Order the Book and CD

One Word at a Time: A Roadmap for Navigating Through Dyslexia and Other Learning Disabilities is available on Amazon.com and on Kindle.

The CD can be purchased here only
I am offering the Audio CD and paperback book at a special price. My hope is that you will listen and refer to the print copy book when necessary.

The technique of listening and following along can imporove reading and comprehension.

Also, there are illustrations in the book that will help you understand the content much more easily.

Audio CD and Book set:
$30 + shipping and handling

Audio CD only:
$13 + shipping and handling

Book only:
$23 + shipping and handling

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Parenting groups, funded by the federal government, have used One Word At a Time as a resource to help children struggling with learning differences.

One Word At a Time is endorsed by Henry Winkler, actor, aware-winning producer, director, and New York Times Best Selling co-author of the children’s book series Hank Zipzer: The World's Greatest Underachiever.

Henry Winkler who played “The Fonz” in the television show Happy Days also has dyslexia.

“What is most astonishing about Dr. Linda Tessler’s new book is her unique ability to have an intimate relationship with her readers, from introduction to epilogue. With wisdom and insight born of personal experience, she demystifies dyslexia’s complexities and provides a structure for moving on. This courageous woman struggled with her own fears and anxieties, worked around the inadequacies of a non-supportive educational system, and found a path forward. If you are dyslexic, or if you are a parent, educator or someone who cares about a person wrestling with this potentially self-esteem -killing disability, you must experience this book – for your future’s sake.” – John Kelly, President & Chief Executive Officer, Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic (RFB&D)

“One Word At a Time challenges each of us to recognize, understand and appreciate dyslexia and the related issues. Linda has told a personal story of courage and hope that individuals with dyslexia, their family members and educators need to hear. You will feel as if the author is speaking directly to you as she shares not only her experiences but also the lessons she learned. The book represents a spectacular accomplishment for her but more than that it will be an invaluable resource for the reader. Thank you, Linda.” – Nancy Hennessey, M.Ed., a teacher, administrator, diagnostician and consultant in both regular and special education, is Immediate Past President of the International Dyslexia Association, and active speaker on teaching children with dyslexia

“Dr. Tessler, herself a dyslexic reader, has written an immensely readable book that should be read by anyone interested in what dyslexia is and how it feels to have difficulty with reading or any other aspect of language, which includes speaking, writing, spelling, reading, and arithmetic. Specifically it should be read by parents, teachers, pediatricians, speech/language pathologists, and others who deal with dyslexic individuals. This “road map” shows you what dyslexia is, how it can be helped, how to cope with it, and how successful dyslexic individuals got to the top in their fields. Read this book! If you can’t read, listen to it on tape. Dr. Tessler tells you how.” – Sylvia O. Richardson, M.A.,M.D., Litt.D. (Hon.) Professor Emerita, University of South Florida; former President of the International Dyslexia Association and the American Speech & Hearing Association, renowned in the field of dyslexia.

Published Articles by Dr Tessler

How College Students with Learning Disabilities Can Advocate for Themselves
People rarely overcome significant challenges without taking responsibility and acknowledging their own problems. That means taking full credit for the success and failures in their own lives. This article illustrates how college students with dyslexia can be their own best advocates.
How College Students...

Five Psychological Cues to Manage Life with a Learning Disability
This is a must-read article! There are five key strategies in overcoming dyslexia. In this article, these essential ideas are explained clearly and simply.
Five Psychological Cues...

Self-Esteem and the Child with Dyslexia
This article provides powerful insight into how parents can foster self-esteem in children with dyslexia. These points can be counter-intuitive and are not widely-known, but are essential for good parenting of these vulnerable children.
Self-Esteem and...

Federal Government Convenes to Help College and Graduate Students with Disabilities
In 2010, Congress passed an act to convene a Commission whose goal was to make recommendations as to how to ensure that disabled college and graduate students would have access to instructional materials. I had the privilege of serving on this 19-person commission. Our final report was presented to Congress in December 2011.
Federal Government Convenes...

How to Make Books on Tape Your Best Friends
Books on tape make learning possible, not easy. You must learn how to make a match between your learning style and recorded text. It’s different for everyone. As a young adult, I disregarded the invaluable accommodation of books on tape. Not taking advantage of this tool made it more difficult. This article will help you get ideas about creating a learning style that works for you.
How to Make Books...

Accommodations Make Success Possible: A Personal Account
Learn practical things you can do to help yourself become successful despite your dyslexia.
Accomodations Make Success...