Book Title: A Workbook for Dyslexics, 3rd Edition
Publisher: Creative Dragon Press
Author: Cheryl Orlassino
This book includes:
1. Flash Cards (on-line, code from book needed)
2. Audio Dictations (on-line)
This reading program is perfect for older students and adults who have dyslexia. It does not contain "babyish" pictures, or phrasing that an older student would find insulting. It does, however, contain larger text (16 point - Arial) to accommodate side-by-side instruction.
Dyslexia is the most common learning disorder, affecting as many as 10% of our population. Despite the fact that studies have not been able determine the underlying cause, there is plenty of evidence that the condition can be treated using the Orton-Gillingham approach. This approach was developed in the early 1900's by Samuel Orton and Anna Gillingham, who discovered that those who have dyslexia must be taught to read with a multi-sensory, intensive phonics based program. Once treated with such a program, these students can read just as well (or better) than their peers.
Our Orton-Gillingham based program contains 55 complete lessons that will gradually teach your student to decode and spell words using phonics, rules and memory cues. These easy to follow, scripted lessons gradually build up to the next topic, offering repetition for reinforcement. Being based on the well-known Orton-Gillingham method for overcoming dyslexia, this program is effective; your student will be well on his or her way to reading and writing within a short time.
Many lessons in this reading program have spelling and sentence dictations. Audio for these exercises are available for free at the author's website, which is listed inside the book (or at the author's bio page). Also available, for free, are the flash cards that accompany this program.
This program is recommended for students 13 years and up. For ages 7 to 13, please see Blast Off to Reading. Not sure what's right for you? The first five lessons of each program are available at the author's site, see "More About the Author" for the URL, then navigate to the book's product page and click on "try it".