Dyslexia is My Superpower (Most of the Time)

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Author: Margaret Rooke

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784506060

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 240

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In more than 100 interviews, children and young adults reveal their personal tips and tactics for honing the creative benefits of dyslexia, enabling them to thrive in school and beyond. Strategies include ways to develop confidence and self-belief. The contributors have outlined specific approaches they feel have helped them, and others that haven't. The book contains stunning illustrations by 8-18 year olds with dyslexia. The first-hand accounts are inspiring in the way they normalise dyslexia and reveal the many success stories. There is an additional section for professionals who work in education or special learning environments, with advice given by school students themselves.

The Big Book of Dyslexia Activities for Kids and Teens

100+ Creative, Fun, Multi-sensory and Inclusive Ideas for Successful Learning

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Author: Gavin Reid,Nick Guise,Jennie Guise

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784507253

Category: Education

Page: 376

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Packed with fun, creative and multi-sensory activities, this resource will help children and teenagers with dyslexia become successful learners across the curriculum. The authors provide over one hundred tried-and-tested fun and imaginative activities and ideas to unlock the learning of children and teenagers with dyslexia in creative ways. The book is split into parts addressing literacy, numeracy, learning and cross curricular subjects. With fun activities like 'Spelling Ping-Pong' and 'Class Got Talent', it focuses on key skills such as listening, memory, spelling, writing and key board skills. Each activity includes a 'red herring' that will keep dyslexic children and teenagers entertained, extending them in interesting ways that will appeal to those who think outside of the box. Brimming with imaginative ideas, The Big Book of Dyslexia Activities is an essential toolkit for any teacher or parent working with children and young people with dyslexia.

Assessment for Dyslexia and Learning Differences

A Concise Guide for Teachers and Parents

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Author: Gavin Reid,Jennie Guise

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784509116

Category: Education

Page: 136

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Filling a hole in the market for an informative and user-friendly guide to the topic, this is a go-to guide for any parent or teacher. Positive, empowering and written to suit an international audience, this guide is essential reading for education professionals and parents of children with dyslexia and other learning differences. It includes practical strategies, useful websites and resources, as well as ways of recognising early on that your child or pupil has dyslexia. The authors, experienced dyslexia and learning differences consultants, highlight the importance of effective and positive communication between home and school, as well as with the child. Assessment for Dyslexia and Learning Differences is the perfect pocket guide for busy professionals and parents, who will be able to read it one sitting or alternatively dip in and out of it as they please.

Dyslexia and Spelling

Making Sense of It All

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Author: Kelli Sandman-Hurley

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784507601

Category: Education

Page: 128

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Written by an authority in the dyslexia field, this is the first accessible guide to the close interplay of spelling and dyslexia. Kelli Sandman-Hurley talks the teacher or parent through why kids with dyslexia find spelling so hard, and what we can learn from the spelling mistakes in their writing samples. Introducing key terminology around morphemes (smallest unit of meaning in words) and phonemes (smallest contrastive units in language) in an accessible and clear way, Sandman-Hurley goes on to explain how we can identify, and learn from, kids' spelling miscues, and use them to further inform our teaching and instruction. Shedding much-needed light on an under-explored tool for classroom or home learning, Dyslexia and Spelling is essential reading for teachers and parents alike.

The Illustrated Guide to Dyslexia and Its Amazing People

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Author: Kate Power,Kathy Iwanczak Forsyth

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784506478

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 72

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Use this guide to weed out what dyslexia means for you and discover the tools you need to blossom! Dyslexia comes to live with visual imagery and colourful text in this new book on what dyslexia means, how it feels, what to do about it, and how to learn to embrace it. There are advantages to being dyslexic, including an aptitude for design literacy and innovative thinking, although these can be obscured by its challenges. This beautifully designed book, complete with stunning visuals and gentle humour, approaches the subject of dyslexia in a simple and encouraging way for all age groups. By showing what dyslexia is and asking the reader how it applies to them, this book offers a fun and engaging means of working out how dyslexia affects the individual specifically, with a multitude of learning tools and tips, and a gallery of inspirational dyslexics who have used their particular skills to do something amazing with their lives.

From Africa to Afghanistan

With Richards and NATO to Kabul

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Author: Greg Mills

Publisher: Witwatersrand University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 236

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From Africa to Afghanistan details Greg Mills' four months as special adviser to the Commander of the Ninth International Security Assistance Force (ISAF IX) in Afghanistan to help establish and run a civilian think-tank, the Prism Group, within the headquarters in Kabul. It highlights the difficulty of rebuilding a failed state through external assistance, a lesson which translates across borders and continents to Africa and elsewhere. Mills, the "adventurer-academic" and "soldier-analyst," has managed to write a book that is entertaining, informative and thought-provoking all at the same time. Greg Mills heads the Johannesburg-based Brenthurst Foundation. An associate research fellow of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) for Defence and Security Studies, he previously (1996-2005) directed the South African Institute of International Affairs. He is the author of more than thirty books, including Security Intersection and the award-winning Wired Model, and has twice been nominated for the Alan Paton award.

Film Review

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Motion pictures

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The Paladins

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Author: Julie Reece

Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.

ISBN: 1944816453

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 308

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The Artisan curse is broken. The souls that have been trapped in a mysterious otherworld called The Void are finally released. Now Raven Weathersby, Gideon Maddox, and Cole Wynter can finally move on with their lives . . . or so they thought. If the ancient magic is truly dead then why are mystical fires plaguing Gideon at every turn? What accounts for Raven's frightening visions of her deceased mother? And who is the beautiful, tortured girl haunting Cole's dreams? Last year, a group of lonely teens sacrificed secrets, battled the supernatural, and faced their own demons to set one another free. Yet six months later, the heart of evil still beats within The Void. Now, the trio is forced to face the horrific truth: that their only way out is to go back in. In this eerie southern gothic, loyalties are tested, love is challenged, and evil seeks humans on the ultimate battlegrounds of their minds, souls, and hearts.