Dyslexia: A Complete Guide for Parents and Those Who Help Them

Dyslexia: A Complete Guide for Parents and Those Who Help Them

Dyslexia: A Complete Guide for Parents and Those Who Help Them

Dyslexia: A Complete Guide for Parents and Those Who Help Them

Synopsis

The new edition of Dyslexia is written for parents of dyslexic children and the professionals who work with them, and provides information on the role parents can play in supporting their dyslexic child. This updated edition contains new material and up-to-date discussions of current research and programs.
  • Empowers parents by providing them with strategies for dealing with a wide range of concerns including dyspraxia and dyscalculia
  • New sections cover post-school issues, the emotional needs of young people with dyslexia and information on how parents can help at home
  • Features information on some of the more popular interventions for dyslexia, and critical evaluations of ?alternative treatments?
  • Includes first?hand accounts of parents? hopes, successes and setbacks, and extensive lists of organizations and resources

Excerpt

May I extend a warm welcome to you as a reader of this second edition of Dyslexia: A Complete Guide for Parents. You will note I have also extended the title to include … and Those who Help Them. It is important that parents should not be seen as separate or isolated. Collaboration is the key and communication is the means. Parents and teachers need to work as informed partners and that is the thinking behind extending the title. I also feel that although this book is written for parents, many professionals will also benefit from reading it.

This second edition has developed many of the themes and ideas in the first edition (published in 2004). The overall theme of this book is to provide parents/carers and families with knowledge and understanding of dyslexia. The aim is to empower parents and to provide them with the confidence through knowledge and understanding to deal with the range of professionals they may encounter at different stages of their child’s education. The book also considers post-school issues, such as college and the workplace, and provides insights into how the needs of people with dyslexia can be met beyond school. There is also a chapter on selfesteem and the emotional needs of young people with dyslexia. These factors are important in meeting learning needs.

The author lives and works in Canada and does a great deal of work in the US and Canada, but has a sound knowledge of the situation in the UK and Europe, as well as in Australia . . .

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