My Special Alphabet Book: A Green-Themed Story and Workbook for Developing Speech Sound Awareness for Children Aged 3+ at Risk of Dyslexia or La (Paperback)
Can you spot Dinaroo and her friends and see what they have found in the dump? Can they recycle it? Or make something new?Written by two leading psychologists, the engaging, colourful, fully illustrated alphabet story in the first part of this book is accompanied by an extensive workbook section. Here you find exercises, in the form of games, to develop the important component skills needed for reading and learning about printed letters. Together you and the child will be able to practice the phoneme (speech sound) awareness and other fundamental language skills that are so important, and often difficult to acquire, for young children who may have dyslexia or speech and language problems. My Special Alphabet Book will provide the vital early support these young children need in literacy. It also includes a user-friendly guide for parents and teachers, as well as extension activities to build awareness of environmental issues.
Dr Valerie Muter is a clinical and research psychologist with a special interest in children's early cognitive development, particularly in relation to language and literacy, and is an Honorary Research Associate at University College London. She has published two books for professionals and three books for parents in the fields of literacy disorders and school readiness. Dr Helen Likierman is a clinical child psychologist, former primary school teacher, author (she and Valerie wrote two books to help parents with their pre-school child's development to get them ready for school and a parents' guide for school-age children who might have specific learning difficulties) and parent of two. She has long been concerned with problems of waste and pollution. Jane Dorner is an author and illustrator.