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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594630798
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/18/2011
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
9.06(w) x 6.32(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Armstrong
“The Dyslexic Advantage is a treasure trove of stories, ideas and tips that celebrate the unique learning strengths of dyslexic individuals. It provides parents and educators with sound strategies to help their dyslexic kids achieve not just success, but greatness in life. I recommend it highly!” --(Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D., author of The Power of Neurodiversity: Unleashing the Advantages of Your Differently Wired Brain)
Lindsey Biel
“This book provides powerful strategies to help those with dyslexia maximize on the remarkable strengths of their unique brain wiring. Compassionate and wise, the Eides provide step-by-step action plans that help dyslexics excel in challenge areas—from reading and writing to workplace success. Better than “thinking outside the box,” this revolutionary book tosses the conformist box aside altogether.” --(Lindsey Biel, Occupational Therapist and co-author of Raising a Sensory Smart Child)
Vince Flynn
“The Dyslexic Advantage is a paradigm-shifting book that captures the remarkable advantages that come with this different style of thinking. This book should be the first one people reach for when they want to learn about what it really means to be dyslexic.”--(New York Times bestselling novelist Vince Flynn, author of American Assassin and Pursuit of Honor)
Sarah Andrews
“Between these pages we meet the talented flipside of the dyslexia coin. My deepest thanks to the Eides for presenting this critically important information; if we are to prosper in our increasingly complex world, we must recognize, encourage, and celebrate the development of these gifted minds.”--(Sarah Andrews, geologist and author of 11 award-winning geoscience-based)
Sherman
"This provocative book explores the misunderstood side of dyslexia that is characterized by skill and talent. The authors focus on what dyslexic people do well. This is a must read for parents, educators, and people with dyslexia." --(Gordon F. Sherman, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Newgrange School and Education Center)
Angela Fawcett
“The Dyslexic Advantage provides a rare opportunity to consider the strengths of dyslexia, by contrast with the deficits which have been so widely addressed. The authors present a series of case studies illustrating different facets of strength in the dyslexic profile, coupled with interviews with researchers in the field who can provide a theoretical justification for the pattern of strengths and weaknesses. This book should be required reading for parents, teachers, dyslexics, anyone with an interest in the enigma of dyslexia, and suggests that dyslexia should become a major topic within the discipline of positive psychology.”--(Angela Fawcett, Emeritus professor, Swansea University )
Casanova
“This is a fantastic read for anyone who wants to learn about dyslexia. Both Brock and Fernette Eide have a knack for explaining complex ideas and scientific work in a simple manner and offering great insights. This is probably the most helpful material ever published on dyslexia. I am certain it will become a classic."--(Manuel Casanova, M.D., professor, Gottfried and Gisela Kolb Endowed Chair in Psychiatry at the University of Louisville)
Dickman
“In The Dyslexic Advantage, Brock and Fernette Eide have made a clear and convincing case that, for the individual with dyslexia, the ability to read is not correlated to the ability to think and that dyslexia is neither a disease nor a life sentence to hard labor, but a sign of unique potential and ability. Like the story of the Ugly Duckling, the struggle learning to read experienced by children with dyslexia temporarily masks the beauty of their true strengths and potentials that emerge with maturity.” --(G. Emerson Dickman, J.D., Immediate Past President of the International Dyslexia Association)
Ratey
“The authors did a great job explaining dyslexia and really hit the nail on the head! As I was reading, it felt like someone was inside of me writing down my inner most thoughts. Fernette and Brock Eide truly capture the essence of what it is like having a dyslexic mind. This book is gripping, powerful, and insightful—and for dyslexics, immensely validating.”--(Nancy Ratey, Ed.M., MCC, SCAC, author of The Disorganized Mind)
Henry Winkler
“How did the two of you know me so well? Anywhere I open your book, clarity falls out.” --(Henry Winkler, actor and bestselling author of the Hank Zipzer series)
Jeanne Betancourt
“Any book that focuses on the benefits of having a dyslexic brain should be celebrated. So blow the bugles and toss flow flowers to herald the arrival of The Dyslexic Advantage to the field. Brock and Fernette Eide classify, list, and give examples of the strengths that dyslexic individuals have precisely because they are dyslexic – not despite their dyslexia. This book has some of the best writing on the subject of dyslexia that I have come across. Reading it brought to mind eureka moments I had on first reading Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences.” --(Jeanne Betancourt, the author of My Name Is Brain Brian and the Pony Pals series.)

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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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