Dyslexia : Theory & Practice of Remedial Instruction is a well-written guide to remedial reading programs. The book begins with a brief but well-written description of dyslexia and a discussion of the basics of
various methods for dealing with it. Although not comprehensive, these sections of the book provide
a clear overview that will equip the reader well for reading more technical, jargon-filled publications
on the subject.
The most valuable part of the book is Part III: Reading Programs for Individuals with
Dyslexia. Here, there are descriptions of eleven different programs, from the most aggressively
Orton-Gillingham (e.g. Slingerland, Alphabetic Phonics) to whole-language (Reading Recovery).
The descriptions cover:What the teacher does;This is an excellent book for the person who is starting to learn about dyslexia, and a good one to return to from time to time to put the fads and enthusiasms of the moment into perspective.
How the teacher is trained;
What research there is on the effectiveness of the methods.
Students new to the subject should also read Beginning to Read: Thinking and Learning About Print by Marilyn Jager Adams.
and Pam Wright
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