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Book details
  • SubGenre:Disabilities & Special Needs
  • Age Range (years):8 - 12
  • Language:English
  • Pages:30
  • Paperback ISBN:9798350942422

Oliver and Eloise Discovering Differences with Dyslexia

by Alice Lehtonen

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Join young Oliver on a heartwarming journey in 'Oliver and Eloise,' as he crosses paths with an unexpected companion, Eloise, during his struggle to master a challenging school-assigned book. Together, they uncover the profound beauty in their shared vulnerabilities, transforming their differences into powerful sources of strength. This touching tale explores the profound bond that blossoms when two young souls navigate the complexities of life hand in hand.
Oliver and Eloise is a short story about a young boy named Oliver that meets and unlikely friend in an Aye Aye named Eloise. Oliver is struggling to read an assigned book for school when he meets Eloise and she helps him overcome his difficulty in reading. Together they discover that their unique differences can become strengths that help them become successful in each of their perspective environments.
About the author
Alice Lehtonen is Board President and one of the founders of The Language Learning Center – Brazos Valley, Inc. The Language Learning Center was formed as an outreach program to meet the needs of individuals with dyslexia in the Brazos Valley. Alice is a licensed Academic Language Therapist and holds a Masters in Special Education with an emphasis in Diagnostics. She has been providing services to meet educational needs of her students for the past 27 years and enjoying every rewarding minute. Before she began her career as an Academic Language Therapist and while attending graduate school, Alice underwent brain surgery. Post-surgery it was necessary to participate in Physical and Occupational Therapy. While in therapy, she realized some of the same frustrations that individuals with dyslexia experience in learning to read, write, process and retrieve information. It was then that she decided to also attend Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children's Academic Language Therapy program and the rest is history.