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Publisher's Summary

From one of the world's preeminent experts on reading and dyslexia, the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and practical audiobook available on identifying, understanding, and overcoming reading problems - now revised to reflect the latest research and evidence-based approaches.

Dyslexia is the most common learning disorder on the planet, affecting about one in five individuals, regardless of age or gender. Now, a world-renowned expert gives us a substantially updated and augmented edition of her classic work: drawing on an additional 15 years of cutting-edge research, offering new information on all aspects of dyslexia and reading problems, and providing the tools that parents, teachers, and all dyslexic individuals need. This new edition also offers:

  • New material on the challenges faced by dyslexic individuals across all ages
  • Rich information on ongoing advances in digital technology that have dramatically increased dyslexics' ability to help themselves
  • New chapters on diagnosing dyslexia, choosing schools and colleges for dyslexic students, the co-implications of anxiety, ADHD, and dyslexia, and dyslexia in post-menopausal women
  • Extensively updated information on helping both dyslexic children and adults become better readers, with a detailed home program to enhance reading
  • Evidence-based universal screening for dyslexia as early as kindergarten and first grade - why and how
  • New information on how to identify dyslexia in all age ranges
  • Exercises to help children strengthen the brain areas that control reading
  • Ways to raise a child's self-esteem and reveal her strengths
  • Stories of successful men, women, and young adults who are dyslexic
©2020 Sally Shaywitz, Jonathan Shaywitz (P)2020 Random House Audio

Critic Reviews

"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, MD)

 

"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)

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PDF not included

In chapter 10 it states that a progression for learning is included in the book. Will it also be available for the audible version. I don’t see any PDF’s available to me as an audible purchase.

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The best book on Dyslexia out!!!

Whoa! Great book. I found out I’m dyslexic late in life (40 yrs old) and this book explained what would have taken me years to cobble together. It is also the book my daughter’s school recommended when she was diagnosed. A must read for anyone who wants to understand dyslexia and how to survive and thrive as a dyslexic.

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Painful Narration

I was only able to get through a few chapters before I couldn't take the author/narrators voice anymore. Not all authors should narrate their own books. Sadly, many that shouldn't do. This book may contain a wealth of knowledge or may not. I'll never know.

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I can’t understand the person reading the book. Highly frustrating!!!! I was very excited to learn from this book. And was completely turned off by the person reading it.

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Great for parents

This book gives you a great perspective if you are a parent of a child with dyslexia and the things that you can do to help your child. There is less guidance for adults already living with dyslexia though still very insightful. The book doesn’t go much beyond the difficulties of reading associate with dyslexia while there are many other aspects of dyslexia such as ADD which the book does touch on briefly

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Excellent! Just Speed Up the Narration

The information in this book is very very good. It has a lot of scientific information and examples of real people with dyslexia. The narration can be improved by using 1.25x speed.

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Informative!

I learned so many facets about this disorder. Alot of content ; narrator was great.