My Perfect Child is Dyslexic is written by Karen Thomson and tells the story of her son Alexander's journey through the education system to high school graduation. It starts just prior to his birth and follows him through his early years at school where the first indications that all was not well in the classroom were identified and a learning difficulty suspected.
Karen generously shares insights gained, strategies used, what worked and what didn't through the emotional roller coaster as they helped Alexander grow and mature as a young man. Her hope? That this book will help other parents on a similar path.
The book offers parental strategies that work and ways to cope.
Karen Thomson trained as a mathematics teacher and holds a Masters degree in Science Education. She has written mathematic curriculum for secondary schools, examined discrimination issues in the workplace and runs a successful small business. She is an accomplished speaker in her areas of expertise, has two children and lives with her husband and children in Western Australia.
"The label dyslexia means that I was born with a different memory set up I guess. It is not a disability, it is a way people categorize people who are different from the general population."
~ Alexander, Age 17
Why The Book Was Written
"Our story of living with a son with dyslexia is not unique although it has certainly felt that way on more than one occasion. At these times I often wished we had more access to the knowledge gained by other parents in a similar situation; how they felt and what they had learnt. Some reassurance that all would be well would also have been welcome."