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The Gift of Dyslexia : Why Some of the Smartest People Can't Read...and How They Can Learn - Ronald D. Davis

The Gift of Dyslexia

Why Some of the Smartest People Can't Read...and How They Can Learn

Paperback

Published: 23rd February 2010
For Ages: 18+ years old
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Product Description

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.

About The Author

Ronald D. Davis, who was diagnosed at infancy with severe autism, overcame his own learning challenges and refined his methods over years of working with hundreds of children with dyslexia. He is the Founder of Davis Dyslexia Association International and the Reading Research Council.

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4.8

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4.0

Excellent read. insight to help for kids with dyslexia.

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    Comments about The Gift of Dyslexia:

    Helps me understand my dyslexic child. Also what services are out there for support.

     
    5.0

    Thus book explains why our children have trouble learning

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    from Western NSW Australia

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      Comments about The Gift of Dyslexia:

      For any family tearing their hair out trying to help their children with learning difficulties. This book gives you an understanding

       
      5.0

      Positive, exciting and life changing.

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      from Gladstone, SA

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        Comments about The Gift of Dyslexia:

        When I first heard about this book the title grabbed my attention. Dyslexia could be a gift?!?

        I was looking for answers for my 10 year old son who excelled in many areas, but struggled with reading and writing - while also being plagued by low self esteem and little self confidence.
        As soon as I began reading it, it was as though Ron Davis was describing my son, and knew him inside out!

        I became very excited and began using the exercises in the book.

        It made so much sense, and had straight forward and detailed instructions on how to help my son - and other dyslexics.
        An STLD (special teacher for learning difficulties) at my sons school also read it and decided to take up where I'd left off, and use it to help him. I was excited to watch as he grew in self confidence, began to read, and his life changed.
        I've recommended it to many parents and teachers.

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        5.0

        Amazing insight into my son's brain. Loved it.

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        from Brisbane, QLD

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          Comments about The Gift of Dyslexia:

          I bought this book as it was written by a dyslexic not a 'professional specialist' as an insight into my son's brain. I listened to the audio book in conjunction with reading the references in the book. This book has a lot of info on how remedial classes and school affect/ruin the child's self esteem and can leave them at a third grade reading level. The author gives an amazing way of helping them being able to focus and master the works that are confusing them. Loved it!

          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Easy and effective

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          from South Gippsland

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            Comments about The Gift of Dyslexia:

            I have read other books on dyslexia and found myself disappointed. The gift of dyslexia offered a different point of view and constructive, easily understood comments on dealing with the issue. Instead of harping on about advocating for your child and getting you child assessed this book offered real life solutions to what the author considers a solvable problem. I am now in complete agreement with the author, dyslexia is just a state of confusion and once this confusion is corrected the problem is solved. I have been recommending this book to anyone with a child that is having problems at school.

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            ISBN: 9780399535666
            ISBN-10: 0399535667
            Audience: General
            For Ages: 18+ years old
            For Grades: 12
            Format: Paperback
            Language: English
            Number Of Pages: 286
            Published: 23rd February 2010
            Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
            Country of Publication: US
            Dimensions (cm): 20.9 x 14.0  x 1.7
            Weight (kg): 0.24