Dyslexia simply means "difficulty with words". But not all dyslexics struggle with reading. It can come across as difficulty focusing, or difficulty with auditory processing as well. There are long lists of possible symptoms of dyslexia; however, one thing all dyslexics have in common (before completing a Davis correctional program) is that their output (grades, writing ability, or other) does not match their true potential - and the harder they "concentrate", the worse the results. For a free dyslexia screening assessment click here.
Dyslexia is picture-thinking that gets in the way of traditional learning. There seems to be a genetic factor, but no specific cause has been identified. Dyslexia tutoring often emphasizes drilling and phonics which don't take advantage of a dyslexic's picture-thinking gift. Visit the "How Programs Work" page for a brief video that outlines how dyslexia develops.
Everyone can have "dyslexic" moments. Have you ever heard what you thought someone said only to find out later that you "heard" wrong? Have you ever "zoned out" during class and missed part of a lecture? Or had your words come out wrong? Have you ever lost track of time while doing something you love? Or what about feeling like you are moving when it's actually just the car next to you that rolled back? That's dyslexia at it's worst. Dyslexia at it's best can use the same symptoms to distort for creative genius in ways that word-thinkers can't even imagine.
Dyslexia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia, dysgraphia, and ADHD are all closely related and often people have two or more of those conditions. That's because they all sprout from the same root cause: an ability to think in pictures which interferes with learning. Davis Programs are better than traditional dyslexia tutoring or ADHD correction because they address the root of the interference by giving the client control over their symptoms so they can turn them off when not helpful.
Davis Programs address the root of the confusion dyslexics experience and empowers the dyslexic by giving him/her the ability to "turn off" the symptoms of dyslexia on command. The ability can be mastered in as little as one week, after which the client is in control and capable of implementing strategies that eliminate dyslexic confusion for good!
Dyslexia is a barrier to traditional learning. Davis programs remove the barrier by giving the dyslexic the "tools" he/she needs to take it down. Once the barrier is removed, a client's learning can take off. The first 30 hours of a program are done intensively over consecutive days; however, a program does not end there. Follow-up is required after a one-week program to fill "holes" in a student's knowledge that accumulated in the time leading up to a program. Clarity programs include unlimited follow-up sessions for review and questions as needed while a client is working through the follow-up work at his/her own pace at home.
Characteristics of dyslexia are varied. Formal dyslexia testing is not required for a successful correction program. But if you have thought about dyslexia tutoring or ADHD correction for distraction, difficulties expressing yourself, or reading challenges, complete the free online assessment here, or contact us for a free phone consultation.
Ron Davis chose "The Gift of Dyslexia" for the title of his book on the subject because dyslexia is tied to the potential for unusual talent. This is because the ability of a dyslexic to "think in pictures" and view things from a different perspective gives them an edge. Unfortunately, the "unusual talent" of a dyslexic is often not discovered until later in life, and the title "The Gift of Dyslexia" often initially makes little sense to dyslexics and their family (who have not yet discovered said "gift").
Are you a successful CEO? Statistically speaking you're likely dyslexic! The same characteristics of dyslexia that interfere with traditional learning give dyslexics an edge in one or more other areas where picture-thinking skills put them ahead of the game. The key is not to CURE dyslexia, but to be able to turn it off and on at will. Famous dyslexics include: Tom Cruise, Leonardo da Vinci, Walt Disney, John Lennon, Jim Carrey, Albert Einstein, John F. Kennedy, and the list goes on!
*Professional services described as Davis®, including Davis Dyslexia Correction®, Davis® Symbol Mastery, Davis® Orientation Counseling,
Davis® Attention Mastery, Davis® Math Mastery, and Davis® Reading
Program for Young Learners may only be provided by persons who
are trained and licensed as Davis Facilitators or Specialists by Davis
Dyslexia Association International.
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