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Summary

This program explains the concepts of Davis Dyslexia Correction for people who would rather listen than read. At the age of 38, Ronald D. Davis made a discovery about a perception that enabled him to read a book cover to cover: for the first time. The methods he developed have helped thousands of children and adults around the world to overcome reading, writing, study, and attention problems.

You will have a step-by-step procedure to correct procedural difficulties and confusions about written language. The two basic techniques discussed are Orientation Counseling and Symbol Mastery. Many parents with no special training have achieved excellent results by using this program.

©1994, 2000 Ronald D. Davis (P)1994, 2000 Ronald D. Davis

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Not so rare survival story

A dyslexic man walked into a bra – though still, thinking quicker than a hand can write may not be a serious defect. Learning can be a very enticing activity if not made dull by a formal schooling system. The book reminded me my own adolescent years when quitted the school thinking that never again. However, a young man needed a profession so I later started studying in a technical college. Then, surprisingly, the former troublemaker turned out to be the best in the class – especially in mathematics, physics and mechanics. Now, after two engineering degrees and one postgraduate degree in technical mathematics, I can do nothing but wonder why on earth I could have missed so many years in my younger life. People are very different, and indeed, and excellent talents can get dismissed. The book is unquestionably worth of listening (or reading)

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must buy for dyslexia or parents of dyslexia child

this is a must buy if you want insight into how to overcome dyslexia. the reason i gave it 4 stars is because it is just read from the book, and says from time to time to read the side notes, or look at the chart, etc. well you dont have that so sometimes your just left wondering what iam missing. for that i would say buy the book and on kindle its much cheaper.

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  • 24-09-18

A must listen for all dyslexics out there

Being dyslexic is not easy to grow up with, that’s a fact. Later in life the academic pressure looses its grips but low self esteem leaves the residue. This book made me realised that my mind works in such a high flying attitude that I should have been proud of all it, not ashamed.
Ronald inspires you to change the way you perceive the gift.

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Very good insight into dyslexia.

as a parent I was looking for a good description of what dyslexia feels like and how I can help my child. I'm going to skip back to some of the chapter to take notes. really easy to listen to voice on book.

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Highly useful content. Audio poor quality.

I'm an educator & motivated to help my dyslexic students. This book is proving to be a fab companion on the commute/on walks as so many concepts are clarifying the approach my students have mastered before they arrive on my courses as adult learners. I just wish the audio was cleaned up as it's terrible. Please consider doing this unless it is on purpose to help depict how things are distorted for Dyslexics. Which I doubt.

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Brilliant!

I really loved this book and totally relate to it as I am dyslexic myself.

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insightful

As the author has overcome dyslexia, it was interesting to hear his perspective and the research into why dyslexia develops.

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  • Silverback
  • 09-05-13

Must Read!! Read This book NOW!

Where does The Gift of Dyslexia rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

If you are dyslexic or know someone that is this book could change your life.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Gift of Dyslexia?

If you are dyslexic you, this book will help you understand that you are gifted. Which is probably completely the opposite of what your teachers and the school system has taught you.

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This book is a must read (or listen) if you are dyslexic or know someone that is. Ron Davis, a dyslexic himself, explains dyslexia and how you can learn to overcome reading difficulties.

Davis explains that dyslexia is a gift and why some of the most famous and influential people (Einstein, Edison, da Vinci the list goes on and on) have been dyslexic. It is not a coincidence that these successful people were dyslexic, rather they were able to use their gift.

After reading this book, you will understand dyslexia is truly gift!

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  • 18-03-15

Good thoughts terrible audio

The story line is interesting and appealing but the audio quality is awful and references pages throughout the recording for reference.

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  • Kellie
  • 27-02-08

Great Book - Bad Recording

The sound quality of this audio book is horrible. The book itself is fantastic, but the sound quality definetly leaves something to be desired.

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  • shawna
  • 26-04-17

Very informative

My son was just diagnosed with dyslexia.. I have listened fo this book over and over. Every time I re play it I learn something new. It is a lot to take in all at once. My son also listens to it every morning. It has changed the way we now communicate. He says "yes exactly that's how it is." So knowing and hearing it explains how he feels made him feel so much better. This book has given my son more self-confidence. And me a peace of mind and knowledge..

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  • Jackie Dunlap
  • 09-07-19

Eye opening

Reading/listening to this book has uncovered many misconceptions in both myself and my son.I can see an And deftly understand why the struggles that we're having continue to happen. This is a great book referred to us by a Davis counselor

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  • alexander j loda
  • 14-02-19

Changed my life......

I always carry a copy of this book in case I meet someone it can help.
I was always told I had a disability, but I knew my brain worked a little differently.
I felt lost until I found this book.
Every page resonated with me as it taught me to master my ability

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  • Anonymous User
  • 31-12-21

Never heard of this...wonderful new hope

My son is an adult and struggles with reading. I hope this gives him the help to open many doors for him.

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  • rick walters II
  • 15-11-21

Legit Knowledge!

Father of a dyslexic. Son of a dyslexic. Am dyslexic myself.

This man knows and says what is happening in a way that gave me insight into my brain but more importantly how to see what’s in my kids brain.

In truth, I listened as I’ve learned that reading…I can’t comprehend but audiobooks are the jam and I can “read” while I do productive things or play solitaire or blackjack…can y’all readers multitask while you read haha. Reading while driving is not dangerous when there is no book or words.

Lastly. Please, to those born with a slow brain:)
Use correct punctuation. Spell correctly. It’s y’all’s letter system so please use it correctly or don’t get frustrated when the fast brains don’t understand what was so easy for the rest. We don’t have time to learn from those being lazy. We couldn’t be lazy sitting in all those English classes, and the math class that some slow brain added letters to the math (thanks for that math), that y’all aced so now do that nerd stuff you do in real life:)
The English class with the loudly ticking clock. Loud ass teacher shoes in the hallway. Candy wrappers. Lights buzzing. Doors shutting. Announcements. Nonstop distractions on top of teachers telling me not to bounce my legs…I needed that bounce and now I know why.

This book means a lot! Clarity is strength.
Thanks to the author from my heart. Can’t put in words the power this book is for me and for my kid.

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  • Joseph Ivy
  • 30-06-21

Tools for my daughter and ME

This book was recommended to me as I have been looking for ways to help my daughter who shows many signs of dyslexia. After listening to this book, I realize that I may have inadvertently overcome dyslexia myself. But utilizing the tools in this book should help me even further. I am very excited for myself and for my daughter :-)
-wife

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  • Daniel R. Graham
  • 14-04-21

I am 28 , I cried the first 3 chapters.

now, 2 hours in I write my review to describe how mind blowing it is. I've gone most my life not even knowing I was dyslexic only becoming aware maybe 2 years ago. this is the biggest step I've taken twords understanding it, which it terms brings awareness and understanding of myself. It explains the foundation of my thought process in such a way that is organized enough to recognize it.

I value that the author is reading his own work. I find it relatively ironic, funny and also endearing that while discussing stimulation and distraction you can hear low frequency repetitive beats initially thought it was music but I am uncertain it seems to be masked by some software noise cancelation.

it doesn't happen often and I am more the content with the recording but I found the irony poetic.

thank you for this knowledge.