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Thursday, November 7, 2019

A Different Take on Dyslexia - Raising a Child with Dyslexia: What Every Parent Needs to Know by Don M Winn

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this item from Smith Publicity, free of charge, for review purposes on this blog. No 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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Synopsis:

Raising a Child with Dyslexia is a user-friendly guide which provides detailed assistance to parents and educators who want to help children with dyslexia achieve their best life. This compassionate and helpful handbook will help parents watch for signs of dyslexia in their growing child at every age. More than that, Winn provides advice about when to go to a professional, how the testing process works, and how to support your child both at home and in the classroom.
Raising a Child with Dyslexia explores:
  • How parents can help their child at home
  • How grandparents can take part in helping their grandchildren at home
  • Tips on working with your child’s school to create an optimal learning environment
  • Symptoms that warrant the diagnosis of a professional
  • How to offer a safe space for children with dyslexia to learn and grow
  • Specific techniques in helping a child deal with the difficult emotional fallout of dyslexia, and much more!
In addition to his first parenting book, Winn has written picture books exploring the dyslexic experience, as well as many other educational topics for children. His last book, There’s a Monkey in my Backpack!, explores the experiences of a young girl with dyslexia—how she comes to terms with and accepts her dyslexia, as well as her feelings about herself. The book includes questions for discussion that parents can use to help their child sort out how they feel about dyslexia and themselves.  

Review:

With Miss Grace on the mid scale for dyslexia, I've read a lot of books about the disorder, so I was interested to see if this was a more up to date look/all-in-one book to recommend, It does have a lot fo info, but I would say it is best if your child is tested on the lower end of the dyslexia scale. For kids in the middle or high level, there will usually be otehr emotional and psychological issues, like ADHD, that just aren't really covered in this book. When asked by a friend, I said it's best summed up as 'dyslexia-lite'. It covers the basics, offers valid siggestions, but really gives an overview, more than a how to. Consider it your phase one book- read it, see if you need more info, and then move on to other books if you need them. But for some parents, this will be all they need to help younger children. But for those with older kids, where dyslexia has been missed, there are better books out there to help. That's not to say it's bad- it's very approachable and easily read, it's just general, and some parents will just need more info.


About the Author: 

Don M. Winn is an award-winning author, speaker, and dyslexia advocate. As a dyslexic, who well knows the challenge of learning to love to read, Don's goal is to write books for children that are so engaging they will entice even the most reluctant or struggling reader. Don's articles on dyslexia have been featured in TODAY Parenting, Costco Connection Magazine, MD Monthly, Latin Times, and many others. Don Winn lives in Round Rock, Texas with his wife. Find out more at www.donwinn.com

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