- While most people consider dyslexia to be a special need, co-authors Brock L. Eide, M.D., M.A. and Fernette F. Eide, M.D. consider the idea that along with some challenges, dyslexics also have special skills. In their book, The Dyslexic Advantage: Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain, the two discuss a number of famous individuals with "the gift of" dyslexia (a la Steven Spielberg and Leonardo Da Vinci), highlight the differences in a dyslexic person's brain function, and explore how a difficulty with reading and writing is often accounted for by a prowess in other areas such as episodic memory and spatial reasoning. For more information on the book, go here. To purchase the book on Amazon for $14.91, click here.
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