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Frequently Asked Questions

Can dyslexia be cured?

No. Dyslexia is not a disease, and it is not the result of a brain injury or defect. Dyslexic people think primarily in pictures, not words, and have difficulty learning to work with symbols such as letters or numerals. When they are confused or frustrated as children, they begin to experience distorted perceptions, such as reversals of letters, and develop life-long learning blocks that hamper their progress.
The problems that prevent learning can be corrected. That is, dyslexic children and adults can learn to recognize and to control the mental state that results in distorted perceptions, thus eliminating this problem. They can also learn new and more effective approaches to reading, writing, spelling, or math calculation, and thus overcome problems at school or work.
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Does the Davis® Method work for adults?

Yes! Because adults are usually more mature and self-aware than children, Davis programs are extremely successful and have applications in many areas of life quite quickly.
Ron Davis discovered how to correct his perception when he was 38. He then worked with other adult dyslexics to develop the other parts of the program that were necessary to correct dyslexia.

How is the Davis Program different from other programs for learning disabilities?

The Davis program gets to the root cause of many learning disabilities and does not simply address symptoms. Unlike many other programs, it does not teach compensatory strategies or tricks. Clients learn tools and strategies to correct their learning disabilities. They are truly relaying a “solid foundation” for learning. Students learn to orient themselves for optimal learning and then use their natural creativity to overcome their learning difficulties.

Will people lose their gifts after going through the program?

No. The Davis program utilizes and builds on the natural visual-spatial-kinesthetic thinking style and gifts of the dyslexic individual. Most people find that as their challenges are resolved, their gifts have a chance to shine even more. Read about Famous Dyslexics.

What learning problems can the Davis programs help solve?

Many learning difficulties stem from the same root cause. Here is a list of some of the learning problems that the Davis programs address.

  • Dyslexia
  • ADD/ADHD (attention deficit disorder/attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)
  • Dysgraphia (handwriting challenges)
  • Dyscalculia (math challenges)
  • Auditory processing difficulties
  • Dyspraxia (coordination and balance difficulties)
  • Challenges with sequence, time, organization, and/or creating order

Could I talk to people who have gone through the program?

Absolutely. Email or call 208-949-7569 for names of references.

Other questions about the Davis programs: Access the Davis FAQs site at

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For more information, or to set up an initial consultation, please contact:
Kelley Phipps
licensed Davis®Dyslexia Correction Facilitator


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Professional services described as Davis®, Davis Dyslexia Correction® Davis Symbol Mastery®, Davis Orientation Counseling®, and Davis 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.