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Dyslexia: A Complete Guide for Parents and Those Who Help Them, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-97373-8
280 pages
June 2011
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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
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About the author.

Introduction and acknowledgments.

Chapter 1 What is dyslexia?

Chapter 2 Finding out about dyslexia.

Chapter 3 Finding out if my child is dyslexic.

Chapter 4 Learning to read and why it is difficult for children with dyslexia.

Chapter 5 Supporting my child with dyslexia.

Chapter 6 Overlapping difficulties: Dyscalculia.

Chapter 7 Overlapping difficulties: Dyspraxia and dysgraphia.

Chapter 8 Attention difficulties.

Chapter 9 Self-esteem and emotional development.

Chapter 10 Empowering parents.

Chapter 11 Parents’ and children's voices.

Chapter 13 Issues for parents to consider.

Appendix 1 Assessment.

Appendix 2 Programs.

Appendix 3 DSM-IV and DSM-V: Criteria.

Appendix 4 Information: Sources, resources and organizations.

Appendix 5 Selected glossary.

References.

Index.

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Gavin Reid, is an independent educational psychologist in Vancouver, Canada and a consultant to a number of organisations and charities worldwide. He is the co-founder and director of the Red Rose School for children with specific learning difficulties in Lancashire, UK and was visiting professor at the University of British Columbia in Canada. Previously he was Senior Lecturer at Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh. He is the author of 25 books including Dyslexia: A Practitioners Handbook (4/e 2009), Dyslexia in Context: Research and Practice (2004) and Dyslexia and Literacy (2002). He has run seminars for parents on dyslexia in over 60 countries and is also the parent of a young man with special needs.
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"The book itself is easy to navigate: chapters are effectively summarised and well sign-posted, the index is comprehensive, and there is a useful glossary ... Gavin Reid's book offers the reader a glimpse of a gold standard, which, sadly, many parents will still not find, even in this post-Rose Review environment." (Dyslexia Review, 2011)

 

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