Coaching book for parents: Dyslexia: TIME FOR TALENT

PRESS REVIEWS

Cision news – press release 10th Sept 2014


Author WINNER in the 2014 Readers’ Favorite International Award Contest, USA – 1st September 2014

  • Nonfiction Education (Honorable Mention Award)

Author FINALIST in the 2014 Readers’ Favorite International Award Contest, USA – 15th July 2014, nominated in 2 categories:

  • Nonfiction Education
  • Nonfiction Parenting

BOOK REVIEWS

Royal College of Nursing

Nursing Children and Young People – Vol. 26: Issue. 6: Pages. 14-14. Published: 08 July 2014.

Review by Helen Warner, specialist nurse for children with a learning disability and challenging behaviour and their families, says:

“IT IS OBVIOUS from reading this book that Carolina Frohlich has a wealth of knowledge and expertise about the challenges faced by children with dyslexia and related learning difficulties, and their families. The book is written with great empathy and in a positive style that is easy to understand. It aims to be a comprehensive and holistic guide that can empower families to help their children through the education system from the early years to university. The author advocates a multisensory approach to learning, tailored to the individual’s needs, and delivered with humour as a tool to help children remember what they are learning while also having fun. I cannot recommend this book highly enough.”


Optimus Education; Special Children Magazine, July 2014

by Claire O’Keeffe, Inclusion Leader and Specialist Dyslexia Teacher at Hanwell Fields Community School.

“This is a valuable tool for any parent whose child is struggling academically. It provides clear explanations and good practical tips, which will make the difference to the performance of any child with dyslexic tendencies, but more importantly, how that child feels about themselves.”

“A great resource which will extend teachers’ knowledge and improve their classroom skills.”


Meridian Magazine: Parenting News and Views, January edition 2014

“An inspirational new book, which empowers parents and children to tackle dyslexia and achieve success and happiness in their lives, is available on Amazon now.

Written by Carolina Frohlich, an educational consultant to parents and schools, who has overcome dyslexia herself, and is the parent of two children with dyslexia, the book provides a wealth of successful strategies for parents and teachers. The book presents a wealth of learning strategies for parents and teachers. It presents an enlightening outlook on holistic ways of conquering and embracing this specific ‘condition’; it shows what parents and teachers can do to support children who are suffering from dyslexia.”


READERS’ FAVORITE

5 ***** star book reviews of Dyslexia: TIME FOR TALENT

Reviewed by Teodora Totorean for Readers’ Favorite, Rating: 5 stars

The book Dyslexia: Time for Talent by Carolina Fröhlich is written from the perspective of a person with dyslexia, a parent with dyslexic children, and a support teacher for pupils with dyslexia. The author is all of the above and through this book she proves to be a great story teller, a talented writer, and a thorough researcher. The book offers in-depth information about various aspects of what it means to have dyslexia, including the identification of struggles with reading and writing in children, different approaches and learning techniques, getting an assessment, offering children the right support and building up their self-esteem. The main idea of the book is that dyslexia is not a condition that someone needs to be “cured” of, it is only a different way of learning. Through a personalized teaching/learning approach, every child with dyslexia can find his own talent and become a successful adult. Dyslexia: Time for Talent is a well-written and well-documented book, very informative and useful for parents and teachers alike who work with children with dyslexia. Every problem has a solution and this is illustrated through charts and examples from Fröhlich’s own experience as a parent with dyslexic children. The author also emphasizes that every dyslexic child is different and parents and teachers should identify what their strengths and weaknesses are so they can adapt the teaching methods accordingly. Learning through art, music, or sports are just a few examples of such methods. But the book doesn’t stop at primary school years; it also offers advice on how to deal with the condition in later years too, from secondary school and further education to learning to drive and getting the relevant career advice. As there are still people that are diagnosed later in life, I found those chapters extremely useful. This is the kind of book that should be in every household with a dyslexic family member, so it can be consulted at any time.


Reviewed by Bil Howard for Readers’ Favorite, Rating: 5.0 stars

“Understanding our children’s frustrations and giving them the tools to blossom will give them the confidence to reach their true potential,” says Carolina Fröhlich in Dyslexia: Time for Talent. That is precisely what her book does. Not only is it a book which informs and encourages the special skills and talents of dyslexic learners, but it is also a definitive reference guide for those who need it for everyday use. This book is filled with personal stories which show how many families and learners have struggled with and adapted to the challenges offered by dyslexia. Readers gain an understanding of what dyslexia is and what its probable causes are. There is a deeper discussion of the holistic needs of a dyslexic child and how their emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being is tied up in understanding their special skills and talents in order to continually boost their self-confidence as they progress. Supporting the child’s education and encouraging art, music, and athletic skills along with the numerous methods for giving aid in the academic classroom is not only the job of the instructors, but should be monitored and adapted through parental involvement. As the student progresses into young adulthood, there are new methods and techniques for meeting the challenges of driving, higher education and obtaining career advice. Through each of these stages of growth and development, Carolina’s guide is supported by numerous charts and tables which help illustrate the information that she is presenting. There are also numerous appendices for further reference and information for quick reference. Dyslexia: Time for Talent is a complete guide to defining, supporting, and encouraging a dyslexic child as the struggle to maintain self-confidence and self-worth is continually bombarded by traditional learning models. Through this guide, teachers and parents alike can easily implement techniques that will boost the learning, performance, and special skills of the dyslexic learner. Practical, informative and encouraging, Dyslexia: Time for Talent is essential not only for parents and instructors who work with dyslexic children on a daily basis, but also to encourage those who have dyslexia and help them to realize that they see the world in a special light and bring a special talent to be shared with those around them.


