Gift of Dyslexia: Why Some of the Smartest People Can't Read and how They Can Learn

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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. Online promo.

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Overview

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. Online promo.

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. 272 pp. Author tour. Radio publicity. Online promo. 20,000 print.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780929551241
  • Publisher: Ability Workshop Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/1994
  • Pages: 232

Meet the Author

Ronald Davis

Ronald D. Davis grew up struggling with learning disabilities. Even though he failed in the school system, he took technical courses that enabled him to succeed in various ventures. Dedicating his life to helping people with the gift of dyslexia, he founded the Reading Research Council in 1981 and Davis Dyslexia Association International in 1995.

Eldon M. Braun, a former advertising agent and creative director, is co-author of The Gift of Dyslexia.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Author's Note
Preface
Acknowledgments
Pt. 1 What Dyslexia Really Is
Ch. 1 The Underlying Talent 3
Ch. 2 The Learning Disability 7
Ch. 3 Effects of Disorientation 14
Ch. 4 Dyslexia in Action 20
Ch. 5 Compulsive Solutions 27
Ch. 6 Problems with Reading 32
Ch. 7 Spelling Problems 38
Ch. 8 Math Problems 41
Ch. 9 Handwriting Problems 45
Ch. 10 The Newest Disability: ADD 52
Ch. 11 Clumsiness 59
Ch. 12 A Real Solution 62
Pt. 2 Little P.D. - A Developmental Theory of Dyslexia
Ch. 13 How Dyslexia Happens 71
Ch. 14 The Two-Year-Old and the Kitten 76
Ch. 15 Ages Three to Five 79
Ch. 16 The First Day of School 82
Ch. 17 The Age of Disability 88
Pt. 3 The Gift
Ch. 18 Understanding the Talent 97
Ch. 19 Curiosity 104
Ch. 20 Creativity 107
Ch. 21 The Gift of Mastery 111
Pt. 4 Doing Something About It
Ch. 22 How Can You Tell? 117
Ch. 23 Symptoms of Disorientation 122
Ch. 24 The Mind's Eye 127
Ch. 25 Implementing the Davis Procedures 133
Ch. 26 Perceptual Ability Assessment 139
Ch. 27 Turning It Around 149
Ch. 28 Release and Review 178
Ch. 29 Fine Tuning 186
Ch. 30 Coordination 194
Ch. 31 Basic Symbol Mastery 197
Ch. 32 Three Steps to Easier Reading 213
Ch. 33 Symbol Mastery for Words 222
Ch. 34 Continuing the Process 234
Recommended References 239
Glossary 245
Index 253
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