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Author: Brock L. Eide, Fernette F. Eide, M.D. Narrator: Paul Costanzo Publisher: Tantor Audio Audio Length: Release Date: August 2011 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781452674087

Publisher Description

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.

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  • The exploration is encouraging for those hoping to capitalize on their dyslexic advantage, concerned parents, educators, and anyone else interested in how these unique brains work.

    - Publishers Weekly

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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " If you are a dyslexic or know anyone who is... this is the book to read. The authors/doctors have first hand experience with dyslexia and run a clinic where they interact with children and adults with dyslexia. They use evidence based research to explain the differences in a neurotypical brain as opposed to a dyslexic brain. The evidence is fascinating and will be empowering to anyone with dyslexia. The book goes into great detail about the challenges with reading, writing and literacy that dyslexia causes, but also takes a deep dive into the complex way that someone with dyslexia thinks and interacts with the world. This book takes the leading neuroscience concepts of the day and distills them into readable facts that helps to explain why so may people with dyslexia end up being extremely successful in their fields. They use real life examples of people with dyslexia and it is so interesting to see how these smart individuals overcame difficulties as children and adolescents and thrived as adults in their careers. It is such a great book. Pick it up today. You will not regret it! "

    - kristie tamillow, 8/27/2021
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This book explains dyslexia with all its pros and cons better than anything I have read. It is very positive about a dyslexic's potential, but it also doesn't negate the very real challenges they face. I would highly recommend it to anyone who is, or knows someone who is a dyslexic. "

    - Lisa, 10/25/2011

About the Author

Brock L. Eide, MD, MA, is an active member of the International Dyslexia Association and the Learning Disabilities Association of America and a board member for the American Occupational Therapy Association.

About the Narrator

Paul Costanzo earned both his BA and MA from Juilliard in trumpet performance. As a freelance performer his musical credits range from the Metropolitan to the San Francisco Symphony. He has also been a voice actor for over twenty years and has performed numerous radio commercials, television promos, and narrations for major corporations nationwide. As an audiobook narrator and director, he records regularly for Brilliance Audio, Tantor Media, and Deyan Audio.