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  • Paperback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 2nd Edition edition (20 May 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470973730
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470973738
  • Product Dimensions: 15.4 x 1.6 x 23.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 401,372 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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)



This updated and expanded edition empowers parents of students with dyslexia! Gavin Reid contributes essential information, support strategies, assessment and effective intervention programmes based on state of the art research and practice. Parents, families, caregivers and professionals will find it a must read.
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 Gavin!
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 learning.
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

--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Elizabeth Dungar on 12 Oct. 2013
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I liked it because it uses language that parents and people not familiar with dyslexia can understand and relate to.
It has useful suggestions and is reassuring to people struggling to understand their dyslexic child or pupil.
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Great guide as you start this voyage with your child
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