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The dyslexia empowerment plan : a blueprint for renewing your child's confidence and love of learning / Ben Foss.

Foss, Ben, (Author).

  • ISBN: 9780345541239 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 0345541235 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 0345541243 (ebk.)
  • ISBN: 9780345541246 (ebk.)
  • Description: xxviii, 304 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2013]

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Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 618.92/Foss (Text to phone) Available -
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Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Note: Embrace your child's profile -- Discard the myths -- Identify your child's strengths -- Allow your child to dream big -- Tell your story -- A tool kit of accommodations -- Assert your rights -- Is it time to exit? -- Building community -- Your child is not broken.
Summary: "Finally, a groundbreaking book that reveals what your dyslexic child is experiencing--and what you can do so that he or she can thrive More than thirty million people in the United States are dyslexic--a 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 don't 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 entree 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 child's profile: By mapping your child's 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"-- Provided by publisher.