The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan: A Blueprint for Renewing Your Child’s Confidence and Love of Learning

By | June 19, 2019
The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan: A Blueprint for Renewing Your Child's Confidence and Love of Learning Author Ben Foss
ISBN-10 0345541251
ISBN-13 9780345541253
Year 2016-05-17
Pages 336
Language English
Publisher Ballantine Books
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Finally a groundbreaking book that reveals what your dyslexic child is experiencingand what you can do so that he or she will thrive More than thirty million people in the United States are dyslexica brain based genetic trait often labeled as a learning disability or learning difference that makes interpreting text and reading difficult Yet even though children with dyslexia may have trouble reading they dont have any problems learning dyslexia has nothing to do with a lack of intellect While other books tell you what dyslexia is this book tells you what to do Dyslexics innate skills which may include verbal social spatial kinesthetic visual mathematical or musical abilities are their unique key to acquiring knowledge Figuring out where their individual strengths lie and then harnessing these skills offers an entre into learning and excelling 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 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 In The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan he shares his personal triumphs and failures so that you can learn from his experiences and provides a three step approach for success Identify your childs profile By mapping your childs strengths and weaknesses and assisting her to better understand who she is you can help your child move away from shame and feelings of inadequacy and move toward creating a powerful program for learning Help your child help himself Coach your child to become his own best advocate by developing resiliency confidence and self awareness and focusing on achievable goals in areas that matter most to him Create community Dyslexic children are not broken but too often the system designed to educate them is Dare to change your school so that your child has the resources to thrive Understanding your rights and finding allies will make you and your child feel connected and no longer alone 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 Praise for The Dyslexia Empowerment PlanA passionate and well articulated guide This extremely practical and motivational book will be welcomed by parents of dyslexic children Publishers Weekly starred review Accessible and reassuring Library JournalThis step by step guide will become a go to resource for parents James H Wendorf executive director National Center for Learning DisabilitiesI study dyslexia in the lab and am a parent of a wonderful daughter who fits this profile Ben Fosss book should be considered essential to any collection on the subject It was extremely useful especially for a mom Maria Luisa Gorno Tempini M D Ph D professor of neurology UCSF Memory and Aging Center As someone with a learning profile that made school tough and as a parent I know kids need the right support Ben Foss knows how to get access to education because hes been through it I was thrilled to read this book It offers a wise collection of insights that are both practical and touching James Gandolfini actor The SopranosFrom the Hardcover edition

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