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Brain of a Dyslexic vs non-Dyslexic reader

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Not really that unbelievable, when you know the talents and visual-spacial awareness of the amazing Dyslexics. Nobody would argue, that the brain of a Dyslexic person lights up in different areas when reading and more or less bypasses the left hemisphere. The biggest difference between the Davis approach and the mainstream one is in the conclusion Ron Davis drew from it: Instead of using drill to instill phonics to make up for a perceived lack of left-brain activity, he uses the right brain preference to teach the Dyslexic readers how to use their visual creative talent for all their learning. I believe NASA knows what they are doing…and they are not alone in their preference for Right-Brain talent.

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Author: Barbara Hoi

I have worked for 14 years with Dyslexic and Asperger geniuses one-on-one, founded Sydney Dyslexia and Autism Sydney, worked in Mosman and at a beach retreat at the Entrance and wrote three books on Dyslexia ('the Right Brain for the Right Time', 'Nurturing the Secret Garden' and 'Learning your Times Tables in Three Bold Steps'). I believe these children and adults have a great gift and the ability to become leaders in their field. But I have also found that a proper diet as well as educating and working together with parents, friends and teachers matters even more. I am now working with small groups at the Entrance Beach Retreat, helping dyslexic adults fulfill their professional dreams and parents to help develop and nurture their child's potential.

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