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Dyslexia - A Complete Guide for Parents and Those Who Help Them, 2ed

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Gavin Reid

  • Dyslexia - A Complete Guide for Parents and Those Who Help Them, 2ed

280 pages
ISBN: 9780470973738

This updated and expanded edition of the highly successful "Dyslexia: A Complete Guide for Parents and Those Who Help Them" develops many of the themes and ideas found in the first edition, and contains up-to-date discussions of current research and programs.

The book empowers parents by offering them the information and support that will allow them to play a vital role in helping their child to thrive and achieve their full potential.

New to this edition are discussions on:

  • Post-school issues, such as college and the workplace, providing invaluable insights into how the needs of people with dyslexia can be met
  • Practical information on dealing with the emotional needs of young people with dyslexia, as well as their learning needs
  • Sections on how parents can help at home, comments on some of the more popular interventions for dyslexia, and critical evaluations of 'alternative treatments'
  • The new edition also includes first-hand accounts of parents' hopes, successes and setbacks, and extensive lists of organisations and resources.

This book provides parents, carers, families and professionals with knowledge, strategies and insights into how children with dyslexia can be supported, irrespective of school system or the country they live in.

Table of Contents

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.



"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