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. 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 areas such as mechanical reasoning (required for architects and surgeons); interconnected reasoning (artists and inventors); narrative reasoning (novelists and lawyers); and dynamic reasoning (scientists and business pioneers). With much-needed prescriptive advice for parents, educators, and dyslexics, The Dyslexic Advantage provides the first complete portrait of dyslexia. Supporting their claims with groundbreaking science and interviews with successful dyslexics and innovative teachers, the authors of this essential book show how the unique strengths of dyslexia can be captured for success at home, at school, and at work.
©2011 Brock L. Eide and Fernette F. Eide (P)2011 Tantor
I prefer audio as I have time to listen but not generally to read.
Seeing for the first time the connection between my dyslexia and my capability for geometric visualization.
A must read for dyslexics who only see the negative in their make up.
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.
This was a hugely affirming collection of information and stories that describe my own challenges and strengths. My daughter was just identified as dyslexic so I am learning as much as I can. I wish I had this information while struggling with school and reading as a child.
Educational, inspiring, hope-giving
Lab Girl, it's about overcoming challenges
Connecting with strengths I didn't know I had
No, it was more of an "I see things differently now"
Narration was really well done, crisp, articulate reading with the appropriate authoritative but empathetic tone
This book told the story of my life through others and has and will change my life. I cried through most of it and am left feeling overwhelmed with thankfulness! I want everyone I know to read this so I can finally have them understand me. I can't wait to see how I will implement my M.I.N.D. It is a very humbling experience realizing one is NOT alone in such a profound way!! Thank you!
This book presents some very interesting insight as to the spectrum of how people think differently. I liked it a lot, though I am not certain where exactly I, myself, fall on that spectrum. I also appreciate that the author bothers to cite studies and then explain the results. Well written and the narrator did fine.
For almost 30 years I have been living with dyslexia. Though I gave a healthy relationship with my different ability I never truly understood why I do the things I do. This book helped shed some light on why I am different. There are some parts that strike at the heart of a dyslexics personal struggle and it's good to know that you are not alone. Thank you so much for this book.
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