The author shares the startling discovery that enabled him to overcome his own dyslexia, reveals how dyslexia can be related to high levels of intelligence, and offers a plan that anyone with dyslexia can use to conquer the common disability. Tour.
When I read The Gift of Dyslexia, I was so amazed at just how accurately the author described what I went through. I've read other people's ideas on what dyslexia is and what causes it. I usually agree with them about 50% or so. I agree with The Gift of Dyslexia nearly 100%!
This book has helped me to understand myself so much better than I did before I read it. I used to think that I was nuts about certain things. (Example: I can read and write well, but at the same time, I have difficulty reading and writing, and that didn't make any sense to me.)
Anyway, I really recommend this book to anyone searching for answers about dyslexia. It is very enlightening!
In addition, his treatment gives verbal directions that are complex and difficult to understand. Many learning diabled students struggle with verbal directions. If a learning disabled student has any communication problems they will be lost and confused by the treatment.
His assessment tries to determine if the program will work for the student and is impossible to score accurately. An examiner asks the student to imagine and then state if she of he sees what is asked. There is no way to know if the student can actually do this or not. A more accuate evaluation would be given by a specialist to determine the level of visual spatial skills of the student. A student with normal to below normal visual spatial skill would not benefit from his treatment. L.S. Special Education Teacher, Masters of Education