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What is Dyslexia?

A Book Explaining Dyslexia for Kids and Adults to Use Together
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Praise for What is Dyslexia?:

'informative, based on the latest research and compassionate - three qualities that make this a must read for parents and children struggling with dyslexia.'

- Paul M. Quinlan, Ph.D. from The Curtis Blake Center

Praise for An Introduction to Dyslexia for Parents and Professionals by the same author:

'Hultquist writes in such measured, clear and uncluttered prose that no one can take the journey from diagnosis to remediation without feeling that one is in the hands of someone who really understands the issues surrounding a dyslexia diagnosis, not only for the one diagnosed but also for the whole family and the professionals working with them.'

- Dyslexia Contact

What is Dyslexia? is designed to help adults explain dyslexia to children.

The author provides information about all the most common types of dyslexia: trouble with sounds, trouble remembering how letters and words look, trouble finding words, and mixed dyslexia. He deals with the basic facts and adopts a style which is accessible to children without talking down to them. The book includes clear examples which children will be able to understand, as well as activities for parents to do with their children. The author emphasises that everyone has strengths and weaknesses and that having dyslexia is okay.

This book will be valuable for parents of children with dyslexia, as well as other adults working with children with dyslexia.
  • Published: Mar 15 2008
  • Pages: 96
  • 244 x 172mm
  • ISBN: 9781843108825
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Press Reviews

  • British Psychological Society, Debate

    The aim of this book is to provide an explanation of dyslexia and is intended to be read by the parent to the child and be used to discuss the content together after an assessment and diagnosis has been made... the book is informative in an accessible way and with a "common sense" and positive approach throughout... I would recommend this book highly to parents as well as to SENCOs and specialist teachers as it could be a very empowering read for the child as many children are left with unanswered questions for years after a diagnosis has been made, or are even unaware of the fact that a diagnosis has been made. This book would serve well to close that gap and answer those questions.
  • Home Education Advisory Service Bulletin

    A simple and effective book with a positive message.
  • NAGC Magazine

    I would definitely recommend this book to a parent whose son or daughter has dyslexia. A good and educational read for both parent and child.