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Trusted information and resources that support parents and their daughter's health and wellbeing.
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Following is a list of books and resources you may find useful. These books are readily available from your local bookstore, library, or online books seller. Some of these eBooks and audiobooks are in the Kerferd Library online collection and are available for students and staff 24/7. The Kerferd Library eBooks and audiobooks are marked with a red padlock.
Parent resources | Dyslexia: Online resources
Dyslexia (Better Health Channel, n.d.)
"Dyslexia is a type of specific learning difficulty (SLD) in which the person has difficulties with language and words. The term dyslexia, although still used by some, is generally felt to be too narrow and SLD is often used to describe these learning difficulties. This is because the learning difficulties are usually broader than just reading difficulties; most children with SLD also have difficulty with spelling." (Better Health Channel, n.d.)
Australian Dyslexia Association
The Australian Dyslexia Association is concerned with the well being, identification and treatment of those with dyslexia and related differences and challenges.
Dear Dyslexic Foundation
The Dear Dyslexic Foundation is a leading organisation in Australia for changing the world of dyslexics through storytelling. (Dear Dyslexic Foundation, n.d.)
Parent resources | Dyslexia: Podcasts
Dear Dyslexic Podcast Series
"These podcasts share stories of the lived experiences of people who have dyslexia and other learning disabilities, as well as those who care for, live and or work with us." (Dear Dyslexic Foundation, n.d.)
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Parent resources | Dyslexia: Bookshelf
At Home with Dyslexia by
Publication Date: 2018
This book will empower parents by giving them the tools and strategies to deal with dyslexia, making them confident and knowledgeable in the process. It offers: - a guidebook that is visually appealing, including bullet points, illustrations and short chapters, making it an easy to follow reference book for the busy (and often dyslexic) parent; - practical and emotional support at home from primary to secondary school years, as well as how to deal with school and the education system; - chapters that can be dipped into for useful day to day advice and tools to help at home , and for overall encouragement and reassurance; - parents and children sharing their personal experiences and advice in their personal accounts - the challenges of dyslexia, possible solutions and successes are openly discussed and woven throughout the chapters, giving the guide an authentic voice. Central to this guide is language of acceptance and celebration, emphasising a learning 'difference' rather than a 'disability', and a genuine encouragement of dyslexic abilities and strengths.
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Can I Tell You About Dyslexia? by
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2013
Meet Zoe - a young girl with dyslexia. Zoe invites readers to learn about dyslexia from her perspective. She helps readers to understand the challenges faced by a child with dyslexia, explaining what dyslexia is and how it affects her at home and at school.
The Self-Help Guide for Teens with Dyslexia by
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2015
Offering solutions to common problems students with dyslexia face, the author describes tried-and-tested techniques for succeeding with reading, spelling, memorising information and time management, and even a simple method to ensure you never misplace your learning tools (such as pencils and books) again. The strategies are ideal for use in the run-up to exams, helping you to become more organised, less stressed and better prepared.
An Introduction to Dyslexia for Parents and Professionals by
Call Number: 371.9144
Publication Date: 2006
This practical guide provides basic need-to-know information for parents and professionals and answers frequently asked questions about dyslexia. Using illustrative case studies, Alan M. Hultquist addresses many of the issues surrounding dyslexia, including possible causes and subtypes, means of testing, remediation and the controversial matter of "staying back" to repeat a school year. He identifies possible methods of classroom accommodation for dyslexic students in a range of subject areas. The list of useful resources at the back of the book can be used by parents and professionals to help explain dyslexia to children, and to help them find further information and teaching tools. This complete introductory guide to dyslexia is a must-read for parents of children with dyslexia, especially parents with children who are newly diagnosed, and for all those who work with dyslexic children and their families.