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A Whole New Look at Dyslexia 

Understanding and Overcoming Challenges 

Enjoying The Gift

Photo: Ray Shum

"Everyone is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will grow up its whole life believing that it is stupid" ~Albert Einstein

AUTHOR SUE HALL UNDERSTANDS dyslexia from the inside out – as a dyslexic person with vivid recollections of frustrations experienced in elementary school, as a parent who searched for and found a solution to enable a once-struggling child to learn become a reader, and as a talented Davis® facilitator with fifteen years of hands-on experience working with children and adults. She has written an insightful and informative book that strikes a perfect balance among autobiographical tidbits, illustrative stories, and direct practical advice and suggestions for recognizing and overcoming problems at school and in life.

Her charm and whimsical sense of humor make this book an enjoyable read throughout, with a heartfelt depth borne of her own life experiences and boundless compassion for others.  Sue’s keen insight will be a boon for parents and teachers alike, whether they are new to learning about dyslexia or in search of a deeper understanding of the dyslexic way of thinking.

Abigail Marshall
Webmaster, www.dyslexia.com
Author, The Everything Parent’s Guide to Children with Dyslexia and When Your Child has … Dyslexia

SUE HAS ACCOMPLISHED SOMETHING very special with this book. She shares with us the true story of dyslexia, touching our hearts and moving us to change what we think and believe. With infectious warmth and genuine passion, Sue challenges us to completely change our perspective on dyslexia.

Sue has found a wonderful, natural way to put aside all the abstract, confusing theories and language of dyslexia, and to help us make sense of that strange, unsettling mix of struggle and heart-ache and surprise and brilliance that we know dyslexia to be.

We are given such a clear and simple explanation of why dyslexia happens, and why it is so necessary to literally shift our perception of dyslexia from ‘learning disability’ to ‘teaching disability’.

Her conviction that this paradigm shift is absolutely necessary comes from her personal experience, as the mother of a dyslexic son, and from the broad, hands-on knowledge she has gained of all aspects of dyslexia through many years in professional practice.

It is truly inspiring to read the different stories in this book about dyslexics of all ages whom Sue has helped to use the Davis methods. She has lets us make the discovery that the moment we learn to dismantle our own perception of being dis-abled we can step out into our lives afresh, empowered by a new perspective, and able to enjoy our natural talents and a different way of seeing the world.

Robin Temple, Author, Dyslexia: Your Child

SUE, I KNOW YOU TO BE a brilliantly positive woman of great good heart, who is kind, energetic, creative and that you have the power to greet people as they really are, as individuals, who happen to have dyslexia, with the various gifts and accompanying characteristics. The more I think about it, the more I know how much I believe in you and your ability to shepherd positivity and educational reform.

Patti Bosomworth, Integrative Clinical Counsellor

SUE HAS PENNED AN authoritative, passionate, and authentic work on the experience of the dyslexic individual from the perspective of one who has lived it on every level… she writes in a conversational, upbeat, and energetic tone that clearly expresses her interest, talent, compassion, and creativity… She is simultaneously well-grounded and informed …and points out convincingly that… children entering Kindergarten and moving through to graduation will be intellectually, emotionally and creatively hindered without informed and determined advocacy and support.

Friesen’s Editorial

This book is a 'must read' for anyone that is, or has a loved one, that is dyslexic.
Ronald D. Davis
Author The Gift of Dyslexia

The Quiet Warrior Show Podcast with Tom Dutta interviews Sue Blyth Hall. They talk about her book Fish Don’t Climb Trees, her experience raising her dyslexic son, training as a Davis Facilitator and discovering she is dyslexic, plus the 3 components of dyslexia. Her message that everyone is learning-able, some children just don’t learn the way they are taught.