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, Paul Costanzo
     
 

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Dyslexia is almost always assumed to be an obstacle. And for one in five people who are dyslexic, it can be. Yet for millions of successful dyslexics-including astrophysicists, mystery novelists, and entrepreneurs-their dyslexic differences are the key to their success. In this paradigm-shifting book, neurolearning experts Drs. Brock and Fernette Eide describe

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Dyslexia is almost always assumed to be an obstacle. And for one in five people who are dyslexic, it can be. Yet for millions of successful dyslexics-including astrophysicists, mystery novelists, and entrepreneurs-their dyslexic differences are the key to their success. In this paradigm-shifting book, neurolearning experts Drs. Brock and Fernette Eide describe exciting new brain science revealing 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 areas such as mechanical reasoning (required for architects and surgeons); interconnected reasoning (artists and inventors); narrative reasoning (novelists and lawyers); and dynamic reasoning (scientists and business pioneers). With much-needed prescriptive advice for parents, educators, and dyslexics, The Dyslexic Advantage provides the first complete portrait of dyslexia. Supporting their claims with groundbreaking science and interviews with successful dyslexics and innovative teachers, the authors of this essential book show how the unique strengths of dyslexia can be captured for success at home, at school, and at work.

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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
Scientific American Mind

"A compelling call to action."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452654089
Publisher:
Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date:
08/22/2011
Edition description:
MP3 - Unabridged CD
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.60(d)

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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., is an active member of the International Dyslexia Association and the Learning Disabilities Association of America and a board member for the American Occupational Therapy Association.

Fernette F. Eide, M.D., is an active member of the International Dyslexia Association and the Learning Disabilities Association of America and the coauthor of The Mislabeled Child.

Educated at Juilliard, Paul Costanzo brings the sensitivity and nuance of a classical music background to his twenty-five-plus years of voice acting, and AudioFile magazine has called his narration "superb."

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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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