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Author: Micki Boas Narrator: Micki Boas, Soneela Nankani Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Audio Length: Release Date: August 2020 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781797115436

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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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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. She created Invisible Red Tape, a forum designed to expose the inequalities in education for children with dyslexia, create public awareness around the problem, and crowd source 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 advisers who save parents time, money, and their sanity.

About the Narrator

Soneela Nankani is an award-winning narrator with over three hundred titles in many different genres including Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi, and Nonfiction. She has garnered sixteen Earphones Awards, nominations for Audie and SOVAS awards, and was recently awarded AudioFile magazine’s Golden Voice Lifetime Achievement Honor. Her audiobooks have been featured in Best Audiobooks lists by AudioFile magazine and the Washington Post, among others. In her spare time, she loves to read (yes, really), learn languages, try new recipes, and travel. She lives in the DC area with her husband and two mischievous daughters.