Having a child with sever dyslexia is a scary thing when you don't understand really what is going on. Not only for you as parents but also for your child. We spent years trying to find answers and understand the difficulties our son was facing everyday whilst constantly being told by schools 'it will come, one day it will just click'. If you have a child with dyslexia you will know this is not the case. It was like walking aimlessly around a darkened room looking desperately for a glimpse of light. This book was that light.
My wife and I found this book insightful without the confusing jargon and perfectly spelled out the complexity of dyslexia. This book helped us to fully understand the battles our son was going through and more importantly how to help him in ways that work. The book was an open and honest read and dispelled many myths of dyslexia whilst also giving us the tools that many other professionals had not been able to offer. If this book had been around from the beginning of our difficult journey, it would have been a much smoother ride.
Brilliant book for a parent of a dyslexic child. In this book is a description of how differently a dyslexic mind works retrieving information which was so good that I've since used it to everyone who knows my child to explain why she can't answer questions as quickly as other kids (she's randomly searching her memory for the information) but can come up with amazing and unexpected answers if you wait long enough. Also has lots of practical tips. I've read a lot of books on dyslexia now and this is the one I bought twice - one on kindle, on in print - and if I thought there was a chance that her teacher would read it, I'd buy her a copy too.
I've come to the subject with a view to understanding whether my children have specialist needs, and if so, what I can do on help. This book has been a real eye opener. I knew nothing about dyslexia until now, but now feel I can see what's going on with my kids, and importantly can speak intelligently with their school.
I found the chapter explaining the UK school system and the options open to be invaluable. The system s complex and opaque, and it is not something you want to fumble through while worrying about your kids' future and getting more and more frustrated.
Congratulations to the authors on creating a book that is invaluable, and also concise a to the point. By far the best written and most practical book I've read in years.
Holly is passionate about her subject and this shines through in her book. Together Holly and Nicola have produced such an engaging and readable book. I heartily recommend this to anyone, and especially parents, seeking to understand more about dyslexia and how to support and appreciate those who have this condition.
This is a great book to help people start to understand what dyslexia actually is, where to start to find help and assistance, I would recommend this book to parents and grandparents of children suspected of being dyslexic, a good first step. I only gave four stars because I still don’t fully understand dyslexia, no wonder it’s a vast subject.
practical suggestions on helping your child. definitely puts the ball in your court - tells it how it is which can be hard to hear if you're coming to terms with it as I was. but it's a useful guide on the realities of dyslexia and I am using it to help my son this year as his extra help has been withdrawn at school coz of the cutbacks.
I wish I had read this years ago whilst struggling through the fog of Dyslexia and Dyspraxia. The information is clear, and written in such a way that I found it useful to share with my Daughter also. The tone is light and often funny, but it covers a full range of concise information and advice. After researching the internet and trawling my library, it has been the most valuable insight so far.
I have a dyslexic child. I didn't understand how dyslexic children understand things in the classroom and outside the classroom. This book has helped me to understand how dyslexic children say things I would recommend this book to anyone trying to understand dyslexic children .
This book is perfect for those wanting to find out more about dyslexia, especially those who are just at the beginning of their journey with trying to support their child. It's not full of jargon & is an easy read for most people. Informative & gentle. The case studies are brilliant, you are bound to find something in common with these children. Breaking down subjects such reading & writing into separate chapters & dealing with each subject step by step is very useful. Highly recommended read.