Dyslexia has long been known as a learning difficulty that primarily affects literacy skills. Increasingly, however, researchers and professionals working with dyslexia suggest that it is less a disorder than a sign of specially gifted persons. Those with dyslexia frequently have a highly developed imagination and a unique way of perceiving. They often have above average intelligence and are highly creative, provided they are supported and nurtured by parents and teachers.
In this book Cornelia Jantzen explores the basis of this radical viewpoint. Throughout, she provides many practical examples that explore various aspects of dyslexia, giving parents and teachers greater confidence when dealing with the challenges that dyslexia presents.
Here is a helpful and encouraging book for anyone looking for new insights into the enigma of dyslexia.
“No one reading this book will think about dyslexia in the same way again.”—Scientific & Medical Network Review
“This is a detailed, practical study full of visual examples from children. A valuable resource for parents or teachers.”—Juno
Cornelia Jantzen is a consultant on dyslexia in Hamburg and is the mother of two dyslexic children. Her interest in a new approach is based on her study of the Davis method, Waldorf education, and a broad overview of current practices.