The Dyslexic Advantage: Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain

The Dyslexic Advantage: Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain

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by Brock L. Eide, Fernette F. Eide
     
 

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"A must read for parents, educators, and people with dyslexia." -Gordon F. Sherman, Ph.D., Past-President International Dyslexia Association

Did you know that many successful architects, lawyers, engineers—even bestselling novelists—had difficulties learning to read and write as children? In this groundbreaking book, Brock and Fernette Eide

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"A must read for parents, educators, and people with dyslexia." -Gordon F. Sherman, Ph.D., Past-President International Dyslexia Association

Did you know that many successful architects, lawyers, engineers—even bestselling novelists—had difficulties learning to read and write as children? In this groundbreaking book, Brock and Fernette Eide explain how 20% of people—individuals with dyslexia—share a unique learning style that can create advantages in a classroom, at a job, or at home. Using their combined expertise in neurology and education, the authors show how these individuals not only perceive the written word differently but may also excel at spatial reasoning, see insightful connections that others simply miss, understand the world in stories, and display amazing creativity. Blending personal stories with hard science, The Dyslexic Advantage provides invaluable advice on how parents, educators, and individuals with dyslexia can recognize and use the strengths of the dyslexic learning style in: material reasoning (used by architects and engineers); interconnected reasoning (scientists and designers), narrative reasoning (novelists and lawyers); and dynamic reasoning (economists and entrepreneurs.)

With prescriptive advice and inspiring testimonials, this paradigm-shifting book proves that dyslexia doesn’t have to be a detriment, but can often become an asset for success.

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"A compelling call to action." — Scientific American Mind

“This is probably the most helpful material ever published on dyslexia.” — Manuel Casanova, M.D.

Scientific American Mind

"A compelling call to action."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780452297920
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/31/2012
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
86,880
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Manuel Casanova
This is probably the most helpful material ever published on dyslexia.”
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"The exploration is encouraging for those hoping to capitalize on their dyslexic advantage, concerned parents, educators, and anyone else interested in how these unique brains work." —-Publishers Weekly

Meet the Author

Brock L. Eide, M.D., M.A., and Fernette Eide, M.D., have an internationally respected and popular private practice based in Seattle, Washington, where they live with their children.

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Dyslexic Advantage 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Finally a book that shows dyslexia throughout one's life, the gifts as well as the struggles. Very empowering.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So helpful for me and explaining my son's strengths to others. The IEP meeting is tomorrow.
strattonp More than 1 year ago
The book has some amazing insights into what my 2nd grade son is going thought with dyslexia. The great thing about this book is it highlights the differences and strengths my son also has and how to focus on them and help him succeed.
Anonymous 8 months ago
This book changed how I viewed my abilities.
Country_GirlAK More than 1 year ago
This book has more to offer then the usual book on Dyslexia. It's just about what our problem is nor how great our gifts can be. This book actually goes some where useful with the information. I almost feel empowered!
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