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.
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About the Author
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Table of Contents
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
Appendix A Accommodations and Resources 253
Appendix B Popular Careers for Individuals with Dyslexia 259
What People are Saying About This
This is probably the most helpful material ever published on dyslexia.”
"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
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Finally a book that shows dyslexia throughout one's life, the gifts as well as the struggles. Very empowering.
So helpful for me and explaining my son's strengths to others. The IEP meeting is tomorrow.
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.
This book changed how I viewed my abilities.
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!