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Leaders Visionaries and Dreamers

Extraordinary People with Dyslexia and Other Learning Disabilities

Disability and the Disabled : Issues Laws and Programs

by Paul J. Gerber; Marshall H. Raskind

Synopsis

This book is an in-depth look at 12 incredible people with LD and dyslexia whose lives are characterised by major accomplishments and contributions that they have made in their respective fields as well as on the contemporary American scene. These men and women are from a variety of fields -- arts and literature, science, politics and sports. Included are individuals such as Gavin Newsom, Lieutenant Governor of California; Gaston Caperton, former governor of West Virginia and President of the College Board; MacArthur Fellowship Genius Award -- winning palaeontologist, Jack Horner; one of Americas pre-eminent visual artists, Chuck Close; actor Henry Winkler and financier Charles Schwab. The book is not framed as a feature piece but one that develops the trials, tribulations and triumphs in unique ways, befitting those who have become extraordinarily successful despite the odds. The writing is constructed to explore a myriad of underlying dynamics of accomplishment to give the reader a thematic view of LD and dyslexia by hearing the voices of those included in the book. The content for the book was derived from extensive interviews and is presented in a reader-friendly format from what has been gleaned from research and the prevailing wisdom in this area over the last 25 years.

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Book Information

Copyright year 2014
ISBN-13 9781628088731
ISBN-10 1628088737
Class Copyright
Publisher Nova Science Publishers Incorporated
Subject Medical;Psychology
File Size 49 MB
Number of Pages 95
Shelf No. KT066