GET THE READING HELP YOUR CHILD NEEDS Become a powerful advocate for your struggling reader with Dr. Kaufman's bold five-step action plan based on 30 years of successful work with hundreds of families.
Smart Kid, Can't Read offers step by step real-world advice for anyone trying to navigate the hurdles of getting a child reading help - a task which can be amazingly daunting.
More than one third of all children entering the fourth grade are reading below grade level. Even more alarming, less than one third of these children actually receive reading help
Don't let YOUR child be among the reading casualties.
"If you are even the slightest bit worried about your child's reading, pick up this book."
- Patricia Papernow, Ph.D., Author, Psychologist, Parent of a dyslexic student
Getting your child reading assistance that leads to meaningful improvement requires that you take on the role of an informed advocate. The good news: armed with this book, you can get your child help before it's too late. You will learn the key points that every parent advocate should know. Armed with information about special education law, research based reading instruction, and effective, unbiased assessments, you will be ready to take the steps that will launch your child into a successful reading experience.
Uncertain about whether your concerns about your child's reading are justified? Smart Kid, Can't Read offers easy-to-administer tests that parents can give their children to help decide whether a reading evaluation is warranted.
"Anyone seeking to understand reading difficulties--the problem, the process, and the child--will want to read this book: parents, grandparents, friends, tutors, even teachers. The information on the legal and logistic processes to be navigated is invaluable."
- Peggy McCardle, Ph.D., MPH, Former Branch Chief, Child Development and Behavior Branch, NICHD