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Success and Dyslexia: Sessions for coping in the upper primary years

$56.32  Paperback (inc CD)
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Nola Firth, Erica Frydenberg Australian author

  • Success and Dyslexia
  • Success and Dyslexia
    Unique, evidence-based program that assists upper primary students; especially those with dyslexia; to increase their ability to take control of and cope well with the problems that occur in their lives.

ISBN: 9781742860190

Success and Dyslexia is a unique, evidence-based program that assists all upper primary students, but especially those with dyslexia, to increase their ability to take control of and cope well with the problems that occur in their lives. Because dyslexia is often highly resistant to improvement despite dedicated literacy and numeracy teaching interventions, this groundbreaking resource focuses instead on adaptive coping skills as a powerful determinant of life success.

Underpinned by cognitive behavioural principles and recent coping and learning disabilities research, Success and Dyslexia concentrates intensively on three key skill areas: awareness and strengthening of current coping methods, challenging self-defeating thoughts, and assertion skills to discover needs and ask appropriately for support. An accompanying CD contains interviews, role plays, useful resources and weblinks, as well as handouts for classroom use.

"Success and Dyslexia outlines a concise and structured psychological intervention derived from cognitive behavioural therapy to support students with dyslexia. Nola Firth’s and Erica Frydenberg’s strong concern for the emotional wellbeing of students with dyslexia emerges clearly in its opening chapters...A short accompanying DVD serves as a user friendly and amusing introduction, which would be useful for parents and as a springboard for staff development...Success and Dyslexia provides a valuable supplement to good dyslexia treatment. Successful implementation would depend on adequate staffing with well prepared teachers and support from a school counsellor and/or special education teacher. A school culture sympathetic to students with dyslexia and allied special needs is integral to its success. Success and Dyslexia should help foster such an environment."
- Antonia Canaris, Special Education Consultant, Dyslexia Advocacy, Resources & Education (DARE)