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The Dyslexic Reader 2008 - Issue 47

The Dyslexic Reader 2008 - Issue 47

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Celebrating the 12th Anniversary of DDAI with Friends from Around the World;
Davis "Graduate" Admitted to Georgetown University
Celebrating the 12th Anniversary of DDAI with Friends from Around the World;
Davis "Graduate" Admitted to Georgetown University

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02/01/2013

 
VOL. 47
Davis DyslexiaAssociation International
ISSUE 1 • 2008
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INTHISISSUE
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News&FeatureArticles
CelebratingDDAIs12thAnniversary..1Davis“GraduateAdmittedtoGeorgetownUniversity............1Jacob–UptheLadderofSuccess....3DutchPunchandJudyDelightCrowdsattheLasVegasSymposium.......5FamousDyslexicsRemember........5TheMakingofaBookworm........9ImplicationsofSelf-RegulationAbilitiesforAcademicAchievement.......12DLSBringBacktheSmile:AnotherNewDavisDVD!...............13TheMythofEarlyIntervention.....13Courage&PerseverenceRewarded..17Joaquín:Diariodeunéxito........18
RegularFeatures
IntheMail......................2BookReviews..................6-8Q&A.......................15-16NewDavisLicensees..........23-25DavisWorkshops.............26-28
Celebratingthe12thAnniversaryofDDAIwithFriendsfromAroundtheWorld!
Davis“Graduate”AdmittedtoGeorgetownUniversity
Casey McGrath, admitted to prestigious Georgetown University.Evening fun and games at the DavisSymposium in Las Vegas, Nevada.
 MarciaMaust,DavisFacilitatorinBerlin, Pennsylvaniasharedsomehappynewswithus.Herclient,CaseyMcGrath,wasrecentlyadmittedtoGeorgetownUniversity.ShelearnedthenewsfromCaseysmom,Randi,inashort,joyousnote:
DearMarcia,Ihopeyouandyourfamilyarehappyandwell.Iwantedtopassonsomemoregoodnews.CaseywasacceptedtoGeorgetown,whichisextremelydifficulttogetinto.Wescreamed,cried,andhuggedforquitesometime.Thiswouldhavebeencompletelyunthinkablewithoutyou.I’mattachingheracceptanceletterandtheapplicationessayshewrote.Therearereallynowordstoexpresshowgratefulweareforallyoudidforher.Love,Randi
McGrathsPersonalEssay  AddressesDyslexiaTrials
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FacilitatorsSymposiumwasheldinLasVegas,NevadaOctober14through18,2007.Thiseventmarkedthe12thanniversaryofthefoundingof DavisDyslexiaAssociationInternationalin1995andwasattendedbydelegatesfrom17countries.Twoyearsafterthefoundingof DDAI,in1997therewereallof17licensedDavisFacilitatorsintheworld –sixintheUnitedStates,2inMexicoand9inEurope.By2003,over275FacilitatorswereprovidingDavis
 
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The Dyslexic Reader 
ispublishedquarterlybyDavisDyslexiaAssociationInternational(DDAI),1601BayshoreHwy.,Suite260,Burlingame,CA94010USA.Tel.+1(650)692-7141.
OUR GOALS
aretoincreaseworldwideawarenessaboutthepositiveaspectsofdyslexiaandrelatedlearningstyles;andtopresentmethodsforimprovingliteracy,educationandacademicsuccess.Webelievethatallpeople’sabilitiesandtalentsshouldberecognizedandvalued,andthatlearningproblemscanbecorrected.
EDITORIAL BOARD:
LauraZinkdeDiaz,AliceDavis&AbigailMarshall.
DESIGN:
GideonKramer.
SUBSCRIPTIONS:
oneyear$25inUS,add$5inCanada;add$10elsewhere.
BACK ISSUES:
send$8.00toDDAI.
SUBMISSIONS & LETTERS:
Wewelcomeletters,commentsandarticles.MailtoDDAIattheaboveaddress.
VIA FAX:
+1(650)692-7075
VIA E-MAIL:
editor@dyslexia.com
INTERNET:
www.dyslexia.comTheopinionsandviewsexpressedinarticlesandlettersarenotnecessarilythoseofDDAI.Davis™,DyslexiaCorrection
®
,DavisSymbolMastery
®
,DavisOrientationCounseling
®
,andDavisLearningStrategies
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aretrademarksofRonaldD.Davis.Copyright©2006byDDAI,unlessotherwisenoted.Allrightsreserved.
Thankyou,UncleDavis!
ConstanceChua,DavisFacilitatorinSingapore,recentlyreceivedthefollowing letter:
Constance,Thisisjusttothankyouforspendingtimehelpinguslastweek.TogiveyouandDDAIsomefeedback,Justincamebackfromhisfirstdayofschoolyesterdayandreportedhehadspellingtoday.IntheeveningafterChinesetuition,wedidsomeKooshballexercisesandhelearnthisspelling.Previoustothis,learningeachspelling
Copyright2001RandyGlasbergen.www.glasbergen.com
IntheMail:
Afterspell-reading,Justinwrotethemouthimselfandwasabletogetthemallcorrect.Eventhoughhehesitatedoversomewordsthefirsttimehe pennedthem,hewasabletocorrecthimselfandknowwhenhewasabouttomakeamistake.Hespelledthemallcorrectlythefirsttime,justbyspell-readingandwhole-wordrecognition.Thisisamazingasithasnever  beensoeasyandpainlessforbothofus.Hecouldstillrememberthespellingtodaywithnoreview,half-asleepat6:40inthemorningwhilewaitingfortheschoolbusandhehappilywantsmetotesthimagainafterwards.Pleaseextendourthanksto“UncleDavis.Godblesshimfohelpingotherdyslexicsandtheirmums.JacquelineYih
UncleDavisshouldknowthatJustinis justsevenyearsold!HedidtheDavis ReadingProgramforYoungLearnersinearlyJuly,2007.
listwasahorrid,tortuous,week-longaffairforbothofus.Wetriedphonics,wetriedbreakingdownthewordsintosyllables,etc.,etc.Wetriedtonotespecialtriggersinthewords.Ifweworkedreallyhard,afteraweekof repetitionandreminders,wedgetthemrightintimeforthespellingtest.Yesterdayevening,wesatdownforabout20-25minutesandusingtheDavisspell-readingmethod,finishedthefollowinglist:
burrow crocodileoctopus eyrie stable sea creatures scientist coop scaly winte
 
