Linda Siegel of Saltspring Island is a professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology and Special Education at UBC, where she holds the Dorothy C. Lam Chair in Special Education. In conjunction with National Dyslexia Awareness month, she published Understanding Dyslexia and Other Learning Disabilities (Pacific Educational Press $29 2013), a highly readable overview that incorporates the lives and works of Einstein, Hans Christian Anderson, Agatha Christie and Ruth Rendall (with whom she has corresponded) to expand awareness and understanding of learning disabilities. In 2012 she received the inaugural Eminent Researcher Award from Learning Difficulties Australia and she has been awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Gothenburg (Sweden). 9781926966298

[BCBW 2013]