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Reversing Dyslexia: Improving Learning and Behavior without Drugs

Phyllis Books. Square One (www.squareonepublishers.com), $16.95 trade paper (192) ISBN 978-0-7570-0378-3

Publishers WeeklyOperating from the standpoint that it is possible to “rewire the neural pathways of the brain” in order to eliminate dyslexia, Dr. Books has established a positive, nature-based manual for those who do not accept merely compensating for the learning disorder as a solution. She delves into specific symptoms, showcasing the surprising breadth of this learning difficulty, then going on to delineate how the weight of such symptoms can affect a child’s self-image and emotional health. In focusing on the physical composure of the brain, she offers numerous hints—restrict television for those under the age of eight, for instance—to prevent learning difficulties from ever gaining a foothold. After a great deal of necessary overview, Dr. Books summarizes particular therapies that can help rewire the brain in order to, as the title suggests, actually reverse dyslexia. These include neurofeedback, Interactive Metronome, and Educational Kinesiology in addition the author’s own Books Neural Therapy. While this book will not equip caregivers or educators to single-handedly undo dyslexia, it does provide a solid blueprint, encompassing suggestions for how to find the right therapist(s) and an at-home therapeutic outline that relies on proper nutrition and the integration of physical play and music into a child’s routine. (Sept.)

Reviewed on: 09/16/2013
Release date: 05/01/2013

 

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