The Dyslexia Myth

Solve Reading and Writing Problems

Children - Educational
150 Pages
Reviewed on 05/04/2014
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Author Biography

The author H. D. Nicolay is a well known educator, teacher trainer, family therapist and coach. Over a course of 20 years he has successfully supported thousands of children to improve their reading and writing skills. He developed the Nicolay Method to help children of all ages to overcome their challenges with reading and writing difficulties, dyslexia and be able to write known words error-free.
For schools both at home and abroad, he offers successful on-site programs, teacher training workshops, and seminars. His concept is also taught to therapists. He offers effective individual online coaching (via Skype) to families and children.
He currently lives in Berlin, Germany and Ojai, CA (USA).
For more information please visit his website at www.ipl-nicolay.com/
The author H. D. Nicolay is a well known educator, teacher trainer, family therapist and coach. Over a course of 20 years he has successfully supported thousands of children to improve their reading and writing skills. He developed the Nicolay Method to help children of all ages to overcome their challenges with reading and writing difficulties, dyslexia and be able to write known words error-free.
For schools both at home and abroad, he offers successful on-site programs, teacher training workshops, and seminars. His concept is also taught to therapists. He offers effective individual online coaching (via Skype) to families and children.
He currently lives in Berlin, Germany and Ojai, CA (USA).
For more information please visit his website at www.ipl-nicolay.com/
The author H. D. Nicolay is a well known educator, teacher trainer, family therapist and coach. Over a course of 20 years he has successfully supported thousands of children to improve their reading and writing skills. He developed the Nicolay Method to help children of all ages to overcome their challenges with reading and writing difficulties, dyslexia and be able to write known words error-free.
For schools both at home and abroad, he offers successful on-site programs, teacher training workshops, and seminars. His concept is also taught to therapists. He offers effective individual online coaching (via Skype) to families and children.
He currently lives in Berlin, Germany and Ojai, CA (USA).
For more information please visit his website at www.ipl-nicolay.com/

    Book Review

Reviewed by Bil Howard for Readers' Favorite

H.D. Nicolay a well-known educator, teacher, trainer and family therapist, has created an easy to follow guide for helping people of all ages with reading and writing disabilities to learn how to become error-free spellers and improve their reading and writing. In his book are all of the necessary tools in a step-by-step guide. Even those who have been diagnosed with dyslexia will benefit from the simple lessons proposed which reprogram how the individual pictures words in their minds. Using proven strategies such as the mental screen, the tape recorder, and the cobra stare among others, any student can learn to create a better mental picture of words and therefore improve their learning and memorization of words in order to read and write better. Not only is this a concise “self help” guide, but it also includes supplemental worksheets and exercises that can continue to benefit the reader over the long term.

The Author puts to rest the idea that students with dyslexia and other reading and writing disabilities are beyond help through providing a no-nonsense answer to a devastating problem in our modern culture. This book really is a practical guide for teachers, therapists, parents and independent students to improve their reading and writing skills. H. D. Nicolay lays things out in a straight forward manner that puts his theories into practice. His theories are backed by solid research in numerous disciplines related to developmental psychology, neurology and developmental learning. Accurate, practical and easy to follow, this book is the new go-to guide for anyone and everyone who is searching for a true solution to reading and writing challenges.

Faridah Nassozi

The Dyslexia Myth - Solve Reading and Writing Problems by H.D. Nicolay is a systematic guide for parents, teachers and therapists to help kids overcome reading and writing difficulties. The book helps parents/teachers understand the problem of dyslexia and its effects on the child if it is not tackled in an effect and efficient way. The author developed a simple and very effective method in overcoming dyslexia called the Nicolay Method. This book offers a detailed step-by-step implementation guide to this concept showing a more effective way for children to store vocabulary subject matter in their minds. By using the Nicolay Method, it is very possible to help children overcome reading and writing difficulties without compromising their self-esteem and confidence.

The Dyslexia Myth is an easy guide to overcoming dyslexia. H.D. Nicolay has immense experience on the subject on both a personal and professional level, having struggled with this problem himself as a kid and with twenty years experience as an educator, teacher trainer, family therapist and coach. The Nicolay method can be incorporated into everyday learning to help kids overcome reading and writing difficulties. The author's personal struggle with dyslexia as a child is such a touching and inspiring story that shows you that, yes, the problem exists, but fortunately it can be overcome with the right techniques. The Nicolay Method is a simple, practical and fun way to help kids overcome their reading and writing difficulties and the book would be a worthy read in your quest to help children overcome dyslexia and become prolific readers and writers.

Mary DeKok Blowers

The Dyslexia Myth is about a method developed by the author, who has spent a great deal of time teaching children to read and write - children who supposedly have dyslexia or have been diagnosed with dyslexia. He has discovered a method whereby children can be taught to visualize a word as it appears on the printed page in the inner screen of their mind, thus “seeing” it with the correct spelling. He has discovered also that certain children do this automatically; in fact, when trying to spell a word, I will attempt to picture it in my mind and see if it looks right, because that will generally give me the answer. The author, after explaining how the process works, gives a very detailed lesson plan on how to teach a child to read and write this way. This method - called the Nicolay Method - has a high percentage level of success, more so than the phonetics method of teaching children to read. Reading used to be taught this way to children, but then in the 1980s a “whole language approach” became involved which actually did not work very well.

Using his method, H. D. Nicolay is able to teach children, who previously had been unable to read correctly, to improve their grades and to do much better in school. This book would be extremely useful for parents and teachers, particularly parents of children who have trouble with spelling or reading. Parents who have trouble reading themselves may even benefit from using this method with their children. The Dyslexia Myth may be your answer to your child’s reading problems.