About the author. Introduction and acknowledgments. Chapter 1 What is dyslexia? Chapter 2 Finding out about dyslexia. Chapter 3 Finding out if my child is dyslexic. Chapter 4 Learning to read and why it is difficult for children with dyslexia. Chapter 5 Supporting my child with dyslexia. Chapter 6 Overlapping difficulties: Dyscalculia. Chapter 7 Overlapping difficulties: Dyspraxia and dysgraphia. Chapter 8 Attention difficulties. Chapter 9 Self-esteem and emotional development. Chapter 10 Empowering parents. Chapter 11 Parents? and children's voices. Chapter 13 Issues for parents to consider. Appendix 1 Assessment. Appendix 2 Programs. Appendix 3 DSM-IV and DSM-V: Criteria. Appendix 4 Information: Sources, resources and organizations. Appendix 5 Selected glossary. References. Index.
Gavin Reid, is an independent educational psychologist in Vancouver, Canada and a consultant to a number of organisations and charities worldwide. He is the co-founder and director of the Red Rose School for children with specific learning difficulties in Lancashire, UK and was visiting professor at the University of British Columbia in Canada. Previously he was Senior Lecturer at Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh. He is the author of 25 books including Dyslexia: A Practitioners Handbook (4/e 2009), Dyslexia in Context: Research and Practice (2004) and Dyslexia and Literacy (2002). He has run seminars for parents on dyslexia in over 60 countries and is also the parent of a young man with special needs.
"The book itself is easy to navigate: chapters are effectivelysummarised and well sign-posted, the index is comprehensive, andthere is a useful glossary ... Gavin Reid's book offers the readera glimpse of a gold standard, which, sadly, many parents will stillnot find, even in this post-Rose Review environment." (DyslexiaReview, 2011)