The Dyslexic Advantage Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain
What links Winston Churchill, Alan Sugar, Richard Branson, Jamie Oliver, David Bailey, Will Smith and 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.
HOPELESS! No other word can describe what I was feeling with Sadie. Sadie began Pre-K and loved evry minute of it. She started Kindergarten and again loved it she was in the top 3 of her class coming out of Kindergarten. Her first grade year was horrifying. She had reading her story to me at night, she cried every morning when I would walk her to class. I didn't know what was going on or where to turn for answers. Her teachers would tell me how precious she was and everything was going great. In second grade we had a wonderful reading teacher and the love for school came alive once again. However Sadie is not in the fourth grade and makes remarks like, "momma I'm not as fast as so and so when I read". She does struggle on a timed test but because of Easy Read giving her confidence and that sparkle in her eye I am estatic when I tell you that she just finished reading chapter 10 of a 16 chapter book to me that she checked out of the school library and when she is finished she will take a comprehension test on it! Now there's not a word a can think of to discribe the feeling I get when I listen to her read to me. Thank You Easy Read for all you do for children young and old.
The last thing a parent wants to hear is that there is something "wrong" with their child. Reading The Dyslexic Advantage gave us a fresh and encouraging insight and perspective in the way we look at our Dyslexic son. (All kids/learners really). We truly look at his Dyslexia now as a gift. The Dyslexic Advantage helps us understand what's going on in his beautiful brain and celebrate who and how he is instead of lamenting what he is not.
The best morale booster for somebody diagnosed with dyslexia!
I love this book because it focuses on the positive aspects of dyslexia. Since the diagnosis can so often be disheartening, it is wonderful to read that the different way of seeing the world provides somebody with dyslexia an advantage over those who do not have this perspective. I believe so many of our unique inventions and ideas come from these gifted individuals, and I think it's great somebody wrote a book championing their abilities!