I would like to dedicate this book to the most inspiring person in my life, my mother, Helen Mattson Lawrence. Helen was an amazing educator for over 60 years, founding her own private school in Florida and pioneering groundbreaking visual teaching techniques for what was referred to then as minimal brain dysfunction children (later called dyslexia). She lived a full life, passing at age 90. But she never lost her love or her enthusiasm for teaching children.
—David L. Lawrence