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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ISBN-13: 9781101543498
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/18/2011
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 209,135
File size: 430 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About 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.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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

What People are Saying About This

Manuel Casanova

This is probably the most helpful material ever published on dyslexia.”

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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

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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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