Dyslexia Tool Kit for Tutors & Parents: Book Review

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As many of you know, I have a background in education and homeschool my own children. I love finding books that can genuinely help struggling kids. The Dyslexia Tool Kit for Tutors & Parents is a must read if you are an educator or parent of a dyslexic child.

I was instantly drawn to this book because it is co-authored by a mother and daughter pair. The daughter is dyslexic, and was supported through her education by her mom. Like many dyslexic kids, her school wasn’t giving her the support she needed, so her parents had to be more creative in their approach to her education. She was able to be successful largely due to her mother’s techniques and went on to get a doctorate.

What is Dyslexia?
If you’re not familiar with dyslexia, here’s a brief intro. Dyslexia is a learning difference that can make reading more difficult when taught using traditional methods. It is very common, affecting about 1 in every 10 people. I love how the author mentions that dyslexic people “see forests, not trees”. That is a really great description. People who have dyslexia have trouble breaking down the content and focusing just on the words they’re reading. I’ve seen a lot of students struggle with dyslexia even into adulthood, if they didn’t receive the proper instruction at a younger age. I learned a lot about dyslexia that I wasn’t even aware of from this book.

But, you don’t have to take my word for it. Take a look at one of the many glowing reviews on Amazon.

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What to Do When Phonics Isn’t Enough
The author emphasizes that this book should be used when traditional methods of teaching reading using phonics are not working. This book contains strategies that could also be beneficial for other struggling readers who are not dyslexic. Not every child can learn to read using phonics, and this can help guide you through the process of trying new methods.

Dyslexia Tool Kit for Tutors & Parents has 24 different tools that can help a struggling reader. The tools can be modified for use with different age groups (even adults) and some can be used for classroom instruction.

I have seen a few of these methods used before, but many were new to me. And, the suggestions are fun. Students will want to try these tools instead of being drilled on phonics instruction that is just not working for them.


Parents, you can help your dyslexic child without tears and without spending a small fortune. I highly encourage you to give this book a try!

You can purchase the Dyslexia Tool Kit for Tutors & Parents on Amazon.


I’m also hosting a giveaway where 3 lucky winners will get a free signed copy of this book. The giveaway is sponsored by Healthy Happy Thrifty Family and will be fulfilled by the author. It is open to residents of the US and Canada! (Closes 1/25/16!) Enter below:

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45 thoughts on “Dyslexia Tool Kit for Tutors & Parents: Book Review”

  1. Seems like a pretty good book. Lots of parents tent to neglect the fact their kids have it. They immediately think their kids are slow and that’s far from it. I had a guy in my class in junior college who had it and he got some extra time when we had exams. But he was very smart. I hope a well deserved parent will win the giveaway. Good luck!

  2. This sounds like a great book. I think that the education system as it is often fails our children. We opted to send both our girls to a local Steiner Waldorf school because we felt that the approach encouraged them to be the best they could be. Unfortunately the school was only until age 13 but I felt it was a good start!

  3. I suffer from dyslexia and struggled through school. My teachers never really gave me the support I needed. It is wonderful to see there are tools out there for kids now. I am fearful my daughter will get this lovely trait from me so at least I know there are tools to help her out there!

  4. I have 2 very intelligent sons with mild dyslexia and the school does not recognize dyslexia as a disability so they get don’t get accommodations. This book sounds like it would be helpful. I entered.

  5. I am going to share your giveaway/article with a girlfriend who’s little boy was recently diagnosed as dyslexia. Maybe she can find some tips to help him conquer this condition.

  6. it sounds like the dyslexia tool kit will be really beneficial for parents to help their kids who struggle with dyslexia. it’s awesome that it has 24 different tools to help

  7. Thanks for the giveaway. This book will help a lot of parents of children with Dyslexia. I will share this post with a friend who owns a pre-school. She might want to join the giveaway too.

  8. I have a lot of things that I heard about the benefits of this, How I’m glad to know this kind of tool for helping who suffering from dyslexia. Such a great review and giveaway, very interesting.

  9. Thanks for the review! It sounds like a fantastic tool or parents to help their children at home as well as teachers at school.


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