Reviewed by Teodora Totorean for Readers’ Favorite, Rating: 5.0 stars

The book Dyslexia: Time for Talent by Carolina Fröhlich is written from the perspective of a person with dyslexia, a parent with dyslexic children, and a support teacher for pupils with dyslexia. The author is all of the above and through this book she proves to be a great story teller, a talented writer, and a thorough researcher. The book offers in-depth information about various aspects of what it means to have dyslexia, including the identification of struggles with reading and writing in children, different approaches and learning techniques, getting an assessment, offering children the right support and building up their self-esteem. The main idea of the book is that dyslexia is not a condition that someone needs to be “cured” of, it is only a different way of learning. Through a personalized teaching/learning approach, every child with dyslexia can find his own talent and become a successful adult. Dyslexia: Time for Talent is a well-written and well-documented book, very informative and useful for parents and teachers alike who work with children with dyslexia. Every problem has a solution and this is illustrated through charts and examples from Fröhlich’s own experience as a parent with dyslexic children. The author also emphasises that every dyslexic child is different and parents and teachers should identify what their strengths and weaknesses are so they can adapt the teaching methods accordingly. Learning through art, music, or sports are just a few examples of such methods. But the book doesn’t stop at primary school years; it also offers advice on how to deal with the condition in later years too, from secondary school and further education to learning to drive and getting the relevant career advice. As there are still people that are diagnosed later in life, I found those chapters extremely useful. This is the kind of book that should be in every household with a dyslexic family member, so it can be consulted at any time.


Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers’ Favorite, Rating: 5.0 stars

Dyslexia: Time For Talent – The Ultimate Guide for Parents and Children by Carolina Frohlich is an educational guide on dyslexia. The book addresses dyslexia from all angles and covers every aspect of it. There is a lot of information which will be helpful and useful to parents, caregivers, teachers, and others who work with these children. The author has used her experience as a teacher to address the issues faced by people dealing with dyslexic children. There are other disorders that co-exist with dyslexia and the author has covered those topics as well. The author tells readers how the problems faced by dyslexic children can be handled well to make these kids more confident when it comes to facing society. The book is packed with information and tips for those working with dyslexic kids. The author’s observations and knowledge about dyslexia is remarkable and it is wonderful that she decided to share this in a book. The author has also shared her experiences as the mother of dyslexic children, as well as many true stories of other parents and children and how these children can be made to feel normal. The book can actually change your perspective on how you look at dyslexic children. This is essential reading for every parent with a dyslexic child.


Reviewed by Maria Beltran for Readers’ Favorite, Rating: 5.0 stars

Carolina Frohlich, author of Dyslexia, Time For Talent: The Ultimate Guide for Parents and Children, has come up with a book that not only teaches us how to deal with this special learning condition, but also changes our general understanding of dyslexia. Combining the academic and holistic approach, the book starts with a chapter on Personal and Children’s Stories that make parents with dyslexic children feel that they are not completely alone in the world. She continues by giving a clear definition of dyslexia and by discussing the holistic needs of these special children. The next chapters include Our Children’s Education, Supporting Your Child’s Learning and Your Young Adult. As these titles suggest, this book is a great help in dealing with dyslexic children as they blossom into successful adults. Dyslexia, Time For Talent is designed to guide parents and teachers in nurturing dyslexic children so that they can achieve their full potential. Surprisingly easy to read, this is a book that seemingly contains all the answers in dealing with this special condition. Stressing the importance of an early assessment, the book certainly helps us understand a dyslexic mind. A dyslexic herself and with children coping with similar conditions, Frohlich is proof that nothing should stop a child with dyslexia from succeeding in any field that he or she chooses. This is especially true if parents and teachers follow this comprehensive guide. In the end, it makes me realize that dyslexia should not be a diagnosis to fear but is simply a special condition that calls for a special understanding. This book is an informative and interesting read!


