In their book titled The Dyslexic Advantage, scheduled for publication beginning August 18, 2011, Drs. Brock and Fernette Eide discuss emerging evidence in the field of neuroscience which suggests that people with dyslexia possess unique cognitive gifts. According to the Eides, “[when] viewed across a broader range of activities and over their entire lifespan, most dyslexic individuals not only cease to appear disabled, but they actually appear remarkably capable—even specially advantaged […] Dyslexic individuals are represented in at least twice their incidence in the population in such complex fields as engineering, astrophysics, art, computer graphics, and entrepreneurship.” By highlighting the cognitive processing advantages that are part and parcel of the dyslexic mind, the Eides debunk the misconception that “dyslexia equals disability.”

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