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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (423 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sally Shaywitz Narrator: Anna Fields Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2006 ISBN: 9781455180738
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From one of the world’s leading experts on reading and dyslexia comes the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and practical book yet to help one understand, identify, and overcome the reading problems that plague American children today. For the one in every five children who has dyslexia and the millions of others who struggle to read at their own grade levels—as well as for their parents, teachers, and tutors—this book can make a difference.

Dr. Shaywitz’s book is a trusted source to turn to for information, advice, guidance, and explanation. Her cutting-edge research is translated into an easy-to-follow plan of action, offering help and hope to all who have reading problems and to their families as well.

In this book you will learn:

–What dyslexia is and why some intelligent, gifted people read slowly and painfully

–How to identify dyslexia in preschoolers, schoolchildren, young adults, and adults

–How to find the best school and how to work productively with your child’s teacher

–Exercises to help children use the parts of the brain that control reading

–A twenty-minute nightly home program to enhance reading

–The 150 most common problem words—a list that can give your child a head start

–Ways to raise and preserve a child’s self-esteem and reveal his strengths

–Stories of successful men and women who are dyslexic

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Quotes & Awards

  • “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.”

    Baltimore Sun

  • “Yale neuroscientist Shaywitz demystifies the roots of dyslexia…Shaywitz’s groundbreaking work builds an important bridge from the laboratory to the home and classroom.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Parents and teachers will appreciate this tremendously helpful resource.”

    Booklist

  • “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, MD, professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School

  • Overcoming Dyslexia is the book we have all been waiting for.”

    Charles R. Schwab

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tom | 2/15/2014

    " The best overall book on Dyslexia I've read, and I've read a few... Scientific without being dry, lots of case studies to add personal dimension. Never ventures off into voodoo land (and a few of these books do.) For me and my family, this is of course an adventure and it has a hero in Jack that I appreciate more every day. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roberta | 2/6/2014

    " A must read for anyone trying to learn more about this "learning style" - for it is quite definitely not a learning disability. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 1/27/2014

    " The only problem is it doesn't give you anything new and not every dyslexic has phonics issues. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 1/12/2014

    " Professional book. The cornerstone of new research on how the brain 'reads'. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Auntie Mae | 1/9/2014

    " This book promotes strong phonics based intervention in order to help the dyslexic person to become phonologically aware. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Catherine | 1/1/2014

    " She explains Dyslexia, its positive and negative aspects, in a very understandable way. If you're interested in how the brain works when reading, or in the abilities it develops in order to overcome and work arround disabilities, this is a good place to start. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 1/1/2014

    " Great overview of the physiological basis of dyslexia and the scientific approaches needed in education to assist struggling readers. Will definitely be referring to it later. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 SoReynolds | 12/26/2013

    " Reading for work... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caralee | 12/22/2013

    " Very informative so far. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janet Wasson | 12/21/2013

    " Informative and helpful... as a parent to a dyslexic son. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tanya | 12/14/2013

    " Very good information for understanding the causes of Dyslexia and strategies that can help reshape the brain to lessen the effects. Good resource for teachers and parents. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristie | 12/4/2013

    " I read this book in one of my college classes and I have to say it was a very insightful book on Dyslexia. If you or someone you know has Dyslexia, this is a must read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alison | 12/1/2013

    " This is the best book on dyslexia that I have read - and I have read a lot of them. Dr. Shaywitz breaks down the science behind the symptoms and offers solutions to help. The books offers a lot of hope. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beverly | 11/30/2013

    " A must read for anyone who has a child with reading problems, or teacher concerned for her struggling students. Extremely well written in lay person terms. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tammy | 11/27/2013

    " It is giving me a lot of good insight on things that go on in my head and possibly Jackson's. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alanna | 10/17/2013

    " Great book about how we learn to read. I wish I would of read 3 years ago when my youngest was in kinder so I would of been able to track how his reading was coming along. Great pointers on how to help your child become a better reader. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathryn Burke | 7/29/2013

    " Highly informative, and something that should be read by all teachers and those who inform public policy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Al | 5/14/2013

    " a great intro and overview of dyslexia "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 3/23/2013

    " This book does an exceptional job of explaining in easy to understand detail the specifics of dyslexia. That said, for me, emotionally it was one of the most difficult books I have ever read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul | 12/27/2012

    " Basic information about how Dyslexia works, not as technical as I would have liked. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 paula mcnamer | 12/20/2012

    " Great information, easy read. Great resource for parents and teachers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy Numedahl | 11/11/2012

    " By far the most helpful book yet. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stepha | 3/11/2012

    " very user friendly-- great for parents, teachers and "normal people." she gets into the newer, exciting brain research, but it's still accessible to everybody. a must-read for anyone who interacts with people who have dyslexia/language-based learning disability. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle Qazi | 2/14/2012

    " This book renewed my passion for teaching reading. The brain research they are doing with dyslexia is amazing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jojo | 12/15/2011

    " This book was great to understand what it is like to learn with dyslexia, and what can help those who have it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meghan | 5/11/2011

    " Wow- if you want to really truly understand dyslexia and know its a real, and is serious. My head hurts from the information in this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jen | 3/27/2011

    " This book has a deceptive title. It's a very informative but unhelpful book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 11/12/2010

    " I figured that since it took me so long to read this book, I should add it to my shelf. A great resource for educators. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 9/30/2010

    " Sally Shaywitz has put together a very informative book here if you have a child with Dyslexia or are an educator who teaches children who are dyslexic. The begining chapters are full of interesting interesting information about the developing brain and the history of this disorder...Loved it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Iamapremo | 9/26/2010

    " Excellent insight into a mental disorder. Eliminates many myths of dyslexia. Provides instructive help and empathy for dyslexics. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Molly | 3/27/2010

    " I'm really trying to understand dyslexia and how to effectively help struggling readers in my class. . . this book was mildly helpful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stepha | 2/24/2010

    " very user friendly-- great for parents, teachers and "normal people." she gets into the newer, exciting brain research, but it's still accessible to everybody. a must-read for anyone who interacts with people who have dyslexia/language-based learning disability. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 2/6/2010

    " This book renewed my passion for teaching reading. The brain research they are doing with dyslexia is amazing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeanette | 1/13/2010

    " “Fascinating look at how we read and why some people struggle with what many of us do so effortlessly. This well-written book is a great resource for parents and educators alike.” "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tammy | 8/20/2009

    " It is giving me a lot of good insight on things that go on in my head and possibly Jackson's. "

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About the Author

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.

About the Narrator

Kate Fleming (a.k.a. Anna Fields) (1965–2006), winner of more than a dozen Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award in 2004, was one of the most respected narrators in the industry. Trained at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, she was also a director, producer, and technician at her own studio, Cedar House Audio.