Dyslexia and Alternative Therapies

Dyslexia and Alternative Therapies
Maria Chivers, Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN 1843103788,


Some alternative therapies have been used for thousands of years, and here Maria Chivers reminds us how, until recently, chiropractice was considered alternative, writes
Mike Lane

This work sees Chivers deploy her 20 years of working in the field to explore alternative therapies. She makes it clear that dyslexia is not a disease so can’t be “cured” and every “dyslexic” is different, but around 4 per cent of the UK population are affected by it.

Various forms of dyslexia are described and checklists are offered to help indicate its presence. There  are pages of resources to give all the information you need to make
a considered judgement on more than 50 alternative therapies: from hearing therapies to electromagnetic field balancing.

This book is a real treasure of optimism and hope; whether or not you use or believe in alternative therapy, it is full of information for help and advice.

Mike Lane is the care leavers’ accommodation social worker, Bournemouth Council. He discovered he had dyslexia five years ago

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