A Dyslexic Writes

I’d love to hear what you think

In a small part I wrote this book because writing is the only way I could explore my own dyslexia, especially as I was ‘diagnosed’ so late. Mostly I wrote it because various members of what I think of as the ‘dyslexia cognoscenti’, that is to say those who know real stuff about dyslexia, suggested it would be a good thing for dyslexics, and their parents and mentors and carers, if a dyslexic wrote a book about it.

If you read the book I would love to hear your personal opinions of it, and how it may have touched your personal journey through dyslexia. Please email me at dyslexicideas@hotmail.co.uk


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Reader Comments

What people have said about A Dyslexic Writes

"An engaging and insightful explanation that makes concrete the abstract idea of automaticity and illustrates the impact of these deficits in automaticity, not only in childhood but throughout life. If you are seeking to understand the enigma of dyslexia from a personal viewpoint, I heartily recommend you read this!"
Professor Angela Fawcett, Director Centre for Child Research and leading international researcher into dyslexia.

"I like books that make me stop and think. I like books that are simply and clearly written. I like books that have something serious to say, but still make me laugh. I like books that make me feel that the author is chatting to me personally. I really like Al’s book."
Patience Thomson, founder of specialist dyslexia publisher Barrington Stoke, co-editor of ‘Dyslexia: a multidisciplinary approach’ and author of the award-winning book ‘101 Ways to get your child to read’.

"An amazingly insightful and honest book, full of anecdotes and good humour, that really will help the HR community get to grips with the reality of this increasingly high profile condition and how it fits in with occupational health."
Julie Michalski, Director, Occupational Health specialist business Maitland Medical.

"Al Campbell brings a light touch to what is, for many people, a complex and confusing subject. He claims to write this essay mainly for the parents of dyslexic children, and it will certainly give many parents an increased confidence in dealing with their own child’s strengths and weaknesses. However I think it will speak loudest to the many adult dyslexics who have struggled to come to terms with their difficulties, unsure of the underlying causes and perhaps lacking the confidence to ask for explanations and answers.

I have often wished I could recommend a book that would give a short, accessible, positive overview of living with dyslexia — and here it is!"
Sheila Watson, Specialist Dyslexia Assessor.

"A kaleidoscope of ideas showing the helicopter view of the world that is so apparent to the dyslexic brain."
Bernadette McLean, Principal, Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre.

"You work in special needs teaching for years and then something comes along and makes you question and revisit so many of the things you thought you knew and understood — A Dyslexic Writes is it."
Judy Edwards, Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator, Collyers’ Sixth Form College.

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