HOW IS THE DAVIS® METHOD DIFFERENT FROM OTHER APPROACHES?
Davis Dyslexia Correction® relies on using the mental talents that dyslexic people share to overcome the learning problems. To do this, dyslexics must learn and follow a different approach to learning.
The DAVIS® method does not rely on instruction based on phonics.
Since dyslexic students think in pictures, they have difficulty thinking with the sounds of words, so it is hard for them to try to read by breaking words down into component sounds. Rather than trying to force students to use a method that is inherently different, Davis® methods teach a visual and meaning-based approach that is much easier for dyslexic people to use.
The DAVIS® method does not employ repetition or drill.
Repetition and drill are a waste of time for them, and only increases their frustration because they will not retain information unless they understand where it fits into the "big picture".
The DAVIS® method does not rely on physical devices such as coloured overlays or large print books.
Dyslexia is a developmental learning problem, and is not a result of problems with vision or hearing. While some physical devices may seem to make reading or writing easier, the use of such devices does not help the dyslexic student to function normally.
The DAVIS® method does not rely on medications or herbal treatments.
It is important for dyslexic students to take control of their own learning. Since dyslexia is not a disease or a psychiatric ailment, medications are not appropriate, and will only hinder the student's learning abilities.