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 ByCaseyLinwick-Rouzer Facilitator,Sugarland,TX 
ItisalwaysrewardingtocompleteaDavisProgramwithaclient,buttherearethosewhostandoutasespeciallysatisfyingandenjoyable.MyexperiencewithJacobDozierwasjustoneof thosecases.WhenJacob’sparentsbroughthimforanassessment,hehadnotbeenformallydiagnosed.Theirsensitiveandcreative8-year-oldhadmanysymptomsofdyslexiaandADHD,andwasexhibitingahighleveloffrustrationanddecliningself-confidenceinthesecondgrade.Brandt,Jacob’sfather,recalledexperiencingsimilartraitsanddifficultiesduringhisownschoolyears.thereadingexercisesbutheacceptedthemquicklyonceherealizedtherewasnopressure.Soonhenoticedhowmuchhewasimproving:heprogressedfromearlyfirstgradelevelreadingwithmultiplemistakestolate2ndgradelevelwithfewmistakesandexcellentcomprehension.JacobisparticularlygoodatSymbolMastery,andheespeciallyenjoysworkingwithhisfamily.Heisquicklyclimbingtheladdertosuccess.Hispositiveattitudeandeagernesstotakechargeofhisownsituationareattributesthatwillservehimwellinschoolandout,fromnowon.CongratulationsonaGREAT program,Jacob!
“fromthemomentherealizedhewasincontrolofhis‘hands,heseemedtoblossomrightbeforemyeyes.”
 Jacob with his parents and  sister at Support Training.Eight year old Jacob, during hisDavis program, with his creation,“Robo-Dog.” 
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Jacobwasveryeagerforasolutiontohisdifficultieswithreading.Hisparentsalsohopedhewouldcometoenjoyreading,aswellasgainself-confidenceandsomecontroloverhisbehaviorwhenfrustrated.Jacob’sreadingassessmentshowedhugedisorientationswithtriggerwords,wordrecognitionand pronunciationatanearlyfirstgradelevel.Healsoaddedan“ahsoundtotheendsofmostcontentwords.JacobwasacandidatefoAlignment,andfromthemomentherealizedhewasincontrolofhis“hands,heseemedtoblossomrightbeforemyeyes.Readingfordisorientationgavehimimmediateconfidence.Hedelightedinexclaiming“Hands jumped!”andquicklymastered bringingthemback.Notonlydidhemakefewermistakesthanduringhisassessment,butthat“ah”soundwas
JacobUptheLadderofSuccess
muchlessprevalent.Hetookseriouslyhisassignmenttotrydifferentactivitieswithandwithouthis“hands,andreturnedondaytwowithafullreport,including“FoodtastesbetterwithmyAlignment!”JacobhadarealfeelforhisDialandenjoyedexperiencingeachofthelevelsbeforeinstallingit.Althoughhetookawhiletomastertheuppercasealphabetwithoutlooking,heusedreleaseanddialsoexpertlythathehardlyseemedfrustrated.Hereadilynoticedhisowndisorientations,andreachedfortheletterthatcausedit,leavingmedelightedlyspeechless!Weestablishedapatternof release,dial,hands,andbalancebefore playingKoosheachtime,whicheasilytranslatedtorelease,dial,andhandswhenwereturnedtoourwork.IputJacobinchargeofremindingmewheneverwestartedanewactivity.Hedelightedintakingthisresponsibility,announcinghisdialsettingrightaway.AtfirstJacobwasreluctanttodo

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