Introduction. - PART 1 UNDERSTANDING SPECIFIC LEARNING DIFFICULTIES. 1. Information processing. - 2. Working memory. - 3. Dyslexia. - 4. Dyspraxia. - 5. Dyscalculia and other maths difficulties. - 6. Attention deficit disorder with or without hyperactivity - ADHD. - 7. Autism spectrum disorder. - 8. Auditory processing disorder. - 9. Specific language impairment. - 10. Visual processing difficulty. - 11. An educational psychologist's assessment. - 12. The WISC-IV: understanding test scores and spiky profiles. - Secrets of success. - PART 2 THE PARENT TOOLKIT - TIPS FOR TEACHING. - 13. Teaching tips. - 14. Tips for reading. - 15. Tips for spelling. - 16. Tips for writing. - 17. Handwriting tips. - 18. Tips for maths. - 19. Tips to help handle life's knocks and setbacks. - 20. Tips for positive liaison with school staff. - 21. Tips to enhance language and communication skills. - 22. Tips for motivation. - 23. Tips for confident learners. - 24. Habits, strategies and study skills. - Appendix 1: Explanation of ages and key stages. - Appendix 2: Games and activities for parents and children to play. - Glossary. - Legislation. - Further reading. - Useful resources, organisations and websites. - Index.