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37 Common Characteristics of Dyslexia

© 1992 by Ronald D. Davis. World rights reserved. Used with permission. These articles are taken from the library at Most dyslexics will exhibit about 10 of the following traits and behaviours. These characteristics can vary from day-to-day or minute-to-minute. The most consistent thing about dyslexics is their inconsistency.   General Appears bright, highly […]

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Dyscalculia: Lifting the Lid

© Copyright 2005 – 2007, Richard Whitehead. Dyscalculia is defined by as: “Impairment of the ability to solve mathematical problems, usually resulting from brain dysfunction.” It is probably as widespread as dyslexia and yet, curiously, is far less in the public awareness than its literacy cousin. Sometimes, the same person can have both dyslexic […]

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A Dyslexic Child in the Classroom

© 2000, Patricia Hodge Dip.spld(dyslexia) & Davis Facilitator A guide for teachers and parents. In the class: Of value to all children in the class is an outline of what is going to be taught in the lesson, ending the lesson with a resume of what has been taught. In this way information is more […]

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Eight Dyslexic Talents

© 1994, 1997 by Ronald Davis. Used with permission. Dyslexics don’t all develop the same gifts, but they do have certain mental functions in common. Here are the basic abilities all dyslexics share: They can utilize the brain’s ability to alter and create perceptions (the primary ability). They are highly aware of the environment. They […]

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Investing in Dyslexia

A Guide to Choosing an Alternative Approach © Richard Whitehead, 2004 – 2007. Nowadays, parenting a dyslexic child can be confusing. A number of exciting new approaches to learning difficulties now exist, offering the prospect of rapid improvement of a kind that traditional methods cannot deliver. Any alternative or private treatment Programme will involve financial […]

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Feedback without Flattening

© Copyright 2007, Richard Whitehead A few tips for teachers and parents on how to give children helpful feedback about their behaviour without damaging their self-esteem Children are future adults, and every adult was once a child. Nature has so ordained that each generation is entrusted with the enormously responsible task of raising the next. […]

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Brain Function, Spell Reading, and Sweep-Sweep-Spell

Used with permission. ©2005 Abigail Marshall and Davis Dyslexia Association International. Abigail Marshall is the author of The Parent’s Guide to Children with Dyslexia, and the webmaster of Dyslexia the Gift website at, as well as the proud parent of a dyslexic son.These articles are taken from the library at“This is not phonics […]

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