Wild Things

How We Learn To Read and What Can Happen If We Don't

Cover Art for 9781760507640, Wild Things by Sally Rippin
ISBN: 9781760507640
Publisher: Hardie Grant Children's Publishing
Published: 17 August, 2022
Format: Paperback
Language: English
2 other editions of this product

We love wayward children in literature. Not so much in life. When Sally Rippin discovered her child was struggling to read, the best-selling children’s author assumed it would sort itself out over time. She couldn’t have been more wrong. Her son’s dyslexia and ADHD went undiagnosed for years, leaving him further and further behind his peers, and labelled as ‘difficult’ by an education system that couldn’t easily cater to neurodivergent kids. And by the time Sally learned how to advocate for her child, it was – almost – too late. This extraordinary book for parents is about how we learn to read and what happens if we don’t, through the eyes of a parent who did everything the wrong way. Through meticulous research, interviews with educational experts and conversations with neurodivergent adults, Rippin shares her brilliant and eye-opening insights into how we can help all kids find the joy in reading, and advocate for them within the limited mainstream schooling system – and maybe even help shift the system entirely. After all, they say school isn’t for everyone, but if everyone must go to school – then why not?


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