Dyslexia affects an estimated 70,000 school children in New Zealand and 1 in 10 adults. It is a common term used to describe a wide range of learning difficulties, including reading, writing and spelling. However, dyslexia is not limited to literacy issues. It can affect a range of areas including organisation, fine motor skills, focus and concentration, time management and processing difficulties.
Many different labels have been given to these symptoms such as:
- Dyslexia (difficulty with reading and spelling)
- Dyspraxia, (difficulty with balance and co-ordination)
- Dysgraphia (difficulty with handwriting)
- Dyscalculia (difficulty with math)
- ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder)
- ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
- Central Auditory Processing Disorder (difficulty with listening)
- Visual Processing Disorder and so on
Although these labels are usually
regarded as separate from one another, the Davis theory is that the underlying symptoms result from the
same thing: "disorientation." Disorientation is often seen as day
dreaming or zoning out, but what is actually happening is the individual is using
their picture thinking skills to create, imagine or entertain themselves.
There is a positive side to dyslexia – the hidden gift. When equipped with the right tools, people with dyslexia can control and correct their disorientation and incorrect perceptions, allowing their gifts or talents to shine through.
Did you know that these famous people
are all dyslexic?
Professional services described as Davis™, Davis Dyslexia Correction®, Davis Symbol Mastery™, Davis Orientation Counselling™, Davis Math Mastery™, Davis Attention Mastery™, Dyslexia the Gift® and Gift of Dyslexia® may only be provided by persons who are employed by a licensed Davis Specialist, or who are trained and licensed as Davis Facilitators by Davis Dyslexia Association International.