There are several excellent books on Dyslexia. Some of the titles that are available at Trident Academy are listed here. The library collection includes titles that are recommended reading by the International Orton Dyslexia Association. For more information, please contact the librarian.

Reid, Gavin. Dyslexia: A Practitioner's Handbook. 3rd ed. West Sussex, England: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 2003.

"This comprehensive handbook will be an invaluable resource for those studying for a recognised qualification in Special Education and Dyslexia, as well as providing an accessible guide for parents, teachers and other professionals." (Publisher's annotation).

Local call number:
Trident Academy: T.R. 371.91
Charleston County Public Library: 371.9144 REID)
College of Charleston:HV1570.5.U6 R44. 2001

Available for purchase:

  • Barnes and Noble
  • Amazon

  • Frank, Robert. the secret life of the dyslexic child. Avon, MA: Adams Media. 2004.

    Dr. Robert Frank, whose own dyslexia didn't stop him from becoming an educator, psychologist, and award-winning author, takes the reader inside the emotions and frustrations of the dyslexic child to help parents coach their child to:

    - Improve academic achievement - Get support from friends and family - Establish solid work and study habits - Focus on abilities and strengths - Set and meet personal goals

    Above all, Dr. Frank tells parents the simple steps they can take to help their child build self-esteem and confidence and create a life of success. (Publisher's annotation).

    Local call number:
    Trident Academy: P.R. 618.92 Fra
    Charleston County Public Library: 616.8553 FRANK
    College of Charleston: Not available

    Available for purchase:

  • Barnes and Noble

  • Marshall, Abigail The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Dyslexia Avon, MA: Adams Media. 2004.

    Abigail Marshall has been the manager of the Web site and moderator of the forum since 1995. She is the mother of a son with dyslexia, now age twenty-one, and she has a B.S. degree in applied behavioral sciences and a law degree. She lives in Pacifica, CA.

    Although dyslexia affects 10 to 15 percent of the U.S. population, only 5 out of every 100 dyslexics are recognized and receive assistance. If you're the parent of a child with dyslexia, this statistic can be disconcerting, especially when it comes to your child's academic performance and developing social skills. The Everything(r) Parent's Guide to Children with Dyslexia, by Abigail Marshall gives you a complete understanding of what dyslexia is, how to identify the signs, and what you can do to help your child. This authoritative book seeks to alert parents to the special needs associated with this learning disability and offers practical suggestions for getting involved in the classroom. (Editorial review)

    Local call number:
    Trident Academy:
    P.R. 649.151 Mar
    Charleston County Public Library: Not Available
    College of Charleston: Not Available

    Available for purchase:

  • Barnes and Noble

  • Vail, Priscilla L. Liberate Your Child's Learning Patterns New York:Simon & Schuster. 2002.

    Liberate Your Child's Learning Patterns first helps you discover which of six natural learning patterns are predominant in your elementary school child. For example:

    • Does your child learn best through three-dimensional or two-dimensional materials?
    • Is your child predominantly a simultaneous or sequential processor? • Does your child learn best with multisensory teaching: visual, auditory, kinesthetic/tactile?

    This practical, user-friendly guide explores each pattern, explains why it matters, and how it can put children "at promise" or "at risk."

    Liberate Your Child's Learning Patterns then shows you how to create optimal learning settings at home and helps your child apply those natural learning strengths to academic tasks for greater success in school. For each grade level, from kindergarten through fourth grade, this book provides:

    • A brief curriculum overview so you know what to expect as your child advances from grade to grade, plus a discussion of the opportunities and pitfalls for each learning pattern • 142 home activities: at least three home activities for each of the six learning patterns, plus 22 principals of good practice applicable to all grades

    (Publishers annotations).

    Local call number:
    Trident Academy:P.R. 649.1 Vai
    Charleston County Public Library:Not Available
    College of Charleston:Not Available

    Available for purchase:

  • Barnes and Noble

  • Healy, Jane M. Your Child's Growing Mind: Brain Development and Learning from Birth to Adolescence New York: Random House. 2004.

    –“A solid gold gift to anyone teaching or parenting or encountering the learning child. Jane Healy seems to have it all—the richness and insight from the think tank, the wisdom and experience of her life.” —David Mallery, Independent School Quarterly

    “A sane and readable guide to the burgeoning literature on human development. I particurly liked the discussions on the perils of superbabying and on the fostering of creativity.” —Dr. Howard Gardner, author of Frames of My Mind and The Mind’s New Science

    "Dr. Healy has done it again with Your Child's Growing Mind. Noboday Makes child development and it's practical applications so clear and readable. A must for parents." –Michael Brody, M.D., Chair of The Television and Media Committee of The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

    "This book became an instant classic when it was published in 1987, and has been a cornerstone for educators ever since. Now revised and updated to reflect recent findings in brain research, this book guides parents, teachers, and caregivers as they gauge the level of development of an individual child's brain." –Ingram

    Local call number:
    Trident Academy:P.R. 155.4 Hea
    Charleston County Public Library: 155.413 HEALY
    College of Charleston: BF318H41994 (1994)

    Available for purchase:

  • Barnes and Noble

  • Created by Mary M. Silgals, MLIS

    December 4, 2004
    Edited November 29, 2005

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