ERIC Number: ED387978
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Bridges to Reading. What To Do When You Suspect Your Child Has a Reading Problem: A Kit of First-Step Strategies [Kit].
Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation, San Mateo, CA. Parents' Educational Resource Center.
This kit is intended to provide parents of children with learning disabilities, particularly reading disorders, with appropriate information, tools, and references. The kit includes eight strategy-based booklets featuring steps to success, parent-child activities, frequently asked questions, and resources. The eight booklet titles are: (1) "Understanding Reading Problems: Does Your Child Have One?"; (2) "Getting Your Child Tested for Reading Problems and Understanding the Results"; (3) "Working Together with Teachers and Schools"; (4) "Understanding How Children Learn to Read"; (5) "Building Self-Esteem and Dealing with Disappointments at School"; (6) "Learning Despite a Reading Problem"; (7) "Turning the Spotlight on Your Child's Strengths"; and (8) "For the High School Student--Improving Reading, Taking Tests, and Planning for the Future." In addition to the booklets, the kit contains an introduction to the reading program, a list of national resources, supplemental information on tutoring, supplemental information on attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, two audiocassettes of the booklets, an activity booklet called "50 Fun Ways To Improve Reading," a portfolio and contact log to assist parents in organizing relevant information, bookmarks, a pen, and a calendar with stickers to mark important dates. (DB)
Descriptors: Disability Identification, Educational Diagnosis, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Disabilities, Parent School Relationship, Parent Student Relationship, Parents as Teachers, Reading Difficulties, Reading Improvement, Reading Instruction, Reading Processes, Reading Strategies, Self Esteem, Student Evaluation, Study Skills, Test Wiseness
Parents' Educational Resource Center, 1660 South Amphlett Blvd., Suite 200, San Mateo, CA 94402-2508 ($20 plus shipping).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation, San Mateo, CA. Parents' Educational Resource Center.