This is more than an autobiography of a distinguished educator. It's a
blue print long overdue that school systems can use to teach reading and
--Carl B. Smith, Ph.D., Director Family Literacy Center, Indiana University.
It takes a dyslexic like Don McCabe to teach us what dyslexia really is.
It can be more a gift than it is a handicap. What he has achieved, other
dyslexics can achieve - with proper help from teachers who understand the
logic behind the dyslexic mind. Dyslexics may not make Who's Who (as McCabe
did), but they certainly can become good readers, good spellers, and good
citizens living happy and productive lives.
--Eldo Bergman, M.D., Executive Director, Texas Reading Institute, Houston, TX.
In this personal and somewhat irreverent look at his life...Don McCabe
reminds us of the diversity and strengths of (dyslexics.)...He emphasizes
the importance of family support and the need for preparing teachers who
understand dyslexia and its effects. Especially useful is the section on
effective teaching strategies based on the structure of written
--Marcia K. Henry, Ph.D. President (1995-1996) Orton Dyslexia Society.
Flint, Michigan can be justly proud of being more than the home of
General Motors, Roger and Me, the great sit-down strike, and the C.S. Mott
Foundation. From a Flint public high school that had no gymnasium, and
no swimming pool, no auditorium, no cafeteria, no library, and no athletic
field has come a teacher, scholar and researcher whose ideas, if accepted
by the academic world, could lead to the eradication of illiteracy and
even the elimination of the word dyslexia. His name is Don McCabe. Read
his story and you'll see what I mean.
--Linda Nevin, President, Tri-County Literacy Council.