It was extremely useful, especially for a mom. I liked the way Ben Foss explodes some of the myths about dyslexia, since he himself is so highly successful and has been able to achieve on the highest levels. I was thrilled to read this book. In my first class as a first grade teacher, I had a child whom I couldn't help learn to read and I felt helpless! Even better, she makes an amazing new friend. I'll keep this one as a reference.
The author's statement that resiliency is really more important really challenges the current corporatization of education by textbook publishers and standardized test makers. I was very excited to get this book! The title of that book is a bit of a misnomer but it does provide valuable information. I get its important to plug yourself share one's own story, however it became a bit much for me. Now I can recognize it as an asset, point it out to the child, and then alter the way I teach to play to their strengths. The author's way of teaching a dyslexic person how to describe their dyslexia to educators and employers makes this book worth purchasing, but there is so much more than practical advice inside. Represented by the Random House Speakers Bureau, he regularly speaks to Fortune 500 companies, public policy organizations, and colleges and universities across the country.
I hope to be able to re-build my sons self esteem and help him to realize just how great he is. Understanding your rights and finding allies will make you and your child feel connected and no longer alone. Category: Education Author : Nicole C. Foss for encouraging me to push harder for my son to try audiobooks. The major premise of the book is not to 'overcome' dyslexia, but to integrate it into our lives.
The realization that dyslexics are over-represented in entrepeneurial efforts made a lot of sense to me-the dyslexic child spends their life trying different ways to succeed. Understanding your rights and finding allies will make you and your child feel connected and no longer alone. My own child is dyslexic, and even though I have researched and already know a lot about dyslexia, this book helped me better understand my child's dyslexia and how I can help him as a parent. Figuring out where their individual strengths lie, and then harnessing these skills, offers an entrée into learning and excelling. This book serves primarily as a guide for parents and guardians who find themselves having to navigate school systems peopled with administrators who don't want to spend money identifying and accommodating non-obvious disabilities such as dyslexia, teachers who don't kno This is the first book I've read on dyslexia.
Packed with practical ideas and strategies dyslexic children need for excelling in school and in life, this empowering guide provides the framework for charting a future for your child that is bright with hope and unlimited potential. I was thrilled to read this book. This book was helpful to me as a special education teacher. Create community: Dyslexic children are not broken, but too often the system designed to educate them is. I read about things that I didn't even know about. What I like about this book is the star graphs he sets up for charting strengths and weaknesses. Ben Foss's book should be considered essential to any collection on the subject.
Dare to change your school so that your child has the resources to thrive. I am going to research both Learning Ally and Bookshare for him as well as suggest that we start to emphasize him gaining access to texts that are auditory. And by keeping the focus on learning, not on standard reading the same way everyone else does, a child with dyslexia can and will develop the self-confidence to flourish in the classroom and beyond. Foss walks parent and child through the maze of emotions and obstacles associated with dyslexia. Understanding your rights and finding allies will make you and your child feel connected and no longer alone.
As I work with dyslexic students, I see it — especially in older students. It is about accepting ourselves for who we are, identifying our own strengths and weaknesses and vigorously putting in the effort to meet our own needs. While this book is probably a great book for those dealing with dyslexia, the focus was so specific that it did not apply to my daughter's disorder, dyspraxia. It was extremely useful, especially for a mom. It offers a wise collection of insights that are both practical and touching.
People identified with dyslexia are essentially blind when it comes to decoding text. The talent and creativity with which Ben has written this book make it stand out as a guide to navigating the remarkable world of dyslexia. I really liked this book. Figuring out where their individual strengths lie, and then harnessing these skills, offers an entrée into learning and excelling. After years of battling with a school system that did not understand his dyslexia and the shame that accompanied it, renowned activist and entrepreneur Ben Foss is not only open about his dyslexia, he is proud of it.