Dyslexia Is A Sign of a Highly Intelligent and Creative Person
Dyslexia is NOT about Dumb and Dumber
When my son entered fourth grade, his school work came to a screeching halt. After a very frustrating year, I found out he was dyslexic. I immediately began researching this perplexing brain patterning. From the beginning I was very drawn to Ron Davis' information. He is a dyslexic and through exploration of himself developed an amazing approach. My son did a week of training with a Davis Dyslexic provider and it turned both of our lives around. In this lens I want to share more information with you about dyslexia and the Ron Davis method.
Dyslexic people are visual, multi-dimensional thinkers. They are intuitive and highly creative, and excel at hands-on learning. Because they think in pictures, it is sometimes hard for them to understand letters, numbers, symbols, and written words.
From the Dyslexia.com website
Dyslexics are people who...
- Utilize the brain's ability to alter and create perceptions (the primary ability).
- Are highly aware of the environment.
- Are more curious than average.
- Think mainly in pictures instead of words.
- Are highly intuitive and insightful.
- Think and perceive multi-dimensionally (using all the senses).
- Can experience thought as reality.
- Have vivid imaginations.
- Think 20% faster than word thinkers.
Ron Davis Shares His Moment Of Inspiration about Dyslexia
The Gift of Dyslexia
"In 1980, at age 38, Ron Davis overcame his own severe dyslexia when he found a way to quickly eliminate common perceptual distortions. For the first time in his life, he could read and enjoy a book without struggling.
Have you ever watched one of those Nintendo games where you can move the orientation point all around? If you're not dyslexic, it will probably make you dizzy. If you are dyslexic, you probably have no problem with this sudden change in point of view.
One of the first things my son learned when he took his Davis Dyslexia Correction course, was about the orientation point and how to "lock" it into place for reading.
This point relates to our mind's eye or where we view ourselves from. Ideally, for reading, it is located above the head in a fixed place.
Dyslexics often move this orientation point around...it's part of being psychic or clairvoyant. When we read, however, we want the orientation point to be in a fixed place, thereby making sure the letters are being viewed the way they were intended (versus say from behind or from the side).
If a child suddenly disorients in a class lesson, then the teacher has lost him from that point on. Your brain can not take in new material in a disoriented state.
By the way...my son didn't start reading until he was in the 6th grade. I thought maybe, he would only learn math while in school. Luckily for me, he got hooked on a book and finally read his first complete book. I never thought I 'd see that day. All this happened, only after, he took his Davis Correction Course.
The Gift of Learning
This book really helped me understand that my son wasn't disobeying me when he didn't respond to my requests.
Davis Correction Method
"There are 217 trigger words that cause confusion."
What was amazing about my son's experience with the Davis Dyslexia program is that he stuck to it for five, 8-hour long days. That was incredible, I thought!
Because dyslexics are visual, if they encounter a word that has no visual (all those little words and prepositions), then the mind goes blank at that point, making reading comprehension impossible.
The Davis Dyslexia Program works with clay to build these nonvisuals...and they start with the alphabet. After my son built the alphabet in clay, the instructor had him run his hand over the clay letters, then close his eyes and recite the alphabet backward! It only took him two tries to get it all right. Now, that was amazing!
My son also learned what all those punctuation marks mean and what to do when you see one in something written.
Finally, they started working on those small, non-visual words, building each one out of clay. Not the word, but a visual of what the word meant. "THE" for example is a word that points to something. So my son would build something like an arrow pointing to an apple, all built out of clay.
He didn't get to all 217 of those nonvisual words that week, but we continued at home with followup clay work. Those 217 words are called trigger words because that "visual gap" can trigger disorientation and confusion.
As a Dyslexic, Don't Expect To Be Able To...
- Play on Jeopardy. Dyslexics understand abstract concepts and the big picture, but don't memorize dates and trivia
- Remember someone's name. You will have amazing insight and information for that person, as well as never forget them, though.
- Be left-brain, linear in an argument. Intuition, creativity and right-brain thinking are your strengths.
- See the small details. You have eagle vision, not an ant's vision.
An Intriguing Book
I haven't read this book but became fascinated by the title...does the author know Seth Godin and Squidoo? Is the true genius of Squidoo something completely different than what we thought? This book does cover dyslexia, however.
Wolf looks at the development of the reading brain-a complicated phenomenon that Wolf seeks to chronicle from both the early history of humanity and the early stages of an individual's development ("unlike its component parts such as vision and speech... reading has no direct genetic program passing it on to future generations"). Though it could probably command a book of its own, the sizable third section of the book covers the complex topic of dyslexia, explaining clearly and expertly "what happens when the brain can't learn to read."
"Once dyslexics have learned something experientially, they understand it on such a deep level that they know how to do things intuitively without thinking about how."
More Testimonials for the Davis Dyslexia Method
"Dyslexics tend to be more curious, creative, and intuitive than average."
Dyslexia...Illusion or Real? - Who knew it was controversial?
I decided to add a place for people to debate dyslexia. It turns out it's a controversial topic! I've copied some comments from below and added them here.
Is Dyslexia for real?
What do you love about dyslexia?