Ron Davis

Ronald Dell Davis

Ronald Dell Davis is the author of the books The Gift of Dyslexia and The Gift of Learning. His unique insights led to development of the Davis approach to dyslexia in the early 1980’s, first offered in his California-based Reading Research Council.  After the founding of DDAI in 1995, Ron Davis began training others to carry on his work. In recent years he has focused his attention on autism, and his work is the basis the book Autism and the Seeds of Change.



Books by Ron Davis

The Gift of DyslexiaThe Gift of LearningAutism and the Seeds of Change


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Dyslexia – 8 Basic Abilities

Usually when people hear the word dyslexia they think only of reading, writing, spelling, and math problems a child is having in school. Some associate it only with word and letter reversals, some only with slow learners. Almost everyone considers […]


Dyslexia and the Threshold for Confusion

  When dyslexic people make mistakes in reading or spelling, it is because they are experiencing disorientation, which results in distorted perceptions. The person’s threshold for confusion is a key factor in how often he or she disorients. A person […]


Education vs. Child Development: How Dyslexia Happens

Having been functionally illiterate for the first 38 years of my life, and having overcome the problem sufficiently to write a book and read it onto tape, here is what I’ve found out: dyslexia is not the result of brain […]


Red Dirt and Water

The Story Behind our use of Clay to Model Words and Ideas When I was an infant, my mother was told I was a Kanner’s baby. Dr. Leo Kanner coined the word autism in the US. For the first nine […]


Test for Dyslexia: 37 Common Traits

Most dyslexics will exhibit about 10 of the following traits and behaviors. 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 intelligent, and articulate but unable to read, […]


The Cause of Dyslexia: Anatomy of a Learning Disability

  The individual encounters an unrecognized stimulus. This could be a word (written or spoken), symbol, or object that is not recognized. The lack of recognition causes a feeling of confusion. Confusion naturally and automatically stimulates or triggers disorientation. The […]




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