A positive look
Most other books look at the dyslexic as broken. They try to say dyslexic is just differently wired, but the rest of most books spend page after page telling you that other people have found ways to cope. The Dyslexic Advantage is the first to explain positive areas of the dyslexic.
First paragraph... "If you're an entrepreneur you're five times more likely to be Dyslexic." Fascinating book, if you teach, especially primary or secondary education, this is certainly worth reading.
finished this book in 1 day. the perspectives that this book offers on dyslexia are mind blowing and enlightening. if you are an adult with dyslexia or if you love someone with dyslexia this is the book for you. you will find it nearly impossible to view dyslexia as a disability ever again.
There was a lot of information in this book and I kept daydreaming will trying to listen to it. It would have been for me in print form where I could go back and slowly digest the material.
The narrator was dry. It reminded me of the 1960s filmstrip voice.
It had a lot of good information but I couldn't process it so quickly.
Enlightening, thought-provoking, and insightful. Had several "ah-ha" moments. A great read for those who think they could have dyslexic tendencies.
I'm just looking for ways to corral my unruly mind so that I can get through the mundane bits of life with less stress. I'm in my mid-50s, a self-employed artisan, moderately successful in life, an avid reader, and I am (sometimes painfully) dyslexic, although not in any outstandingly obvious way unless you know what to look for. I usually enjoy books about how the mind works, such as Mistakes Were Made but not by Me, How We Decide, The Willpower Intent, and My Stroke of Insight. I gave up on this book somewhere in the maze of words about Strengths. The constant ra-ra stories about genius dyslexics, the repetitive, pointless riffing on the Strengths, the paucity of detail about practical coping skillls -- aaargh! Although I'm not being fair about coping skills. They're probably in the bit I couldn't wade through to. I'm returning this to find a more phlegmatic but hopefully more pragmatic book on living with dyslexia. I appreciate the attempt to make me feel pride in my dyslexic heritage but shame isn't the issue for me.
A must-read if you or your child are dyslexic. Tells the story of many famous dyslexics who overcame their challenges and discovered amazing strengths. Covers the cognitive science of dyslexia and offers tips for getting around the difficulties.
I would because it helped to know that it is not all bad. Everything is a struggle but it, showed with some creative thinking and other tools dreams can be accomplished.
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