On Dyslexia Empowerment

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For my professional development project last fall, I read The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan by Ben Foss. Since this book was written as a roadmap of sorts for parents of children with dyslexia, I knew I would meet my goal to better understand the parent perspective surrounding this often-invisible disability.

In the book, Foss shares many stories from his own life with dyslexia and acts as a helpful guide for the reader as he explains this common learning disability and presents a clear map for tackling it. The author provides strategies for success, such as identifying a child’s strengths, using assistive technologies, and advocating for accommodations in school. This mix of stories, science, and legal advice make for an engaging and practical read. I would highly recommend that any parent of to a dyslexic child take the time to read this book! 

Kate Scimeca