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Suggested Readings and Resources

Suggested Readings

Overcoming Dyslexia, 2nd edition, Sally Shaywitz, M.D.

  • Good introduction to dyslexia and update on status of neurological studies.
  • While one does not truly “overcome” dyslexia, reading skill can be greatly improved and self-confidence restored.

The DyslexicAdvantage, Brock L. Eide, M.D., M.A. and Fernette Eide, M.D.

  • Using their combined expertise in neurology and education, they explore the challenges and strengths of the dyslexic mind. Excellent and inspiring.
  • Explains dyslexia, how dyslexic brains differ, and the four categories of mind strengths where many dyslectics excel.
  • Description of the highly successful careers of several dyslexic persons in diverse fields.

The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan, Ben Foss, M.B.A./J.D.

  • Very encouraging history of a dyslexic person who did not have the benefit of remediation in a specialized school, struggled but had highly supportive parents and earned an MBA/JD at Stanford with extraordinary effort.

Reading the Brain, Stanislas Dehaene, PhD., cognitive neuroscientist

  • Excellent description of the neurological system and brain in relation to dyslexia for further understanding by the laymen of what occurs in the neural system. A French scientist who did post-graduate fellowship in the U.S. and has several presentations on the Internet.

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