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Overcoming Dyslexia: Second Edition, Completely Revised and Updated Hardcover – Illustrated, March 24, 2020
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“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
About the Author
JONATHAN SHAYWITZ, M.D., is a board-certified psychiatrist. He was the director of the Anxiety Disorders Program at Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles, and more recently the Medical Director of Behavioral Health at Mission Hospital Laguna Beach and Mission Hospital Mission Viejo.
- Publisher : Knopf; Illustrated edition (March 24, 2020)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 608 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0385350325
- ISBN-13 : 978-0385350327
- Item Weight : 1.95 pounds
- Dimensions : 6.45 x 1.5 x 9.6 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #67,702 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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In short, this book left me wanting a LOT more info- it did not teach me anything I didn’t already know. I feel like it’s a good general book to hand a parent with no teaching experience, who wants someone else to solve their child’s dyslexia issue in a relatively hands off fashion and simply wants an overview. It’s not a great book for parents who are already familiar with phonics instruction, OG methods, and wants to be the primary driver in addressing and teaching their dyslexic child. It’s clear the author does not believe the parent is in the best position to be their child’s instructor (which is ironic considering how little faith is given to public school dyslexia resources in the same book). I’ll be seeking out additional resources.
If you are reading this review and want to read this book I suggest buying the newer version. Hopefully its been significantly revised.
have been implementing suggestions offered and purchased several of the book series recommended. My granddaughter is improving her reading fluency and is increasing her self-confidence. I would heartily recommend this book to anyone who has a child that is finding reading a chore!
By Stephanie Arndt on March 6, 2019
Knowing you have it and admitting it, takes you from about a 5 to a 7 but you still struggle. The first thing I see is that this book has 579 pages. Hey, we have reading problems! The book points this out very well. So in about 6 months I'll be able to finish it. This book is for someone that cares for someone else with dyslexia and will guide them in helping that person. It does not give the dyslexic person tips and tricks to help deal with the short comings. My father had dyslexia and never knew it. Also other family members have it and don't even know it. The sky would be the limit if I could just over come this disability. The title is deceptive.