Letter from a parent of a struggling reader: who and what helped her son?

Susan Godsland (newly named ‘Godsend’) was contacted through her website www.dyslexics.org.uk by a parent of a struggling, 7 year old reader. Here is a letter from that parent:

Dear Susan,

In March, I contacted you about my son J (age 7) and his reading. I bought the Totem books you recommended and we have been working our way through them for about 5 weeks now. I wanted to let you know that he loves the books – they have really increased his confidence in reading enormously, and I have already purchased the Talisman series so that he can go straight onto them when he is ready.

Last week he was put up a reading group in his class and was holding his own. It was being put down a group in February that precipitated this crises. It’s early days, but it looks like the problem will be solved by the end of this school year. So I’m just writing to you to say how lucky we feel to have found your website and that you were kind enough to reply to my messages. We refer to you as Susan Godsend. I don’t suppose we are the first to do so.

I thought I’d also mention that the school have now bought a set of Totem books too – word is getting round! So it is not only J who will have benefited from your advice.

Susan replies to all queries to her fantastic, informative website: www.dyslexics.org.uk

To see the Totem series click here https://www.phonicbooks.co.uk/totem.php

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