A straightforward and much-needed guide to understanding the relationship between spelling and dyslexia
1. Why Spelling is so Hard. 2. Show Me the Writing Sample. 3. Word Investigations. 4. Teachable Moments. 5. Teaching Tips.
Kelli Sandman-Hurley, Ed.D. is an author and co-founder of the Dyslexia Training Institute. She is the author of the well-received book, Dyslexia Advocate! How to Advocate for a Child with Dyslexia within the Public Education System.
Spelling is hard if you have to learn it on your own! But when you
understand the systems that are used in English to spell words, it
makes a lot more sense. This book takes a morphological approach to
teaching all students with dyslexia to spell and write, but the
ideas apply much more widely to students who struggle or who have
been undertaught. This is a great resource on the English language
that teachers and parents can use to help unlock the code and help
students communicate their ideas with the world. -- Douglas Fisher,
Ph.D., Professor & Chair, Department of Educational Leadership, San
Diego State University
This book is a must read for all teachers, not only those working with children who find spelling difficult. Sandman-Hurley demystifies the spelling of English words and provides numerous effective activities for spelling instruction. After reading Dyslexia and Spelling, teachers will no longer see spelling as a memory task but one based on the "sense and elegance of the English writing system." -- Marcia K. Henry, PhD. Author, Unlocking Literacy: Effective Decoding and Spelling Instruction; Former president, The International Dyslexia Association; Professor Emerita, San Jose State University
Kelli Sandman Hurley shines a bright light on a profound insight about spelling and dyslexia that has been in front of us all along yet few of us understand. Embrace this fabulous book and let it be a first step to learning more. -- Michael Hart, Ph.D., Founder and President of DrMichaelHart.com