Monday, January 22, 2007
Overcoming Dyslexia (WFMW)
If there's one book that truly helped me help my dyslexic child, it would be Overcoming Dyslexia by Sally Shaywitz.
About 3 years ago, I was in the library frantically researching about learning disabilities because my son is having so much trouble in school. I heard about a particular book and so I asked the librarian if they have it.
"Sorry Mrs. P, that book is checked out. But I have one new book about Dyslexia that you night find helpful" said the librarian.
I was disappointed that the book I wanted to borrow was already checked out. I reluctantly agreed to borrow Overcoming Dyslexia instead. Little did I know that that book would be a "life saver" for G.
It is there where I first learned of Orton-Gillingham method, it's that book that opened my eyes to the symptoms of dyslexia that my child has. This book not only provided me with the information and education I needed, it also empowered me to be the best advocate for my son. G is now reading very well and is doing well in school. Had it not been for this book, I wonder if I had known whAt to do to help G.
There are so many other different books I have read on the topic of Dyslexia since then, but this one has been the most informative so far. It's not perfect, it's not complete, but it's a great start.
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