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Creative Successful Dyslexic

Author: Margaret Rooke
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784501638
Size: 68.65 MB
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23 very well-known people from the arts, sport, and business worlds talk about how dyslexia affected their childhood, how they were able to overcome the challenges and use the special strengths of dyslexia to achieve great success in adulthood. Darcey Bussell CBE, Eddie Izzard, Sir Richard Branson, Meg Mathews, Zoe Wanamaker CBE, Richard Rogers, Benjamin Zephaniah, Steven Naismith, Lynda La Plante CBE, Sir Jackie Stewart OBE, Sophie Conran and others share their stories, and their advice. All reveal the enormous difficulties they faced, the strength required to overcome them, the crucial importance of adult support, and how `the different way the brain is wired' in dyslexia has enabled them to see something different in the world and to use their creativity in an exceptional way. They talk about `thinking sideways', and the ability to look at a bigger picture, the often strong visual strength, and the ability to listen, and to grasp simplicity where other people see only complexity. They also talk about how dyslexia continues to challenge them, and the ways they have found to work around this. An introduction, and final section that includes practical information about dyslexia, are written with the support of Dyslexia Action, and a percentage of profit from the book is going to The British Dyslexia Association. The book will be essential reading for teachers and other professionals, and for families affected by dyslexia, and inspirational for people with dyslexia.

At Home With Dyslexia

Author: Sascha Roos
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472140648
Size: 22.87 MB
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This book will empower parents by giving them the tools and strategies to deal with dyslexia, making them confident and knowledgeable in the process. It offers: - a guidebook that is visually appealing, including bullet points, illustrations and short chapters, making it an easy to follow reference book for the busy (and often dyslexic) parent; - practical and emotional support at home from primary to secondary school years, as well as how to deal with school and the education system; - chapters that can be dipped into for useful day to day advice and tools to help at home , and for overall encouragement and reassurance; - parents and children sharing their personal experiences and advice in their personal accounts - the challenges of dyslexia, possible solutions and successes are openly discussed and woven throughout the chapters, giving the guide an authentic voice. Central to this guide is language of acceptance and celebration, emphasising a learning 'difference' rather than a 'disability', and a genuine encouragement of dyslexic abilities and strengths.

Self Fulfilment With Dyslexia

Author: Margaret Malpas
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784504726
Size: 36.43 MB
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Dyslexia won't stop you from writing your own success story. Discover the ten key traits which people with dyslexia have harnessed in order to reach success and self-fulfilment. Dyslexia brings both challenges and the potential gift of a unique skill set - through a combination of academic research and case studies, this book shows how you can use all of this to your advantage. From increasing your self-esteem to imaginative problem solving, each of the ten secrets to success is explained and brought to life through interviews with accomplished people describing how they have profited from a single star characteristic in realizing their goals. Approach the obstacles of dyslexia pro-actively, and unlock your potential with this inspiring step by step guide. Royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to the British Dyslexia Association.

Dyslexia Is My Superpower Most Of The Time

Author: Margaret Rooke
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784506060
Size: 41.10 MB
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In more than 100 interviews, children and young adults reveal their personal tips and tactics for honing the creative benefits of dyslexia, enabling them to thrive in school and beyond. Strategies include ways to develop confidence and self-belief. The contributors have outlined specific approaches they feel have helped them, and others that haven't. The book contains stunning illustrations by 8-18 year olds with dyslexia. The first-hand accounts are inspiring in the way they normalise dyslexia and reveal the many success stories. There is an additional section for professionals who work in education or special learning environments, with advice given by school students themselves.

The Illustrated Guide To Dyslexia And Its Amazing People

Author: Kate Power
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784506478
Size: 73.85 MB
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Use this guide to weed out what dyslexia means for you and discover the tools you need to blossom! Dyslexia comes to live with visual imagery and colourful text in this new book on what dyslexia means, how it feels, what to do about it, and how to learn to embrace it. There are advantages to being dyslexic, including an aptitude for design literacy and innovative thinking, although these can be obscured by its challenges. This beautifully designed book, complete with stunning visuals and gentle humour, approaches the subject of dyslexia in a simple and encouraging way for all age groups. By showing what dyslexia is and asking the reader how it applies to them, this book offers a fun and engaging means of working out how dyslexia affects the individual specifically, with a multitude of learning tools and tips, and a gallery of inspirational dyslexics who have used their particular skills to do something amazing with their lives.

Etta Und Otto Und Russell Und James

Author: Emma Hooper
Publisher: Droemer eBook
ISBN: 3426423162
Size: 11.98 MB
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Ein charmanter, weiser und poetischer Roman über eine unerschütterliche Freundschaft, unerfüllte Sehnsüchte und eine lebenslange Liebe – vor der grandiosen Kulisse Kanadas. "Perfekt für alle, die auf der Suche nach dem Geheimnis des Lebens sind - und für alle anderen auch." Für Sie Die 83-jährige Etta hat noch nie das Meer gesehen. Mit etwas Schokolade, Wanderschuhen und einem Gewehr macht sie sich daher auf den 3.232 Kilometer langen Weg an die Ostküste Kanadas. Ihr Mann Otto lässt sie ziehen - trotz aller Sorge. Er ist vor vielen Jahren selbst zu einer großen Reise aufgebrochen, die sein Leben verändert hat. Ihr gemeinsamer Freund Russell hingegen will Etta zurückholen und verlässt zum ersten Mal in seinem Leben die heimische Farm. Auf ihrer Wanderung trifft Etta James, der sie durch das staubtrockene Land begleitet. Je näher Etta der Küste Kanadas und dem sehnsuchtsvoll erwarteten Meer kommt, desto lebendiger werden die Erinnerungen - Erinnerungen an die gemeinsame Jugend mit Otto und Russell, an Zeiten des Krieges an Hoffnungen und versteckte Gefühle, aber auch an die zahlreichen Erfahrungen, die sie miteinander geteilt haben. Die Musikerin Emma Hooper schreibt unvergleichlich über tiefe Liebe und Freundschaft, über Vertrauen und Hoffnung, über Abenteuer-Willen und den Mut, dem Leben immer wieder voller Neugier zu begegnen.

Believe Me

Author: Eddie Izzard
Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage
ISBN: 3843715815
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»Eddie Izzard ist der Jedi unter den Stand-Up-Comedians. Inspirierend, surreal, universal, visionär.« Michael Mittermeier Er liebt High Heels und lackierte Fingernägel. Er lief 27 Marathons an 27 Tagen, um an die Inhaftierung Mandelas zu erinnern. Er gilt als witzigster Mann Großbritanniens und trifft auch weltweit den Lachnerv — mit Gags über Hitler, Hunde, Darth Vader in der Todesstern-Kantine und Fische, die mit Fischen reden. Eddie Izzard, Humorgenie und Cross-Dresser, erzählt sein bewegtes Leben. In seiner Autobiographie »Believe Me« schildert der Entertainer lakonische, ergreifende und schreiend komische Episoden aus seinem Leben: von einer verlustreichen Kindheit, vom Entdecken einer komplizierten Sexualität, von ersten Comedy-Versuchen auf den Straßen Londons — und von seinem Plan, die Briten eines Tages zurück in die EU zu führen.