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By Alan M. Hultquist

This sensible advisor offers easy need-to-know info for folks and execs and solutions commonly asked questions on dyslexia. utilizing illustrative case reviews, Alan M. Hultquist addresses a number of the concerns surrounding dyslexia, together with attainable explanations and subtypes, technique of trying out, remediation and the debatable topic of ''staying back'' to copy a college 12 months. He identifies attainable tools of lecture room lodging for dyslexic scholars in various topic components. The record of valuable assets behind the ebook can be utilized via mom and dad and execs to aid clarify dyslexia to childrens, and to aid them locate additional details and instructing instruments. this entire introductory advisor to dyslexia is a must'read for fogeys of kids with dyslexia, in particular mom and dad with youngsters who're newly clinically determined, and for all those that paintings with dyslexic little ones and their households.

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One example is a 13year-old middle-school girl whom I will call Louise. Louise is an outgoing student who routinely gets average or better grades. She has great social skills with both peers and adults and has excellent oral language skills. She is known as a good problem solver, likes sports, but never reads unless she has to. She does not have any problems paying attention and always gives careful thought to things before making decisions. No one expressed concerns about her academic skills before she reached middle school and she has never been a behavior problem.

These types of intelligence are solving unique problems, learning facts about the world and using that information to solve problems, memory and learning, visual perception (that is, making sense out of what you see), auditory perception (that is, making sense out of sounds), retrieving information from memory, working quickly, thinking quickly, reading and writing, and math. No IQ test measures all of these, but some measure many of these skills. But think about yourself for a minute. Are you equally skilled at all of these?

Some even consider dyslexia to be a gift. However, reading, spelling, penmanship, and the other difficulties that go along with dyslexia are still problems for them, and they accept the fact that their dyslexia cannot be cured. Overall, the life experiences of people with dyslexia match the life experiences of almost everyone else. Most adults have had both good and bad teachers, were teased or bullied about something, felt that siblings were treated better than they were in some way, doubted their ability in some area, and needed to work extra hard to learn some skills.

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