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The Gift of Dyslexia

What is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a difference in learning style and thinking style that can cause confusion when dealing with symbols. Dyslexia is not the result of a genetic flaw - or brain, eye, or ear malfunction as once believed. Nor is it only related to letter reversals and reading difficulties. It encompasses a much larger umbrella of characteristics. Common struggles linked to the dyslexic mind include: slow reading, substituting words, guessing at words, writing difficulties, hearing problems, rereading over and over, inconsistency, extreme concentration, sounding out each work, memorizing rather than understanding, avoiding reading, rearranging letters and words, headaches from reading or math, spelling difficulty, ADD, ADHD, coordination, poor sense of direction, executive functioning.

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Characteristics of Dyslexia

Many dyslexics will show around 10 of the following traits and behaviors listed in the below common characteristics. These characteristics can be prevalent from day-to-day or minute-to-minute. Inconsistency is one of the most consistent characteristics!

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37 Common Characteristics of Dyslexia

At the root of dyslexia, AD(H)D and many other learning challenges is a gift. It is the ability to think and perceive multi-dimensionally in order to eliminate confusion. Dyslexic individuals are typically very intelligent, curious, intuitive and imaginative.

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Famous Dyslexics

It is very evident that a high percentage of those who have made significant contributions to society are visual spatial learners. Their influence has had profound impact in: science, medicine, art, entertainment, music, literature, politics, invention, business and more.

They can dream big… think outside of the box… and arrive at creative solutions.

They have succeeded because of dyslexia… not despite


Individual Sports:

Team Sports:

  • Nolan Ryan
  • Rex Ryan
  • Steve Redgrave

Business Leaders

Creators - Architects, Engineers, Inventors, Designers

Government & Politics

Law & Justice:

Political and Military Leaders:

  • George Washington
  • King Carl XVI Gustaf
  • Nelson Rockefeller
  • Paul Wellstone
  • Woodrow Wilson

Performing Arts


  • George Washington
  • King Carl XVI Gustaf
  • Nelson Rockefeller
  • Paul Wellstone
  • Woodrow Wilson

Music and Dance:

  • Cher
  • Harry Belafonte
  • John Lennon
  • Nigel Kennedy

Science and Medicine

Health Sciences:

Research Scientists:

Visual Arts

Film & Photography:

Painting, Sculpting, Illustration, Digital Arts:


"My hope is for every child with the learning challenges of dyslexia to have the opportunity to realize their unique gifts. Jacalyn’s compassionate teaching and specialized program (Davis Dyslexia Program) at LifeLong Learning Solutions has been a ‘sea change’ for my child. To be witness to this comprehensive transformation is simply invaluable. Jacalyn is a treasure in our community."
S Polo - Parent of 19 year old
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  • “Dyslexia is not a complexity. It is a compound of simple factors that can be dealt with step-by-step.”
    - Ronald D.Davis, best-selling author of The Gift of Dyslexia
  • "If you can dream it, you can do it."
    - Walt Disney
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Professional services described as Davis®, including Davis Dyslexia Correction®, Davis Symbol Mastery®, Davis Orientation Counseling®, Davis® Attention Mastery, Davis® Math Mastery, and Davis® Reading Program for Young Learners may only be provided by persons who are trained and licensed as Davis Facilitators or Specialists by Davis Dyslexia Association International.