Review: Dyslexia is My Superpower (Most of the Time) by Margaret Rooke

Dyslexia is My SuperpowerTitle: Dyslexia is My Superpower (Most of the Time)

Author: Margaret Rooke

Pages: 240 Pages

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The Blurb

In more than 100 interviews, children and young adults reveal their personal tips and tactics for honing the creative benefits of dyslexia, enabling them to thrive in school and beyond. Strategies include ways to develop confidence and self-belief. The contributors have outlined specific approaches they feel have helped them, and others that haven’t. The book contains stunning illustrations by 8-18 year olds with dyslexia.

The first-hand accounts are inspiring in the way they normalise dyslexia and reveal the many success stories. There is an additional section for professionals who work in education or special learning environments, with advice given by school students themselves.

The Review

I work in a high school and recently I have seen an influx of students who are dyslexic or who have dyslexic tendencies. As a teaching assistant I am meant to be able to help these students with their struggles but it has always been baffling to me to understand the struggle because reading and writing came so naturally to me. I’ve read up on dyslexia and spoke to some experts but I have found both experiences very cold and clinical.

What is brilliant about Dyslexia is My Superpower (Most of the Time) is that Margaret Rooke has gone straight to the children and young adults who are in need. She lets them explain how their brain works and how they can be helped. We see how they feel singled out at times or how too much help can lead to other distressing issues.

Dyslexia is My Superpower (Most of the Time) is truly a warm book with lots of character. It has changed my approach with the students that I work with and it has given me a fresh insight into such a complex subject. I highly recommend this book to all educators and parents of dyslexics.

Dyslexia is My Superpower (Most of the Time) by Margaret Rooke is available now.

For more information regarding Margaret Rooke (@MargsRooke) please visit her Twitter page.

For more information regarding Jessica Kingsley Publishers (@JKPautism) please visit www.jkp.com.

3 Stars

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