New book to help children with Dyslexia

First published in Letters

I WOULD like to tell you about a new book for children which I hope will be of use to some of your readers.

Sam is a very special little boy who happens to have difficulties with reading and writing. ‘Sam’s trouble with words’ by Lorna Miles is aimed at helping children understand about dyslexia - there are around 374,000 school children in the UK affected by the condition.

Although written with adopted and fostered children in mind, this colourfully illustrated guide will help any child affected by dyslexia. It is also a great resource to give brothers, sisters and classmates an insight into the condition and can help them have more understanding about their friends and siblings who have trouble with reading and writing. Written as an easy and accessible story aimed at children aged seven to 11 years old, the book includes a useful ‘questions and answers’ section at the back to help adults and children explore the issue further, together.

‘Sam’s trouble with words’, is part of a set of helpful guides which also include ‘My brother Booh has ADHD’; ’Oli and the pink bicycle’ which looks at foetal alcohol syndrome, and ‘Why can’t I be good?’ about a little girl who has behavioural difficulties.

All these books – and many resources for children, parents and carers – are available at

Srabani Sen

Chief Executive

British Association for Adoption & Fostering (BAAF)

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