ERIC Number: ED374589
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Beyond the Rainbow: A Guide for Parents of Children with Dyslexia and Other Learning Disabilities. Second Edition.
Dodds, Patricia S.; And Others
This guide for parents of children with dyslexia begins with case summaries of several children who exhibited reading and other academic problems that were later diagnosed as dyslexia. Misconceptions about dyslexia are refuted, and developmental problems in the areas of auditory perception, visual perception, and language processing are discussed. Activities to strengthen each of these three areas are listed. Problems arising from having dyslexia are explored, especially the problem of poor self-image. The emotions that parents often experience in dealing with the child who has dyslexia are examined. Some of these include denial, guilt, martyrdom, anger, and acceptance. Subsequent chapters focus on the hope that comes from perseverance. Suggestions are offered for parents who want to help their child develop a positive self-image and a sense of security. Suggestions are also offered for helping the child to perform better in school by developing his or her organizational skills, homework skills, and test-taking skills. The final chapter recounts the outcomes for those children whose case summaries were presented in the first chapter. An appendix offers positive phrases parents can say to praise their child, time management forms and checklists, a sample of teacher rules and requirements, a self-concept assessment form, and suggested classroom modifications. (JDD)
Descriptors: Auditory Perception, Case Studies, Child Rearing, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Processes, Dyslexia, Elementary Secondary Education, Intervention, Parent Participation, Parent Student Relationship, Reading Difficulties, Self Concept, Self Esteem, Skill Development, Student Development, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Teaching Methods, Visual Perception
Educational Interventions Publishing, P.O. Box 1753, Baytown, TX 77522-1753 ($12.95 plus $1.30 per book shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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