- Empowers parents by providing them with strategies for dealing with a wide range of concerns including dyspraxia and dyscalculia
- New sections cover post-school issues, the emotional needs of young people with dyslexia and information on how parents can help at home
- Features information on some of the more popular interventions for dyslexia, and critical evaluations of ‘alternative treatments’
- Includes first–hand accounts of parents’ hopes, successes and setbacks, and extensive lists of organizations and resources
Introduction and acknowledgments.
Chapter 1 What is dyslexia?
Chapter 2 Finding out about dyslexia.
Chapter 3 Finding out if my child is dyslexic.
Chapter 4 Learning to read and why it is difficult for children with dyslexia.
Chapter 5 Supporting my child with dyslexia.
Chapter 6 Overlapping difficulties: Dyscalculia.
Chapter 7 Overlapping difficulties: Dyspraxia and dysgraphia.
Chapter 8 Attention difficulties.
Chapter 9 Self-esteem and emotional development.
Chapter 10 Empowering parents.
Chapter 11 Parents’ and children's voices.
Chapter 13 Issues for parents to consider.
Appendix 1 Assessment.
Appendix 2 Programs.
Appendix 3 DSM-IV and DSM-V: Criteria.
Appendix 4 Information: Sources, resources and organizations.
Appendix 5 Selected glossary.