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 in technology, physics, engineering and art. (Google “people with dyslexia” and see who comes up!)

Having dyslexia won’t make every dyslexic a genius, but it is good for the self-esteem of all dyslexics to know their minds work in exactly the same way as the minds of great geniuses. It is also important for them to know that having a problem with reading, writing, spelling, or math doesn’t mean they are dumb or stupid.

Dyslexics don’t all develop the same gifts, but they do have certain mental functions in common. Here are the basic abilities all dyslexics share:

  1. They can utilize the brain’s ability to alter and create perceptions (the primary ability).
  2. They are highly aware of the environment.
  3. They are more curious than average.
  4. They think mainly in pictures instead of words.
  5. They are highly intuitive and insightful.
  6. They think and perceive multi-dimensionally (using all the senses).
  7. They can experience thought as reality.
  8. They have vivid imaginations.

These eight basic abilities, if not suppressed, invalidated or destroyed by parents or the educational process, will result in two characteristics: higher than normal intelligence, and extraordinary creative abilities. From these the true gift of dyslexia can emerge — the gift of mastery. (Davis, Ronald Dell. (1994, 2010) “Chapter 1 – The Underlying Talent”, from The Gift of Dyslexia)

This is not to say being dyslexic is one Great Lifelong pleasure! Not in the least!

What many dyslexics don’t realize is that the multi-dimensional thinking style that makes them so gifted at one task, is the same thing that is CAUSING the CONSTANT STATE OF DISORIENTATIONS that is created by confusions with some written words.

  • To understand this is the key to overcoming Dyslexia.

Dyslexia cannot be “cured”, it is not a disease, it’s not a brain dysfunction. It is most probably genetic, inherited.  It is absolutely easily correctable. Once under control, what is left is the unlimited Gifted Power of the inventive mind.

Where to start? Follow the SIX ACTION-steps:

  1. When tested as dyslexic, pause to realise that you and/or your loved dyslexic one are to start a life-changing new approach to learning.
  2. Get as much as possible AWARENESS, KNOWLEDGE, and UNDERSTANDING about dyslexia.
  3. The fastest way to start is to LIKE and to click on FOLLOWING at the top of our Dyslexia Solutions Facebook page. That will ensure a free flow of basic dyslexia knowledge.
  4. Spend valuable time on this website to gain authoritative background knowledge and understanding of exactly what dyslexia is, what causes it and how to correct it. The shared knowledge  is free and well written.    Make use of the Contact Us form to establish an email link with Facilitator Jan Viljoen
  5. Make immediate contact with your professional well trained,  and experienced and Dyslexia Correction Facilitator, Jan Viljoen at, or call/WhatsApp 083 413 1428.
  6. Together we will start the journey to assist your dyslexic child to quickly discover the power and pleasure of books, the ease of visual learning and a renewed love for school.

Please do not deny your child the gift of having full control over his/her dyslexia.

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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: After this initial exercise the formal process will start.