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Compensatory Adaptation: Understanding How Obstacles Can Lead to Success Paperback – February 4, 2003
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The book's key message is that people who face obstacles to perform a task at a particular level of success (e.g., become a best-selling writer, while suffering from dyslexia) end up adapting their behavior in order to overcome those obstacles. That behavioral adaptation, which is called in the book "compensatory adaptation" (and which the book argues is often involuntary), ends up leading the person to do things differently - which is the key reason why the person may end up being very successful.
After all, Helen Keller (one of the people studied in the book) was both blind and deaf, and yet went on to graduate from Radcliffe College (now part of Harvard; Helen was not in special classes, and took courses with the other students while there), and become one of the most successful writers ever!
Although the term "Compensatory Adaptation" is a scientific born and used term (originally in the field of information systems),it can also be applied,or extended, to a variety of other fields such as literature,teaching,learning,sports etc.
Well written,easy to follow,and plenty of good examples that can inspire every type of reader achieve "unique results".