In Conversation with Nadia Bilchik, Editorial Producer, CNN
With Special Guest Dylan Dickson, author of Why Can't I Read?
In The Power of Different, psychiatrist and bestselling author Gail Saltz examines the latest scientific discoveries, profiles famous geniuses who have been diagnosed with all manner of brain “problems”―including learning disabilities such as Dyslexia, ADD, anxiety, Depression, Bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and Autism―and tells the stories of lay individuals to demonstrate how specific deficits in certain areas of the brain are directly associated with the potential for great talent. Saltz shows how the very conditions that cause people to experience difficulty at school, in social situations, at home, or at work, are inextricably bound to creative, disciplinary, artistic, empathetic, and cognitive abilities.
About the Author:
Dr. Gail Saltz is a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill-Cornell Medical College and a psychoanalyst with the New York Psychoanalytic Institute. A frequent contributor in the media, she is a columnist, bestselling author, podcast host and television commentator and one of the nation’s foremost go-to experts on a variety of psychological and mental health issues, especially those pertaining to women’s emotional well-being, relationships, and the mental health aspects of current news.
Dr. Saltz has appeared on Good Morning America, Dr. Oz, The View, Dateline, 20/20, Primetime, Today, CNN, CBS This Morning, MSNBC, The Oprah Winfrey Show and more. She is the emotional wellness contributor to Health magazine and Health.com, chair of the 92nd Street Y 7 Days of Genius Advisory Committee, and consultant and event moderator for the Clinton Foundation’s Health Matters Initiative.
Why Can't I Read? by Dylan Dickson
Told from the perspective of eight-year-old debut author Dylan Dickson, Why Can't I Read? tells the story about how one child finds out and copes with being identified as Dyslexic. This honest and perfectly charming book features characters whose names are all palindromes and is certain to help other children and their parents understand what it means to be Dyslexic. As one reader remarked, "This book should come with a box of tissues -- so many happy tears!" This is a story of resilience and hope.
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