The Gift of Dyslexia, Revised and Expanded
Why Some of the Smartest People Can't Read...and How They Can Learn
Ronald D. Davis & Eldon M. Braun
This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.
The revised, updated, and expanded edition of the classic in the category.
This book outlines a unique and revolutionary program with a phenomenally high success rate in helping dyslexics learn to read and to overcome other difficulties associated with it. This new edition is expanded to include new teaching techniques and revised throughout with up-to-date information on research, studies, and contacts.
Nice to finally be labeled as "Smart".
I knew there was a problem as a child. I used the "can you give me your opinion" ruse many times. I hated English classes because I wasn't "creative".
Now I am an instructor. I work with "lower" students. I have to stand in front of the class, with a presentation behind me and lecture. I have now been able to admit to my students that I have a problem. Many of them are very receptive to my "problem". They see that I'm not stupid, I, for a few moments, can't read. Someone will tell me the word, and I can move on with my lecture.
Dyslexia had also given me patience with slower students as well. I have shown them some of my tricks to find them improving in their education. One former students tells me that her nephew was on the road toward gangs when she met me. With some of the tricks that are in this book in her "hand", her nephew is now sitting in the front of the class, no longer interested in gangs, and is educationally very successful. The school is now considering adopting more help for others.
If nothing else, this book will help those outside the dyslexia box to see inside, and maybe help another person form being tortured like the author, myself and others.
Good read, better upside down and in a mirror. yes, I can,and I prove it to my students every day. Try it sometime.