More About the Author
This biography is both for Neil Alexander-Passe's academic work as well as his fictional novels (authored under the name of Alex Nile).
The author began as a graphic designer, and as a dyslexic found this allowed him the freedom to be creative and develop a broad business/marketing intellect.
Following a successful 25 year career in this field, he wished to be better prepared for any dyslexic children he might have, thus first undertook a research masters (MPhil) to investigate emotional coping amongst dyslexics, and secondly a PGCE to gain qualified teacher status to work as a special needs teacher (dyslexia specialist) in mainstream UK secondary schools (his current main career in London, UK).
This has allowed him to use his research into schools and help young dyslexics to develop resilience and emotional coping, so that mental health difficulties do not develop in such individuals.
For more info on the author and excerpts of his books see: www.dyslexia-research.com
Dyslexia and Depression: The Hidden Sorrow - This book investigated 29 adult dyslexics, looking at the sources and manifestations of depressive symptoms in dyslexic adults with/without degrees(academic success), and with/with a depressive diagnosis.
Dyslexia: Dating, Marriage and Parenthood - This book develops his earlier book on dyslexics and depressions, looking at how dyslexia affects relationships, marriage and parenthood. It includes a fascinating study of long-term partners/spouses of dyslexics, looking at dyslexia from their perspective.
EDITED ACADEMIC WORK:
Dyslexia and Creativity: from Differing Perspectives - this book combines chapters from a leading professor, researchers and dyslexics artists from all round the world, to discuss dyslexia and creativity. It tries to answer the question 'are dyslexics more creative'?
Dyslexia and Mental Health: from Differing Perspective - this book combines chapters from 9 leading professors, researchers, psychologists, surgeons and educators from all round the world, to discuss dyslexia and mental health. It looks at why dyslexics may suffer from depression, self-harm and attempted suicide.
The Dyslexic Virus - This fascinating science-based novel investigates if dyslexia came from da Vinci trying to create an intelligent soul mate, and how a biochemist trying to recreate da Vinci's formulas and nearly brings the UK and the west to the brink of disaster by her meddling.
The Deceitful Dyslexic - This novel tells the story of a young adult undiagnosed dyslexics who lies to cover up for his difficulties, and how through counselling he finds romance, diagnosis, and a successful new career that finally uses his talents.
Dyslexia: The Ultimate Dyslexic Battleground - This novel tells the story of an undiagnosed primary school boy (Year 6) who finds out he is dyslexic, and his mother's heated battle with the school for the help he so badly needs before starting secondary school.