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It's Called Dyslexia Paperback – Sep 1 2007

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series (Sept. 1 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764137948
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764137945
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 19 x 24.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 159 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #75,160 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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simple text and bright, child-friendly illustrations -- Mad About Books 'this book is both a lesson for children and a reassurance for them and their parents' -- Books Ireland 'all this is done in a charming story with attractive illustrations' -- Books Ireland 'O'Brien Press are to be commended for publishing It's Called Dyslexia ... The story is strong and will capture the imagination of any child' -- Irish Independent Magazine 'may not only inspire those children who have this difficulty, but give their classmates and the adults in their lives an insight into how it feels to live with dyslexia' -- Evening Echo 'great for paired reading' -- Bookfest 'simple narrative and excellent full-page illustrations, empathizing with the emotions of children grappling with dyslexia' -- Bookfest 'with its good intentions and sensitive text, is a useful book to have available for adults and children to share' -- School Librarian Magazine 'clearly designed to be read by children and their parents ... written in a very reassuring manner, emphasising the help that is available so the child can feel supported by school and home ...of great help to both parents and teachers' -- Armadillo 'This is a clear and well-illustrated book, perfect to snuggle up on the sofa with together' -- Woman's Way --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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47 of 47 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa338b0b4) out of 5 stars A good "feel good" book for dyslexic children March 1 2008
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I bought this for my 7 year old dyslexic daughter. She was very excited to hear the story told from the dyslexic main character. The basic summary of the book is that she was excited about school and then got frustrated with school because reading was so hard for her but easy for other kids. Her teacher wanted to talk to her parents, it made her worried but then it turned out that her teacher wanted to tell her parents that she was concerned and wanted to do tests on her. They learned she had dyslexia, they got her help and now she loves reading. It made my daughter feel like she could some day enjoy reading too.

If only schools help kids with dyslexia as well as the book says....
24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa338b300) out of 5 stars Great book for kids with dyslexia March 22 2009
By Carrie Fancett Pagels - Published on
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I am a psychologist and have a child with special needs. This is an excellent book for a child who is between the ages of 6-11 and has dyslexia. If you purchase the book, I would recommend you read it first to see if there is anything that you think might bother or confuse your child. For instance, if you don't want to use the label "dyslexia" you could substitute "reading problem" or a term you feel comfortable with your child hearing. This book is well written and focuses on the strengths that children can have despite having a learning disability. The solutions for the child are too simplistic but get the primary message across. My son really enjoyed this book and I plan on recommending this book in my practice.
18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa338b2c4) out of 5 stars good for younger kids Aug. 8 2010
By hchurch - Published on
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This is one instance in which I wish I had been able to use the "search inside" feature to see how the book looks inside. It's a very good story to share with a first or second grader but far too young in wording and storyline for my rising 4th grader. It explains well (to a younger audience) the frustration of learning to read and the testing and special help in class, and assures the reader that dyslexic doesn't mean "not smart."

I would recommend this book to someone just beginning the journey.
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa338b5b8) out of 5 stars it's called dyslexia March 29 2009
By Dana Locke - Published on
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This book talk about the trouble and pain that dislexics go through at the elementary level, and why. thank you, this book helped us.
13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa338babc) out of 5 stars This book is not a good choice if your child is not getting the help they need at school. Jan. 17 2014
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We chose this book to begin the conversation about Dyslexia with our son, 8, who was recently diagnosed. It quickly caught his attention and he really enjoyed hearing a story about someone who was experiencing the same things he has been. While I appreciate the author wanting to tell an upbeat story with a happy ending (the way a journey with Dyslexia should go), for too many like my son this just hasn't been his experience. Far from it. Unfortunately, he quickly lost interest about halfway through the book when the girl in the story began to get lots of help from teachers in her school that made reading easier. His experience with teachers has been the exact opposite, not only not helping him to read better in any way but also making him feel as if something is wrong with him and he's dumb (his exact words) because he struggles to read. I think the author should have focused more explaining the latest research about why some children learn differently in a way that is easy for a child to understand. It would have been better to perhaps look at the many gifts that Dyslexia can bring, giving a child more than just one idea for possible strengths they might have, focusing on helping a child's self discovery of something positive instead of what was basically a quick and easy fix by teachers and schools which in most places is just simply not the case. If you have had an outpouring of help and support from your teachers and schools then I think this book works really well, but if not, beware that your child may feel even more lost and alone than they did before, wondering why they weren't good enough to get help in school like the little girl did. While we will do everything in our power to get our son a happy ending too, it just won't be in the limited way this author offers.