Books

The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan

A Blueprint for Renewing Your Child's Confidence and Love of Learning.

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Ben Foss

The Dyslexic Advantage

A great explanation of the brain science pointing toward dyslexia's upsides. 

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Brock and Fernette Eide

Thinking Differently

An innovative, comprehensive guide—the first of its kind—to help parents understand and accept learning disabilities in their children, offering tips and strategies for successfully advocating on their behalf and helping them become their own best advocates.

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David Flink

Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain

"Human beings were never born to read," writes Tufts University cognitive neuroscientist and child development expert Maryanne Wolf. Reading is a human invention that reflects how the brain rearranges itself to learn something new. An excellent synthesis of brain science and the history of literacy, with a focus on dyslexia.

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Maryanne Wolf

Read This When You Can

This is a great compendium of stories about students who are dyslexic and have other specific learning disabilities. Most important, it is written by those students. Be sure to get an audio version of the text for your child or simply read it aloud.

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SAFE Voices

No Pity

This book offers the best overview of the recent history of the disability movement.

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Joseph Shapiro

The Psychology of Shame: Theory and Treatment of Shame-Based Syndromes

In this classic volume, Kaufman synthesizes object relations theory, interpersonal theory, and, in particular, Silvan Tompkins's affect theory, to provide a powerful and multidimensional view of shame.

Gershen Kaufman

Shame: The Power of Caring

A general psychological text on the phenomenon of shame. Given that this is such a powerful underlying experience for people who are dyslexic, this framework can be very helpful.

Gershen Kaufman