Book: Move Forward with Dyslexia
Dismiss the label, dissolve fear of failure, discover your intelligence, deserve success
|Authors:||Sjan Verhoeven en Gertrudie Boersen|
|Publisher:||Create Space, 2015|
|Pages:||376 (Paperback and Kindle)|
This is an easy and important self-help book for dyslexic (young) adults, but it is also beneficial for parents of dyslexic children and professionals who counsel dyslexics.
This book is a translation and update of our second book on dyslexia, "Dyslexia: disorder or gift", published in 2012. It can be purchased on Amazon.
Content of the book
"Move forward with dyslexia" has been written for and about adults with dyslexia. The authors take a stand against the belief that dyslexia is a disorder. Dyslexia is largely due to a different way of thinking, which is called conceptual thinking in this book. It is that way of thinking that forms the basis for being successful and developing your own way of working in your studies or at work. With your own way of working it is possible to read faster, write better, communicate clearer and build bridges between conceptual thinkers and linear thinkers.
The book gives the reader an understanding of what dyslexia is, what causes fear of failure and how these two phenomena go hand in hand. By perceiving dyslexia differently, dyslexics will be able to better accept their dyslexia and build a positive self-image.
Last but not least this book provides simple and useful strategies, tools and exercises for working and studying better, for reading and writing faster - exercises and strategies that are linked directly to the dyslexic’s way of processing information and thus easy to integrate in their daily life. Thus being successful is not only within reach, but also illustrated by the experiences of successful dyslexics together with providing advice so that dyslexics can spread their own wings.
- Dyslexia: definitions and approach
- The operation of the dyslexic brain
- Conceptual thinking
- Fear of failure in dyslexics
- Reducing fear of failure and performance drive in dyslexics
- Attaining balance
- Your own way of working
- The secret of success
- Final remarks
Reviews of the book:
- The magazine in a magazine for Remedial Teachers
- An article in a national newspaper on the presentation of our book
- The magazine for school teachers in Belgium
- The magazine for Speech therapists
- The National service of public Libraries
Dyslexic readers on the Dutch edition:
Security coordinator, 38 years:
For me as a dyslexic a feast of recognition! This book has given me more understanding for both myself as for the non-dyslexic other."
A mother, 46 years:
This book is easy to read, analytical, but also practical, and above all very positive. It is solution oriented and gives a lot of tools to help my dyslexic son."
Anonymous on internet:
Wow, this is a book I would like to have read years earlier!"
Entrepreneur, 66 years:
The book has shaken me completely from head to toe. After reading it I felt that my mind had calmed down. If I had read this book 40 years earlier, I could have done my work with much less energy wastage."
Student, 23 years:
This is the only non dusty book about dyslexia."
Great reviews from America:
I was very impressed by this work! I thought you did an excellent job assembling a broad range of recommendations. I very much liked the fact that you looked beyond the obvious focus on reading issues to consider many other factors that significantly affect people with dyslexia. Well done! Thank you for sharing this with me."
Dr. Matthew H. Schneps, MIT Compassionate Tech Lab, also dyslexic.
and another one:
Congratulations on completing this HUGE project! Wow, what a comprehensive look at solutions! With great love I will loan it to my friends who suffer from dyslexia. You are amazing and I hope you take some time to celebrate this important accomplishment! Way to go!!! Love and light,"