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Protecting Parents

Myths and misconceptions regarding dyslexia are debunked in order to protect parents from unnecessary expenditures of time, money, and emotional energy on unproven methods and technologies. Also revealed are the unique strategies girls use to mask their reading difficulties from parents, teachers, and peers. Parents will learn the components of the reading process explained in parent-friendly terminology.

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A Specific View

Why My Daughter Can't Read offers a clinical view of dyslexia specifically written for parents of girls who struggle with the reading process. Included are the stories of four undiagnosed dyslexic women. Their stories highlight the dangers of waiting too long before obtaining a definitive diagnosis of dyslexia and seeking appropriate interventions.

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Providing Resources

Provided are researched-based activities and assistive technologies that can be implemented at home to address their daughters' reading needs. An additional chapter is included for parents involved in the process of seeking special education services for their daughters. Specific legal requirements are outlined as well as the "tricks of the trade" to get and keep the process moving.

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