What is dyslexia?
“…it is a compound of simple factors which can be dealt with step-by-step”
Ronald D. Davis
Dyslexia is an alternative way of thinking.
Dyslexics think predominantly with pictures as opposed to the sounds of words.
However, dyslexia is not limited to literacy issues. It can affect a range of areas, including motor skills, organisation, focus, time and processing difficulties. Because the root cause of dyslexia is not understood, individuals are often treated as though they are being deliberately ‘difficult’ and uncooperative or lazy.
Try this: imagine an elephant, a house, a stack of books, a pencil, your cat.
Now, imagine; ‘the’ , what did you see? A picture or a word – or nothing?
When there isn’t a picture for a word, this is the moment the confusion starts for a picture thinker. They will become more confused and stressed when their picture thinking process does not work. They will concentrate harder and become more tense until the brain will no longer receive accurate messages.
The resulting sense of frustration and negative emotional reactions leads to low self esteem and coming up with coping and covering-up solutions i.e class clown, day dreaming, dependence on others etc. There can be a tremendous amount of shame, embarrassment and humiliation attached to not being able to read and write fluently. It is a dyslexic’s worst nightmare to be caught out and exposed in the workforce, school or within the family circle.
Going through the Davis training was an eye-opener for me. One – because I discovered how much of a picture thinker I was and Two. Doing a Davis programme myself made me realise that dyslexia could be dealt with.
As Ron Davis (the person who created the Davis programmes) said, “Dyslexia is not a complexity; it is a compound of simple factors which can be dealt with step-by-step.
If any of this sounds familiar, do contact me. I am always happy to talk about dyslexia. I’ve been through it myself and now delight in helping others as a Davis Dyslexia Facilitator.
The Davis Programmes helped me understand how easy it is to operate in both the 2D world of words and my 3D creative world. I can now switch between the two when I need to. The Davis Tools are so quick and feel natural to use. Life is finally so much more relaxed and is happily manageable. I see what my clients are going through and love to help them through, too.Claire Ashmore
Dyslexia is an alternative way of thinking, primarily using pictures or images, that enables individuals to view the world from many different perspectives and in creative ways. 3D strengths and abilities can cause confusion if applied to 2D activities such as reading or writing.
The Davis Programmes help you work in both worlds ease-fully!
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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