Dyslexia is one of the most misunderstood learning styles in today's educational landscape. It literally means "difficulty with words," and most people associate dyslexia with letter reversals and reading problems.
However, dyslexia actually stems from a creative thinking style and encompasses a much larger umbrella of learning challenges often labeled as learning disabilities in schools. They 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)
Dyslexia produces a number of different symptoms, or characteristics. Not all dyslexics are alike, but in general, they share a similar thinking/learning style. They are visual, multi-dimensional thinkers. They are creative, intuitive, imaginative, and excel at hands-on learning. Because they think primarily in "pictures," it is sometimes difficult to understand letters, numbers, symbols, and words.
The good news is that dyslexics CAN LEARN to read, write, and study effectively with methods that focus on the talents of their visual-spatial learning style!
Statistics show that ten to fifteen percent of the total population has symptoms of dyslexia, or this type of thinking/learning style. (The percentage may actually be higher since many people are undiagnosed.) In fact, some of our culture's most talented people are known to be dyslexic — as is true for many pioneers in science, technology, physics, sports, and the arts.
In his groundbreaking book, The Gift of Dyslexia, ©1994, Ronald D. Davis explains a new perspective of dyslexia focusing on its positive, creative aspects. He also outlines the techniques 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
These profound ideas, and the revolutionary methods of the Davis® Program have helped thousands of people worldwide to understand their own learning style and finally enjoy success in learning!
Learn more about the 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:
Lynn M. Chigounis
Licensed Davis® Facilitator
New Perspectives in Learning
222 Walnut Street, Apt. #2
Montclair, NJ 07042
ph: (973) 746-5037