Reviewed by Kathryn Bennett for Readers’ Favorite, Rating: 5.0 stars

Dyslexia: Time For Talent: The Ultimate Guide for Parents and Children by Carolina Frohlich is a helpful guide for parents who have children with dyslexia. The guide helps parents to work with dyslexia and shows how they can work with their children from the time they are young through to adulthood. It takes a holistic perspective to the problem and addresses emotional, behavioral, social, spiritual, and academic points. I got this book to read so I could help a friend with her child who has dyslexia and other learning disabilities. She (and I) are of a core belief that it takes a village of support and since I spend a great deal of time with her and her daughter I felt it good to study up as well. Carolina Frohlich has created a great read here that is very informative with lessons that are going to go so far in helping my friend’s daughter. The points are well written, well organized, and more than expressive. I came away from reading this feeling empowered and well-educated. I love how it shows you new ways to find talents and create self-esteem without seeming like it is coming from an obligatory fake place. I have read so many books that offer well meaning advice, but it sounds like it comes from one of those motivational posters you see in offices. While those posters are nice, they are not ‘one size fits all.’ Dyslexia: Time for Talent is a breath of fresh air with fresh ideas. I gladly recommended this one as a read for my friend and would do the same for any parent who has a child with dyslexia.


AMAZON

5.0 out of 5 stars  Great Resource. This book is a winner

By Patti Chadwick (New York)
 
This review is from: Dyslexia: Time For Talent – The Ultimate Guide for Parents and Children (Kindle Edition)
This is a fantastic book for parents and teachers alike that will help you to understand the mind of the middle-school student. You will gain insight not only into HOW they think, but WHAT they are thinking about, and the culture that they are immersed in. This book was filled with great suggestions and the authors made use of stories and quotes from middle schoolers. They share share better ways of communicating about a variety of topics where parents often miss the mark.
 
The middle school years are difficult, no doubt. But I remember talking to one of my kids favorite teachers and she told me that she truly enjoyed teaching this age group. In fact, when she was deciding which grade to teach, she decided to teach middle school because she felt that “these kids deserved a teacher that liked them.” This book will help you to become THAT teacher or parent who actually LIKES this age group. This book is a winner.
 
5.0 out of 5 stars – I thought this was a very useful book with many clear messages about dyslexia
By B. Bourhill
This review is from: Dyslexia: Time For Talent – The Ultimate Guide for Parents and Children (Paperback)
I thought this was a very useful book with many clear messages about dyslexia. The teaching skills I thought were invaluable for working with children who have trouble learning to read and write. The encouragement to learn and over learn information needed with these children I thought was the key to success. There was so much offered in the book that it is a resource that can be used when teaching every day. I truly liked the straight forward messages and ideas given. I have found the book encouraging and helpful with my teaching of children with dyslexia and other learning difficulties.
 

5.0 out of 5 stars – Brilliant. Time for Talent

Brilliant! I can’t praise this book highly enough, I love it and would recommend it to parents of children with dyslexia. The author has written sensitively and as a mother of two dyslexic children clearly understands what it means to be a mother of a dyslexic child. It is an excellent guide, easy to read, informative, full of sensible tips and practical advice, from homework, to helping with organisational skills. I particularly found the chapter on memory and learning challenges, enlightening, and very helpful. I now understand more the frustrations that our 11 year old dyslexic daughter has to deal with on a daily basis. As she has just started secondary school I could not have read this book at a better time. I feel better informed and more confident in communicating with her teachers, and most importantly, helping our daughter.
 
5.0 out of 5 stars – Dyslexia Time for Talent ….. A must have !
By K. Richardson
This review is from: Dyslexia: Time For Talent – The Ultimate Guide for Parents and Children (Paperback)
An amazing must have tool to keep close to hand for inspiration and encouragement for any parent feeling frazzled and lost in this world of dyslexia. The guidance has helped me so much by knowing the right questions to ask and the next steps to take for both my sons. Thank you so much for taking the time to right this book Carolina you are truly any angel sent from above.
 
5.0 out of 5 stars – It’s changed my life
By Ann
This review is from: Dyslexia: Time For Talent – The Ultimate Guide for Parents and Children (Paperback)
I have two dyslexic children and found this book extremely beneficial in helping me to understand dyslexia. It is a comprehensive book, jam packed with practical ways of helping your child with dyslexia. It is easy to read, and I particularly liked the holistic approach. It is perfect for using as a reference book.
 
 
5.0 out of 5 stars – Essential help for a mother of a child suffering from dyslexia
By C. Muller
This review is from: Dyslexia: Time For Talent – The Ultimate Guide for Parents and Children (Paperback)
Having a son suffering from dyslexia this book has been the first of many titles finally being helpful in how to cope. It has taught me to understand and deal with what my son is going through and finding ways to help him. It showed me new ways to support him and how to give him the essential feeling of self-esteem. We no longer have this feeling of desperately trying to be accepted by our surroundings but rather feel that our surroundings should be enlightened and learn more about this phenomenon called dyslexia. I warmly recommend this book to everyone concerned: parents as well as teachers!

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