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Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia and ADHD
Different people have different ways of thinking and learning. While some bright people do well at school, other bright people find that their style of thinking isn’t catered for – and so they struggle.
Dyslexia, ADD, dyspraxia, and maths difficulties (dyscalculia) are usually thought of and defined as lifelong learning difficulties. In law, they are defined as disabilities. The focus is always on what the person can’t do, the assumption is that the person will find these skills difficult for the rest of their life, and the emphasis is on strategies that will enable the person to “cope”.
Learning Differences, not Learning Difficulties
Typically, people with the so-called “learning difficulties” of dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD and dyscalculia ("maths dyslexia") are unusually talented at other things. Frequently, their talents centre around creative or practical skills. They are often good at visualisation, have vivid imaginations, and learn through “doing”.
The Davis® Methods – Tailored Learning for Different Thinkers
The way you think defines the way you learn. When people with the dyslexic/ADD way of thinking are given learning methods that cater for their way of thinking, the things that they used to struggle with become easy.
At the Blueberry Centre, we specialise in the Davis Methods – a set of programmes designed for different thinkers by a very different thinker.
Ronald Davis was born profoundly autistic (Kanner’s Syndrome) and was functionally illiterate until the age of 38. Thousands of different thinkers have had
their lives transformed by the process that grew out of Ron’s own journey from autistic and dyslexic to fluent reader and accomplished author.
“Since his Davis Programme with you, Tom has changed his life around completely. Thank you Richard. It makes me want to weep when I see the difference in him.”
– Louise Jameson, Actress
S’s success at school (thus far) and his overall confidence and happiness is due to completing the Davis Programme. We are delighted with the outstanding improvements and can’t imagine where he would be without having completed the Programme.
I am absolutely bursting with excitement, so had to drop you a note to let you know! Having read to W. this evening for half an hour he begged me to read another chapter. Being desperate for a cup of tea, I said to him that if he wanted to know what happened next he could read it himself – HE DID! … he excitedly told me what had happened – so I know that he understood it as well! Thank you.
I thought it only fair to share some information about Eden Trainor whom you worked with several years ago. Eden came to your base with Lynn his mother and spent a week working with you...
I am pleased to be able to share with you the progress that E has made following completion of the Davis Dyslexia programme.
E had been on the dyslexia pathway since he was 7 years old and as you know I had been searching alternative methods after the usual traditional techniques were failing...