Book Review: Stop Reading – A Strategy To Read Less And Comprehend More
Author: Dr. Rick Smith
Publication Date: December 18th, 2017
As a mother of one dyslexic child, I am always interested getting more information about reading and learning techniques that can help kids like mine. While I am no longer in need of practical advice (my kids are older), I am happy about any new information out there, that makes lives easier for children, parents, and teachers.
Stop Reading was informative, well-constructed and made a lot of sense. It showcased true care for children who are otherwise often marginalized or just discarded as “not as bright”, which is far from the truth.
This book is practical and will work well in the classroom setting, as well as the homeschool family. The techniques are described well and will be easy to implement, with patience and understanding.
The only gripe I have with this book is that it made me want more, it is quite short, but do not let this distract you. There is a lot of info packed in these short pages, and it makes a great introduction to a worth-while technique.
5 out of 5 Stars
Are you a teacher or parent of a reluctant reader? Do you read the same page over and over without realising it? The STOP Reading method is both a reading strategy and powerful study tool. This book effectively equips people to increase comprehension by taking advantage of the most powerful evidence-based reading strategies. Although the STOP reading method is particularly helpful for those affected by Dyslexia, ADD, it is also useful for anyone who is looking to drastically increase their ability to comprehend what they read. This book presents both evidence and examples for mastering, and teaching, these strategies. Download it now and try it out.
Dr. Rick Smith spent nearly two decades supporting students who struggle in school. Starting out as a frustrated learner himself, he overcame his challenges to achieve honours degrees for his Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate of Education. He is a pioneer of the STOP reading method, a strategy for increasing reading comprehension for all ability levels. Dr. Smith has trained over 1,000 teachers and parents on three continents in settings ranging from elite international schools and inner-city public schools to educational organisations, such as the Education Bureau of Hong Kong. Currently, Dr. Rick Smith is a co-chair on the board of the Dyslexia Association of Hong Kong, in addition to a robust speaking engagement schedule and supporting with students in a one-to-one setting. Contact at: EmotionFocusedTeaching.Com