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What is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a way of perceiving the world that can cause learning difficulties with reading, writing, and spelling. It is not a learning disability because intelligence is not affected. In fact, because a dyslexic has to find ways to ‘cope’ with the demands of everyday life, they are usually creative, perceptive, and intelligent individuals.

A rough estimate is that up to 1 in every 15 people in the UK has some degree of dyslexia. Sometimes their dyslexia is so mild that the person may simply need a little help with their reading and organisational skills. Others have a dyslexic perception that is so strong and so creative that they find it difficult to function in an everyday way. They may have more severe difficulty with academic work, a hard time with organising their everyday lives - such as packing for a holiday, problems with controlling their emotions and behaviours, or even finding it difficult to socialise with others.

Generally, we might say that 80% of people with poor reading skills are likely to have the dyslexic talent. Nearly the same percentage of males and females have dyslexia.



What are the Davis Methods?

Ronald Davis, an autistic and dyslexic himself, came up with a clever and successful strategy for solving the dyslexic’s difficulties by using the dyslexic talents of heightened perception and imaginative thinking. Focusing on the distinctive learning style that is shared by individuals with dyslexia, the Davis ® programmes provide the practical skills that remove the obstacles to learning and to everyday functioning. Thus, the Davis ® student can achieve the fullest expression of their innate gifts and come to succeed in every aspect of their lives.

Ronald
Davis has written a book about this process which is called The Gift of Dyslexia. It can be found on a number of websites.

Another route to discovering how the
Davis ® strategies work is to go to this website - www.unlocking-learning.co.uk. Here, you will learn more about the Davis ® Method and you will be able to find a Davis ® facilitator to talk to. If you have questions, or just want to discuss your particular concerns, then you can contact your nearest facilitator for a chat which may, or may not, lead to a Davis ® programme.


Why Donate?

Once you have discovered the joy and relief of the Davis ® Methods for yourself, or for someone you love, it would be helpful if you could make a contribution to our charity. G4D has been set up to help dyslexics who cannot fully afford a programme, for whatever reasons. Every little bit helps, so do not be shy if you cannot afford a large donation. Please contact G4D to learn how to make a donation.

Thank you.



If you prefer you can telephone G4D directly on 0161 256 3209

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