Dyslexia / Attention Deficit Disorder

How to identify DYSLEXIA

Do you or does your child have the following characteristics?

Common Characteristics of Dyslexia:

  • Persistent problems with spelling
  • Letters missed out, repeated or reversed
  • Spellings rote learnt for tests but can’t then applythem in writing

  • Handwriting may be illegible, better only if very slow
  • Heavy pressure on page (presses very hard with pen or pencil)
  • Strange spacing
  • Writing process highly stressful and very tiring

  • May misread
  • May forget what has been read
  • Avoids reading when possible
  • Has to re-read to understand the text
  • Tendency to lose concentration

  • Handwriting problems
  • Difficulties expressing thoughts in writing
  • Misses out words, word endings or misuses the small words
  • Difficulties in proof reading
  • Finds writing very frustrating and slow

Additional difficulties may exist:

Speech & Language

  • Late talker & mispronounces words
  • Difficulty putting thoughts into words
  • May be good at speaking

  • Confusion with the symbols of calculations
  • Problems with place value
  • Difficulties learning times tables
  • Can get the answers but can’t show the workings out
  • May be good at math

  • Doesn’t have a sense of the passage of time
  • Always trying to catch-up with self and often late
  • Difficulties organizing own schedule or prioritize activities

How to identify Attention deficit disorder?

Does he / she have the following characteristics:

  • Easily distracted: attention on things in the environment, can have short, but extraordinarily intense, attention span on some tasks;
  • Cannot follow direction because unable to focus on something they consider boring, meaningless, or unimportant;
  • Distortions of time-sense; ADD individuals have an exaggerated sense of urgency when they’re on a task, and an exaggerated sense of boredom when they feel they have nothing to do;
  • Daydreaming more than other people in general;
  • Big swing of emotions, more impulsive, and easily got frustrated;
  • Risk-taking, disorganization, accompanied by snap decisions. Research indicates that about half of all entrepreneurs test out as being ADD;

★ Individuals with hyperactivity (ADHD) can be more easily identified because they have obvious behavioral problem in learning, e.g., they cannot sit still, they play with different things even if they can sit on their own seats. They appear very restless. They may talk nonstop, and cannot pay any attention in class.

Dyslexia is a product of thinking methods and a special way of reacting to confusion. It is not limited to reversals of letters & words. The DavisSM theories and procedures were developed not to explain the nature of the problem, but to discover how to correct it.

DavisSM Dyslexia Correction Program

Target groups:
Dsylexia / Dyscalculia / Dyspraxia / Attention Deficit Disorder

DavisSM Dyslexia Correction Program provides tools or learning strategies that resolve the root problems of a person with a dyslexia. It was developed by Ronald Davis, who suffered from dyslexia, and spent his life to research on the ways he found to resolve his problem in learning. The program contains the following three parts:

1. Initial Consultation:

Identify the needs, difficulties, abilities in reading & writing and suitability of the client.

2. Learning the  DavisSM Learning Strategies

Strategies that help paying attention, mastery of words and symbols in language and reading strategies.

3. Parents’ Training:

Parents or support person will learn the basic DavisSM strategies as in the follow up exercises after the program. Exercises that are very important for long term correction of client’s dyslexia.

Davis Attention MasterySM 

A Drug-Free Solution to ADD/ADHD


*Davis Tools: learn to focus, self control of energy levels, release of tensions;

*Concepts Mastery: To learn life related concepts and to rebuild these concepts into their sense of reality so as to have better life skills in organizing their work;

*Reading Exercises:teach ways to achieve successful reading and comprehension;

*Concepts Personalization: to bring about behavioral change by putting mastered concepts into the personal experience of individual child.

Professional services described as DavisSM, DavisSM Dyslexia Correction, Davis Symbol MasterySM, Davis Orientation CounselingSM,DavisSM Math Mastery, and Davis Attention MasterySM may only be provided by persons who are employed by a licensed Davis Specialist, or who are trained and licensed as Davis Facilitators by Davis Dyslexia Association International.

