The Gift of Dyslexia

The Gift of Dyslexia

Why Some of the Smartest People Can't Read and How They Can Learn (Revised and Expanded)

By: Ronald D. Davis with Eldon M.Braun

First published in 1994, Ron Davis’ The Gift of Dyslexia became an immediate best-seller and changed the face of how dyslexia is viewed – and how it can be remedied – worldwide. The third revised and expanded edition published in 2010 contains added information to help with the mental techniques for orientation and attention focus that are the hallmark of the Davis program.



Publication Data

Perigee Books 2010
ISBN: 978-0399535666

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  • Charmaine

    My Husband & son has this. I need a audio book.

    Are they also available in SA?

  • Susan

    My boyfriend has dyslexia and ADD and gets very frustrated and start pulling his hair. I don’t know how to react to him or me feel better. I want to be supportive and make him feel that’s it ok if he can’t pronounce a word or he just has high anxiety. What would you suggest

  • Thembisa M

    I have a daughter who has the same signs of dyslexia I also want the book The Gift of Dyslexia where can I get it here in South Africa

    Im very interested to know more and help my child

  • Okurut

    can sport exercise help chn of dyslexia?

  • I don’t think there is a facilitator in Nigeria and is a lot of concern to me. My daughter us 10yrs and she finds it difficult to understand simple arithmetic. Her righting is nothing to write home about. It is a headache to the teachers pointing out one everyday.
    Now she is getting demoralised over the way she is being pushed. She is currently in primary 4, please what do I do.

    • Abigail Marshall, DDAI webmaster

      Nduka, you are right, there are no Davis Facilitators in Nigeria. However, the book The Gift of Dyslexia has specific instructions in how to get started with our basic techniques, as well as information that will help you understand your daughter’s learning style.

    • casey

      Hi, our son is also VERY dyslexic. There are some great books out there now to give some tips on how to make daily life more livable. Dyslexia and the iPad. There are some really good dictation software and “reading” software that come free with most computers. If you buy Kindle books on Amazon you can also add the Audio Book, giving your child the ability to have the book read to them as they hear it.

      There are multiple DYSLEXIA fonts out there that you can upload onto the computer to make it easier for your child to read the words.

      The best thing you can do is support your child. Focus and concentration are not the answer patience and a good system are. You need professional tutoring.

      Also, try to educate the teachers and the school. every day badgering from teachers will tear your child apart more than not being able to read or write.

      Good luck and much strength.

  • Ali

    Do you have a practitioner in Kuala Lumpur?

  • Janet G

    I am from Namibia Southern Africa is there any way you can help my son he is 26 yrs can not read or write I am very desperate please help me

  • christine

    Well i am from egypt and i dont know weather the book is enough for my child or not also iam not so sure my son is diagnosed with this or not

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