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Book: Move Forward with Dyslexia

Dismiss the label, dissolve fear of failure, discover your intelligence, deserve success

Authors:Sjan Verhoeven en Gertrudie Boersen
Publisher:Create Space, 2015  (Paperback and Kindle edition)
Price:$ 21,95


This is a self-help book for dyslexic (young) adults, but it is also beneficial for parents of dyslexic children and professionals who counsel dyslexics.

This book is a translation and update of our second book on dyslexia, "Dyslexia: disorder or gift", published in 2012. It can be purchased on Amazon.

Content of the book

"Move forward with dyslexia" has been written for and about adults with dyslexia. The authors take a stand against the belief that dyslexia is a disorder. Dyslexia is largely due to a different way of thinking, which is called conceptual thinking in this book. It is that way of thinking that forms the basis for being successful and developing your own way of working in your studies or at work. With your own way of working it is possible to read faster, write better, communicate clearer and build bridges between conceptual thinkers and linear thinkers.

The book gives the reader an understanding of what dyslexia is, what causes fear of failure and how these two phenomena go hand in hand. By perceiving dyslexia differently, dyslexics will be able to better accept their dyslexia and build a positive self-image.

Last but not least this book provides simple and useful strategies, tools and exercises for working and studying better, for reading and writing faster - exercises and strategies that are linked directly to the dyslexic’s way of processing information and thus easy to integrate in their daily life. Thus being successful is not only within reach, but also illustrated by the experiences of successful dyslexics together with providing advice so that dyslexics can spread their own wings.


  1. Introduction
  2. Dyslexia: definitions and approach
  3. The operation of the dyslexic brain
  4. Conceptual thinking
  5. Fear of failure in dyslexics     
  6. Reducing fear of failure and performance drive in dyslexics
  7. Attaining balance                   
  8. Your own way of working      
  9. The secret of success
  10. Final remarks

The book in the news:

This is an article in a national newspaper on the presentation of our Dutch book. (Click here for the original Dutch text)

Reviews of Magazines of the book:

Read the full reviews of the following magazines on the Dutch edition of the book:

Our first book:


We've written a book before, but this one is not translated in English. The title: Brighter than your boss! Dyslexia at work.

More information on this Dutch book (in Dutch)