For parents and family of children with a learning disability, here are our top 5 books that focus on how you can effectively manage these differences and empower your child.
As a society, we have been led to believe that being different is something to avoid. However, in The Power of Different, psychiatrist and bestselling author Gail Saltz argues that embedded in our differences, there is value and immense potential. This book touches on a variety of disorders and disabilities, from dyslexia to schizophrenia, while explaining how to create environments that best foster individual talents. A truly inspiring and thought-provoking read!
Written by child and adolescent psychiatrist Larry B. Silver, The Misunderstood Child is a go-to reference guide for parents of children with a learning disability. Silver provides detailed information on how to identify and address specific disabilities, the genetics underlying various learning differences, neurological discoveries, and information regarding specific treatment processes and resources. A must-have!
In Thinking Differently, David Flink offers powerful, innovative strategies for parenting, teaching, and supporting students with learning disabilities. As a young child, the author struggled with ADHD and dyslexia, allowing him to provide personal insight into what it’s like to live with learning differences. A comprehensive guide to help parents understand and accept learning disabilities in their children
“While other books tell you what dyslexia is, this book tells you what to do*.” After personally struggling with dyslexia and battling a school system not equipped to handle his learning differences, Ben Foss has dedicated his life to helping other dyslexic children succeed in life. In The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan, Foss shares practical ideas and strategies along with a three-step approach to unlock your child’s full potential.
*Quote sourced from Amazon.com
In this book, Dr. Teri James Bellis aims to help readers learn more about the puzzling learning disability that is auditory processing disorder (APD). Discussing the latest and most promising clinical advances and treatment options, while providing proven strategies for coping, Dr. Bellis takes the reader into the world that is APD. If you or anyone you know has difficulty comprehending spoken language, this book may have the answers you need.