What is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a type of disorientation caused by a cognitive ability that can replace normal sensory perceptions with conceptualizations. When this ability is used in reaction to confusion with 2-dimensional symbols, problems can occur. Dyslexia becomes a learning disability when a person is forced to assimilate information while confused, so they end up developing compulsive coping and compensatory patterns.

Dyslexia encompasses many different learning disabilities, including dysgraphia (handwriting difficulties), dyscalculia (problems with math), ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), problems with coordination and balance, auditory perception deficits, and problems with order and time.

Because so many diagnoses fall under the category of dyslexia, there are thousands of different combinations of symptoms that could result from these learning disabilities. The degrees and severity of the symptoms displayed vary from person to person and from time to time in an individual. This is why, for example, at some times reading may be easier than other times.

Despite common thought, dyslexia is not a disease or malfunction of the brain.

Dyslexia is a perceptual talent. It is the ability to see, hear, feel, and sense what one is imagining as if it were real. It’s a natural ability to view and interpret the world in creative and innovative ways.

Dyslexia is a gift. It’s a creative way of processing information through multi-dimensional thinking. Dyslexics are visual-spatial thinkers who usually learn best through hands-on experience.

Dyslexia enhances talents and performance in area such as: Spatial awareness, strategic planning, mechanical arts, drama/role playing, music/dancing, inventing, designing, manual skills, art, building, athletics, engineering, storytelling, and architecture.

The negative effects of dyslexia on learning can be corrected so that all that is left is the wonderful and creative gift of dyslexia!

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.