This book provides an up to date, practical guide for parents wanting to know how they can best support their dyslexic child at home.
This book will empower parents by giving them the tools and strategies to deal with dyslexia, making them confident and knowledgeable in the process.
- a guidebook that is visually appealing, including bullet points, illustrations and short chapters, making it an easy to follow reference book for the busy (and often dyslexic) parent;
- practical and emotional support at home from primary to secondary school years, as well as how to deal with school and the education system;
- chapters that can be dipped into for useful day to day advice and tools to help at home , and for overall encouragement and reassurance;
- parents and children sharing their personal experiences and advice in their personal accounts - the challenges of dyslexia, possible solutions and successes are openly discussed and woven throughout the chapters, giving the guide an authentic voice.
Central to this guide is language of acceptance and celebration, emphasising a learning 'difference' rather than a 'disability', and a genuine encouragement of dyslexic abilities and strengths.
Author Sascha Roos is a dyslexia specialist and guidance counsellor supporting children and parents with the challenges of dyslexia for over 15 years. She has a well-established private practice, and an approach that encourages the strengths and abilities of the dyslexic individual. Sascha is a member of the Dyslexia Association of Ireland and the Institute of Guidance Counsellors. She has had several articles on dyslexia published by national dyslexia associations in Britain, Australia and Ireland, as well as a blog on study skills for dyslexic students for a leading study skills website. Sascha continues to work to change attitudes towards dyslexia, raising expectations and changing the language around this learning difference, through her website www.dyslexiasupport.ie and social media community 'Dyslexia Support Ireland: think different ability not disability'.