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Dyslexic symptoms can be confusing until you understand
their cause - disorientation.
Students and adults who fall into the broad category of "dyslexic" might struggle with reading, writing, math, attention, or focus. They experience a variety of symptoms. They may read fluently but not understand what they have read. They may skip words, make up words, or see words that aren’t there. They may be clumsy or they may be super athletes. They may be quiet and cooperative students, or they may move, interrupt, and cause problems in the classroom.
There has been disagreement about the cause and even the definition of dyslexia. The search to help struggling students has led to a wide range of assumptions, theories, and therapies; but everyone agrees that school can be very difficult for struggling learners. Either students have to wait for evaluation and help, or schools use the same old methods that did not work the first time. Students learn to "try harder" but learning is still difficult.
Dyslexics would love to succeed in the classroom, in their work, and in their relationships - and they can. Academic Success is possible!
Dyslexics are smart, creative, and innovative. They have a special visual-spacial talent that can make life and learning fun and exciting. This is the Gift of Dyslexia. The procedures outlined in Ronald D. Davis’s book, The Gift of Dyslexia, help dyslexics use this visual-spatial talent to succeed academically. The method is based on the belief that Dyslexics' academic problems are not caused by a brain deficiency. Rather, they are caused by a way of thinking - an ability to perceive - a gift.
Struggling students are no longer seen as “abnormal” or “broken.”
They are talented, and they can use their talent to learn. The Davis program
provides struggling students with the tools to make learning easier.