Dyslexia is a misunderstood learning difference. Dyslexia literally means "difficulty with words," and most people only associate it with letter reversals and reading problems; however, this is just one side of dyslexia.
Dyslexia actually stems from a creative thinking style that has cognitive strengths and advantages, but may also present learning challenges in traditional school settings. It encompasses a large umbrella of learning problems often labeled as "learning disabilities" in schools. These include, but are not limited to:
- Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD/ADHD)
- Language-Based Learning Disability
- Auditory Processing Disorder
- Visual Processing Disorder
- Reading Disability
- Specific Learning Disability
- Phonemic Awareness Disability
- Dyscalculia (math)
- Dyspraxia (coordination/balance)
- Dysgraphia (handwriting)
Dyslexics are visual, multi-dimensional thinkers. They are creative, intuitive, imaginative, and excel at hands-on learning and outside-the-box thinking.
It is because dyslexics think primarily in "pictures" and not with the sounds of letters and words that makes it difficult for them to learn (especially, learn to read) with traditional methods.
The key to overcoming dyslexia is to understand this learning difference (the way dyslexics process information), the perceptual talent all dyslexics share, and the connection this has to their difficulties with words.
Dyslexics CAN LEARN to read, write, study, and learn effectively with methods that focus on the strengths and talents of their visual-spatial learning style.
Statistics show that 10-15% of the total population have symptoms of dyslexia. (The percentage is actually higher since many people are undiagnosed, or unaware themselves that they are dyslexic.) In fact, some of our culture's most successful, talented people —pioneers in science, technology, physics, sports, engineering, medicine, and the Arts are known to be dyslexic.
In his groundbreaking book, The Gift of Dyslexia, ©1994, Ronald D. Davis explains a new perspective of dyslexia focusing on its positive, creative aspects, and the perceptual "talent" all dyslexics share. He also outlines the methods he devised to overcome his own struggles — having lived with the experience of severe dyslexia himself.
"Dyslexia is not the result of brain damage or nerve damage. Nor is it caused by a malformation of the brain, inner ear, or eyeballs. Dyslexia is a product of thought and a special way of reacting to the feeling of confusion." - Ronald D. Davis
The revolutionary methods of the Davis® Dyslexia Correction Program have helped thousands of people worldwide to understand their thinking style and finally enjoy success in learning!
Davis Programs are offered in over 40 countries around the globe, and the book, The Gift of Dyslexia, has been published in 21 different languages!
Learn more about this visual-spatial learning style and the Davis methods to correct dyslexia, in the book, The Gift of Dyslexia, by Ronald D. Davis.
If you would like more information on the program, or would like to set up an initial consultation, please contact:
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