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One of the best resources for parents of VSLs!!!
on November 3, 2005
This book is an incredible resource. Some of the things the previous reviewer pointed out as negatives, I find to be quite positive. Yes, Allie Golon does tell stories about her kids, she does tell stories about other VSLs, and she does provide her own personal insight - exactly what I was looking for!! As a parent who has done countless hours of research (and could probably research for the rest of my life) it is so refreshing to find a book that tells things from the perspective of someone "who's been there". As a mom, I appreciate the personality of this book. I've read about the studies and the science and the research and the experts. This book does not shy away from the research, but it also provides real-life tools from a real-life expert! This book is a wonderful companion to Dr. Silverman's book, Upside-Down Brilliance. I was also thrilled to discover Allie Golon's new book, If You Could See the Way I Think. I got it for my daughter and it is so wonderful for her to see that she is understood. It is directed to kids and provides them with tools for life - everything from spelling helps to organizational skills to self-advocacy. Check out Dr. Silverman's website, visualspatial.org and purchase all 3 books! Your eyes will be opened and you'll be thankful!!