One in Five: How We're Fighting for Our Dyslexic Kids in a System That's Failing Them

One in Five: How We're Fighting for Our Dyslexic Kids in a System That's Failing Them

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Overview

One mom determined to get the best education for her dyslexic son, offers practical tips and advice for other parents navigating the public-school system.

Both a rallying cry and an invaluable resource, One in Five details the national education crisis as it impacts the one in five children who have dyslexia. Micki Boas, mother to two dyslexic sons, wrote this book because too many parents feel isolated and defeated in their efforts to secure an equal chance for their children.

After fighting the school system for six years to get the correct diagnoses and proper learning assistance for her sons, Boas realized that parents need to hack the system, cutting through the invisible red tape of school funding, IEPs, specialized teacher training, and more.

Drawing on insights from over 200 parents, educators, and experts, Boas explains why most children are diagnosed too late to get the help they need, and why the majority of our schools fail to provide the special education programs mandated by law. Most important, through her own story and those of other tireless parents and leaders, she shows what you can do about it. One in Five shares the secrets the “professionals” won’t tell you—but that make all the difference.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781797115450
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Publication date: 08/11/2020
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 5.60(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Micki Boas is an entrepreneur and brand strategist who has worked with a range of iconic brands (Nike, Samsung, the ACLU, United Nations, and Fusion) to find bold, provocative, creative, and holistic solutions for broken systems. Little did she know that the broken American education system would become her biggest project.

When Boas’ older son was diagnosed with dyslexia, it took her four years of legal battles that drained her savings, battered her self-esteem, and pulled her family apart to find an education that fit his needs. Ultimately, she found herself asking questions about the ways in which our government and our schools fail to provide all children with equal access to quality education.

As a result, she created Invisible Red Tape, a thought leadership forum designed to expose the inequalities in education for children with dyslexia, create public awareness around the problem, and crowdsource an insider’s guide to practical solutions. She has also developed GLINDA, an affordable subscription-based, e-advising platform that connects special needs parents with dedicated advisors who save parents time, money–and their sanity.


Soneela Nankani, an Earphones Award–winning narrator, is a classically trained actress, voice-over artist, and singer who has had roles in film and on television. She has worked with the award-winning Sojourn Theatre, Classical Theatre of Harlem, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and the Kansas City Repertory Theatre.

Table of Contents

Preface 1

Section I How Did We Get Here? 5

Section II The Story of My Son's Dyslexia Journey 21

Section III The Outrageous Highlights Reel 79

Section IV Savvy Solutions to Persistent Problems 193

Epilogue: One Last Fight: My Second Son's Story 237

Acknowledgments 247

Endnotes 251

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