Reviews and Recommendations; September / October 2011; Scientific American Mind; by Brian Mossop; Frank Bures; Victoria Stern; 2 Page(s)
The Dyslexic Advantage: Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain
by Brock L. and Fernette F. Eide. Hudson Street Press, 2011
Perhaps the most challenging part of being dyslexic is the misconception that it makes people unintelligent or slow. In response, Brock and Fernette Eide have delivered a compelling call to action in their new book The Dyslexic Advantage: it is time to stop classifying dyslexia as a learning disability and start appreciating that different brain-wiring patterns allow people to process information in unique ways. When it comes to learning, they argue, there is no good or bad, right or wrong, only a difference in style, which should be fostered rather than corrected.