Special Fish is so special because she has Dyslexia. This causes her to interact differently from others around her. However, once you understand more about how she thinks and feels, it is easier to become her friend. Special Fish simplifies the common behaviors of children with Dyslexia disorder; opening the door for conversation, understanding and acceptance of children with this diagnosis.
"As a speech and language pathologist and working with children with all different disabilities, I have struggled finding ways to explain to students the difficulties others face when dealing with a disability. Just like the book Special Fox, Special Fish provides a great age appropriate way for younger students to comprehend some of the aspects that having a disability is associated with. I have seen students light up with joy, realizing they finally have the words to explain their struggles and giving others the words to be able to explain the things they were once confused about. I also enjoy the topics of conversation the book brings up once we are done reading! This book will be an everlasting source for children who find learning difficult."
- Cynthia Gardenhire- Speech-language Pathologist
"I appreciate how the author addresses the emotional aspect of having dyslexia and how just because things are hard it doesn’t mean they are impossible to understand."
- Tia Gamelin- OTR/L - Pediatric Occupational Therapist
" This book will always be in my backpack for showing it to everyone around me to understand my struggle with dyslexia. I have tried many times to describe my issues with reading, speaking, and writing, but not like the way in this book. The author made it smooth easy for me."
- Fifth-grade student
"My older sister has dyslexia. I started to understand her much better after reading Special Fish."
- Third-grade student