Comparative Reviews of Methods

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Many educators, academic researchers, and writers have explored Davis methods as compared with other approaches. These works include informational articles or books describing or comparing approaches. These reports may include overviews of differing theories and methodologies, case studies, and summaries of research support.

Reports and Literature Reviews

Multiple university researchers and public agencies have prepared reports detailing various approaches to dyslexia. These reports are generally written from a neutral perspective and provide objective information about the various programs described.

Calliope Veludos Kennedy. The Nature, Prevention and Remediation of Literacy Learning Difficulties. Master's Coursework, Massey University of New Zealand. , (2018).

Nurul Anis Mohd Yuzaidey , Normah Che Din, Mahadir Ahmad, Norhayati Ibrahim, Rogayah A. Razak , Dzalani Harun,. Interventions for children with dyslexia: A review on current intervention methods. Med J Malaysia. 73(5), 311, (2018).

Dawson, George, & Stephanie D'Souza. Davis Dyslexia. Behavioural Interventions to Remediate Learning Disorders: A Technical Report. , (2015).

Smallridge, Danella. Delving into Dyslexia. Report. New Zealand Sciences Mathematics Technology Teaching Fellowship, (2009).

New Zealand Ministry of Education. Literature Review: An International Perspective on Dyslexia. . , (2007).

Department for Education and Skills. The Davis counselling approach. A Framework for Understanding Dyslexia. , (2004).

Independent Research

A few researchers have set out to directly compare outcomes of three or more differing approaches, including approaches based on or incorporating Davis methods.

Farzaneh Momeni, Mokhtar Malekpour, Ahmad Abedi, Salar Faramarzi. Comparison of the Efficiency of Neuropsychological and Davis Method Interventions on Reading Performance of Dyslexic of First and Second Grade Elementary Students. Neuropsychology. 4(12), 153-174., (2018).

Sudek Montes, Eliška Marina. Dyslexia and children's English language learning in a Mexican elementary school: A crowdsourced intervention study. Master's Thesis. , (2015).

Heidari T, Isfahani AS, Abedi A, Bahramipour M. The Comparison of the Effectiveness of Fernald and Davis Method on Reading Performance in the Dyslexic Students. Knowledge & Research in Applied Psychology. , (2012).

Rekha. Effect of Ron Davis approach and Eclectic approach on reading ability among primary school dyslexic children. PhD thesis; 259p.. , (2010).

Patrizio E. Tressoldi, Claudio Vio, Maria Luisa Lorusso, Andrea Facoetti, Roberto Iozzino. Confronto di efficacia ed efficienza tra trattamenti per il miglioramento della lettura in soggetti dislessic. Psicologia Clinica Dello Sviluppo. VII, n. 3: 481-493, (2003).


Some authors and educators have written books summarizing and comparing various methods or interventions for dyslexia, which include specific discussion or exploration of the Davis program. Others have written books geared to parents or teachers which suggest specific strategies for working with dyslexic children, incorporating and describing specific Davis techniques along with other ideas and suggestions.

Graham, Yvonna & Alta E. Graham. Dyslexia Tool Kit Expanded Edition: What to do when phonics isn't enough Dyslexia Kit. 2021.

Maxwell, Betty; and Crystal Punch. Picture It! Teaching Visual Spatial Learners (Second Edition) Visual Learning Press. 2021.

Marshall, Abigail. The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Dyslexia (2nd Edition) Everything Books. 2013.

Christo, Catherine, John Davis, and Stephen E. Brock. Identifying, Assessing, and Treating Dyslexia at School Springer. 2009.

Jantzen, Cornelia. Dyslexia: Learning Disorder or Creative Gift Floris Books. 2009.

Marshall, Abigail, and Vincent Iannelli. When Your Child Has . . . Dyslexia Adams Media Corp.. 2009.

Wyseur, Chantal. Le cerveau atemporel des dyslexiques : Les comprendre et les aider Desclée de Brouwe. 2009.

Kurtz, Lisa A.. Understanding Controversial Therapies for Children with Autism, Attention Deficit Disorder, and Other Learning Disabilities Jessica Kingsley. 2008.

Poole, Jennifer. Decoding Dyslexia Troubador Publishing. 2008.

Pavey, Barbara. The Dyslexia-Friendly Primary School Paul Chapman. 2007.

Wood, Tracey. Overcoming dyslexia for dummies For Dummies. 2005.

Silverman, Linda Kreger. Upside-Down Brilliance: The Visual-Spatial Learner DeLeon Publishing. 2002.

Temple, Robin. Dyslexia: practical and easy-to-follow advice Element. 1998.

Smith, Joan M. You Don't Have to Be Dyslexic Learning Time Press. 1996.

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