Move Forward with Dyslexia!

Move Forward with Dyslexia! : Dismiss the Label, Dissolve Fear of Failure, Discover Your Intelligence, Deserve Success.

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This is a self-help book for dyslexic (young) adults, but it is also beneficial for parents of dyslexic children and professionals who counsel dyslexics. "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. That dyslexics have a big problem with language is often all too obvious. Language is a predominant given in our society and determines almost all of our interactions with each other. If someone is not so good at automating language, this frequently results in uncertainty and tension. That is exactly why, when dyslexics learn to read and write, they develop fear of failure in the form of performance drive or procrastination at a rather young age. 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. When the fear of failure is reduced, dyslexics also have less problems with their dyslexia. By perceiving dyslexia differently, dyslexics will be able to better accept their dyslexia and build a positive self-image. A positive self-image provides space and freedom in life and is a good foundation for having success.
The book provides many stories and examples from dyslexics themselves to illustrate the authors findings, the latest scientific insights and all kind of alternative strategies to work and live more efficiently. Review from American Scientist Dr. Matthew H. Schneps, MIT Compassionate Tech Lab: 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." Dyslexic readers on the Dutch edition: "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." Security coordinator, 38 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." A mother, 46 years. "Wow, this is a book I would like to have read years earlier!" Anonymous on internet. "This is the only non dusty book about dyslexia." Student, 23 years. Dutch Magazine for Remedial Teaching: "Move forward with dyslexia! is in many ways not just another book on this subject, but provides a broader and different perspective on dyslexia and how to approach it. In ten chapters the book describes clearly how this approach can lead to dyslexics accepting their dyslexia more easily, preventing or reducing fear of failure and thus building a positive self-image.
It explains how different work strategies can help and how they can be taught. The book is scientific in its approach, yet it is still easy to read and orientated towards solutions."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 376 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 21mm | 553g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1514668610
  • 9781514668610

About Sjan Verhoeven

Sjan Verhoeven and Gertrudie Boersen have run the company Dynamika together since 2001 in Amsterdam, offering organizational consulting, training and coaching for adults with dyslexia since 2003. Sjan Verhoeven is herself dyslexic. She works as a trainer, coach and cranio-sacral therapist, mainly with adults with dyslexia. She has counseled more than 700 dyslexics since 2003.
She has a bachelor degree in psychology, cranio-sacral therapy and social work.
She is the author of the Dutch book: "Brighter than your boss. Dyslexia at work." Published in 2008 in the Netherlands and Belgium. Gertrudie Boersen is not dyslexic. She is a trainer, coach, performs system constellations and helps people with life issues and adults with dyslexia to reduce their fear of failure.
She has a bachelor degree in: psychology, system constellations and occupational therapy. She was supporting author of the Dutch book: "Brighter than your boss. Dyslexia at work."
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