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Reviewed in the United States on February 10, 2019
This was a great exploration of dyslexia. Neuroscience is my particular interest and I learned many new things about mental processes that help me understand how people tic. Up until this point, I had difficulty understanding my four family members with dyslexia. I've carried around frustration for years; dyslexia is a lot more than an issue with text; it can also include problems with verbal communication (or miscommunication), time management, and lack of attention to detail. But also all four of my family members are brilliant and unique. After reading this I am truly more accepting of who they are as they are. The book makes a point about measuring a kid's development by a typical way kids with dyslexia develop as opposed to how the average kid develops. I took my child to so many experts over the last five years and none of them understood much about dyslexia, nor about these other patterns I was seeing in him which are often classified as "executive functioning" and "twice exceptional". The mystery is gone now, and I'm relieved. I wish I could buy this book for all the school psychologists and resource teachers out there. I wish we could have schools that emphasized science exploration, project-based learning and hands-on 3-dimensional learning over worksheets so that the teachers could see what my kids can really do! And they would want to be at school every day, doing science. But one day in the job market their skills will be in demand. I also really recommend the Ben Foss book on empowering plan for dyslexia. Thanks to these authors for their terrific work.
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