An Introduction to Dyslexia for Parents and Professionals

Author(s): Alan M. Hultquist

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Provides basic need-to-know information for parents and professionals and answers frequently asked questions about dyslexia. Using case studies, this guide addresses many of the issues surrounding dyslexia, including possible causes and subtypes, means of testing, remediation and the controversial matter of "staying back" to repeat a school year.


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Alan M. Hultquist, EdD is a licensed school psychologist with a doctorate in educational psychology. He is also licensed as an elementary educator, special educator, and consulting teacher. He is a member of the American Psychological Association and the US National Association of School Psychologists. Dr. Hultquist has worked with children professionally since 1979.

Contents: Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Causes of Dyslexia. 3. Phonological Dyslexia. 4. Orthographic Dyslexia. 5. Retrieval Problems (also called "rapid naming" defecits). 6. Deep Dyslexia. 7. Mixed and Other Dyslexias. 8. Other Information about Dyslexia and Dyslexics. 9. Diagnosis and Evaluation. 10. Laws and Remediation. 11. Retention. 12. Other Learning Problems That Can Affect Reading. 13. A Final Word. Appendix I: Professional Organizations. Appendix II: Teaching and Other Resources. Appendix III: Examples of Classroom Accommodations and Modifications for Dyslexic Students. Glossary. Bibliography. About the Author. Index.

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  • : 9781843108337
  • : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • : June 2006
  • : 246mm X 173mm X 7mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

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  • : Alan M. Hultquist
  • : Paperback
  • : 618.928553
  • : 112