Rick Riordan offers ways to help kids with ADHD to read

October 22, 2010

The Wall Street Journal posted a blog entry from author Rick Riordan: Rick Riordan on Four Ways to Get Kids with ADHD to Read.

  1. Model reading at home
  2. Match your children with the right books
  3. Create a productive environment for reading
  4. Most importantly, keep the long view

Riordan’s son is ADHD and dyslexic.  “My novels about Percy Jackson began as bedtime stories for him – a father’s desperate attempt to keep his son interested in reading. That’s also why I made Percy Jackson ADHD and dyslexic, and made those two conditions indicators of Olympian blood.”

I saw Riordan speak at the CAYAS author breakfast at WLA several years and I have been a fan ever since.

via PW Children’s Bookshelf

posting by Lorraine

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