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Friday, August 25, 2017

Dyslexia is My Superpower (Most of the Time): (Most of the Time) by Margaret Rooke

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this ebook, free of charge,from Zaffre Press, via Netgalley, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it,  all opinions are my own.



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Since I mentioned Dyslexia in the previous post, 

it only makes sense to share this new book with you next!

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Synopsis:

Containing over 100 in-depth interviews with school children and young adults living with dyslexia, this collection depicts the significance of confidence and self-esteem in propelling children with dyslexia to achieve personal success. The children supply their own illustrations; a handy hints guide; and their own advice to educators.

In more than 100 interviews, children and young adults reveal their personal tips and tactics for honing the creative benefits of dyslexia, enabling them to thrive in school and beyond. Strategies include ways to develop confidence and self-belief. The contributors have outlined specific approaches they feel have helped them, and others that haven't. The book contains stunning illustrations by 8-18 year olds with dyslexia.

The first-hand accounts are inspiring in the way they normalise dyslexia and reveal the many success stories. There is an additional section for professionals who work in education or special learning environments, with advice given by school students themselves.


Review:

If you have a child who has been diagnosed with dyslexia, you NEED this book. Period. By the time I had read the 2nd chapter to Miss Grace, she was staring at me in awe. "FINALLY," she said, "somebody 'gets it!'". As we've continued to read, the book helped her to understand that she doesn't have to be 'defined' by the word dyslexia, but she needs to understand why her brain functions different and allow for what she need to do to get around some molehills, so she can climb the highest mountains. 

For parents, reading about dyslexia from a CHILD'S view point, is very different from that of a learned doctor writing a book. You can hear YOUR child within the words and see what it is they see, and the support they need not only from you, but from their school and even their peers!  The chapters of Top Dyslexia Tips. Leah's List. More Useful Tips. What Teachers Shouldn't Do (According to the True Experts). and What Teachers Should Do (According to the True Experts), were so enlightening! They really helped me to better formulate Miss Grace's curriculum this year!

I think this is the book I should have read first, with Miss Grace, when we realized what her issue was. By reading it, she has gained more confidence and we both feel better capable of getting her thru high school and into college now! I can't recommend it enough!



About the Author:

Margaret Rooke has more than 20 years' experience writing for national and regional newspapers, magazines and books. When Margaret's daughter was diagnosed with dyslexia at 13, Margaret began to write about and advocate for children with dyslexia.

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