Success and Dyslexia

Sessions for Coping in the Upper Primary Years

By Nola Firth, Erica Frydenberg

This book is a unique, evidence-based program that will assist all 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. Because dyslexia is often highly resistant to improvement, this groundbreaking resource focuses instead on adaptive coping skills as a powerful determinant of life success. Underpinned by cognitive behavioral principles 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 to ask appropriately for support. All components of the program use best practice process for students who have dyslexia, including explicit strategy instruction, print free activities, relevance to students' personal lives, and opportunity for revision. Important information on dyslexia diagnosis and support is provided, and real-world vignettes are used to demonstrate successful teaching practices and student outcomes. The extensive range of flexible reinforcement activities can be tailored by teachers to address individual needs, and an accompanying DVD contains interviews, role plays, useful resources, and web links.


96 pages

Publication Date: 10/6/2011
Format: Paper & DVD
ISBN: 9781742860190