• Adult Dyslexia

  • Unleashing Your Limitless Power
  • By: Cheryl Isaacs
  • Narrated by: Cheryl Isaacs
  • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (5 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Dyslexia affects one in 10 adults, yet most of the information available focuses on children and on what people can’t do (the deficit model). My work with thousands of adults with dyslexia and neuro-differences has shown me the key to success is having practical strategies for any weaknesses and an in-depth understanding of how to use your unique strengths. 

This inspiring book will: 1) enable you to understand your strengths and what to do about your weaknesses, 2) give you different ways of viewing intelligence and help you realise your unique abilities, 3) give you an understanding of how the brain works and how to get the most out of your cognitive profile, 4) outline real-life case studies for a deeper understanding of how dyslexia affects people and what strategies they use to reach their full potential, 5) explain how personality differences affect how you think, lear,n and work, 6) encourage you to take action, develop your confidence, and achieve great things. I have personally narrated this book to give you a firsthand account of my experiences and insights. I hope you enjoy it.

©2019 Cheryl Isaacs (P)2021 Cheryl Isaacs

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Really does help

Most books give you fluff this one really does to solve the issue or give realistic advice and ideas on dealing with the issue.

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Just fair

Her accent is very strong, and at times seems to not annunciate her words clearly, making it more difficult to understand what she is saying.
Im knew to learning about dyslexia, it seemed like a good gernal overview, mostly related to work and homework related situations.

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Wonderful Resource

This book is not just another academic or clinical treatment of dyslexia. It is more like a suggestion or guide book for real people. Ms. Isaacs gives real life examples of what people with dyslexia experience, and then practical advice and strategies to identify and emphasize strengths to compensate for weaker areas or skills. She doesn't treat dyslexia like some kind of handicap or deficiency. She shows how existing skills can be used and developed to improve performance. She also gives some basic but very helpful suggestions for dealing with day-to-day performance issues that are common among people with dyslexia. This is a very genuine book in the author's own voice. It is clear that she understands and wants to help. It is a wonderful resource.

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  • JoL
  • 09-30-21

Super Practical Valuable Book and Well narrated

I really like this book. The author is being really careful to cut out all of the fluff and get straight to the valuable nuggets of practical information. for example, I particularly like how she suggests you
disclose your dyslexia to an employer and how she just gets you to talk about your strengths first and then talk about some of your difficulties. There’s a lot of information out there about dyslexia but it’s targeted towards reading and children. Which is really important but as an adult with dyslexia the difficulties can show up and so many other small ways that trip you up and the author really helps you see so many of those difficulties and avoid them. Highly recommend this book.

Also, the narration by the author is brilliant because she really puts the depth of meaning into the tone of her voice it’s fantastic having the book narrated by the actual author it just gives you so much more understanding.

Don’t hesitate download it start listening to it if you’ve got mild to moderate dyslexia you will really find this book helpful at work.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-12-22

Highly recommend it!

I believe this book is a must-read/listen for any adult with dyslexia/specific learning difficulties. Engaging and easy to listen to it offers incredibly useful insight, advice, practical tips and strategies. It also includes interesting case studies which demonstrate real life application. This book offers real hope if you have been challenged by your neurodiversity - I highly recommend it!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-26-22

Narration fails

Narration is way too fast for an enjoyable experience. Reading lists aloud without having a pdf or similar is suboptimal.

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  • Beata Wijeratne
  • 12-30-21

Read this book if you want to raise the bar!

Love it! This book gives answers to lot of questions I was looking for some time. I wanted to raise the game, but frustrated with myself as I could not fit everything I wanted to do. I started question my strengths and worry on my memory. The book gives a clear awareness myself and gives tons of strategies and ideas of how to navigate through unique challenges of Dyslexia. Very much recommended.

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  • A mum
  • 12-21-21

Clearest explanation and advice on neurodivrrsity

I first got this book to try to understand dislexia and neuro-diversity so that I could support neuro-diverse people around me. The book opened my eyes to how dislexia is much more than just difficulty with spelling and how there are techniques that can be implemented to overcome these difficulties. And even though I am not diagnosed with dislexia, I found some of the tips to overcome my dismal working memory very helpful - the mind maps have been a lifesaver for my university course!
The narration for the book is clear, well paced and engaging.

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  • nicktulip
  • 11-14-21

perfect book for anyone with Dyslexia

fantastic book! if you're looking for coping strategies or just reassurance that you're not alone in the confusing world of Dyslexia then this is the book for you.
Cheryl is fantastic, she narrates the book clearly and is a pleasure to listen to.

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  • Jon K
  • 10-20-21

A valuable resource

I think it is great to have a mixture of tips and actual life experiences and stories, which is done by the author and makes for a great and informative read, thank you

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  • Hannah E.
  • 10-05-21

Engaging, interesting and helpful read

Many books focus on dyslexia in childhood whereas this looks in detail at adult dyslexia and how to navigate the world. It is a simple, clear read that looks at the positives and strengths that living with neurodiversity can bring to you. Really refreshing and interesting both for those with & without dyslexia. It includes real-life case studies which bring the book to life. Highly recommend!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-30-21

wonderful exploration of dyslexia

This was a great book for me. It has given me lots of tools that I use every day in my work and personal life. Narration by Cheryl makes for easy listening and highly recommend.

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  • L. HARTLEY
  • 09-30-21

Loved this!

How refreshing. An audio book on dyslexia that gets straight to the point. It had insightful information about how dyslexia really affects people, lovely case studies which I could relate to and great tips I'm going to use today. All of that in a mornings' listen! I needed that Cheryl thank you so much.

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  • greatestPharaoh
  • 10-03-21

Great practical advice, highly recommended

Best thing I liked is no general comments leaving me wondering how to interpret and apply.
I will definitely listen to this book again, and sure I will get more value out of it as I progress in applying the suggested techniques.

Although It took a bit to get my head around all the learning terminology, it was very useful later in understanding why I good at certain tasks, and not others, giving me a good foundation to understand my strengths, weakness's and what I should do about it.,.. and this for me is where this book stood above the others, it gave great advise that I can directly use in many different areas.

Furthermore, good narration and easy listening, so many times I had a good book ruined by the reader.
Highly recommended.