Dr. Marianne Cintron’s book, A MESSAGE OF HOPE, on dyslexia and learning disabilities, provides a variety of case studies and solutions beneficial for students, parents, and educators who have experienced dyslexia and other learning disabilities. I highly recommend this fascinating book with solutions. ~ Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich Los Angeles County Supervisor, (1980-2016)
Marianne Cintron’s new book, A Message of Hope, is just that – an exciting and encouraging message of hope for all those bright, creative dyslexic students who are being told that they will just have to live with their reading challenges. Marianne details and supports a simple, effective technique for teaching dyslexic students to read. This is a must-read for anyone working with this wonderful population of students. ~ Jill Stowell, M.S., Author and Founder, Stowell Learning Centers Reading is the cornerstone of learning. However, the human brain is not always wired correctly for reading. Marianne highlights so many important areas related to language, reading and phonological processing that impact a child’s abilities in literacy. She presents the information in a very insightful and thought provoking manner. I have been a speech/language pathologist for over 25 years and have worked solely in literacy for the past 15 years. Marianne’s enlightenment of treatment options that may benefit children other than the typical OrtonGillingham based programs is encouraging. Marianne really “hit the nail on the head” while citing the most respected neuroscientists, developmental pediatricians and other professionals in the field. Children with dyslexia can be taught to read which will lead to academic success. Marianne’s ability to convey this information is highly beneficial for all parents and educators who work with this population of students.
Marianne Cintron’s new book, A Message of Hope, is just that – an exciting and encouraging message of hope for all those bright, creative dyslexic students who are being told that they will just have to live with their reading challenges. Marianne details and supports a simple, effective technique for teaching dyslexic students to read. This is a must-read for anyone working with this wonderful population of students.
The field of education, in particular special education, is an ever-changing structure. Children with learning difficulties have a hard time struggling daily to maintain an adequate learning curve or to keep up with their peers. The cost of educating students with these difficulties is skyrocketing every year. So, what is the answer?
I have known Marianne Cintron for almost twenty years. I would describe her as a passionate educator; someone who has a yearning to help students with learning difficulties. While researching for her doctoral studies, Marianne discovered a teaching strategy that was designed to help the student who is struggling to keep up with the educational needs of the schools’ curriculum. I believe that Dr. Cintron has revealed something that can address the needs of this special population. A Message of Hope presents the education community as well as the parents with a unique approach that can be used to remediate the learning difficulties of these students. This book presents a technique whereby music and phonics are paired together to retrain the brain and to help the learner be able to isolate what is needed to be an effective A Message of Hope, How Music Enhances Reading for Dyslexic Students xiv reader. A Message of Hope is loaded with concise, useful information that can help the struggling reader excel in learning ways to overcome any problems that are happening in school or at home.
I applaud Dr. Cintron for her efforts to bring this information to the teaching population as well as to the parents who are working with students with learning problems. She has broken through the barriers that cause these students to be left behind or who fail each year causing self-esteem to plummet. But there is hope. A Message of Hope is a breakthrough that can remediate and reverse many years of difficulty that a child has been experiencing. The methods promoted in this book give the teachers and parents confidence that their child can and will be successful both in school as well as in life. There is optimism which is in this book. I truly feel that Dr. Cintron is on the cusp of something that will revolutionize the way children with learning difficulties are taught. I applaud Dr. Cintron for bringing this knowledge to the public. It is long overdue and should be welcomed with open arms by all who work with children who are struggling readers. Thank you, Dr. Cintron, for being an advocate and educator when time is ripe for the community to show we care.