Statistically, more boys are diagnosed with dyslexia than girls. I also appreciate that the author talked about several reading programs available. He is currently specializing in educational advocacy. I would highly recommend it to parents who are looking for ways to help their children at home or over the summer if their children are in school. I agree with this assertion.
I have read story after story of parents working hard to help their children and succeeding. I couldn't find any statistics about the percentage of male education grad school instructors who are male. The author's descriptions, unfortunately, didn't help me distinguish a lot between them, but at least I had names of programs to look at and research. Ellen Burns Hurst holds a Ph. I'm going to look for one I'd recommend and will review it here if I find one.
Along with a discussion of the unique ways girls mask their reading difficulties from their parents, teachers, and peers, the book includes insight into the lives of struggling female readers by profiling young women who were undiagnosed with dyslexia and the challenges they faced as a result. Hurst is married to Michael R. Burns explains that girls tend to be more people pleasers and find ways to cover up their reading difficulties than boys. I have to say from the beginning that for most of my friends, the first part of this book would rub them the wrong way--as it did me. A Specific View Why My Daughter Can't Read offers a clinical view of dyslexia specifically written for parents of girls who struggle with the reading process. Protecting Parents Myths and misconceptions regarding dyslexia are debunked in order to protect parents from unnecessary expenditures of time, money, and emotional energy on unproven methods and technologies.
His practice, which spans over 30years, included interaction with the school systems through his extensive involvement with the Juvenile Courts. This book will teach parents the components of the reading process, along with exploring the intersection of reading, attention, and executive function and the importance of competition and active engagement for boys with dyslexia. The importance of competition and active engagement for boys with dyslexia is dissected by looking at both sides of the competition debate. Her clinical training includes Orton Gillingham, Lindamood-Bell, and Wilson Language System. I typically don't read fiction books, but I enjoy reading and wanted my kids too as well.
An additional chapter is included for parents involved in the process of seeking special education services for their daughters. Burns focuses on girls and how our culture is biased against them. Chapter 6 is a goldmine of specific and easy to understand intervention activities for struggling readers. This book comes packed with a lot more easily accessible ideas for how parents can supplement and modify their reading instruction. The second half of the book is very helpful, but I disagree ideologically with the first half. Her research interests include a focus on the struggling reader in global school settings, as well as the social, cultural, and cognitive aspects of learning to read in the local classroom. But, I believe we need to be more watchful of all children--girls and boys and whether they are struggling to learn to read and why.
Reading this book, I found a lot of good information on the how and the whys of some of her difficulties. He shares and supports his wife in her passion for advocacy work for underachieving children. The percentage of elementary teachers who are men has dropped from 18% in 1981 to 9% in 2006 see here. Hurst provides extensive information about what parents can do to increase a child's reading ability. Their stories highlight the dangers of waiting too long before obtaining a definitive diagnosis of dyslexia and seeking appropriate interventions. This book emphasizes the importance of early detection, comprehensive assessment by trained professionals, and consistent intervention on the part of parents and a reading specialist.
Parents and teachers have to become true students of their children. Hurst has given parents and educators a straight forward and detailed manual of how to identify, understand, and address dyslexia in children, especially girls. Burns' premise that girls are slighted because of male teachers. I simply didn't recognize the signs. At the heart of this passion is the desire to level the achievement playing field for all children.
Their daughter lives in Washington, D. I particularly liked the overview of approaches to supporting dyslexics as well as the comprehensive lists throughout of websites, apps, and other resources such as checklists and questions to ask professionals. As an experienced reading specialist in public schools, private school, and private practice, she has a theoretical and pragmatic interest in reading assessment and intervention. I will be recommending this book to colleagues as a go-to resource for parents of dyslexic girls. I don't agree with Ms.