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5.0 out of 5 stars Could one ask for more?, 16 Oct. 2007
This review is from: Dyslexia: A Parents' Survival Guide (Paperback)
I cannot imagine a person better qualified to write such a book than Christine Ostler, teacher, expert in specific learning difficulties and mother of three children, one of whom is dyslexic. This concise guide (of just 94 pages) contains a well-balanced mix of professional advice and techniques that can be applied by parents struggling to help their dyslexic child. It includes many personal and often humorous tales recounting the problems encountered by Christine and her son Jonathan as he was growing up. I have found it invaluable. It is highly readable, and never dull. Can one ask for more?

Once the common problems of the dyslexic have been discussed, including getting a diagnosis, "fussy mothers" and parents in general, stress, morale, organisation, time-keeping, and lost clothes, professional advice is given on developing techniques to overcome the difficulties these problems present. Valuable information is provided for dealing with the specific difficulties encountered by younger children and for assisting older ones to find a suitable way of working in the challenging environments of secondary school and further education. The very fact that it is not until the fifth chapter that reading is discussed in any depth is a perfect illustration of the author's comprehension of the magnitude and gravity of the challenges that dyslexia can impose on a child, and his family. If your goal is to reduce the frustrations of bringing up a dyslexic child, whilst helping him to become autonomous, this is the book you are looking for.

"It is by being fully involved with every detail of our lives, whether good or bad, that we find happiness, not by trying to look for it directly", the psychologist Csikszentmihalyi informs us (in his slightly heavy-going book, "Flow"). One would think that this is good news for the dyslexic because he is likely to spend a great deal of time and an enormous amount of energy on the journey, but it is my opinion that any assistance that can be found on the way is well worth taking up. "Dyslexia: A parents' survival guide" offers such help and should make the journey smoother. It also provides the comfort of knowing that others have been in the same boat, and survived.
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