The Gift of Learning

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Penguin, Aug 5, 2003 - Education - 384 pages
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Using the proven methods he developed to overcome dyslexia, Ron Davis adapts those techniques to help sufferers triumph over a variety of common learning disabilities, including:

•Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

•ADHD (the hyperactive variety)

•Math deficiency (dyscalculia and acalculia)

•Handwriting problems (dysgraphia and agraphia)

Outlining clear instructions, the author demonstrates that through a series of mental and physical exercises called "Orientation Counseling" and learning tools called "Symbol Mastery," those struggling with these conditions can now learn how to correct them, embrace their gift, and enjoy learning.


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An excellent way to understand those struggling with learning differences as well as the signs/symptoms, of different learning styles. I found it practical and informative and very effective. A must for every teacher and parent!


What Is Disability?
A Broader Definition of Dyslexia
A Natural State of Disorientation
Disorientation and Childhood Development
A Typical ADD Scenario
Understanding ADD
Math and Arithmetic
Numbers Versus Numerals
The Gift of Multitasking
Install the Basic Tools
Installing Accurate Basic Concepts
Install Arithmetic Concepts
Math Exercise 1
Math Exercise 2
Math Exercise 3

Picture Thinking and Math
Recognizing Quantities
Medical Definitions
Seven Causes of Handwriting Problems
Motivation and Responsibility
Release and Review for Orientation Counseling
Symbol Mastery and Concept Mastery
A Moms Advice
Your Own Responsibility
What to Say
Davis Perceptual Ability Assessment
Davis Orientation Counseling Initial Session Procedure
Signs of Holding
Release Procedure
Orientation Review Procedure
FineTuning Procedure
Alignment Orientation Procedure
Why a Dial?
The Dial Setting Procedure
Mastery and Automaticity
Symbol Mastery of Letters Punctuation Marks and Numerals
Symbol Mastery for Words
Concept Mastery
Establishing Order
Creating Order
Give and Take
Stage One
Stage Two
Finishing Touches
Math Exercise 4
Math Exercise 5
Math Exercise 6
Math Exercise 7
Math Exercise 8
Math Exercise 9
Math Exercise 10
Math Exercise 11
Math Exercise 12
Install the Basic Tools
Preparation and Procedure
Correction Procedure
Preparation and Procedure
Preparation and Procedure
Perception Then Coordination
Preparation and Procedure
Warning Signs
Followup Instruction

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About the author (2003)

Ron Davis, was functionally illiterate until age 38 when he discovered how to mentally orient his perceptions. He later took technical courses and became a successful engineer, businessman, and artist. He has since dedicated his life to helping people with the gift of dyslexia achieve literacy and self-esteem.

Eldon M. Braun, a former advertising agent and creative director, is coauthor of The Gift of Dyslexia. 

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