The SAGE Handbook of Dyslexia is a comprehensive overview of a complex field. It is a rich, critical assessment of past and present theory and current research, which also looks to the future. The editors have brought together key figures from the international academic world - both researchers and practitioners - to examine the relationships between theoretical paradigms, research and practice, and to map new areas of research.

The Role of Parents

The Role of Parents

The role of parents

This chapter

  • discusses school supports that can assist parents;
  • makes reference to the nature of effective home/school links;
  • describes strategies that can be used by parents at home;
  • discusses the tensions parents can experience; and
  • refers to national and international trends in legislation and practice on the rights and needs of parents within the education system.


This chapter will discuss the key issues from research and practice on the role that parents can play in the assessment process, intervention and in effective communication with schools. Examples from North America, New Zealand and Europe will be referred to and comments will be made on the legislation and its impact on practice.

This chapter will also highlight some of the experiences and ...

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