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Crushing Dyslexia
The "How-To" Book of Effective Methods for Helping People With Dyslexia
by Carol S. Fitzpatrick, M.S. Ed. View author's profile page

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! These methods really work. Every chapter in this book is full of the same ideas, resources, and step-by-step instructions that she discovered, and they are ready for you to use the next day.



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Description


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.

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About the author


Carol S. Fitzpatrick has a passion for helping struggling readers. When her own children were forced to deal with the frustration and humiliation of dyslexia, she went back to school to learn how to teach them to read and was trained in several different Orton-Gillingham methods. The same methods she used to homeschool both of her sons have worked for many more struggling readers over the past 40 years in her career as a public school teacher, reading specialist, and college instructor. Now, when Carol isn't tutoring, she travels throughout the country speaking on successful intervention practices in reading instruction.

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Book details

Genre:EDUCATION

Subgenre:Teaching Methods & Materials / Reading & Phonics

Language:English

Pages:278

Format:Paperback

Paperback ISBN:9780982262818


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! These methods really work. Every chapter in this book is full of the same ideas, resources, and step-by-step instructions that she discovered, and they are ready for you to use the next day.



Read more

Description


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.

Read more

About the author


Carol S. Fitzpatrick has a passion for helping struggling readers. When her own children were forced to deal with the frustration and humiliation of dyslexia, she went back to school to learn how to teach them to read and was trained in several different Orton-Gillingham methods. The same methods she used to homeschool both of her sons have worked for many more struggling readers over the past 40 years in her career as a public school teacher, reading specialist, and college instructor. Now, when Carol isn't tutoring, she travels throughout the country speaking on successful intervention practices in reading instruction.

Read more

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