This little book does exactly what it sets out to do. It spells out all you need to know about different methods and strategies for treating dyslexia. So, if you want to know more about the many approaches to helping someone with dyslexia, then read this book. At the end of the day you will be better informed to choose a way to suit your child.
Maria Chivers emphasizes the importance of assessing a child when still very young, so that help can be given early on, before starting school, and before there is any sense of failure. Tests have now been developed for children as young as four. Those not diagnosed are regarded as lazy or late developers.
She describes the wide variety of help which is available including: tinted glasses, chiropractice, vitamins, omputers and through play.
There is also information about dyscalculia - a specific learning difficulty in mathematics. Around 60 per cent of dyslexics have difficulties with dyscalculia, although this is not widely known about in the UK.
A good list of further reading and useful addresses are included
Maria Chivers is the founder of the Swindon Dyslexia Centre, and the mother of two sons both of whom have dyslexia. She knows her stuff.
It is encouraging to read her list of famous people with dyslexia. It includes Hans Christian Anderson, Albert Einstein, Winston Churchill, Agatha Christie, Jeremy Irons, Jackie Stewart and Richard Branson. They haven't done too badly, have they?