Coping with Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and ADHD: A Global Perspective (Hardback)Catherine McBride (author)
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Coping with Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and ADHD: A Global Perspective uniquely incorporates dyslexia, dysgraphia, and ADHD into one volume, offering practical advice on how to manage each of these disorders. McBride combines a solid research base with interviews with specialists in learning disabilities, as well as parents, teachers, and students with personal knowledge of each difficulty from six continents.
The innovative cross-cultural focus of the book is emphasized in the introduction, which is followed by one chapter each on the basics of each of these learning difficulties and another three chapters on their remediation. The book goes on to cover topics such as comorbidities across learning or other difficulties, learning of multiple languages, facilitating self-esteem, and enhancing reading comprehension and writing composition in the face of dyslexia, dysgraphia, and ADHD. Appendices with short, practical tips on learning, multi-media resources, and ways to test and train cognitive-linguistic skills are included as an additional resource.
Coping with Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and ADHD: A Global Perspective is intended for practitioners, teachers, parents, and those with any or all of these learning difficulties. University or postgraduate students who wish to understand more about dyslexia, dysgraphia, and/or ADHD will also benefit from the clear analysis. With this book, the reader will not only come to understand the fundamental nature of these learning difficulties, but will also get to know the people whose lives are so deeply affected by them.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 264
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm
Finally, someone has written a book that is readable for parents, teachers, and the public, that honestly addresses dyslexia (and dygraphia and ADHD) comprehensively, including differences and commonalities across cultures, languages, and scripts! Catherine McBride brings together research, her own wealth of experience in many countries and cultures, and the voices of those who work with or live with dyslexia on a daily basis, to provide information about these conditions and helpful suggestions and resources. This is a book that should sit not only on academic shelves but also on teachers and principals' desks and family coffee tables!
Peggy McCardle, Ph.D., MPH
PM Consulting, LLC & Haskins Laboratories
Catherine McBride embarks on a sensitive and compelling journey of learning. I say this, because now that we know that when the brain is wired `differently', it must learn `differently', it is time we moved away from the word `disability' to the word `differently'. Through stories and research that is multicultural, Cammie makes the book rich and powerful in its narrative and global in its appeal and relevance. She discusses the importance and value of careful assessment and subsequent remediation be it dyslexia, dysgraphia or ADHD, using sound research evidence, thus making this book an invaluable resource at home, in school and in the research laboratory. Finally, the book sends a quiet but powerful message - `neurodiversity' is what makes life and learning so rich and rewarding.
Nandini Chatterjee Singh
Professor, National Brain Research Centre
NH-8, Nainwal Mode
Manesar 122051, INDIA
I have known the author and her research for a long time and can guarantee that she is one of the most well-informed experts of the areas covered in the book.
Widening the perspective to consider non-English speaking environments, especially when illustrating language-related developmental problems, is highly welcome and is made in this book in laudable way. The inclusion of a variety of developmental problems is also useful for various reasons, e.g. due to common co-occurrences. The provision of helpful advice which can be applied in real-life situations in helping children is very beneficial to the reader.
Heikki Lyytinen,UNESCO Chairholder/professor
on Inclusive Literacy Learning for All (2015-19)
Dept.of Psychology & Agora Center
University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
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