Finding out that a child has dyslexia can be shocking and confusing - and thousands of parents get this disturbing news every day. Appearing as early as when a child is struggling to say Mama and Dada, dyslexia is a condition that will affect a child's ability to read, write, and understand basic language construction - and for a parent, this can be a tough reality to take in. Covering information on every stage of diagsis, treatment, and growth, this reference will help parents: teach children how to cope with educational, personal, and social difficulties; choose the right school and reduce academic struggles; maintain communication with their frustrated child; and more. Providing parents with the invaluable information and resources they need, this book takes an in-depth look at the reality of the disability and manages to make sense of it for worried parents.
Abigail Marshall has been the manager of the Dyslexia.com Web site and moderator of the Dyslexiatalk.com forum since 1995. Vincent Iannelli, M.D.: is a board-certified pediatrician, a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatricians, and an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.