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Dyslexia: A Complete Guide for Parents

ISBN: 978-0-470-86313-8
226 pages
June 2005
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Parents with a dyslexic child have only had professional references to turn to for much-needed advice?until now. The first guide written expressly for parents, Dyslexia: A Complete Guide for Parents provides the unique insights of a noted educational psychologist on what sort of supportive role parents can play in the life of their dyslexic child. The book includes a description of dyslexia, how it?s identified and assessed, examples of different approaches parents can adopt, and a range of useful resources.
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Table of Contents

About the author.


Chapter 1: An introduction to dyslexia.

Chapter 2: Identification and assessment: guidance for parents.

Chapter 3: How dyslexic children learn and how parents can help.

Chapter 4: Support for parents.

Chapter 5: Legislation and parent empowerment.

Chapter 6: Beyond school.

Chapter 7: Parents’ and children’s voices.

Chapter 8: Alternative approaches.

Chapter 9: Information: a personal need – a global concern.

Concluding comments.



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Author Information

Gavin Reid is an experienced teacher and educational psychologist who has published widely in the field of dyslexia. He is also a parent of a young man with special needs.
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“…up-to-date research...very readable...of value both to teachers of children as well as their parents...” (Journal of Practising Educational Psychologists, 2004)

…”Wow! What an excellent book” …I would recommend to parents of dyslexic children…It is an informative and well written book..”. (Special Children, May/June 2005)

"...original...offers valuable advice..." (Paper Clips, June 2006)

"This up-to-date comprehensive guide will appeal to teachers and parents of children with dyslexia."  (Youth in Mind, December 2007)

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