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01.Leaders, Visionaries and Dreamers: Extraordinary People with Dyslexia and Other Learning Disabilities
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Leaders, Visionaries and Dreamers: Extraordinary People with Dyslexia and Other Learning Disabilities
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Authors: Paul J. Gerber (School of Education, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA) and Marshall H. Raskind (Bainbridge Island, WA, USA) 
Book Description:
This book is an in-depth look at 12 incredible people with LD and dyslexia whose lives are characterized 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 paleontologist, Jack Horner; one of America’s 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. (Imprint: Novinka)

Table of Contents:
Preface pp,ix-x

Acknowledgments pp,xi-xii

Authors’ Note: Defining Our Termspp,xiii-xiv

Introduction pp,xv-xx

Chapter 1. Research from the Inside Out pp,1-4

Chapter 2. Biographical Sketches pp,5-16

Chapter 3. Should “It” Be Called a Learning Disability, Learning Difference, or What? pp,17-20

Chapter 4. The Challenges of Learning Disabilities in Adulthood pp,21-24

Chapter 5. Recollections of Being a Student pp,25-28

Chapter 6. Now and Then pp,29-32

Chapter 7. Finding a Niche pp,33-38

Chapter 8. Can Dyslexia and Other Learning Disabilities Be Considered a Gift? pp,39-44

Chapter 9. Problem-Solving as a Way of Life pp,45-48

Chapter 10. Critical Incidents along the Way pp,49-54

Chapter 11. Teachers: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly pp,55-58

Chapter 12. Disclosing their Learning Disabilities pp,59-64

Chapter 13. Tech Support pp65-68

Chapter 14. Sporting Chance pp,69-72

Chapter 15. Paying it Forward pp,73-74

Chapter 16. Too Tidy a Tale pp,75-78

Chapter 17. In Retrospect: Wisdom about their Learning Disabilities
Epilogue pp,85-86

Recommended Reading and Works Cited pp,87-88

About the Authors pp,89-90

Index pp,91-97

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   Binding: Softcover
   Pub. Date: December 2013
   Pages: 117, 6x9 - (NBC-C)
   ISBN: 978-1-62808-873-1
   Status: AV
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