The Gift of Dyslexia

The Gift of Dyslexia

Why Some of the Smartest People Can't Read and How They Can Learn

Book - 1997
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In this exciting book, Davis shares the startling discovery he made which helped him overcome his own dyslexia; reveals how dyslexia may be linked to uncommonly high levels of intelligence, creativity, and imagination; and outlines a clear and simple plan that anyone can use to help themselves or others conquer this all-too-common disability.
Publisher: New York : Berkley Pub. Group, 1997.
ISBN: 9780399522932
039952293X
Characteristics: xx, 258 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Braun, Eldon M. 1943-

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nigi
Oct 05, 2016

This book changed my life. I found a facilitator doing this method, did a program with them and have never looked back. Not only did the facilitator explain to me why I could not read or focus, but more importantly they showed me how I could. If you or your child have any kind of LD/dyslexia I hope you will contact a Davis facilitator and get the help you need.

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eoconnor28
Mar 20, 2015

This book is not rooted in brain science. Do not read this book to learn more about how to help those with dyslexia. The methods presented are not research based, and are not recommend by the International Dyslexia Association. Please be aware that this method will NOT teach your dyslexic child how to read, write or spell.

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beforetoday
Jun 17, 2012

So the reviews seem to be pretty sharply divided on this book. As an elementary school teacher who knew NOTHING about dyslexia, I can say that even if a majority of the information in this book is incomplete/not strictly backed by research, it has helped me get a clearer picture of what's happening to some of my students. I cringe when facts are given without attribution, but regardless, this book filled a huge gap in my knowledge, and now I feel as though I have at least a base of information to move forward from.

ralbers19 Jul 26, 2011

very interesting (and different) approach to interventions for dyslexic readers. The program is more involved than what appears in the book. Demonstration by a user of the Davis Method was EXTREMELY helpful in understanding the process. Keep in mind that 'release' appears to be a similarity to yoga prior to participation in a program that induces stress.

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