Purchase Laughton King’s Books

Purchase Laughton King’s Books

Laughton King’s books are available in hard copy or as down-loadable e-books.

See each book below for details.

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Reaching The Reluctant Learner

A manual of strategies for Teachers and Parents

By Laughton King. 178 pages. 3rd edition. Self-published 2006 NZ. ISBN 978-0-473-14889-8

This very practical and helpful manual focuses on the learning difficulties that come under the ‘umbrella’ notion of what is generally regarded as ‘Dyslexia’. Laughton King examines why such difficulties are so common in our schools – right around the English-speaking world – and before giving parents and teachers insights as to how to work usefully with these children, demonstrates what the world is like from the inside for these children.

He looks at how these children think, at how they understand the world, at the impact on their behaviour, and at what life is like for them – on the inside. He includes a biographical section which includes some of his own personal experiences as a ‘dyslexic’ child.

In clarifying the fundamental differences between linguistic and pictorial thinking styles, and the consequential connection between learning difficulty and behaviour problems, this book opens the way for parents and teachers to reach, and therefore to effectively teach so-called reluctant learners.

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Hard Copy Book: $55 (NZD) plus postage


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Down-loadable E-Book: $20 (USD)




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Laughton King is a  New Zealand Educator who has worked with children and parents in schools and their homes over the last thirty years. He has published in parenting magazines all around the world, and is well-known as a public speaker/trainer. His other major book “WITH, NOT AGAINST” is dedicated to supporting positive parenting strategies.

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With, Not Against

A compendium of positive parenting strategies.

By Laughton King. 121 pages. Self-published 2008 NZ. ISBN 978-0-473-13485-3

Written with the busy parent in mind, this book is orientated to taking the head-on fight out of parenting, and is based on the Laughton King’s clinical work over the last thirty years with parents of young children.

This book is written as a practical manual, has a simple, bite-size presentation and is free from the pages of theory that commonly restrict easy access to useful information.

The book focuses on the small things parents do that make it difficult for children to comply and co-operate, and gives examples and illustrations of how we can easily work with our children to achieve happier households.

Includes; Bedtime strategies, Behaviour management, Language of parenting, Toileting, Mealtime behaviour, Arguments, use of Praise and Humour, amongst other issues that can make parenting a lonely and difficult role.

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Hard Copy Book: $55 (NZD) plus postage


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Down-loadable E-Book: $20 (USD)




If you would like to pay by direct credit or bank deposit please contact Laughton King through our Contact Us page.

Laughton King is a New Zealand Educator who has worked with children and parents in schools and their homes over the last thirty years. He has published in parenting magazines all around the world, and is well-known as a public-speaker/trainer, and for his major educational contribution “REACHING THE RELUCTANT LEARNER” – a manual for teachers and parents of ‘dyslexic’ children.

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Dyslexia Dismantled

A practical breakdown of the myths and realities of dyslexia.

By Laughton King. 142 pages. Self-published, NZ, March 2010. ISBN 978-0-473-16673-1

Finally, an insightful, clear and practical breakdown of the realities of dyslexia, from Laughton King’s own life experience. This exposition of the thinking, learning and living style that characterise the dyslexic individual is written equally for the educator, the parent and the struggling dyslexic himself.

Eighteen myths dispelled, 61 personal characteristics outlined, and a raft of indicators examined, this book will help a large section of the population understand their own normality, their own intact and integrated thinking style, and allow them to take positive charge of their learning processes and their functioning in society.

There is nothing wrong with their brain wiring, they are not deficient, they do not need medication. As a diesel motor differs from a petrol engine, the so-called ‘dyslexic’ differs from the non-dyslexic in a simple and rudimentary way.

The Western world has a modern education system based around language as the prime learning tool – teaching, learning and assessment are typically language-based. The ‘dyslexic’ person is disadvantaged in this system, not only because is he a pictorial thinker, but because he is unable to process the language-based education system at a competitive level.

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Hard Copy Book: $55 plus postage


Please Select Postage Option Below:



Note: Please click on: once your payment has been processed.

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Down-loadable E-Book: $20 (USD)




If you would like to pay by direct credit or bank deposit please contact Laughton King through our Contact Us page.

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