Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading Problems at Any Level

Version: Unabridged
Author: Sally Shaywitz MD
Narrator: Anna Fields
Genres: Non-Fiction, Educational, Marriage & Family, Lectures
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: January 2004
# of Units: 11 CDs
Length: 13 hours, 59 minutes
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This groundbreaking work was recently featured in Time magazine.

From one of the world's leading experts on reading and dyslexia comes the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and practical book yet to help one understand, identify, and overcome the reading problems that plague American children today. For the one in every five children who has dyslexia and the millions of others who struggle to read at their own grade levels—as well as for their parents, teachers, and tutors—this book can make a difference.

Dr. Shaywitz's book is a trusted source to turn to for information, advice, guidance, and explanation. Her cutting-edge research is translated into an easy-to-follow plan of action offering help and hope to all who have reading problems and to their families as well.

Reviews (2)


Written by Anonymous on January 5th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I am a dyslexia therapist and a certified academic language therapist. I have been in public education for over 25 years. I found Overcoming Dyslexia to be one of the best books out on dyslexia. The description above says it all. The narration is top notch. It is the best I have ever heard in a nonfiction audiobook.

Excellent Book!

Written by Paul Robb on August 9th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Although this book is targeted toward the topic of dyslexia, it is actually an excellent resource for anyone interested in the topic of reading instruction in general. Having read extensively on the topics presented in this book (I am a school psychologist), I can attest that Dr. Shaywitz's conclusions are well-founded on research. My only complaint is that she makes it sound as if every child with "dyslexia" is exceedingly bright. Although her definition of dyslexia is accurate in the traditional sense, it misses the fact that many struggling readers may have below average intelligence, but are certainly just as deserving of excellent reading instruction. This is a minor complaint, however. If you follow the strategies identified in this book with any child learning to read, you will greatly increase his/her chances of becoming a competent reader. Highly recommended!

Author Details

Author Details

MD, Sally Shaywitz

Dr. Sally Shaywitz is a neuroscientist, a professor of pediatrics at Yale, and codirector of the Yale Center for the Study of Learning and Attention. She received her BA from the City University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and her MD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Shaywitz is the author of over two hundred scientific articles, chapters, and books, including Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading Problems at Any Level, which received the Margo Marek Book Award and the NAMI Book Award. An elected member of the Inst