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The Dyslexic Advantage Audiobook

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

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Publisher's Summary

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

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    Peter Kennewick, WA, United States 01-02-13
    Peter Kennewick, WA, United States 01-02-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Who knew?"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Dyslexic Advantage to be better than the print version?

    I prefer audio as I have time to listen but not generally to read.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Dyslexic Advantage?

    Seeing for the first time the connection between my dyslexia and my capability for geometric visualization.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Astonishment


    Any additional comments?

    A must read for dyslexics who only see the negative in their make up.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kurtis 09-25-12
    Kurtis 09-25-12 Member Since 2009
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    If you could sum up The Dyslexic Advantage in three words, what would they be?

    A positive look


    What other book might you compare The Dyslexic Advantage to and why?

    Overcoming Dyslexia


    What three words best describe Paul Costanzo’s performance?

    ok


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Wade T. Brooks Portland, OR, USA 06-25-12
    Wade T. Brooks Portland, OR, USA 06-25-12 Member Since 2010
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    "A Fascinating Book"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    "Best book I have listened to on this subject."

    Very informative, and positive. The author has studied dyslexia from the success stories, instead of the underachievers.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Adam 07-16-16
    Adam 07-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "First look in the mirror after 40 years of dyslexia"

    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.

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    "Paul Costanzo makes the science come alive"
    If you could sum up The Dyslexic Advantage in three words, what would they be?

    Educational, inspiring, hope-giving


    What other book might you compare The Dyslexic Advantage to and why?

    Lab Girl, it's about overcoming challenges


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Connecting with strengths I didn't know I had


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No, it was more of an "I see things differently now"


    Any additional comments?

    Narration was really well done, crisp, articulate reading with the appropriate authoritative but empathetic tone

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    Denice 04-15-16
    Denice 04-15-16 Member Since 2010
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    "A must read for dyslexics!"

    This is a wonderful book illustrating the strength of people with dyslexia. Hope is needed, after being told all your life what you can't do.

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    Matthew 02-03-16
    Matthew 02-03-16
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    "life changing!"

    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!

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    Kelid 01-23-16
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    "Interesting concepts."

    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.

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    Christopher T. Martin 10-20-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Must Read for all dyslexic's and this who love them."

    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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