Can I tell you about Dyslexia?: A Guide for Friends, Family and Professionals
Features Zoe - a young girl with dyslexia who invites readers to learn about dyslexia from her perspective. In this title, she helps readers to understand the challenges faced by a child with dyslexia, explaining what dyslexia is and how it affects her at home and at school.
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|Library of Congress
||Dyslexia, Dyslexic children
||Coping with Problems & Illness
||General/trade;Children/juvenile;Professional and scholarly
Description of this Book
Meet Zoe - a young girl with dyslexia. Zoe invites readers to learn about dyslexia from her perspective. She helps readers to understand the challenges faced by a child with dyslexia, explaining what dyslexia is and how it affects her at home and at school. Zoe describes exactly why she finds reading, writing and words so difficult, and how other people can help her in these areas. This illustrated book is ideally suited for readers aged 7 and upwards, and will be an excellent way to start a discussion about dyslexia, in the classroom or at home. The Can I tell you about...? series offers simple introductions to a range of limiting conditions. Friendly characters invite readers to learn about their experiences of living with a particular condition and how they would like to be helped and supported. These books serve as excellent starting points for family and classroom discussions.
Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings
||The ideas section is useful because it explains other difficulties children with dyslexia may face, including phonemic awareness, rapid automatised naming and working memory. Overall, a very enjoyable and easy but informative read. -- Children & Young People Now This inspirational book is a great resource for children, parents, and teachers alike. Written from a child's perspective, it explains a complicated topic in a simple manner and provides an accurate overview of the most common symptoms of dyslexia (including strengths), an insightful account of how it feels to have dyslexia, and ways that teachers and parents can provide appropriate emotional and instructional supports. -- Nancy Mather, Ph.D., Professor of Special Education, University of Arizona The book is wonderful. It has a lot of good information on dyslexia and it is easy to read and understand. But most of all, I liked that it demystifies dyslexia and lets kids see that they are not alone with their struggles. -- Rhonda, a parent of a child with dyslexia
Alan M. Hultquist, EdD has a doctorate in educational psychology and worked in education for 33 years, as a special education teacher and educational psychologist. Alan is also the author of An Introduction to Dyslexia for Parents and Professionals and What is Dyslexia? A Book Explaining Dyslexia for Kids and Adults to Use Together, both published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Bill Tulp is an experienced artist, who has published illustrations and graphic stories, had gallery shows and taught art classes. He lives in Vermont, USA.