The Dyslexic Reader
is published quarterly by Davis Dyslexia Association International (DDAI),1601 Bayshore Hwy., Suite 245, Burlingame, CA94010 USA. Tel. +1(650) 692-7141.
are to increase worldwide awareness about the positive aspects of dyslexia andrelated learning styles; and to present methods for improving literacy, education and academicsuccess. We believe that all people’s abilities and talents should be recognized and valued, andthat learning problems can be corrected.
Alice Davis, Abigail Marshall, MariaFagioli & Dee White.
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To the complaint,‘There are no peoplein these photographs,’I respond, ‘There arealways two people:the photographerand the viewer.’
Picture Thinkers Love Davis
I am the mother of two brilliant and dyslexic boys, ages 9 and 6. My 9-year-old started with“problems” in school since pre-K. In Broward County, Florida schools, they do not diagnosedyslexia. They say that such a name does nottell them what to do with the child. And theyare right, because there are as many types of dyslexia as there are individual children.My child had all sort of psychologicaltests done by the public school system. Finally,after six months of testing, they concluded thathe needed help. They recommended Ritalinand designed a curriculum that would takehim out of the classroom for one hour a dayto drill him in phonemics (my son speaks threelanguages). Meanwhile, I heard by chance of the Davis Program, got on the dyslexia.comweb site, talked to the incredible Facilitator,Alice J. Pratt, and got my breath and my child’shappiness back.My son learned the ABCs in one week with the Davis Program. We had been tryingfor three years with the traditional methods. Insummary, I pulled him out of school and started home schooling applying the Davis methods.Two years later, deja vu, my younger songoes through a horrible kindergarten year.Again the same thing, But, this time I wasready. I talked to Alice and got him evaluated for picture-thinking. Yes, it runs in the family.I am one, too. I pulled him out of school and continued the Davis program, a little modified for his age. They are very happy kids, lots of friends, great self-esteem, great fun, and learninga lot. I avoided fighting with the school system.In the aftermath, the only ones losing would bemy kids. Nobody says it is easy but the rewardsare incredible.My advice: get a Davis Facilitator that canhelp you go through the ups and downs, and DOthe Davis Program.
Copyright 2003 Randy Glasbergen. www.glasbergen.com
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