Eagles are born to fly

The creative genius of dyslexic children

Product: Book

Trim size in cm: 14x22

Pages: 221

ISBN: 978-88-590-0807-1

Publication date: 01/03/2015

Suitable for: Primary 2nd level (ages 8-10), Lower secondary 1st level (ages 10-11), Lower secondary 2nd level (ages 12-13), Upper secondary 1st level (ages 14-16)


What do Leonardo da Vinci, Steven Spielberg, Albert Einstein and George Clooney have in common?
Their dyslexia, or in other words, the tenacity they demonstrated in managing to overcome the difficulties related to this learning disorder, bringing out their creative potential.

Eagles are born to fly offers an original take on dyslexia and accompanies the reader in understanding this complex and extraordinary characteristic, from predictive signals to new methods of learning, right to the development of creative genius.
The book offers teachers and parents numerous practical suggestions and a surprising gallery of biographies of illustrious celebrities from the past and the present, believed to be or known to be dyslexic.
The book centres around the following key points:
• What is dyslexia today
• The state of research in recent years
• Alternative learning strategies
• Visual-spatial abilities and creativity in dyslexia
• Biographies of dyslexic geniuses

«We see a bright dot, his mind shows him the sky…»

And that was when I looked up from the book and caught a glimpse of a picture my son had done laying on my desk: a perfect and imaginative representation of the word «water» on a sheet in his notebook (they were working on a project about water at school); I thought for a instant about all the problems I have with him and his dyslexia… my son also had some genius traits and until today I had only ever seen his difficulties, his exaggerated personality; exaggerated in everything he does, but also passionate about the things that he likes.

Presentation (di Gianluca Lo Presti)

First part - Understanding dyslexia
About dyslexia
The characteristics of a dyslexic personality
The creative genius
Creativity and dyslexia

Second part - Dyslexia: normal genius
The mysterious resource: the state of research
In the mind’s eye: dyslexics and visualisation
Visual-spatial students, in other words «visual» thinkers and readers
From visual-spatial thinking to other advantages of dyslexia
The road to creativity

Third part - «Alternative» learning strategies
for teachers and parents
New roads to success
Dyslexic children: «extraordinary twice over»?
Learning or assimilating?
Learning to assimilate
School according to the theory of multiple intelligences

Fourth part - Biographies of dyslexic geniuses
Big geniuses, small men
Memories and quotes from famous dyslexics