Books by Davis Professionals

Bobby's Rainbow Mind: Exploring Picture Thinking and Beyond

[Nadine Schumont • Independent 2024]

Discover the vibrant world of ‘Bobby’s Rainbow Mind’ where uniqueness shines bright and differences are celebrated. Through Bobby’s colorful adventures, readers are inspired to embrace their individuality and embrace the beauty of neurodiversity. This is the first book of a new series by Davis Facilitator Nadine Schumont.

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A Bridge between Two Me's: I'll change your mind about dyslexia, follow my journey over the last 17 years

[Anne-Marie Beggs • Right Frame Academy 2022]

Davis Facilitator and educator Anne-Marie Beggs shares her life journey as a Davis Facilitator.

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Les troubles dys chez l'adulte

[Carol Valet, Claudine Gardères, Carol Nelson • Mardaga 2022]

Dys Adults, transform your difference into a force!  The goal of this book is to help change the way adults dys are perceived in today’s society and at work. The book describes both the positive traits that an adult dys can offer, and difficulties often encountered in daily life. Written by Davis Facilitators Carol Valet, Claudine Gardères, and Carol Nelson.

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The Boy Who Could See Only Purple That's Right!

[Claire Ashmore • Sea Green Ink 2021]

Claire Ashmore is a Davis Facilitator in New Zealand. Claire’s teaching experience over 25 years has shown learners of any age and background to have talents and abilities; sometimes we are not aware that something quite natural and easy to us is actually our strength.

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Picture It! Teaching Visual Spatial Learners (Second Edition)

[Maxwell, Betty; and Crystal Punch • Visual Learning Press 2021]

Davis Facilitator Crystal Punch teamed with educator Betty Maxwell of the Gifted Development Center to write this book geared to teachers and homeschoolers. This illustrated book is full of practical tips and advice for working with students who learn best through visual or hands-on activities. The book contains suggestions for a wide range of activities and school subjects, such as math, writing, and organizational skills. (Revised & updated edition with a new section on study skills)

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Fish Don't Climb Trees: A Whole New Look at Dyslexia

[Hall, Sue Blyth • FriesenPress (2nd edition) 2020 (updated)]

Sue Blyth Hall is a licensed Davis Facilitator on Vancouver Island, Canada, TEDx Speaker 2021 and Founder of The Whole Dyslexic Society.

Fish Don’t Climb Trees relates her experience as the mother of a struggling student with dyslexia and her own discovery that she has dyslexia. She offers the true meaning of dyslexia, the choices open to you, some experiences to relate to, the myths to let go of and the truths to hold onto, the reality of our education system and a new paradigm to strive for. Above all you will have a sense of relief that your child is more than OK.

Originally published in 2015, this book was updated in 2020 and is now also available as an e-book and an audiobook.

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Pour ne plus ramer à l'école: Une méthode de travail pour les dys, les haut-potentiel et les autres

[Wyseur, Chantal • Desclée De Brouwer 2019]

Chantal Wyseur is a Davis® facilitator in Belgium.  This book is geared to individuals who need to touch, move and feel to learn, who prefer action to speech, and who think in 3-dimensional films rather than words. The book presents a concrete and detailed, coherent and effective method that leads to autonomy rather than compensation.


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Out of Autism

[Cathy Dodge Smith • FriesenPress 2018]

Cathy Dodge Smith, Ed. D. is a licensed Davis Facilitator and Davis Autism Facilitator/Coach. She is also the founding president of the Davis Dyslexia and Autism Facilitators’ Association of Canada, a former president of the Learning Disabilities Association of Canada, and a recipient of the Canada Volunteer Award Certificate of Honour and the Canada 125 Award. [Read Review]

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La dyslexie et la relation pédagogique

[Théano Panagiotopoulou • Éditions Vie 2018]

Théano Panagiotopoulou is a Davis Dyslexia Correction Facilitator and a Davis Autism Facilitator/Coach. She earned Master’s degree in education from University of Paris 8 with a thesis focusing on dyslexia and the relationship between teacher and student. She was also a participant in the international Infinitus project, focused on sharing knowledge and innovation geared to dyslexia.

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ADHD Decoded

[Ioannis Tzivanakis • Ioannis Tzivanakis Verlag 2018]

Ioannis Tzivanakis is a Davis Specialist and Workshop Presenter, and co-director of Davis Lernverband. He studied linguistics and philosophy of language at the University of Bremen, focusing on semantics, consciousness research and wholeness.

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SOS mon enfant est dys

[Valet, Carol; Carol Nelson; Jennifer Delrieu; and Claudine Gardères • Hachette Pratique 2017]

This book is the work of four Davis Facilitators, Carol Valet, Carol Nelson, Jennifer Delrieu, and Claudine Gardères. Two are mothers of dyslexic boys and two taught English as a second language.

