Sally Shaywitz has illuminated the inner workings of dyslexic minds
An important book... For the first time, scientists are understanding how the brain works... in the act of reading. Front and centre now is Sally Shaywitz.
In this gem of a book, Dr Sally Shaywitz uses her voice, her images, her brain... to shine a piercing and clarifying light on what we so inadequately call 'dyslexia'. What is more, she shows how almost everyone can overcome it.
Shaywitz's groundbreaking work builds an important bridge from the laboratory to the home and classroom
Drawing on scientific research and her own case histories, Shaywitz explains what causes dyslexia, how to identify it, and how to help children and adults overcome it. In highly accessible language, Shaywitz explains recent technology and research that pinpoint areas of the brain that control the ability to read ... [A] tremendously helpful resource.
No one has a better understanding of dyslexia and how it affects young children. Her work in this field is unmatched. Sally's tireless advocacy for those who have this learning disability has to be an inspiration... Her constant fight to change public policy as it relates to the way dyslexia functions and is understood in schools should be deeply meaningful to anyone who cares about children in today's world.