The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan by Ben Foss
“We are everywhere,” Ben Foss said recently. “If you work with 500 people, at least 50 are dyslexic. But if we do not stand up and talk about it, the kids coming up behind us will believe they are broken.” More than thirty million people in the United States struggle with dyslexia, a brain-based genetic trait that makes interpreting text and reading difficult. Ben Foss’ The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan: A Blueprint for Renewing Your Child’s Confidence and Love of Learning, explains what a person struggling with dyslexia experiences, and how to thrive in spite of the condition.
A successful entrepreneur and prominent Disability Rights activist, Ben Foss is not only open to his dyslexia, but now attributes it to all of his personal triumphs and successes. After years of battling both a school system that did not understand his condition and the shame of being misunderstood, Foss took matters into his own hands by relying on his innate skills and abilities to develop the Intel Reader. President of Headstrong Nation®, a nonprofit organization serving the dyslexic community, Foss appears in the HBO documentary, Journey Into Dyslexia, and has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fox Business News and on ABC, CNN and the BBC.
“As someone with a learning profile that made school tough, and as a parent, I know kids needs the right support. Ben knows how to get access to education because he’s been through it. I was thrilled to read this book. It offers a wise collection of insights that are both practical and touching. Buy it today if you want a get a plan for your child.” — James Gandolfini, actor
“As an educator with forty-two years of experience, with half of those supporting dyslexic learners, I cannot think of a more valuable and insightful resource for parents and teachers to empower dyslexic kids. As a dyslexic adult myself, and the Head of an independent school for dyslexics, I know Ben’s wisdom is dead-on and I recommend this to any parent.” — Muir Meredith, Head of School, Westmark School, Encino, California
“This is the book we have been waiting for, synthesizing the head and the heart issues in dyslexia. Our organization supports millions of parents of kids looking for information on dyslexia and other specific learning disabilities each year; Ben’s step-by-step guide will become a go-to resource for them.” – James Wendorf, Executive Director, National Center for Learning Disabilities