Hampshire, Susan. Susan's Story New York: St Martins Press, 1982
Susan's Story, an autobiographical account of my struggle with dyslexia by 1982.
Susan Hampshire is known to American audiences through her roles in several successful BBC series: she played Fleur in the Forsyte Saga, Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough, in the First Churchills, and Becky Sharp in Vanity Fair, winning Emmy Awards for all three roles.
Her story helps people without dyslexia to understand the trials and tribulations that someone with dyslexia faces. For someone with dyslexia her story can be inspiring and provide a sense that they are not alone in their struggles.
Huston, M.D., Anne Marshall. Common Sense about Dyslexia. Lanham: Madison Book Press, 1987 A straight forward, easy to read book that provides an overview of the dyslexia. Illustrations help to understand the function of the brain and its role in dyslexia.
Levinson, M.D., Harold N.A Scientific Watergate, How and Why Countless Millions Are Deprived of Breakthrough Medical Treatment. New York: Stonebridge Publishing, 1994.
Dr. Levinson demonstrates and analyses the ignorance, bias and denial characterizing the conventional concepts of dyslexia. Used in this web site to demonstrate dyslexia writing and pictures. He also wrote A Solution to the Riddle Dyslexia, 1994.
McGuinness, Diane. When Children Don't Learn, Understanding the Biology and Psychology of Learning Disabilities. New York: Basic Book Inc, 1985.
An indepth look at learning disabilities that integrates the biological and psychological aspects that contribute to the problem. The author provides thought provoking evidence that part of the problem that has contributed to the rising numbers of children with learning disabilities is the nature in which children are taught.
Osman, Betty B. Learning Disabilities: A Family Affair. 1979 The author discusses and emphasis' the important role the family unit play in dealing and coping with LD.
Osman, Betty B. No One to Play With, the Social Side of Learning Disabilities. 1982. This book focuses on the psychosocial aspect of living with a learning disability. She provides suggestion for parents on how they can help their LD child feel good about themselves and how they can better cope with their LD in society. Smith, Corrine Roth and Lisa Strick.
Smith, P.H.D, Corrine Roth and Strick, Lisa. Learning Disabilities A to Z, A Parents Complete Guide to Learning Disabilities from Preschool to Adulthood. 1997. As the title suggests the book covers every thing from soup to nuts in regard to LD. It is wonderfully written and is truly a must for someone who is or has a child who is dyslexia. The authors provide many excellent resources that are current. Important information is often separate from the main text making it easy to read. Highly recommended!
Last One Picked...First One Picked On. Learning Disabilities and Social Skills with Richard Lavoie. PBS Home Video. An excellent video for parents, educators, or anyone that has contact with a child with LD. He discusses several situations and how they can be best dealt with when children have LD.
Look What You've Done! Stories of Hope and Resilience presented by Dr. Robert Brooks. PBS Home Video. A good video to help parents promote their child's self-esteem.
Heath Resource Center - National clearinghouse for post-secondary education for persons with disabilties.
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Oct. 1993; Vol 56, pp 157-167.This article is about brain dysfunctions and the genetic aspects of dyslexia.
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