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"Tired of all who come with words, words but not language, I went to the
snow-covered island. The Wild DOES NOT have WORDS. The unwritten
pages spread themselves out in all directions! I come across the mark's
of roe-deer's hooves in the snow. LANGUAGE but NO WORDS."
countless other high achievers in a huge range of fields?
In this paradigm-shifting book, neuro-learning experts Drs Brock and
Fernette Eide describe an exciting new brain science that reveals that
people with dyslexia have unique brain structure and organisation. 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 such areas of reasoning as mechanical (required for architects
and surgeons), interconnected (artists and inventors); narrative (novelists
and lawyers), and dynamic (scientists and business pioneers).
The Dyslexic Advantage provides the first complete portrait of the
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.
This book isn’t about dyslexia, but about the kinds of individuals who are
diagnosed with dyslexia. It’s about the kinds of minds they have, the ways
they process information, and the things they do especially well. It’s not a
book about something these individuals have. It’s about who they are.
Most books on dyslexia focus on problems with reading and spelling.
While these problems are extremely important, they’re not the only -
or even the most important- things that individuals with dyslexia find
critical for their growth, learning, and success. As experts in neuroscience
and learning disabilities, we’ve worked with hundreds of individuals with
dyslexia and their families. In the process we’ve found that individuals
with dyslexia often share a broad range of important cognitive features.
Trying to understand what dyslexia is all about while overlooking the
talents that mature individuals with dyslexia characteristically display
is like trying to understand what it's like to be a caterpillar while
ignoring the fact that caterpillars grow to be butterflies.
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