What is dyslexia? Could I be dyslexic? How can I help a dyslexic? "My Brain is Bigger than Yours" is a short research-based book that helps you understand what dyslexia is, recognize warning its signs, and learn great tips for helping dyslexics. About 1/5 of the population struggles with dyslexia, and most books on the topic can be very hard to understand and take a lot of time to read through. This book blends research with personal experience to share a treasure trove of practical, easy-to-read information. Not only is this book packed with great facts, it also chronicles an amazing success story. You are invited along on the educational and life journeys of three dyslexic kids and their dyslexic mom as they battle to succeed in both life and academics, from childhood to adulthood. This is a perfect book for parents, teachers, children, and anyone who is interested in dyslexia.
The book is split into three sections. The first is a "The Tale of Two Brains", which introduces the reader to two adorable "brain" characters that are easy to relate to. By getting to know Alley Average Brain and Dougie Dyslexic Brain, the reader understands the difference between the way a dyslexic brain works compared to that of an average brain.
Section two is "Lost in Dyslexia-ville". This book explores the confusion everyone faces when a bright motivated child enters Kindergarten and cannot perform at school. It uses the idea of Alley Average Brain living in a different land than Dougie Dyslexic Brain. It then goes through the actual warning signs that tell you who may be dyslexic.
The third section, "Give Me Strategies or Give Me F's", is full of easy to implement ideas that help dyslexic students in the classroom and at home to excel. These ideas have taken the author 20 years to compile, either by trial and error or research. This section's main objective is to open teachers' and parents' minds to different ways to accomplish their objectives in a way that all their students or children can understand.