Reversed

A Memoir

Do you have a child struggling with reading? What labels has your child been given? How do you feel they will progress through school?

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  • Language ▸ English
  • Pages ▸ 298 Page
  • Editions ▸ eBook, Paperback, Hardcover
  • ISBN ▸ 1947392050
  • Amazon ASIN ▸ B079Y599W5
  • Published ▸ March 14, 2018

This book is SO important, it belongs on the bookshelf in every family home and should be required reading for every student studying child development. Lois Letchford has written a truly readable book! She draws one into the heart of her family, and from the first chapter one is committed with Lois and her husband Chris to finding a solution to the severe learning disability preventing their middle son, Nicholas, from learning to read. It is a story of a mother’s love. Lois was determined to understand and find a solution. She knew her son was highly intelligent and she left no stone unturned in her search for a solution. She should be given an honorary doctorate for her research, and the resulting success, of reversing what she calls “Development Language Delay”. Nicholas was discounted as severely disabled by all the professionals during his early school years. Last year he earned his Ph.D in Mathematics from Oxford. I highly recommend this beautifully written book!

-- Ginny Granger
Book description:​

Every parent has high hopes for their children. When Lois Letchford learns her son has been diagnosed with a low IQ at the end of grade one, she refuses to give up on his future.

After thorough testing, Nicholas proves to have no spatial awareness, limited concentration, and can only read ten words. Although discouraged, Lois knows things have to improve. After all, her son is young, and every child learns at their own pace.

But once Nicholas is labeled “learning disabled,” a designation considered more derogatory than “dyslexia,” the world of education is quick to cast him aside.

Determined to prove them all wrong, Lois temporarily removes her son from the school system and begins working with him one-on-one. She has no formal reading education herself, and no one to guide her. But she has hope and the strength of will to persevere. And sometimes that’s all you need.

What happens next is a journey—spanning three continents, unique teaching experiments, never-ending battles with the school system, a mother’s discovery of her own learning blocks, and a bond fueled by the desire to rid Nicholas of the “disabled” label.

“Reversed” is a memoir of profound determination that follows the highs and lows of overcoming impossible odds, turning one woman into a passionate teacher for children who have been left behind. Nothing is impossible when one digs deep, and looks at students through a new lens.

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