Dyslexia comes from the Greek meaning “difficulty with words.” It may encompass many areas of learning such as reading, spelling, comprehension, writing and math. The severity of the symptoms varies with each individual. Problems may appear in all academic areas or in just one area. Dyslexia is not a “disease” which demands a cure. Dyslexics are picture thinkers with creative multidimensional thinking minds that benefit from hands-on learning. Dyslexia truly is a “gift” one can learn to use through the Davis Program to make academics easier.
What are some common traits and behaviors of dyslexics?
✓ Inability to read and comprehend on grade level
✓ Difficulty with telling time
✓ Confusion with left/right directions
✓ Experiences difficulty when copying from the blackboard
✓ Omits, changes or adds words when reading or writing
✓ An average or above average IQ but does not perform well in school
✓ Reluctant to attend school
✓ Difficulty remembering math facts
✓ Skips lines when reading
✓ Labeled “lazy”
✓ Must read paragraphs several times before understanding what is read
✓ Writes letters or numbers down in the incorrect order
✓ May excel in areas of art, physical coordination and/or creative thinking