am 15. März 2009
I heard Dr. Shaywitz speaking about dyslexia on NPR's radio program "Parents' Journal," which is how I first heard of "Overcoming Dyslexia". The detail in this book helped me clearly see that my son has dyslexia, and after reading it, I feel well-equipped to be his advocate in school. What I liked best were the tips on how you can help your dyslexic child--by asking for additional time on tests, requesting assignment reduction if homework goes on for hours, talking through assignments before having the child tackle them on his own, having the child read poems aloud, and so forth. I also appreciated the detailed descriptions and contact information for all the resources available--websites, software programs, even the scanning pen Quicktionary. Rather than feeling hopeless upon realizing my son truly is dyslexic, I felt empowered. It seems there are a lot of resources in the US. How is it in Germany? Are there any similar books on "Legasthenie", where I could find out what resources are available here?