A comprehensive reading guide that goes beyond the standard phonics method. According to the author, a remarkable 40% of children have difficulty learning to read. The main problem, says Blank, is that most methods only cover one or two of the six essential reading skills, which make up her Phonics Plus Five system—rest assured, however, this is no flash-in-the-pan quick fix, Blank has over 40 years of experience in child psychology.
After discussing the causes of the failures, she outlines the sixskills of reading—sequencing (letter order), writing (letter creation), phonology (sounds), semantics (meanings), syntax (grammar) and text (books)—and offers in-depth treatment for each one. She maintains an even, simple tone throughout, encouraging readers to see the process through a child’s eye—with countless fun activities, word lists, sample content and pictures. An invaluable resource for all child educators.
--2005 Kirkus Reviews "A new model for teaching reading—one that opens up all kinds of possibilities for children."
--Paul Orfalea, Kinko’s founder and chairperson emeritus "This simple, straightforward, and time-tested approach and call to action should be treasured but above all heeded."
--Jeffrey A. Lieberman, M.D., Chairman, Department of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University and Director, New York State Psychiatric Institute "In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Marion Blank draws on her extensive knowledge of how the brain processes language and the written word. The result is a practical guide that can help any child develop readingskills for a lifetime."
--Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of Mother-Daughter Wisdom, The Wisdom of Menopause, and Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom "The Reading Remedy is a tour-de-force that will be of enormous use to the millions of parents who dream of reading success for their children."
--Susan A. Rose, Ph.D., Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry, Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Children’s Hospital Montefiore