The book details the personal experiences of each of the facilitators, with their own children and students, and in providing the Davis program.

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Why 'Tyrannosaurus' But Not 'If'?: The Dyslexic Blueprint for the Future of Education: Volume 1 (The WhyTy Series)

[Whitehead, Richard • Create-A-Word Books Ltd 2017]

Richard Whitehead is the co-director of Davis Learning Foundation and is a licensed Davis Specialist and Workshop Presenter.  He is also the Special Educational Needs Coordinator at anindependent secondary boarding school in Worcestershire, UK and is a licensed Specialist SpLD Teacher Assessor. An Oxford-educated linguist with a working knowledge of several European languages, he specializes in multilingual learning disability assessments for non-native speakers of English in the UK.

Richard is author of a popular fifteen-part e-mentoring course for teachers and parents of struggling learners which shares the same name as this book. The course is offered free of charge – see for immediate enrolment.

‘Why Tyrannosaurus But Not If?” takes as its starting point a curious phenomenon: the mistakes made by many dyslexic readers on small, common words. Drawing on a wide range of knowledge and research, and with especial regard to the work of Ronald Davis, this is a book of know-how about dyslexia that empowers teachers, parents and dyslexics alike. Compelling insights into the workings of the dyslexic mind are coupled with proven practical strategies, exemplified through scripted examples of teaching modules.

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Learning Your Times Tables - In Three Bold Steps: Making Multiplications Easy for Visual Learners

[Hoi, Barbara • Amazon Digital Services 2016]

This book will help anybody to learn their times tables – but especially the 6, 7 and 8 times tables. Most dyslexics are picture thinkers – and therefore visual learners. Learning by rote, as most students remember the times tables, does not come easily to them. In a practical and logical way, the author provides a guide that enables all learners to remember their multiplication facts.

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Nurturing the Secret Garden: A Guide to Reading Mastery

[Hoi, Barbara. Adapted from a work by Frances Hodgson Burnett. • CreateSpace 2014]

Barbara Hoi’s adaptation of the classic children’s novel, The Secret Garden, is designed to as a companion for Davis Symbol Mastery.  The book provides a narrative structure and reinforces the practical aspect and the goals of word mastery, as well as providing continued motivation as the story progresses.

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The Right Brain for the Right Time: Unlock the Dyslexic Potential and Transform from a Frustrated Reader to an Inspiring Leader

[Hoi, Barbara • CreateSpace 2013]

The Right Brain for the Right Time relates stories from the author’s practice working with dyslexic children, explores the many talents associated with dyslexia, and is full of grounded, practical advice and tips and suggestions. Author Barbara Hoi of Sydney, Australia was a licensed Davis Facilitator and Davis Autism Facilitator/Coach from 2004 to 2017.

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The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Dyslexia (2nd Edition)

[Marshall, Abigail • Everything Books 2013]

Abigail Marshall is the parent of a dyslexic son, and a co-founder of Davis Dyslexia Association International.  In this book, now in its second edition, she provides a comprehensive overview of the symptoms and likely causes of dyslexia, the process of learning to read, a variety of educational and therapeutic approaches, and the school IEP process. The book also contains practical suggestions for parents to help with homework and other school problems.

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The Story of Evee's Sister: Playmaginating Dyslexia

[Attebery, Kelly Ann • CreateSpace 2010]

Kelley Ann Attebery is a parent who worked to change the laws of her home state to require that children be screened for dyslexia. Following her own daughter’s success with a Davis program, Kelley trained to become a Facilitator herself; she was a licensed Davis provider from 2012-2015.

The Story of Evie’s Sister is a children’s book which describes the impact of a younger sibling’s dyslexia and the journey to get help, based on the author’s own experience.

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When Your Child Has . . . Dyslexia

[Marshall, Abigail, and Vincent Iannelli • Adams Media Corp. 2009]

This pocket-sized book by Davis Information Services Director Abigail Marshall provides an easily referenced overview of educational issues related to dyslexia.

Topics covered include: • Understanding Dyslexia • Getting a Diagnosis • Getting Help at School • The IEP Process • Reading Programs • Specialized Therapies • Strategies to Help at Home • Homework & School Accommodations • School Choices from Kindergarten through College

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Le cerveau atemporel des dyslexiques : Les comprendre et les aider

[Wyseur, Chantal • Desclée de Brouwe 2009]

Chantal Wyseur is a Davis Facilitator in Belgium.  In this book, she explores the dyslexic perception of time and the interplay between Davis theories and the mental management methods of Antoine de la Garanderie.

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Dyslexia: practical and easy-to-follow advice

[Temple, Robin • Element 1998]

Robin Temple is the director of Davis Dyslexia Association – Nederland, and a former Davis Workshop Presenter.  This book provide parents with a clear perspective on dyslexia and contrasts traditional approaches to remediation with the more dyslexic-friendly Davis approach.

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