Abigail Marshall

Abigail Marshall is the Webmaster and  Information Services Director for Davis Dyslexia Association International, and has been with DDAI since its founding in 1995. She is the author of several books about dyslexia, including The Everything Parent’s Guide to Children with Dyslexia (2nd Edition), and When your child has …. dyslexia. She is also the co-author, with Ron Davis, of Autism and the Seeds of Change.

 


 

Books by Abigail Marshall

Children with DyslexiaWhen your child has dyslexiaAutism and the Seeds of Change

 

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Brain Scans Show Dyslexics Read Better with Alternative Strategies

Scientists studying the brain have found that dyslexic adults who become capable readers use different neural pathways than nondyslexics. This research shows that there are at least two independent systems for reading: one that is typical for the majority of […]

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Davis Dyslexia Correction: A Brief Explanation

The Basic Davis Methods: Ronald Davis theorizes that dyslexic individuals are picture thinkers who experience perceptual disorientations in the senses of time, vision, hearing, and/or balance and coordination. Davis Dyslexia Correction provides a solution based on two key elements: A […]

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Davis Program Average Reading Gains

Statistics from Rocky Point Academy Davis Facilitators Lawrence and Stacey Smith have assembled data showing reading level gains for more than 360 clients who completed the Davis Dyslexia Correction® program at their center, Rocky Point Academy, in Calgary, Canada.

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Davis Reading Exercises: Spell Reading & Sweep-Sweep-Spell

Building Skills for Visual Word Recognition Davis Spell-Reading and Sweep-Sweep-Spell are important because they build a vital center for reading in the brain. Beginning readers often rely exclusively on phonetic decoding strategies for all words, a process usually centered in […]

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South African Researchers Report Reading Success with Davis Methods

Researchers at University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa, compared the progress of 18 dyslexic students who were given instruction using Davis Dyslexia Correction techniques with a control group of students from the same school. Over a period of nine months, the Davis students performed significantly better on tests of word recognition skills and spelling.

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The Theory Behind Davis Dyslexia Correction Methods

Ron Davis, himself a severely dyslexic adult, figured out how to ‘correct’ his own dyslexia before he ever came up with any theories about how to help others. Until the age of 38, he had always accepted the official pronouncements of the experts who had diagnosed him as mentally retarded.

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The Undiagnosed Teenager with Dyslexia

Often, very bright children are able to compensate for their dyslexia in the early school years, but cannot cope with the greater intellectual demands of secondary level schooling. Some common signs that your teenager may have dyslexia are: Your child […]

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When Phonics Doesn’t Work

Traditional tutoring for dyslexia relies on intensive instruction in phonemic awareness and the phonetic code. But such teaching is an arduous process for many students. Often progress is slow, relying heavily on repetition and “overlearning.” While basic decoding skills may […]

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Why Drugs and Davis Don’t Mix

Licensed Davis Facilitators usually will not work with clients taking medications commonly prescribed for ADHD, such as Ritalin, Strattera, or Concerta, as those medications generally interfere with the individual’s ability to learn and apply the mental focusing techniques that are […]

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