What is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a gift, not a disability.

What is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is often thought of as a literacy problem, but it is not limited to only this area. Other difficulties that can adversely affect a person’s life include numeracy, co- ordination, organizational skills, time management and auditory processing. Dyslexia is a different way of thinking that involves using pictures as a faster way of solving life’s puzzles. The Davis Dyslexia approach is unique as it sees dyslexia as a gift, not as a disability. This is a wonderful opportunity for individuals to use their picture thinking abilities to focus on how they learn.

We view dyslexia as a result of an inherent mental gift or talent.

People who develop dyslexia think in pictures, rather than words; they are imaginative and creative; and they try to solve problems by looking at the whole picture, rather than working step-by-step. Davis Dyslexia Correction is a strength-based approach that harnesses the mental talents that dyslexic people share to overcome the learning problems. To do this, students must use different strategies than are commonly taught in schools and with traditional remedial programs. When dyslexic students recognize their mental talents, they develop a renewed sense of self-esteem and confidence. When they start to employ study methods which capitalize on their talents, progress is very rapid.

https://www.dyslexia.com/davis-difference/about-davis/davis-program-history/what-sets- davis-apart/

Adult Dyslexia

The visual thinker - how a neurodiverse individual advantage can lead to dyslexia and how a Davis Programme can turn everything around. Video from Sharon Roberts.