Beth Cottone brings great insight, expertise, strength, and heart to her work with students with dyslexia. Through this book, others can now learn and be inspired by her approach. The format — with alternating chapters about individual students she has collaborated with and information about dyslexia and interventions — add to richness for parents and educators alike.
Julia Blodgett, PhD, LCP
This book on dyslexia is brilliant in the way that it gives a holistic picture of children’s development and helps readers understand the relation between dyslexia and a range of other learning disabilities.
What is particularly unique is the way that Dr. Cottone describes the physical, social and psychological experiences that accompany dyslexia as well as the strengths that can emerge from living with dyslexia.
Too few families and teachers think about the connection between dyslexia and ADHD, how dyslexia emerges in different ways at different points in development, or how it feels to experience dyslexia.
This useful book is easy to read and is chock full of ideas for working with students with dyslexia, ADHD, or both. It is a wonderful resource for families and teachers.
Sara Rimm-Kaufman, PhD
Commonwealth Professor of Education, School of Education and Human Development, University of Virginia