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Harnessing Dyslexia

The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Dyslexia
Abigail Marshall

This book is a “must read” for every parent who knows or suspects their child has dyslexia. Provides positive advice and welcome relief from the maze of conflicting information parents encounter about their child's learning needs.

Why Tyrannosaurus But Not If ? The Dyslexic Blueprint for the Future of Education
Richard Whitehead

Written for teachers and proactive parents of bright but struggling learners, Richard Whitehead's book explains what we currently know about the dyslexic thinking style and proposes a new template for dyslexia-friendly teaching. Includes scripted lesson exemplars.

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The Gift of Dyslexia: Why Some of the Brighest People Can't Read and How They Can Learn
Ronald Davis

Davis' seminal work on the nature of dyslexic thinking talent. Unique insights into dyslexia from an author who is himself dyslexic. Includes a complete how-to guide for all the basic Davis techniques.

* Find out more about the Davis methods in the UK

In the Minds Eye: Creative Visual Thinkers, Gifted Dyslexics and the Rise of Visual Technologies
Thomas West

West was one of the first writers on dyslexia to recognise its innate talents. In the Mind s Eye presents a compelling argument for the great importance of visual thinking and visual technologies as well as the high creative potential of many individuals with dyslexia or other learning differences.

The Dyslexic Advantage: Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain
Brock and Fernette Eide

In this paradigm-shifting book, neuro-learning experts Drs Brock and Fernette Eide describe how people with dyslexia have unique brain structure and organisation. While the differences are responsible for certain challenges with literacy and reading, the dyslexic brain also gives a predisposition to important skills and special talents.

The Dyslexic Advantage: Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain
Betty Maxwell, Crystal Punch

Picture It! illuminates the abilities of visual-spatial learners and describes the challenges that they have in traditional learning environments. It provides strategies that help them use their strengths. This book is helpful for teachers, parents, and visual spatial learners themselves. The book is filled with many teaching tips in areas that include reading, writing, maths, and time management.

Harnessing Dyscalculia and ADHD

The Gift Of Learning: Proven New Methods for Correcting ADD, Maths & Handwriting Problems
Ronald Davis

Davis' second book builds on the principles outlined in The Gift of Dyslexia to outline strategies for addressing ADHD and Maths Difficulties. Also includes strategies for resolving handwriting difficulties that have been resistant to conventional tuition (dysgraphia).

* Find out more about the Davis methods in the UK

Right-Brained Children in a Left-Brained World: Unlocking the Potential of Your Add Child
Jeffrey Freed,‎ Laurie Parsons

In straightforward language, this book explains how to: test for a right-brained learning style; help an ADD child master spelling – and build confidence – by committing complicated words to visual memory; tap an ADD kid's amazing speed-reading abilities by stressing sight recognition and scanning rather than phonics; access the child's capacity to solve complex maths problems without pen or paper; capitalize on the "writing and weaning" technique to help the child turn mental images into written words; and win over teachers and headteachers to the right-brained approach the ADD child thrives on.

ADHD and the Edison Gene: A Drug-Free Approach to Managing the Unique Qualities of Your Child
Thom Hartmann

In ADHD and the Edison Gene, Thom Hartmann shows that the creativity, impulsiveness, risk taking, distractibility, and novelty seeking that are characteristic of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are not signs of a disorder at all but instead are components of a highly adaptive skill set utilized by our hunting and gathering ancestors. These characteristics have been critical to the survival and development of our modern civilization and will be vital as humanity faces new challenges in the future.

The Right Brain for the Right Time: Unlock the Dyslexic Potential and Transform from a Frustrated Reader to an Inspiring Leader
Barbara Hoi

This book provides thought provoking insights into dyslexia for parents, teachers, therapists and many adult dyslexics. Filled with practical advice, exercises and stories, the book will give the reader the confidence to support and empower their children, clients or themselves. It will help them to reach their potential and to fully participate at school and in life. The author shines a light on the positive aspects of dyslexia and shows how these talents can be used to conquer the challenges.

Delivered from Distraction: Getting the Most out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder
Edward Hallowell, John Ratey

As Hallowell and Ratey point out, “attention deficit disorder” is a highly misleading description of an intriguing kind of mind. Original, charismatic, energetic, often brilliant, people with ADD have extraordinary talents and gifts embedded in their highly charged but easily distracted minds. Tailored expressly to ADD learning styles and attention spans, Delivered from Distraction provides accessible, engaging discussions of every aspect of the condition, from diagnosis to finding the proper treatment regime.

Harnessing Autism

Autism and the Seeds of Change
Abigail Marshall, Ronald Davis

An in-depth look at a revolutionary approach to empower individuals with autism, and provide the understanding and tools needed to achieve their full potential. The Davis Autism Approach is uniquely geared to the autistic perspective, and enables each person to make sense of their world and the motivations and behaviors of others around them.

This book explores the history of development of the Davis method, explores its connections to emerging scientific research, and takes the reader on a guided journey through the three phases of the program: Individuation, Identity Development, and Social Integration.

Dyslexia: Practical and easy-to-follow advice for parents
Robin Temple

A dyslexic child who cannot keep up with the demands of school will become frustrated, upset and often depressed. Parents can fell powerless to help their child, compounded by the fact that they often receive conflicting advice on what is best to do. In this concise and helpful handbook, Robin Temple looks at the different types of learning difficulties and the main treatments available.

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