The Dyslexic Advantage: Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain [Brock L. Eide M.D. M.A., Fernette F. Eide M.D.] on Amazon.com. *FREE* super saver shipping on qualifying offers.
I recommend this book to parents, teachers, legislators and leaders: It is important that we start to shift our view point from what isn't working with dyslexic kids to what works well. For too long we have tried to make students with dyslexia fit into a school system that we now understand is antiquated and obsolete for all learners. Technology offers access to any child on any subject at any time. Let's quit making kids jump through the hoops we had to jump through to launch into their future.--Lou
Excerpt: "..The fundamental point of reading is to gain access to written information. Fortunately, with advances in technology that allow verbal information to be stored and transmitted in many ways, there’s no longer any reason why individuals with dyslexia should lack access to information of any kind. Civil rights advocate Ben Foss is a great example of how viewing dyslexic challenges as an issue of information access rather than as reading issues per se can lead to creative approaches at school and work. Ben is currently executive director of Disability Rights Advocates, a national civil rights organization that seeks equality and opportunity for people with disabilities. But until recently he worked as director of access technology at Intel’s Digital Health Group, where he supervised the development of assistive technologies for individuals
with disabilities. Ben’s final project was the Intel Reader, a portable device small enough to carry in a purse or backpack that combines a digital camera with a text-to-speech reader. It can be used to read aloud, at up to five times normal speed, any kind of printed text that’s in a location where it can be digitally photographed—whether from books, magazines, package labels, or signs on walls. The idea for the Intel Reader first started with Ben, and his team ultimately received two U.S. patents for technology related to its design...."
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Eide M.D. M.A., Brock L.; M.D., Fernette F. Eide (2011-08-18). The Dyslexic Advantage: Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain (p. 182). Penguin Group US. Kindle Edition.
Eide M.D. M.A., Brock L.; M.D., Fernette F. Eide (2011-08-18). The Dyslexic Advantage: Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain (Kindle Locations 2646-2652). Penguin Group US. Kindle Edition.