How to help your Dyslexic and Dyspraxic Child

A practical guide for parents

By Sally McKeown
ISBN: 9781905410965
Pages: 208
RRP: £11.99

This book provides parents with information about dyslexia and dyspraxia and gives them practical ways to help their child, from understanding and recognising the symptoms to getting support from schools and other networks. Using real-life experiences this guide gives essential advice to parents wanting to care for their child.

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How can I help my child that has got dyslexia or dyspraxia?

Perhaps you’ve just found out your child is dyslexic, or suspect your child may be dyspraxic. This can be a confusing time for any parent, full of worry and uncertainty. Author Sally McKeown gets right to the heart of the matter in How to Help your Child with Dyslexia and Dyspraxia. She brings you expert knowledge of exactly what dyslexia and dyspraxia are and how they can affect your child’s life. Through the experiences of other parents, Sally dispels common myths and helps you to better understand dyslexia and dyspraxia so you can support your child. Whether you want to help your child with everyday challenges caused by dyslexia or dyspraxia or specific tasks such as literacy and reading, this is a comprehensive parents guide to helping your dyslexic or dyspraxic child.

From getting a diagnosis to making sure you get enough support from your school this guide is packed with advice to make your life easier. It’s packed with practical ways to help your child, including:
• how to build your child’s confidence if it has been knocked
• how you can help with homework, without doing it
• games, activities and hobbies to improve co-ordination and motor skills
• different ways of learning that your child will respond to
Written in a friendly style with other parents’ experiences littered throughout, you will find it easy to put this advice into action and help your child.

About the author

Sally McKeown

Sally McKeown is a journalist and consultant who specialises in dyslexia and dyspraxia, learning disabilities and assistive technology. Sal has taught in schools and colleges, supporting students with a range of learning needs and has worked for government agencies. Sal regularly writes for the Guardian and Special Children magazine and won the NSE Journalist of the Year award for specialist press. Sal has been awarded the Texthelp’s Dyslexia Champion Award for 2013.

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