A second edition from one of the world's preeminent experts on reading and dyslexia, the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and practical book available on identifying, understanding, and overcoming reading problems--now revised to reflect the latest research and science-based approaches.

Dyslexia is the most common learning disorder on the planet, affecting about one in five individuals, regardless of age or gender. Now a world-renowned expert gives us a substantially updated and augmented edition of her classic work: drawing on an additional fifteen years of cutting-edge research, offering new information on all aspects of dyslexia and reading problems, and providing the tools that parents, teachers, and all dyslexic individuals need. This new edition also offers:
  *  New material on the challenges faced by dyslexic individuals in high school, in college, and across adulthood
  *  Rich information on ongoing advances in digital technology that have dramatically increased dyslexics' ability to help themselves
  *  New chapters on diagnosing dyslexia, choosing schools and colleges for dyslexic students, the co-implications of anxiety, ADHD, and dyslexia, and dyslexia in post-menopausal women
  *  Extensively updated information on helping both dyslexic children and adults become better readers
  *  New information on how to identify dyslexia in all age ranges
  *  Exercises to help children strengthen the brain areas that control reading
  *  A detailed home program to enhance reading
  *  Ways to raise a child's self-esteem and reveal her strengths
  *  Stories of successful men, women, and young adults who are dyslexic<
“In this gem of a book, Dr. Sally Shaywitz uses her voice, her images, her brain–and yes, her heart–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.” —Daniel D. Federman, M.D.,

“Fascinating. . . . Shaywitz has illuminated the inner workings of dyslexic minds.” —Time

“An important book.... For the first time, scientists are understanding how the brain works...in the act of reading. Front and center now is Sally Shaywitz.” –The Baltimore Sun