Dyslexia, ADHD & Autism Alternatives
1219 Winterbourne Drive
Oakville ON L6J 7G3
Davis Dyslexia Correction provides tools to overcome problems with reading, writing, and focused attention. These methods enable children and adults to recognize and control the mental processes that cause distorted perceptions of letters and words. Once students can be sure that their perceptions are accurate, they can resolve the underlying cause of their learning difficulties through methods that build upon their creative and imaginative strengths.
Ron Davis outlined the picture thinking abilities of many people with learning problems in his book, The Gift of Dyslexia. Picture thinkers deal with visual information in a three dimensional way, even if it is not three dimensional - like words on a page. Their picture thinking abilities help them to readily understand words that cause them to make pictures in their minds - like "butterfly" and "elevator", but written words that don't cause a picture like "that", "and", and "but" cause confusion and mistakes.
The ability to think in pictures is a great gift. Many of the greatest thinkers ever, such as Albert Einstein and Walt Disney, thought in pictures and struggled with the written word. Dealing with two-dimensional symbols such as letters, numerals, and punctuation marks causes problems. The Dyslexia Correction program gives a dyslexic the tools to recognize when a word or phrase has caused confusion and allows then to get themselves back on track.
Clay is a natural medium for dyslexics to use to learn. We use clay to make a picture of the definition of those pictureless words that cause confusion. Once the model is mastered (via Davis Symbol Mastery®) that word no longer causes confusion and mistakes. The picture below is a model a client made of the word "and" meaning "also; as well as". As you can see, she created eggs and bacon to remind her of the meaning - eggs as well as bacon. Before her program, the word "and" caused her to lose her place while she was reading or turned into "the" in her mind causing mistakes of reading and comprehension. Neither of these things happen to her anymore.
Davis Dyslexia Correction Program®
The Davis Dyslexia Correction program does not use phonics, drill, or repetition (which don't work very well for dyslexics). Instead, we teach 3 powerful reading exercises that use the dyslexic's inate picture thinking ability to their advantage. The client quickly improves competence, confidence, and comprehension.
After completion of a one-week program with a Davis facilitator, clients experience a marked improvement in their reading, however, the individual has follow-up work to complete at home. When the follow-up work is done, the individual is considered to be a "corrected dyslexic" who can read and write as others at their level. We do not attempt to "cure" dyslexia. To do that would possibly remove the dyslexic's amazing picture thinking ability. Instead, we offer the dyslexic client tools to control their abilities to allow them to read.
Interactive test for dyslexia is available here: www.testdyslexia.com
For answers to frequently asked questions go to:
Elizabeth L. Currie Shier, B.Sc.
Licensed Davis™ Facilitator, Licensed Davis Autism Approach® Facilitator/Coach
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