Beth Ellen Nash
Fun and Easy Tips, Teaching Ideas, and Encouragement for Parents and Teachers of Dyslexic Students
Dyslexia Outside-the-Box helps you understand the mind of a child with dyslexia and explains what’s going on in their outside-the-box brain in a way that can help you make them feel much better about themselves.
Author and educator, Beth Ellen Nash, draws on her experience with students ages 3 to 21 with dyslexia, learning disabilities, and those who otherwise learn differently from traditional schooling along with pulling in research from the field.
Dyslexia Outside-the-Box offers a balanced perspective showing how a dyslexic child’s challenges are directly connected to the flip-side strengths of their brain’s unique wiring:
- Using evidenced-based information about dyslexia, the book is organized in an easy-to-understand format for anyone who knows and wants to support someone with dyslexia
- It breaks down the many aspects of dyslexia and offers solutions that have the “whole person” in mind, showing how these children whose brains are delightfully wired differently can thrive, not just survive
- The insights into reading, spelling, and writing challenges are accompanied by strategies for helping outside-the-box learners succeed in school
- It’s filled with fun and easy suggestions, tips, and teaching ideas, and, best of all, encouragement for parents and teachers of dyslexic students
- It’s a valuable resource for parents to use when conveying their children’s struggles and strengths to educators and professionals who work with them
Like Getting Advice from a Trusted Friend
The extensive appendices are like talking to a friend and getting advice. They help you navigate the maze of accommodations used to help level the playing field, remediation options, and additional challenges that often accompany dyslexia.
They equip parents for the integral role they play in helping their child succeed by demystifying some of the terminology that schools, medical professionals, and legislation use regarding dyslexia and providing practical ways parents can help at home.
You’ll want to refer back to these appendices over and over again for multisensory ideas, high-frequency spelling patterns, resource recommendations, and much more.
Understandable, No-nonsense Guidance
The author’s extensive experience and upbeat message shine through for parents seeking understandable, no-nonsense guidance that can really make a difference by offering help, hope, and a way forward! It’s time the world learns to appreciate the many talents dyslexics bring to the world; author Beth Ellen Nash helps open that box!
About the Author
Beth Ellen Nash
Beth Ellen Nash has her education degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and has 17 years’ experience working with struggling learners. She was the founder, director, and lead teacher for eight years at Hope Academy, a school for struggling middle school and high school students in Madison, Wisconsin. In 2011 she shifted toward an individualized online and homeschool hybrid option and founded Wings to Soar Online Academy, specializing in the creation of Path to Success™ Personalized Learning Plans for dyslexics and other outside-the-box learners from kindergarten through 12th grade. Beth Ellen is currently Curriculum Coordinator, Intervention Specialist, and Integrated Liberal Studies teacher for Wings to Soar Online Academy. She is the author of Wings to Soar: Integrated, Multisensory Language Arts with Words You Really Use.