The Dyslexic Advantage by Brock L. Eide
Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain

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Two neurolearning experts reveal the hidden benefits of having a dyslexic brain.

In this paradigm-shifting book, neurolearning experts Drs. Brock and Fernette Eide describe an exciting new brain science that reveals 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 such areas of reasoning as mechanical (required for architects and surgeons), interconnected (artists and inventors); narrative (novelists and lawyers), and dynamic (scientists and business pioneers). The Dyslexic Advantage provides the first complete portrait of dyslexia.


About Brock L. Eide

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BROCK EIDE, MD, MA, and FERNETTE EIDE, MD, have a thriving private practice and award-winning blog. The Eides live with their children in Edmonds, Washington. Visit
Published August 18, 2011 by Plume. 306 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Science & Math, Education & Reference, Parenting & Relationships, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Although dyslexia is often perceived as a barrier to reading, learning-disabilities experts the Eides (Visual Spelling, 2009, etc.) offer uplifting information about the advantages of the dyslexic brain.

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Along with some highly accomplished people with dyslexia—like computer pioneer Bill Hewlett, Beatle John Lennon, businessman Charles Schwab, and writer Anne Rice—the Eides explore the lives of ordinary people who've found their different brains took them in extraordinary directions, citing on...

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Now, these brain differences aren't necessarily any recent mutation since they are so prevalent in the world, but still, it wouldn't suprise me in the least if this type of brain wins out in a thousand years...

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