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Helping your child with language-based learning disabilities : strategies to succeed in school & life with dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, ADHD, & processing disorders / Daniel Franklin, PhD.
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9781684030989
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Oakland, California : New Harbinger Publications, Inc. : distributed in Canada by Raincoast Books, 2018.

©2018
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xi, 220 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Based on research in neuroscience, education, and the principles of attachment-based teaching, this guide for parents offers tools and practices to help children transcend language-based learning difficulties, do better in school, and gain self-confidence and self-esteem.
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Based in cutting-edge research in neuroscience, education, and the principles of attachment-based teaching, this important guide for parents offers tools and practices to help children transcend language-based learning difficulties, do better in school, and gain self-confidence and self-esteem. If your child has a language-based learning difficulty--such as dyscalculia, dyslexia, and auditory processing disorder--they may have to work twice as hard to keep up with their peers in school. Your child may also have feelings of frustration, anger, sadness, or shame as a result of their learning differences. As a parent, it hurts to see your child struggle. But the good news is that there are proven-effective strategies you can learn to help your child be their best. This book will show you how. Helping Your Child with Language-Based Learning Disabilities outlines an attachment-based approach to help your child succeed based in the latest research. This research indicates that a secure attachment relationship between you and your child actually optimizes their learning ability by enhancing motivation, regulating anxiety, and triggering neuroplasticity. In this book, you'll discover why it's so important to accurately assess your child, find new perspectives on LBLDs based on the most current studies, and discover tips and strategies for navigating school, home life, and your child's future. Most importantly, you'll learn how your own special bond with your child can help spark their interest in reading, writing, and math. Every child is unique--and every child learns in his or her own way. With this groundbreaking guide, you'll be able to help your child thrive, in school and life.


Author Notes

Daniel Franklin, PhD, has over thirty years of experience in education as a teacher, administrator, and consultant. He is founder and president of Franklin Educational Services, Inc., which provides individualized school support services for students of all ages and needs.


Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Part I An Overview of Language-Based Learning Difficulties
Chapter 1 What Is a Language-Based Learning Difficulty?p. 9
An Overview of Language-Based Learning Difficultiesp. 13
Your Child's Learning Environmentp. 16
Chapter 2 Correctly Assessing Your Childp. 19
Levels of Support in Public Schoolsp. 21
Private Assessmentsp. 29
Chapter 3 A Kinder Way to Support Your Childp. 37
Your Relationship With Your Child Is More Important Than Schoolworkp. 40
Collaboration Is Not "Enabling"p. 41
The Role of Bypass Strategiesp. 42
Subshill Coupling: The Underlying Problemp. 45
Part II Succeeding at School
Chapter 4 Forming a Strong Bond with Your Childp. 51
Step 1 Identify the Problemp. 52
Step 2 Break the Cycle of Negative Feedbackp. 54
Step 3 Promote Emotional Regulationp. 55
Step 4 Embrace the Value of Playp. 58
Step 5 Adjust Homework and How Much You Helpp. 60
Step 6 Intervene During a Crisisp. 62
Step 7 Stay Patient and Positivep. 64
Chapter 5 Navigating Schoolp. 69
Establishing Good Relationships with Teachers and Administratorsp. 69
Establishing Good Habits in the Classroomp. 73
Reconsidering How You Value Grades and Independent Learningp. 75
Strategies for Promoting Active Learningp. 77
Knowing When to Bring in a Tutorp. 82
Chapter 6 Dyslexia: Unable to Read in a Reading Worldp. 85
Creating a Culture of Language in Your Homep. 86
How to Correct Reading Mistakesp. 89
How to Encourage a Reluctant Readerp. 90
How to Provide Reading Instruction to a Child with Dyslexiap. 92
How to Develop Your Child's Vocabularyp. 99
How to Teach Advanced Reading Skillsp. 100
How to Manage the Reading Demands of Homeworkp. 104
Chapter 7 Dysgraphia: Unable to Write in a Writing Worldp. 109
Creating a Culture of Writing in Your Homep. 110
How to Develop Foundational Writing Skillsp. 113
How to Collaborate on Writing Assignmentsp. 116
How to Write with Your Childp. 119
Chapter 8 Dyscalculia: Unable to Compute in a STEM Worldp. 125
Creating a Culture of Math in Your Homep. 126
How to Make Math Enjoyablep. 127
How to Introduce Metacognition (Thinking About Thinking)p. 130
How to Supplement Mathp. 132
How to Help with Math Homeworkp. 134
How to Manage Math Anxietyp. 138
Chapter 9 Information Processing and Memoryp. 141
Nuts and Bolts of Memoryp. 143
Strategies to Help Your Child Process and Rememberp. 146
Why We Forgetp. 152
Chapter 10 Managing ADHD and Executive Functioning Deficitsp. 155
Getting (and Staying) Organizedp. 157
Getting Started on Homeworkp. 158
Sustained Attentionp. 159
Regulating Emotion During Homeworkp. 160
Chapter 11 Working with Your 11th or 12th Graderp. 165
Managing Upper-Grade Demandsp. 166
The Importance of a Positive Mindsetp. 170
Part III Succeeding at Life
Chapter 12 Navigating Life Outside of Schoolp. 179
Promoting Social Skillsp. 179
Managing Anxiety and Stressp. 189
Developing a Healthy Lifestylep. 191
Promoting Financial Responsibilityp. 193
Making the Most of Summer Vacationp. 194
Chapter 13 Cultivating Independence After High Schoolp. 199
Academic Options After High Schoolp. 200
Part-Time or Full-Time Workp. 204
Independent Livingp. 205
Acknowledgmentsp. 207
Further Readingp. 211
Referencesp. 217