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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Two neurolearning experts reveal the hidden benefits of having a dyslexic brain.

In this paradigm-shifting book, neurolearning experts Drs. Brock and Fernette Eide describe an exciting new brain science that reveals that dyslexic people have unique brain structure and organization. While the differences are responsible for certain challenges with…  See more details below

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Two neurolearning experts reveal the hidden benefits of having a dyslexic brain.

In this paradigm-shifting book, neurolearning experts Drs. Brock and Fernette Eide describe an exciting new brain science that reveals that dyslexic people have unique brain structure and organization. While the differences are responsible for certain challenges with literacy and reading, the dyslexic brain also gives a predisposition to important skills, and special talents.

While dyslexics typically struggle to decode the written word, they often also excel in such areas of reasoning as mechanical (required for architects and surgeons), interconnected (artists and inventors); narrative (novelists and lawyers), and dynamic (scientists and business pioneers). The Dyslexic Advantage provides the first complete portrait of dyslexia.

Editorial Reviews

We all know the disadvantages of dyslexia; this book lifts the curtains on its advantages. In making their claims, Doctors Brock and Fernette Eide aren't being wide-eyed, crazy optimists; they are basing their assertions on recent research and proven results. They don't minimize the challenges that dyslexics face as they attempt to reshuffle letters and words, but they note that brain science shows that these men and women, girls and boys, often excel at other skills, ranging from those useful to architects, surgeons and scientists to the gift of narrative that is so essential to novelists and lawyers. The first complete portrait of dyslexia.

Scientific American Mind

"A compelling call to action."
From the Publisher
"A compelling call to action." — Scientific American Mind

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101543498
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/18/2011
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
294,378
File size:
430 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Manuel Casanova
This is probably the most helpful material ever published on dyslexia.”
From the Publisher
"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 More than 1 year 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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