites
  • blogs
  • apps
  • technology
  • reliable national and international dyslexia organizations
Marianne Sunderland writes from the unique perspective of a homeschooling mother of 8 children, 7 of whom are dyslexic. She says, "Writing about dyslexia is a passion of mine because of our own experience raising and teaching our kids with dyslexia. I know how it feels to be utterly confused by an otherwise bright child who just doesn’t ‘get’ reading. I know how overwhelming it was to search through web site after web site, book after book, searching for the answers. I know how many false starts and disappointments we went through before we found what really works. I saw how being unable to read and write well affected my kids as they grew up. How I wish I could go back, knowing what I know now and do things differently. "  - Marianne Sunderland Marianne writes in terms parents can really understand. Dyslexia 101 will guide parents as they seek to provide the very best education alternatives for their children; finding effective help and cultivating the many little-known strengths of the dyslexic learner. Marianne Sunderland is a frequent speaker at homeschool conventions, women's groups and schools. For more information, please visit www.HomeschoolingWithDyslexia.com