Dyslexia is a generalized term used to describe reading problems. It is a product of thought and a special way of reacting to confusion. It is not limited to reversals of letters and words - a common misconception.
In actuality, the mental function that causes dyslexia is a gift in the truest sense of the word: a natural ability, a talent. For example,
dyslexics often have the gift of thinking in pictures, the gift of curiosity about how things work, and the gift of vivid imagination.
Be sure to read The Gift of Dyslexia by Ronald D. Davis, a dyslexic who discovered in 1980 that he could use his perceptual abilities to read without difficulty. In 1982, he established the Reading Research Council where he surrounded himself with doctors, psychologists, and educators to develop his program for correcting dyslexia. Two years later, the Council opened its doors to clients and now claims a success rate of 97% in helping clients to overcome their reading problems. In 1995, Davis Dyslexia Association International (DDAI) began a worldwide training program.
Another practical resource, The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Dyslexia, by Abigail Marshall, provides advice for parents who suspect or know their child has dyslexia. It includes information about testing for dyslexia, treatment methods, and practical suggestions for help with homework.
Both these books are available from local bookstores, or they may be ordered through the DDAI website's bookstore: shop.dyslexia.com which can also be reached by clicking the Dyslexia the Gift icon below.
Professional services described as Davis®, Davis Dyslexia Correction® Davis Symbol Mastery®, Davis Orientation Counseling®, and Davis Math Mastery® may only be provided by persons who are employed by a licensed Davis Specialist, or who are trained and licensed as Davis Facilitators by Davis Dyslexia Association International.