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In his new parenting book, Raising a Child with Dyslexia: What Every Parent Needs to Know [Cardboard Box Adventures Publishing, September 2019], award-winning children’s author Don Winn explores how learning difficulties affect kids in a number of ways and illustrates how those who care for them can better understand their challenges and cultivate learning and emotional growth. Winn writes from his personal experience as a lifelong dyslexic reader and writer.
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!
"A very accessible and in-depth look at dyslexia. Perfect for parents who want to know what's what and what steps to take. Highly recommended." --Wishing Shelf
"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. An important and much-needed text." --Michael F. Shaughnessy, PhD, Professor of Special Education Eastern New Mexico University
"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
Don M. Winn is a multiple award-winning children’s author of thirteen picture books and the Sir Kaye the Boy Knight® series of novels for independent readers. As a dyslexia advocate and a dyslexic himself, he frequently addresses parents and educators on how to maximize the value of shared reading time and how to help dyslexic and other struggling readers to learn to love reading. Winn lives and writes in Round Rock, Texas.
Winn will be the keynote speaker at the Central Texas Dyslexia Conference this coming October.