There are a lot of children (and adults) who struggle with reading. Some are helped by their schools, some are not.
In this short booklet, Pamela Brookes shares some of the basic information she wishes she’d had when she was first trying to figure out how to help her child learn to read. She also discusses the emotional struggles of both the children and their parents.
Teaching A Struggling Reader is filled with links to informational and product resources for parents or teachers. It is geared to people who want to educate themselves in the Orton-Gillingham methods that are effective in teaching those with a dyslexic learning style. It also contains photos demonstrating basic techniques like “Tapping” (using one’s fingers to aid in sounding out words) and “Making your bed” to differentiate between “b” and “d.”
The focus of this book is the reading process. However, since many dyslexic readers also struggle with math, there is a brief description of how the dyslexic brain comes to understand math. There is also a link to a blog by Dr. Meg Burke of Dyslexia Pros. She is a dyslexic learner with a PhD in math education who is dedicated to helping her students attain fluency in math.
This is a booklet that can be read in one sitting. However, there are ample links to provide an even greater experience.