Overcoming Dyslexia: Second Edition, Completely Revised and Updated Audiobook, by Jonathan Shaywitz Play Audiobook Sample

Overcoming Dyslexia: Second Edition, Completely Revised and Updated Audiobook

Overcoming Dyslexia: Second Edition, Completely Revised and Updated Audiobook, by Jonathan Shaywitz Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Sally Shaywitz, Sally Shaywitz, M.D. Publisher: Random House Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 17.33 hours at 1.5x Speed 13.00 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: March 2020 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9780593149232

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77:41 minutes

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20 seconds

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38:53 minutes

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From one of the world's preeminent experts on reading and dyslexia, the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and practical book available on identifying, understanding, and overcoming reading problems--now revised to reflect the latest research and evidence-based approaches.

Dyslexia is the most common learning disorder on the planet, affecting about one in five individuals, regardless of age or gender. Now a world-renowned expert gives us a substantially updated and augmented edition of her classic work: drawing on an additional fifteen years of cutting-edge research, offering new information on all aspects of dyslexia and reading problems, and providing the tools that parents, teachers, and all dyslexic individuals need. This new edition also offers:

   • New material on the challenges faced by dyslexic individuals across all ages

   • Rich information on ongoing advances in digital technology that have dramatically increased dyslexics' ability to help themselves

   • New chapters on diagnosing dyslexia, choosing schools and colleges for dyslexic students, the co-implications of anxiety, ADHD, and dyslexia, and dyslexia in post-menopausal women

   • Extensively updated information on helping both dyslexic children and adults become better readers, with a detailed home program to enhance reading

   • Evidence-based universal screening for dyslexia as early as kindergarten and first grade – why and how 

   • New information on how to identify dyslexia in all age ranges

   • Exercises to help children strengthen the brain areas that control reading

   • Ways to raise a child's self-esteem and reveal her strengths

   • Stories of successful men, women, and young adults who are dyslexic

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"This book is a required reading for a course I’m completing regarding teaching children with Dyslexia. It has given me a great understanding and I can see why it is popular. "

— Kath N. (5 out of 5 stars)


  • Sally Shaywitz is an amazing woman, and no one has a better understanding of dyslexia and how it affects young children. Her work in this field is unmatched. One in five children of all classes, genders, and races have dyslexia, and it must be recognized early. These children think fast but read slow, through no fault of their own. Some of them are brilliant, but their brilliance often goes unrecognized. Sally’s tireless advocacy for those who have this learning disability has to be an inspiration for anyone who values early learning, systems of intelligence, and how to combat the many false perceptions of dyslexia. Her constant fight to change public policy as it relates to the way dyslexia functions and is understood in the nation’s schools should be deeply meaningful to anyone who cares about children in today’s world.

    — Bob Dylan
  • In this gem of a book, Dr. Sally Shaywitz uses her voice, her images, her brain–and yes, her heart–to shine a piercing and clarifying light on what we so inadequately call ‘dyslexia.’ What is more, she shows how almost everyone can overcome it.

    — Daniel D. Federman, M.D.,
  • Fascinating. . . . Shaywitz has illuminated the inner workings of dyslexic minds.

    — Time
  • An important book.... For the first time, scientists are understanding how the brain works...in the act of reading. Front and center now is Sally Shaywitz.

    — The Baltimore Sun

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About the Authors

Dr. Sally Shaywitz is a neuroscientist, a professor of pediatrics at Yale, and codirector of the Yale Center for the Study of Learning and Attention. She received her BA from the City University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and her MD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Shaywitz is the author of over two hundred scientific articles, chapters, and books, including Overcoming Dyslexia:  A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading Problems at Any Level, which received the Margo Marek Book Award and the NAMI Book Award. An elected member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, she has received numerous honors for her work in advancing the scientific understanding of reading and dyslexia. She lectures throughout the country and appears regularly in national media. Shaywitz currently lives with her husband in Woodbridge, Connecticut.