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Am I Dyslexic?

What is Dyslexia?

Ronald D. Davis founded the Davis method for the correction of Dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties. His priceless pearls of wisdom on the Anatomy of a Learning Disability along with key thoughts and solutions can be found in his internationally best-selling book "The Gift of Dyslexia".

No one Dyslexic is the same. Each carries their own individual mixture of traits that would fall under the umbrella term, Dyslexia. The biggest misfortune of a dyslexic individual is recognising academic deficiencies that create social and emotional issues, without being able to identify why they exist or how to overcome them.

A staggering one third of children are primarily visual thinkers, who have the ability to think faster and in more depth than linear thinkers. Visual thinkers can therefore be confused when faced with a symbol, such as a word representing an item, failing to make connections between words and their actual meaning. This triggers confusion and 'disorientation', a mental space where mistakes and further confusion is instigated. Stress and despondency suffered during early school years compound the problem with mental tricks adopted to give the appearance of learning. This loss of self-esteem causes many dyslexics to adopt methods to hide their learning disability

"All of the symptoms of Dyslexia are the symptoms of a disorientated state.

If the person can simply turn off the disorientation, they can turn off the symptoms" - Ron Davis

Am I Dyslexic?

A dyslexic individual's biggest misfortune is recognising their own academic, social and emotional deficiencies, without being able to identify why they exist or how to overcome them.

Some common characteristics of Dyslexic individuals:

  • Appear bright, highly intelligent, and articulate but unable to read, write, or spell at the required level.
  • Labelled lazy, vacant, immature, "not trying hard enough," or seen as having behaviour problems.
  • Not "behind enough" or "bad enough" to be helped in the school setting.
  • High in IQ and strong orally, yet may not test well academically.
  • Perceive personal academic weakness; have poor self-esteem often covering up weaknesses with coping strategies.
  • Easily frustrated and emotional about school, reading and testing.
  • Talented in art, drama, music, sports, creative thinking and designing.
  • Can zone out or daydream; get lost easily or lose track of time.
  • Difficulty in remaining attentive due to hyperactivity.
  • Learn best through hands-on approaches, demonstrations, experimentation and visual aids.

Dyslexia

The most commonly heard learning difference, mainly affecting visual thinkers

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ADD/ADHD + Dyscalculia

A speed based thinking pattern where the individual is unable to differentiate between imaginary and reality

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Dyspraxia + Dysgraphia

Difficulties affecting balance, movement, handwriting and the sense of direction)

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