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
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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
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
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
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
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