The Dyslexia Information Kit includes:
- Sally Shaywitz ground breaking informative book on Overcoming Dyslexia;
- Nancy Mather and Barbara J. Wendling's informative and easy to read book, Essentials of Dyslexia Assessment and interventions.
- Handouts are available under Resources, for both parents and educators, that are full of informative and educational informational in order to approach a dyslexic child with knowledge and strategies effective for remediation and support.
A small portion of the proceeds help to support Dyslexia Alliance.
Overcoming Dyslexia by Sally Shaywitz:
FOR EVERYONE WHO STRUGGLES TO READ!
Clear, practical, science-based information and advice for successful results.
One in five American children has trouble reading. But they are not stupid or lazy. In Overcoming Dyslexia, Dr. Sally Shaywitz, co-director of the Yale Center for the Study of Learning and Attention and a leader in the new research into how the brain works, offers the latest information about reading problems and proven, practical techniques that, along with hard work and the right help, can enable anyone to overcome them. Here are the tools that parents and teachers need to help the dyslexic child, age by age, grade by grade, step by step.
- What dyslexia is and why some intelligent, gifted people read slowly and painfully
- How to identify dyslexia in preschoolers, schoolchildren, young adults, and adults
- How to find the best school and how to work productively with your child's teacher
- Exercises to help children use the parts of the brain that control reading
- A 20-minute nightly home program to enhance reading
- The 150 most common problem words—a list that can give your child a headstart
- Ways to raise and preserve a child's self-esteem and reveal his strengths
- Stories of successful men and women who are dyslexic
Essentials of Dyslexia Assessment and Interventions by Nancy Mather and Barbara J Wendling.
“From cover to cover, Essentials of Dyslexia Assessment and Intervention packs a wealth of knowledge. Mather and Wendling have certainly delivered an indispensable guide that will enable educators to ensure that their students with dyslexia are accurately assessed and appropriately instructed.”
--Perspectives on Language and Literacy, Winter 2013
Nancy Mather, PhD, is a Professor at the University of Arizona in the Department Disability and Psychoeducational Studies. She specializes in the areas of assessment, reading, writing, and learning disabilities. She has served as a learning disabilities teacher, a diagnostician, a university professor, and an educational consultant. She has published numerous articles and books and conducts workshops on assessment and instruction nationwide. She is a co-author of the Woodcock-Johnson III and has co-authored two books on interpretation and application of the WJ III.
Barbara J. Wendling, MA, is the Education Director for the Woodcock-Muñoz Foundation. In addition, she conducts training workshops nationwide on topics related to assessment and linking assessment to instruction. Barbara has served as a general education teacher, a learning disabilities specialist, a product manager for a test publishing company, and an educational consultant. She has a number of publications related to assessment and instruction and is a co-author of the Woodcock Interpretation and Instructional Interventions Program.
Both authors have coauthored numerous Essentials volumes, and co-wrote together the Essentials of Evidence-Based Academic Interventions, one of the series' best-selling titles.