Suggested Reading

Fish Don’t Climb Trees

Author Sue Hall Understands dyslexia from the inside out – as a dyslexic person with vivid recollections of frustrations experienced in elementary school, as a parent who searched for and found a solution to enable a once-struggling child to learn to become a reader, and as a talented Davis® Facilitator with fifteen years of hands-on experience working with children and adults. She has written an insightful and informative book that strikes a perfect balance among autobiographical tidbits, illustrative stories, and direct practical advice and suggestions for recognizing and overcoming problems at school and in life.

The Gift of Dyslexia

Like other dyslexics, Ronald D. Davis was gifted with an unusual talent for creativity and imagination…yet, he grew up wondering why he couldn’t function right in school, where teachers labeled him ‘retarded’. After numerous failures and setbacks, he eventually became an engineer, a business man and a sculptor – and at the age of 38, made a startling discovery that enabled him to read a book, cover to cover, in just a few hours.
This inspiration led to Davis’ revolutionary procedures, outlined clearly and simply in this book so that anyone – teacher, parent, therapist, or dyslexic – can use them successfully to overcome the difficulties of dyslexia.
In this groundbreaking work, The Gift of Dyslexia, Ronald D. Davis shares his own experiences of living with dyslexia – and overcoming these difficulties through methods that he himself devised, based on his ability to think in pictures instead of words. These revolutionary techniques are taught internationally to professionals who have already helped thousands overcome similar problems.

The Gift of Learning

Now, in The Gift of Learning, Davis applies his proven techniques to the four most common learning disabilities beyond dyslexia:

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • ADHD (the hyperactive variety)
  • Math deficiency (dyscalculia and acalculia)
  • Handwriting problems (dysgraphia and agraphia)

With his “unique perspective on the subject of learning disabilities” (Library Journal), Davis shows how, through a series of mental and physical exercises called “Orientation Counseling” and learning tools called “Symbol Mastery,” those suffering from these conditions can now learn how to correct them, embrace their gift – and enjoy learning.

Dyslexia- Learning Disorder or Creative Gift?

Explores the view that dyslexia is not a disability, but a special gift often coupled with a highly developed imagination and unique perception structure. Helpful and encouraging for parents and teachers.

Suggested Reading – Autism

Autism and the Seeds of Change

An in-depth look at a revolutionary approach to empower individuals with autism, and provide the understanding and tools needed to achieve their full potential. The Davis Autism Approach is uniquely geared to the autistic perspective, and enables each person to make sense of their world and the motivations and behaviors of those around them.

This book explores the history of development of the Davis method, explores its connections to emerging scientific research and takes the reader on a guided journey through the three phases of the program: individuation, Identity Development and Social Integration.

Creative Schools

A revolutionary reappraisal of how to educate our children and young people by the New York Times bestselling author of The Element and Finding Your Element.

The Curious Incident of the Dog at Night

If you have ever wondered what it might be like to be on the autism spectrum, you will enjoy this book by Mark Haddon.