DavisSMProgram for Young Learners

Children 5-7 years having symptoms of dyslexia, dyspraxia, dysgraphia but are too young for an intensive program.

DavisSM Math Program

Children and adults of 8 years old or above having Dyscalculia.

Professional services described as DavisSM, DavisSM Dyslexia Correction, Davis Symbol MasterySM, Davis Orientation CounselingSM, and DavisSM Math Mastery, may only be provided by persons who are employed by a licensed Davis Specialist, or who are trained and licensed as Davis Facilitators by Davis Dyslexia Association International.
“The DavisSM Dyslexia Correction program”, counseling and hearing services in the centre are separate and distinct programs which are provided in their own distinct contexts on separate schedules.”
ref: http://www.davisdyslexia.com/add-adhd.html


Ms. Yvonne Wong

  • Licensed DavisSM Dyslexia Correction Facilitator
  • The first Licensed Davis Autism Approach Facilitator/Coach® in Asia
  • Master in Education (Counseling & Guidance: combining solution-focused brief therapy with NLP in work)
  • Degree in Social Work
  • More than 10 years experience in supervising child care workers and
    social worker about the basic principles in setting a curriculum or IEP for children with special needs, and the basic counseling skills
  • Parenting the Love and Logic Way® Independent Facilitator


Respectful Ms. (Yvonne) Wong: Thank you for your help. Before doing the program, everything in an essay was confusing, jumbled up, and the words were not on a line. Now, it was better. I could see them tidily lining up. May I sincerely thank you again.

A ten years old girl from Tian Jin

Before I was introduced to this program, reading had always been a troublesome task. My mind always seemed to be filled with ideas as I read. I understood the words, but just not how to connect them. Therefore, I was never able to finish a novel properly. However, I have made huge improvements on reading and writing, after undertaking the program at grade seven. With the techniques learnt from the program, I was able to concentrate fully as I read. On the other hand, corrections on the way that I jumble up letters were also made. I was amazed by how much joy you can have with a book in front of you, and the way that your gifted imagination comes in handy when reading.
Thank you Yvonne!

– Jessica (Australia Year 10 student)

The tools of the correction program have an amazing and positive impact on Michael’s academic results, but move important, the program certainly helps to restore our son’s confidence and self esteem. We also highly appreciate for Yvonne’s efforts and encouragement to both the student and the parents.

– Mother of 17-Year-Old Student

I love this program very much. It’s fun. I feel happy. And it is very effective!

– K.Y., primary school student

My son Jonathan has found a great improvement in his reading and understanding of word from this program. I would willingly recommend this system to other dyslexic sufferers. His belief in himself has increased.

– K.S., mother of 12-year-old student


For order of the book, please email us.

The Gift of Dyslexia: Why Some of the Smartest People Can’t Read and How They Can Learn
(by Ronald Davis, with Eldon Braun)

This is the first book about dyslexic thinking written by a dyslexic author. Based on 15 years of research, it tells how dyslexics can learn to read, write and study normally within a matter of months. This book contains two dozen photos and detailed instructions on how to use the core techniques used by Davis Facilitators.

The Gift of Learning 
(by Ronald Davis, with Eldon Braun)

This book focuses on proven methods for correcting three basic learning difficulties children and adults experience, beyond problems with reading. It provides specific, additional tools to supplement the detailed instructions in The Gift of Dyslexia for addressing reading problems. Parents and teachers who have been working with student using the Davis reading Techniques will find that this new book provides additional exercises they can use to improve other basic learning skills.

Checking Your Grammar

Scholastic Guides

Handy, concise and easy-to-follow guides for writers of all ages.


Overseas Organizations

  1. Davis Dyslexia Association International web site
  2. Davis Dyslexia Discussion Board
  3. Davis Learning Strategies
  4. The British Dyslexia Association
  5. International Dyslexia Association
  6. [有愛無礙 ] 學障 / 情障互動網站
  7. Learning Disabilities