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

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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 ...

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Overview

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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"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."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781452654089
  • Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/22/2011
  • Format: MP3 on CD
  • Edition description: MP3 - Unabridged CD
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

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 has brought the sensitivity and nuance of a classical music background to the world of voice acting for over twenty-five years. He was chosen by New York Times bestselling author Catherine Coulter to record titles in her FBI series, and AudioFile magazine has called his narration "Superb."

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Preface xv

Part I A Matter of Perspective 1

Chapter 1 A New View of Dyslexia 3

Chapter 2 Dyslexia from Two Perspectives 10

Part II How Dyslexic Brains Differ 19

Chapter 3 Differences in Information Processing 21

Chapter 4 Differences in Brain Structure 31

Part III M-Strengths: Material Reasoning 45

Chapter 5 The "M" Strengths in MIND 47

Chapter 6 The Advantages of M-Strengths 51

Chapter 7 Trade-offs with M-Strengths 61

Chapter 8 M-Strengths in Action 68

Chapter 9 Key Points about M-Strengths 74

Part IV I-Strengths: Interconnected Reasoning 77

Chapter 10 The "I" Strengths in MIND 79

Chapter 11 The Advantages of I-Strengths 85

Chapter 12 Trade-offs with I-Strengths 94

Chapter 13 I-Strengths in Action 101

Chapter 14 Key Points about I-Strengths 105

Part V N-Strengths: Narrative Reasoning 109

Chapter 15 The "N" Strengths in MIND 111

Chapter 16 The Advantages of N-Strengths 115

Chapter 17 Trade-offs with N-Strengths 126

Chapter 18 N-Strengths in Action 130

Chapter 19 Key Points about N-Strengths 133

Part VI D-Strengths: Dynamic Reasoning 137

Chapter 20 The "D" Strengths in MIND 139

Chapter 21 The Advantages of D-Strengths 145

Chapter 22 Trade-offs with D-Strengths 151

Chapter 23 D-Strengths in Action 157

Chapter 24 Key Points about D-Strengths 162

Part VII Putting the Dyslexic Advantage to Use 169

Chapter 25 Reading 171

Chapter 26 Writing 188

Chapter 27 Getting a Good Start: Elementary through Middle School 205

Chapter 28 Thriving in High School and College 218

Chapter 29 Thriving in the Workplace 238

Epilogue 250

Appendix A Accommodations and Resources 253

Appendix B Popular Careers for Individuals with Dyslexia 259

Notes 263

Index 275

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2011

    Amazing Book!

    Finally a book that shows dyslexia throughout one's life, the gifts as well as the struggles. Very empowering.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 18, 2012

    Amazing insights who what my kid is going through

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 15, 2013

    This book has more to offer then the usual book on Dyslexia. It'

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2013

    Awesome book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2012

    Educated

    So helpful for me and explaining my son's strengths to others. The IEP meeting is tomorrow.

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