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

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Chapter 13
Issues for parents
to consider

This chapter looks at the issues parents face and how they can deal with them. Some comment will be made on policies and associated practices in a number of countries. There is an attempt to draw these together and provide some tips for parents irrespective of the country they live in.


What role can parents play?

Parents have often asked me that very question. How can they be useful and complement the work of the school? The role parents can play is of great importance. They are a key element in the whole network of action and support. In some cases parents can actually inform schools of new ideas and resources as often parents seek out specialized and specific information that schools are unaware of. At the national and international level parents have played a key role. They have informed governments and participated in policy-making forums at local, national and

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