Dyslexia 101

New Second Addition Now Available!

Do you have a child who is bright yet struggles with reading?

He or she may have dyslexia. It is estimated that 20% of the population has dyslexia. Dyslexia is characterized by:

  • slow, inaccurate reading
  • terrible spelling
  • difficulty with penmanship
  • difficulty expressing self
  • inattentiveness, distractibility
  • dreads going to school

I wrote the book Dyslexia 101 because helping others to learn the truth about dyslexia is a passion of mine. Because of our own experience raising and teaching our kids with dyslexia, I know how it feels to be utterly confused by an otherwise bright child who just doesn’t ‘get’ reading. I know how overwhelming it was to search through web site after web site, book after book, searching for the answers. I know how many false starts and disappointments we went through before we found what really works. I saw how being unable to read and write well affected my kids as they grew up. How I wish I could go back, knowing what I know now and do things differently.

What’s inside Dyslexia 101

The Message is Clear

With the correct information and the right methods, dyslexic children can not only learn to read and spell and write, but to understand the inherent strengths of the dyslexic mind, embrace them and find success.

From from research to real life, prevention to remediation, from preschool to college and from the practical to the spiritual, Dyslexia 101 will walk you through figuring out your child’s reading struggles and give you the tools to help them to succeed.

Chapters Include:

  • What is Dyslexia?
  • How to Know if You or Your Child Has Dyslexia
  • Everything You Need to Know About Testing
  • Reading Instruction That Works
  • Navigating the Public School System
  • Everything you Need to Know to Start Homeschooling Your Dyslexic Child
  • When to Hire an Educational Therapist
  • Encouragement for Parents
  • Tips for Teachers
  • Hope for Students

New in the Second Edition:  Expanded Information on High School and College

  • Preparing Your Student With Dyslexia for College Success
  • Technology Helps for the Dyslexic College Student
  • Understanding the Legal Differences Between High School and College
  • Different Types of College Support Programs
  • How to Find the Right College for Your Dyslexic Child
  • Options for After High School
  • How to Get Accommodations on College Entrance Exams
  • Financial Aid and Scholarships for Students with Dyslexia
  • Alternatives to a Traditional College Degree

PLUS an exhaustive list of resources, including:

  • books
  • web sites
  • blogs
  • apps
  • compensatory technology
  • links to reputable national and international dyslexia organizations