Dyslexia and Other Learning Difficulties

A Parent's Guide

Maria Chivers, founder of the Swindon Dyslexia Centre, knows the heartache and frustration experienced by parents of children with learning difficulties. Things don’t have to be that way, is her message. Learning difficulties are slowly being specified and recognised, and medical and educational help developed. To get this help for your child you need to know how to make the system work for you. Maria Chivers draws on expert knowledge to show how you can make this happen. Dyslexia and Other Learning Disabilities: The Essential Guide takes you step-by-step through diagnosis, treatment, education and into career options. Up-to-the-minute facts and practical advice enable you to pinpoint exactly what is wrong with your child, communicate with teachers, assess your child’s rights and choose the right education. Many learning difficulties, once identified, can be overcome. If your child has, or you suspect they might have, learning difficulties, this essential guide gives you the facts you need to take action. Author: Maria Chivers

Chapter Headings

I Know There Is Something Wrong – But No One Will Listen!

Special Educational Needs – Square Pegs Into Round Holes!

Dyslexia – Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs)

Dyslexia – Testing and Multi-Sensory Teaching




Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD/ADD

Gifted Children

How Can I Get Help?

Author Bio 

Maria Chivers founded the Swindon Dyslexia Centre in 1991. The centre employs a staff of teaching specialists, psychologists and other therapists. Its work has been featured on radio and television, including The Learning Curve. 

Maria is the author of four books on the subject of Dyslexia and other learning difficulties. She writes regularly about the subject and gives lectures. Maria is passionate about dyslexia and, as she puts it, is ‘dedicated to raising awareness of dyslexia’.

Maria Chivers lives in Swindon with her husband, who is a retired police officer, and their two children, both of whom are dyslexics. Maria is dyslexic and dyspraxic.

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