A comprehensive model for understanding the defence mechanisms used by dyslexic individuals...This author has done a remarkable job of presenting both theoretical and practical information in an understandable way. He handles very complex and difficult problems with sensitivity and offers concrete suggestions. This work will be an excellent resource for both the researcher and the clinician. It adds to our understanding of dyslexia and how real people cope.
I am so pleased that Neil is addressing this long ignored topic. As a counsellor specialising in the emotional repercussions of dyslexia, I believe dyslexia is inextricably woven into self-image, self-confidence and self-esteem. It impacts on everyone - not just the dyslexic...Understand the dyslexia. Understand the dyslexic person and you will understand the presentation.
This book provides a comprehensive picture of the many manifestations of emotional and affective domain challenges that might be encountered by dyslexics. It uses a wealth of pertinent research to provide a comprehensive background for understanding these problems and proposes a structure to manage and overcome them.
This is an important and much needed book - the emotional impact of dyslexia has been neglected for too long. In this comprehensive and accessible analysis, Neil Alexander-Passe skilfully draws upon contemporary theory and research from a range of disciplines to explore what we know and what we can do to best support the well-being of those living with dyslexia.
This book provides an original perspective on the socio-emotional aspects of dyslexia and will be welcomed by professionals working in the field. It provides a refreshing addition to the plethora of books focusing on the theories and causes of dyslexia and complements these by turning to the important question of what it feels like to be dyslexic.
It is our responsibility as advocates for dyslexia to ensure that the next generation of dyslexic children have the opportunity to express their strengths more fully, with greater understanding and support within school and society for their difficulties. This book can contribute to this recognition.