Why does Dyslexia happen?

That works well with real life objects (a cat looks like a cat no matter which way you look at it), but when the dyslexic person applies the same technique to letters or numbers (two dimensional symbols) they'll end up even more confused.

Problems also arise when they encounter common words that have no picture.

Words, letters and numbers which have no related picture, cause confusion and frustration. This feeling of confusion causes them to ‘disorientate.' They then absorb the incorrect information and mistakes are made. They may skip, substitute, transpose or make up words, become easily distracted, or flip letters around.

Ron Davis has identified 217 everyday words we call "trigger words,” such as: the, and, it, was. During the programme, students master these words by modelling their meanings and spellings in clay, creating a mental image and eliminating the confusion.

Dyslexics find solutions to "get around” situations that cause confusion and mistakes. These solutions may present themselves as bad behaviour, day-dreaming, being the class clown, being disorganised - anything that stops the feeling of confusion and lack of control. Confusion, anxiety and low self esteem are the main barriers to effective learning and the reason dyslexia becomes a problem.

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.