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Subject: dyslexia
Date Posted: 12/3/2007 9:28 PM ET
Member Since: 9/9/2007
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does anyone have any suggestions on books on this subject. i think my son may have it and i am homeschoolong him. i want to learn more about what we can do on our own. thanx

Date Posted: 12/4/2007 1:45 PM ET
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Overcoming Dyslexia by Sally Shaywitz (about brain research and what scientists are learning about dyslexia and how it works)

Succeeding Against the Odds  and  No Easy Answers   by Sally Smith

Succeding Against the Odds is an older book but you can probably find it in the library.  Sally Smith was a mom of a son with learning disabilities.  She was so disappointed by his options in school that she founded The Lab School in D.C.  and became an expert on dyslexia and other forms of l.d.

What kinds of problems is he having? 

Date Posted: 12/19/2007 7:39 PM ET
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Also,  www.dys-add.com is a website that has a lot of good information about dyslexia.  Check out the "To Learn More" link at the top of the page by the lightbulb and you can get more book recommendations.


- Anna-Melissa

Last Edited on: 12/19/07 7:40 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 12/19/2007 7:42 PM ET
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The link Anna-Melissa is one I often give out to parents who are wanting info.  I don't particularily like some of the statements they make concerning schools and testing, but the site does contain other useful info . 

Last Edited on: 12/19/07 7:42 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 1/14/2008 6:34 PM ET
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A Mind at a Time and All Kinds of Minds by Mel Levine