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The Gift of Dyslexia, Revised and Expanded: Why Some of the Smartest People Can't Read...and How They Can Learn Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B0030CVQGW
- Publisher : TarcherPerigee; Revised & enlarged edition (February 4, 2010)
- Publication date : February 4, 2010
- Language : English
- File size : 7471 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 268 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #108,299 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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If your kid has this you can not go wrong with this book. It will help them as much as you. There is no reason to fear Dyslexia, it's just different way our minds process information.
Kids with dyslexia in our school systems often learn to see themselves as stupid because reading English is such a challenge. In the schools where I work, I often see kids being called stupid by their peers for this reason. Thanks to this book and a few others, I can make a reasonably persuasive case that they are not stupid at all. Many of them are clearly very intelligent and need help discovering the talents they have, and currently but wrongly assume everyone else also has.
From this book and my other reading I've become convinced that dyslexia is not a handicap in the same sense as blindness, deafness, or physical challenges. It is just a different variation in brain circuitry. Humans live in groups. Any group benefits from a diverse array of talents and dyslexia provides a different mix of talents than the more common trait. In ancient communities, people with dyslexia probably were the groups' best leaders, musicians, inventors, and artists. In modern society a dis-proportionally large percentage of the top scientists, musicians, artists, entrepreneurs, and geniuses have dyslexia.
Ron Davis's methods may not be the magic bullet that enables every person with dyslexia to learn to read. Overcoming Dyslexia by Sally Shaywitz and The Dyslexic Advantage by Brock & Fernette Eide share other strategies. But this book offers valuable insight into the special gifts that often coincide with this pattern of brain development and insight into at least one way these valuable people may see the world. That alone is good reason for it to be read and re-read by every person with dyslexia and every person who cares about them. Hopefully, there is an audio-book version of it for those who haven't yet beaten the reading challenge.