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Can I Tell You About Dyslexia?: A Guide for Friends, Family and Professionals

by Alan M Hultquist Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Pub Date:
07/2013
ISBN:
9781849059527
Format:
Pbk 56 pages
Price:
AU$22.99 NZ$24.34
Product Status: Out of stock. Not available to order.
Meet Zoe - a young girl with dyslexia. Zoe invites readers to learn about dyslexia from her perspective. She helps readers to understand the challenges faced by a child with dyslexia, explaining what dyslexia is and how it affects her at home and at school. Zoe describes exactly why she finds reading, writing and words so difficult, and how other people can help her in these areas. This illustrated book is ideally suited for readers aged 7 and upwards, and will be an excellent way to start a discussion about dyslexia, in the classroom or at home. The ''Can I tell you about...?'' series offers simple introductions to a range of limiting conditions. Friendly characters invite readers to learn about their experiences of living with a particular condition and how they would like to be helped and supported. These books serve as excellent starting points for family and classroom discussions.

Acknowledgements.; 1. Introducing Zoe, who has dyslexia.; 2. Learning the alphabet.; 3. Understanding the sounds in words.; 4. Reading new words.; 5. Remembering words.; 6. Reading slowly.; 7. What reading is like for me.; 8. Spelling.; 9. Writing down my thoughts.; 10. Mathematics.; 11. Following directions.; 12. What I'm good at.; 13. Finding out I had dyslexia.; 14. How teachers can help.; 15. How parents can help.; 16. Early signs of dyslexia.; 17. Important ideas to know. Further reading. Websites.

The book is wonderful. It has a lot of good information on dyslexia and it is easy to read and understand. But most of all, I liked that it demystifies dyslexia and lets kids see that they are not alone with their struggles.
Alan M. Hultquist, EdD is a licensed school psychologist with a doctorate in educational psychology. He is also licensed as an elementary educator, special educator, and consulting teacher. He is a member of the American Psychological Association and the US National Association of School Psychologists. Dr. Hultquist has worked with children professionally since 1979.