Dyslexia’s Unique Strengths

with Drs. Brock and Fernette Eide

Dyslexia’s Unique Strengths

Episode 4, Season 4 | October 10, 2023

Show Notes

Join us as we talk with Drs. Fernette and Brock Eide about the often misunderstood and overlooked strengths of dyslexia, shedding light on how to identify and nurture these remarkable attributes. The Eides are founders of Dyslexic Advantage and leading figures in the field of dyslexia research and advocacy. With decades of experience, they have altered our understanding of dyslexia beyond its challenges and into the realm of its unique advantages. Discover how dyslexia isn’t just about difficulties with reading and writing, but how it shapes individuals’ cognitive profiles in distinctive ways. We discuss the amazing strengths that often accompany dyslexia — these different minds will be our creators, discoverers, explorers and more. To quote Dr. Fernette Eide, “something good is coming, or may already even be here!”

Guest Info
Drs. Brock and Fernette Eide

Drs. Brock and Fernette Eide, authors of The Dyslexic Advantage (revised and updated, 2023) present the case that dyslexia should not be defined as a deficiency or defect, but rather a cognitive specialization that builds on dyslexic MIND strengths.


Drs. Brock and Fernette are co-founders of the non-profit DyslexicAdvantage.org and Neurolearning, a social purpose company that creates an informative cost-effective dyslexia screening tool for ages 7-70. Leading voices in the field of dyslexia, the Eides and their work have been featured by Scientific American, Wired Magazine, The Washington Post, The Times of London, NPR, Stanford Graduate School of Education, International Dyslexia Association, Educational Leadership, Prince Carl Philips and Princess Sofia of Sweden's Foundation, and the President's Council on Bioethics.


Sign up for their free newsletter at DyslexicAdvantage.org and check out their online library and course offerings. Learn more about the dyslexia screening tool and free MIND strengths screener at Neurolearning.com