The Word Gobblers: A Handbook for Parents Working with Children Struggling To Read

Square One. Mar. 2021. 96p. ISBN 9780757005022. pap. $15.95. CHILD REARING
Matthias posits that one in three children who have been diagnosed with dyslexia might instead have Irlen’s syndrome, in which certain color wavelengths reach the brain more slowly than other wavelengths, affecting the ability to read. She discusses practical aspects of Irlen’s syndrome—from defining the disorder, to treatment, to advocating for one’s child—as well as the emotional toll of learning disabilities. One chapter also includes questions to help children express their feelings about issues like bullying.
VERDICT A helpful volume for parents, caregivers, and teachers of children who struggle with reading.
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