What is Dyslexia?
Historically, the word "dyslexia" has been confused with its symptoms. The average person would say it is letter reversal or the inability to read, definitely a disability. In actuality, this is just the tip of the iceberg, the visible part of an amazing mind - the dyslexic mind.
Dyslexia has been found to be a brain type which:
thinks extremely quickly
thinks in pictures which are 3-dimensional and experiential
resolves confusion by accessing these images
is intuitive and insightful
is highly aware of its environment
How can this produce a disability?
It is not considered one until the dyslexic individual is introduced to letters, words, numbers; in other words, symbols that represent sound and concept. What kind of image from real-life illustrates the letter "A"? Or even more complex, the definition of the word "the"?
To compensate for this lack, the brain:
1. creates many images and searches through them all
2. has no basis to define the correct meaning
3. becomes confused, accepting all the images
4. makes a mistake, since there is no single answer
5. becomes frustrated
6. develops ways to hide its inability
How is the disability manifested?
In many ways. Dyslexia is an umbrella term that identifies all the manifestations such as:
Dyslexia: the inability to read
Dysgraphia: the inability to write
Dyscalculia: the inability to read, write or compute with numbers
How can we help?
By addressing the root of the problem, not the symptoms. By using the natural ability of the dyslexic mind to correct the disability.
The Davis program can provide:
the ability to perceive the symbol
the removal of triggers for confusion
the control of energy levels
the ability to master the definitions of words/numbers
assurance in reading and basic mathematic concepts
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