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bylisa, February 22, 2013
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Davis Dyslexia Correction
It was through a Davis Program facilitator that we first confirmed my daughter's dyslexia. Dr. Davis' book is very intriguing and I think it was an important step in helping us first understand how dyslexics differ. Dr. Davis formulated an extensive program but I believe he did not have a complete picture. Now we know so much more about the brain. My 8 year old daughter went through the Program and we committed to continuing the work at home for a good year. It did help my daughter finally see letters as letters and not to morph them into different things. That was good and took some effort. But after a year of building words with clay and committing them to visual memory I noticed that any decoding ability that my daughter had known and used previously was lost. She could not even sound out small words! I knew there was a disconnect with Davis' theory and with further research I landed on Guided Phonics (Easyread System) which is truly working at retraining the dyslexic brain. Though Davis' findings were one piece of the puzzle and I respect his work it was not the full answer.
bylisa, February 22, 2013
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Davis Dyslexia Correction
It was through a Davis Program facilitator that we first confirmed my daughter's dyslexia. Dr. Davis' book is very intriguing and I think it was an important step in helping us first understand how dyslexics differ. Dr. Davis formulated an extensive program but I believe he did not have a complete picture. Now we know so much more about the brain. My 8 year old daughter went through the Program and we committed to continuing the work at home for a good year. It did help my daughter finally see letters as letters and not to morph them into different things. That was good and took some effort. But after a year of building words with clay and committing them to visual memory I noticed that any decoding ability that my daughter had known and used previously was lost. She could not even sound out small words! I knew there was a disconnect with Davis' theory and with further research I landed on Guided Phonics (Easyread System) which is truly working at retraining the dyslexic brain. Though Davis' findings were one piece of the puzzle and I respect his work it was not the full answer.
bylisa, February 22, 2013
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Barton Reading and Spelling
I bought the Barton Reading and Spelling Program with high hopes it would help my dyslexic, then 8 year old daughter. Both she and I felt it was dull and uninspiring. Our daily lessons were excruciating, even though she was usually quite agreeable. She is quite bright and frankly, the Barton Program just made her feel dumb. We finished Level Two and called it quits.
bylisa, February 22, 2013
Easyread System
My two children (one is dyslexic) are currently working through the program with wonderful results so far. The biggest help has been in actually pin pointing the causes of my daughter's dyslexia. With the constant communication with the Easyread staff, I have been given direction and counsel for her particular condition. It has been a tremendous help and comfort knowing there ARE answers. We struggled for about four years before discovering Easyread and at last, we are finding the solutions. I am so thankful and would recommend the program for ANY child.
Handwriting Without Tears
HWT is an awesome handwriting program. Last Spring, my 9 year old daughter's handwriting was truly horrible and all over the place. So we just started at the beginning of the program (Kindergarten level) and daily worked through each level using the multi-sensory techniques. It has been 10 months and she is now working in the 5th Grade Level for printing. It was vey helpful in teaching her the mechanics of writing in a way that worked for her. Her handwriting is becoming more automatic and consistent over time. Her ability to do copy work as well as her free handwriting has dramatically improved. Very simple and easy progressive lessons for the child.

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