The Gift of Dyslexia

The Gift of Dyslexia

Why Some of the Smartest People Can't Read, and How They Can Learn

Book - 1994
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Only You, Sierra

Sierra was nervous about the future. She had always been the bold, free-spirited type. But then, her whole foundation of home and family had never before been rocked.

Sierra Jensen settled back into her seat and gazed through the train window at the English countryside. So much was on her mind, and her heart was flooded with emotions. She hoped the friendship she had made with Katie and Christy the past week during the Europe mission trip would last forever.

She dreaded the flight back to the States, knowing that everything would be completely different when she returned home. While in England, Sierras family had moved to a different state. She hated the thought of going to a new high school in the middle of her junior year, where everybody already had their cliques and boyfriends. The prospect of another dateless year made her heart sink.

She wondered if shed ever find love, and then in a London airport, she met Paul. Her heart, which had sunk so low, leapt! But of course, it was just a chance meeting...wasnt it? She would never see him again...would she?
Publisher: San Juan Capistrano, Calif. : Ability Workshop Press, 1994.
ISBN: 9780929551234
0929551230
Characteristics: xvi, 214 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Braun, Eldon M. 1943-

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nigi
Oct 05, 2016

This book changed my life. I found a facilitator doing this method, did a program with them and have never looked back. Not only did the facilitator explain to me why I could not read or focus, but more importantly they showed me how I could. If you or your child have any kind of LD/dyslexia I hope you will contact a Davis facilitator and get the help you need.

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eoconnor28
Mar 20, 2015

This book is not rooted in brain science. Do not read this book to learn more about how to help those with dyslexia. The methods presented are not research based, and are not recommend by the International Dyslexia Association. Please be aware that this method will NOT teach your dyslexic child how to read, write or spell.

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beforetoday
Jun 17, 2012

So the reviews seem to be pretty sharply divided on this book. As an elementary school teacher who knew NOTHING about dyslexia, I can say that even if a majority of the information in this book is incomplete/not strictly backed by research, it has helped me get a clearer picture of what's happening to some of my students. I cringe when facts are given without attribution, but regardless, this book filled a huge gap in my knowledge, and now I feel as though I have at least a base of information to move forward from.

ralbers19 Jul 26, 2011

very interesting (and different) approach to interventions for dyslexic readers. The program is more involved than what appears in the book. Demonstration by a user of the Davis Method was EXTREMELY helpful in understanding the process. Keep in mind that 'release' appears to be a similarity to yoga prior to participation in a program that induces stress.

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