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Megan

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

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Brock l. Eide, Fernette L. Eide
    • Narrated By Paul Costanzo
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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.

    Ethel says: "Has the system failed your child?"
    "Absolutely Awesome, the best book on dyslexia ever"
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    Since I got diagnosed dyslexic as an adult, I've read/listened to every book I can find on it. This by far is the best book that I've found. The author has a tendency to become a bit cheesy at time by trying to give dyslexics their self esteem back after years of discrimination but he's absolutely accurate. The authors describe the strengths and symptoms of dyslexia not just on their observation but on tested evidence. This is also the ONLY book that I have found that not only deals with dyslexia in children but ALSO dyslexia in adults. Dyslexia is not a disorder that can be "overcome" or "cured;" it is a learning difference caused by a structural difference in the brain that can be harnessed for disaster or power in academics and life depending on how one accommodates for it. This book describes perfectly how a dyslexic learns effectively whether in grade school or college (which I happen to be in now). I realized that my method for solving math problems where working against my dyslexia by trying to memorize meaningless procedures. This poor method that seemed well enough until multivariable calculus, where I realized that I hadn't actually learned any concepts of mathematics to use in complex problems. I was brute forcing a battle with my dyslexia my entire life when should have been using a better method to work with my dyslexia. Such as working backwards from the answer to learn the procedure in my notes and to give a narrative to the concepts that I should have learned. These methods they describe are invaluable and actually would have help every level of learning of my life if I had only understood this sooner. Everyone should read this book, teachers, parents, coworkers, employees, and especially the dyslexic themselves immediately!


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