The Secret Life of a Dyslexic Child: How She Thinks. How He Feels. How They Can Succeed

The Secret Life of a Dyslexic Child: How She Thinks. How He Feels. How They Can Succeed


By (author) Robert Frank, By (author) Kathryn E. Livingston

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  • Publisher: RODALE PRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 224mm x 20mm | 381g
  • Publication date: 26 July 2004
  • Publication City/Country: PA
  • ISBN 10: 1579549853
  • ISBN 13: 9781579549855
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 598,219

Product description

A paperback edition of the widely praised book that gives parents "for the first time" ever a true understanding of what their child with a learning disorder is thinking and feeling. Winner of the 2002 Margot Marek Annual Book Award for the most outstanding book written for parents or children on the subject of dyslexia or related learning disabilities. (International Dyslexia Association- New York branch) Dr. Robert Frank, whose own dyslexia didnit stop him from becoming an educator, psychologist, and award-winning author, takes the reader inside the emotions and frustrations of the dyslexic child to help parents coach their child to: - Improve academic achievement - Get support from friends and family - Establish solid work and study habits - Focus on abilities and strengths - Set and meet personal goals Above all, Dr. Frank tells parents the simple steps they can take to help their child build self-esteem and confidence and create a life of success.

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"A clear, comprehensive guide that will help parents handle not only the practical challenges of raising a child with dyslexia, but also the complex emotions that can often stand in the way of successful learning." --Sally Lee, editor-in-chief, "Parents "magazine "An invaluable, compassionate, yet realistic guidebook to the foreign land that is dyslexia. . . After reading this book, you feel ready to let go of stereotypes and embrace solutions." --Kyle D. Pruett, M.D., clinical professor at Yale Child Study Center and Medical School