Synopses & Reviews
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.
"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
Two neurolearning experts reveal the hidden benefits of having a dyslexic brain.
About the Author
Brock L. Eide, M.D., MA., has a thriving private practice with his wife, Fernette F. Eide, M.D., in addition to a busy lecture schedule and an award-winning blog, www.dyslexicadvantage.com. An active member of the International Dyslexia Association and the Learning Disabilities Association of America, he serves as a board member for SENG (Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted) and the American Occupational Therapy Association. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Washington and the University of Washington School of Medicine, he received his M.A. from the University of Chicago and engaged in postdoctoral studies at the University of California-San Francisco, the National Institutes of Health, and the University of Pennsylvania. With his wife, he is the coauthor of The Mislabeled Child. Brock lives with his wife and children in Edmonds, Washington. Fernette F. Eide, M.D., has a thriving private practice with her husband, Brock L. Eide, M.D., M.A., in addition to a busy lecture schedule and an award-winning blog, www.dyslexicadvantage.com. An active member of the International Dyslexia Association and the Learning Disabilities Association of America, she serves as a board member for SENG (Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted) and the American Occupational Therapy Association. A graduate of Harvard and the University of California-San Francisco School of Medicine, she has been on the neurology faculties of the University of Washington, the University of California-San Francisco, and the University of Chicago School of Medicine. She is the coauthor, with her husband, of The Mislabeled Child. Fernette lives with her husband and children in Edmonds, Washington. Educated at Juilliard and having performed with orchestras internationally, Paul Costanzo has brought the sensitivity and nuance of a classical music background to the world of voice acting for over twenty-five years. He was chosen by New York Times bestselling author Catherine Coulter to record titles in her FBI series, and AudioFile magazine has called his narration "Superb."