Dyslexia: A Complete Guide for Parents and Those Who Help Them, 2nd Edition
- 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
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.
—Marcia K. Henry, Past-president, International Dyslexia Association
“This book contains everything you need to know about
dyslexia, whether you're a weary parent or a perplexed
professional. Essential reading for insights into how you can help
children with dyslexia achieve their full potential.”
—Angela Fawcett, Emeritus Professor, Swansea University, UK
“Dyslexia demystified! Gavin Reid offers a practical and
empowering lifeline to parents, and also provides professionals
with real answers to very real problems. This book is highly
recommended to all those involved with children.”
—Stephen Rees, Headmaster of Japari School, Johannesburg
“One of the best qualities of this book is its empowering
element for parents who often feel helpless facing their
child´s struggles. This book is a win-win situation for
parents, teachers and other professionals working with children
with dyslexia and their families.”
—Iva Strnadova, Senior Lecturer in Special Education, University of New South Wales, Australia
“Recommended for parents and professionals alike, this
book is an essential part of the toolkit for supporting children
and young people with dyslexia, and provides a wealth of practical
wisdom, supports and resources. Gavin Reid delivers a resource that
demystifies a complex area.”
—Deirdre MacIntyre, Director, Institute of Child Education & Psychology Europe
“Gavin Reid’s updated and expanded guide provides
parents of children with dyslexia with a commonsense,
concisely-written compendium of practically everything they need to
know. An essential tool, not only for parents and families but also
for educators, carers and professionals.”
—Marilyn Day, Hong Kong Dyslexia Association, Hong Kong
“Gavin Reid confronts the problems surrounding dyslexia
with great skill and passion to make this an involving read for
parents, educators and professionals alike. Bravo
—Patrizia Piccinini,School Teacher and Expert on Specific Learning Difficulties, VI Circolo Didattico, Lucca, Italy
“Gavin Reid is a trusted friend and advisor to parents and
teachers of children who learn ‘outside the box’. In
this extraordinarily comprehensive guidebook, he explains current
research on why some children have difficulties and offers
practical suggestions on how to help. This valuable resource should
be essential reading for anyone concerned with children's
—Jane M. Healy, Educational Psychologist and author of ‘Different Learners: Identifying, Preventing, and Treating Your Child's Learning Problems’
“There is no-one better placed than Gavin Reid to provide
such a comprehensive, up-to-date and clear guide to dyslexia. He
tackles the confusion and controversies that surround this area,
and empowers parents to communicate as partners with teachers to
achieve the best for each child. His approach is calm, considered
and respectful, valuing the range of abilities and also
acknowledging the emotional needs of young people with dyslexia. I
would highly recommend this book to anyone who has a child who is,
or who might be, dyslexic, and to all who are involved in teaching
children and young people.”
—Jennie Guise, Chartered Psychologist, DysGuise Ltd, UK
“Informative, engaging and empowering... Gavin’s new
book is a must read for all educators and any parent who has a
child who learns differently. Gavin’s clear style, unique
care, passion and expertise help provide the keys to unlocking the
potential of our young people with dyslexia. With his insights and
practical recommendations this book will be extremely beneficial in
homes, schools and colleges worldwide.”
—Mandy Appleyard,Principal Teacher & Educational Consultant, Fun Track Learning Centre, Australia
“Gavin Reid’s humane and informed approach is ever
more evident in his second edition. His insights into the
difficulties encountered by parents are highly accurate and very
helpful as is his advice on how to counter them.”
—Craig Dobson, Head of Science, Thames High School, New Zealand
“Gavin Reid has produced a wonderfully written book
offering a fresh perspective on dyslexia. A very useful guide,
offering clear and concise information, together with invaluable
insights, designed to inform and empower parents seeking help for
their children. Most certainly a work that I would consider an
important addition to all professional libraries.”
—Marcia Mann, Founding Fellow and Vice President, Academy of Orton - Gillingham Practitioners and Educators, New York a
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