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“Hi, my name is Adam. I’m five years old and my mother is about to discover a secret I’ve been keeping from her: I’m dyslexic.”

So begins Adam’s Way: The Journey of a Child with Dyslexia and a Resource Guide for Parents by Mary Ann Coulson. In clear, heartfelt prose that only a devoted mother could craft, author Coulson recounts the difficulties Adam, despite his exceptional intelligence, experienced with learning in traditional settings. She describes, as well, the lengths to which she and her husband, David, went in trying to get Adam the education he needed and deserved. Despite the tutoring, testing, tears, conferences, confrontations, and, ultimately, court actions, Adam was about to begin ninth grade reading at a kindergarten level. Finally, they found relief, a school whose dyslexia remediation curriculum had him reading at grade level quickly, graduating on time and going on to college and a successful career. Only part memoir, Adam’s Way also provides guidance and resources for parents who may be in a similar situation.

“A mother’s love, commitment, and her perseverance in getting the best education possible for her child is what Adam’s Way is all about. Mary Ann Coulson’s tenacity and single-mindedness as she sought the “right way” for Adam to be successfully educated are an inspiration and motivation for all parents. In her writing, she demonstrated how the faith and belief she had in Adam served as the energy to sustain her over the years. This must-read will encourage parents and educators to remain determined and focused on their quests, especially when the answers and solutions seem beyond their reach. The lessons learned in Mary Ann’s pursuit to find the appropriate instruction for Adam can be applied to any situation – don’t give up!”
Yvonne Minor-Ragan, PhD Educational Consultant & Lifelong Educator

“Adam’s Way is a heartfelt and enlightening work of passion and purpose. The author’s lists of resources has the most updated links to technology and reference materials most vital in assisting children and adults with dyslexia as well as other learning difficulties. Adam's Way is a book that educators and parents could benefit from reading. Mary Ann Coulson's perseverance as she advocated for her son is an inspiration for all who seek an appropriate education for a child with learning challenges."
Tina Brozek-Nowak, Elementary School Reading Specialist


  • Published: November 2, 2023
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 179 pages
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8862686166
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 10.5 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 0.43 x 9 inches

Adam’s Way: The Journey of a Child with Dyslexia and a Resource Guide for Parent

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