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  • Genre:EDUCATION
  • SubGenre:Teaching Methods & Materials / Reading & Phonics
  • Language:English
  • Pages:278
  • eBook ISBN:9780982262825

Crushing Dyslexia

The "How-To" Book of Effective Methods for Helping People With Dyslexia

by Carol S. Fitzpatrick View author's profile page

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Overview
Did you know at least one out of six people in the world is on the dyslexia spectrum? Did you also know that there are methods that are able to "rewire" the dyslexic's brain so that most people suffering the frustrations of dyslexia can not only learn to read...they can learn to read well? Is someone you know struggling with reading? Don't let that happen! "Crushing Dyslexia" is the result of Carol's 40 years of experience working with struggling readers. After learning Orton-Gillingham methods to help her own children, she adapted them to her public school classroom. The results were astounding! Carol kept the data for any fourth-grader whose reading scores on the beginning-of-the-year tests were at least one grade level. After learning with the accommodations and techniques Carol used, they averaged a 2 and ½ year jump by the end of the year! This book is not another reading program--it is a book full of simple, multisensory, logical, and highly effective methods that can be applied to almost any quality reading program to make it much more appropriate for teaching a reading struggler. Every idea, accommodation, and technique in this book is Orton-Gillingham-based, and has been tested by Carol Fitzpatrick with her own students. They really work! Learn how to teach: • The Sounds of English (phonemic awarenss) • Phonics (alphabetic principles) • Decoding BIG Words • Vocabulary • Fluency • Comprehension • Handwriting • Spelling • Written Expression Every chapter contains: • Simple, step-by-step directions • Struggler Success Stories of Carol's real students to encourage you • An Appendix of related research and resources • At least one game or hands-on manipulative to help teach that chapter's concept • And much more… Don't wait. Order you copy now.
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This book is not another reading program, it is a book full of simple, multisensory, logical, and highly effective methods that can be applied to almost any quality reading program to make it much more appropriate for teaching a reading struggler. Every idea, accommodation, and technique in this book is Orton-Gillingham-based and has been tested by Carol Fitzpatrick with her own students. They really work!

Carol kept the data for any fourth-grader whose reading scores on the beginning-of-the-year tests were at least one grade level below grade. After learning with the accommodations and techniques Carol used, they averaged a 2 and ½ year jump in their reading score by the end of the year!

You will learn how to teach:

  • The Sounds of English (phonemic awareness)
  • Phonics (alphabetic principles)
  • Decoding BIG Words
  • Vocabulary
  • Fluency
  • Comprehension
  • Handwriting
  • Spelling
  • Written Expression

Every chapter contains:

  • Simple, step-by-step directions
  • Struggler Success Stories of Carol’s real students to encourage you
  • An Appendix of related research and resources
  • At least one game or hands-on manipulative to help teach that chapter’s concept

      And much more…

Don't wait. Order your copy now.

About the author
Carol S, Fitzpatrick, M.S. Ed. has had a passion for helping people with dyslexia and other struggling readers ever since her own two sons were forced to deal with the frustration and humiliation of dyslexia as young boys. She was a teacher, but realized she didn't have the tools she needed to help them, so she went back to school to learn Orton-Gillingham methods. Once her boys were reading well, she went back into teaching in the public schools. She adapted her teaching to multi-sensory, simultaneous techniques while using a Response to Intervention approach. She found her new methods were helping many more students conquer their reading disabilities. The students in her fourth-grade who were more than a year behind in reading on the beginning-of-the year testing were averaging a 2 1/2 year jump by the end of the year. This happened year after year. Her school district created a unique position for her to attempt the same program school-wide. The students she worked with made similar progress. She was able to spend several years testing and perfecting her approach to make it even more effective. When she "retired," Carol wrote a book for teachers called "'Help, I Can't Read!' How to Respond to Struggling Readers in Your Classroom," (published in 2009.) That book is now in many states and several foreign countries, and is still recommended to help teachers simplify their reading instruction to really meet the needs of their struggling readers. This book, "Crushing Dyslexia," (published 2018) is a revised version meant for anyone wanting to help a person with dyslexia conquer their reading disability and begin to enjoy the gifts that dyslexia also brings. It is the ultimate result of her forty years of research and testing. Now Carol speaks at conferences for teachers and homeschoolers, as well as doing professional development for schools, and tutoring.

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