Dyslexia Articles

Dyslexia Correction “library cards”

The vast majority of dyslexics are visual thinkers, reading not words, but the visual meaning (picture) of words. Dyslexia is the inability of a visual thinker to picture the accurate meaning of a large number of words, in any language. Imagine a visual meaning of “the, for, of, if, this, or, be, at, to, by…”, 220 in Eng and 170 in Afr. (Remember sight words in grade 1,2?). These “picture-less”… Continue reading

Back-to-School, BUT NOT back-to-dyslexia

This time of each new year shops and advertisements bombards us with “Back to School” slogans.


Shelves in shops display all the tools a learner in a new  grade might need, pens, glue, notebooks, erasers, staplers, files and many more.  Then follows the first day at school, the new classroom(s) and the new  teacher(s).   Set, ready and Go!  Easy.

Not so… Continue reading

Teachers urgently need dyslexia training

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“It is the lack of teacher training that is the biggest barrier to literacy.”

Shirley Cramer Honorary Board Member,
Dyslexia International Co-editor, Learning Disabilities: Lifelong Issues

All parents should have the utmost respect for teachers, as we expect them to act like superman and superwoman each day.  They have to prepare each day’s lessons, often for different grades, fairly treat between  20—30+ different personalities in each class,… Continue reading


My child has been tested dyslexic – what now?

We should never be so overwhelmed by the struggle to read, write and comprehend that we overlook the GIFT within the mind of each dyslexic individual. This GIFT is a thinking style giving them talents of boundless imagination, creativity, and invention. In fact, many of any culture’s most talented individuals are dyslexic, as is true for many of the pioneers… Continue reading

Dyslexia and Headaches

Does this feel/look familiar?

One of the aspects Jan Viljoen, Davis Facilitator, addresses in the DAVIS DYSLEXIA CORRECTION PROGRAMME is to replace dysfunctional “concentration” with relaxed meaningful “paying attention”. There is a big difference, and it’s often measurable in the level of headaches experienced by the dyslexic learner. . As most dyslexia learners think visually, they tend not to read words, but rather see the word’s meaning as a picture… Continue reading

Why do some Dyslexics still struggle with Math after their Dyslexia has been corrected?

30 May 2018 Life Concepts crucial to Maths learning: William, as a dyslexic learner, has eliminated most of the reasons causing his dyslexia during the 5-day Dyslexia Correction Programme sessions with me last year. Within 6 months he was performing with ease on the required level of his grade. (William was tested on average 2 years below his age and grade.)  He was not anymore regarded as learning disabled.… Continue reading

Brain Scans Show Dyslexics Read Better with Alternative Strategies

The author is: Marshall, Abigail. ©  (updated 2015/2017). “Brain Scans Show Dyslexics Read Better with Alternative Strategies.” Davis Dyslexia Association International, www.dyslexia.com Please read the original article at www.dyslexia.com/research/articles/alternative-brain-pathways   Scientists studying the brain have found that dyslexic adults who become capable readers use different neural pathways than nondyslexics. This research shows that there are at least two independent systems for reading: one that is typical for the… Continue reading

Price Structure

All licensed Davis Dyslexia Correction Facilitators and Specialists offer a basic program that incorporates Davis Orientation Counseling and Symbol Mastery, and typically includes 30 hours of one-on-one work over a 5-day period.

When working with children and teenagers, the Davis providers also instruct parents in using the basic methods taught, so that they can continue to work with the… Continue reading

Why is having Dyslexia called a Gift?

In a previous blog we talked about the good and the not so good of carrying the label of dyslexia.  For many it’s an insurmountable obstacle leading to serious learning difficulties, if untreated. At the same time it is a manifestation of an incredible talent, a special gift.

Introducing my Dyslexic Hero:

Henry Winkler: an actor, director and  author and inspirational person who has dyslexia and difficulty… Continue reading

To label or not to label

Dyslexia is not a disease, and is not caused by a damaged brain.

Although having dyslexia means that learning and performing based on reading and understanding may be difficult or even impossible , most dyslexics are blessed with a higher than average  intelligence, creative abilities and a dynamic  perceptual talent enhancing their performance in strategic planning, inventing, engineering, architecture, music, and manual skills, to mention but a few..… Continue reading

Free Dyslexia Screening Test

The first step in determining whether you or your child are experiencing learning difficulties due to dyslexia, is to do this preliminary free and confidential screening assessment in order to get a profile of learning strengths and weaknesses, including a measure of severity of symptoms.

Your answers to the 41 questions are confidential and stay with you. Your results will be shown on screen as soon as you finish answering the questions. You will have an opportunity to print out your results at the end of the assessment.

Free Davis Dyslexia Screening Test

The second step is a basic interview by phone/skype where you can ask as many question as needed. Contact:

Jan Viljoen At Dyslexia Solutions South Africa

Phone : +27 83 413 1428 or Email: info@dyslexiasolutions.co.za After this initial exercise the formal process will start.