Raising a Child with Dyslexia: What Every Parent Needs to Know by Don M. Winn
This user-friendly guide provides detailed assistance to parents and educators who want to help dyslexic children achieve their best life. Written by Don M. Winn, an award-winning dyslexic author and parent of a (now adult) dyslexic child, this compassionate and helpful handbook will help parents watch for signs of dyslexia in their growing baby, toddler, preschooler, or school-aged child. Topics include symptoms that warrant diagnosis by a professional, what to expect during the testing process, how parents can help their child at home, tips on working with the school to create an optimal learning environment, and most importantly, how to offer a dyslexic child a safe, encouraging emotional space in which to cope with the emotional fallout of the dyslexic struggle. The book is keyed to current, cutting edge research and testing methods for dyslexia and all of its attendant conditions, and also includes coping strategies to help those who did not get an early diagnosis or support.
A 2019 NYC Big Book Award Winner
“It is essential that we help dyslexic children understand their strengths and challenges in order to have a balanced view of themselves. A realistic understanding of what comes easy and what does not leads to resilience and perseverance in the face of adversity—among the most necessary of life’s skills. Parents have the unique and important responsibility and opportunity to not only help their children survive school, but ultimately thrive in life. With this book in hand, you will be empowered by the knowledge of how dyslexia impacts your child and how to raise a healthy human being with dyslexia.”
—Dan Peters, PhD, Licensed Psychologist and author of Make Your Worrier a Warrior,
From Worrier to Warrior, and The Warrior Workbook
“Dyslexia. It is a word that, like autism and cancer, strikes fear into the hearts of parents, teachers, principals and those impacted by it. Don Winn has written a comprehensive yet nurturing, caring, and compassionate book about this condition. Don has done a superlative job reviewing the main concerns relevant to dyslexia. There are so many issues—social, behavioral, cognitive, reading, and coping, but Don tries to address all of these in a kind, caring fashion. Parents, special ed, and regular ed teachers need all the information they can get to work with and nurture a child with dyslexia. Don does a great job of covering the waterfront of issues that are relevant to dyslexia. An important and much-needed text.”
—Michael F. Shaughnessy, PhD, Professor of Special Education, Eastern New Mexico University