Help for parents

The dyslexic thinking style is hereditary
If you have a child with learning difficulty, it is because they are a non-verbal (picture) thinker. This thinking style was passed on to them genetically from one or both parents.
You may not have ever thought of yourself (or your partner) as having a learning difficulty, but it is common for parents to start to see their own learning experience in a new light after having their child assessed.

You may not have struggled at all
Picture thinking does not always lead to learning difficulties. The learning difficulty develops out of picture thinking if primary education does not cater for the picture thinker’s needs. You may be one of the lucky picture thinkers that had primary education which did. If so, you probably found learning easy and were close to the top of your class. These are exactly the circumstances every picture thinker deserves and we dream of creating for them by introducing Davis Learning Strategies into every primary school.

You may have succeeded through huge effort
You may also be a picture thinker who could have been close to the top of your class, but found learning frustrating and hard. Because of the high intelligence that accompanies picture thinking, you may not have dropped far enough below your true potential to be identified as having a learning difficulty. You may well have seemed like an average student, who had to put a bit more effort into your learning. School is generally designed to give as many as possible basic education, but not necessarily to allow you to reach your true potential; therefore, your teachers may not have seen you as a problem, as long as you passed the minimum requirements. The extra effort you may have had to put in is not their concern.
Examples of this is Richard Branson.

You may have rebelled
You may also be a picture thinker who did struggle, but instead of being identified as having a learning difficulty you may have been labelled as disruptive, challenging, difficult, stupid or lazy. For picture thinkers learning in a classroom setting can be so frustrating that any alternative is a relief. Some talented dyslexics have actually managed to forge a great career that started as being the class clown. Examples of this are Billy Connolly, Eddie Izzard and Robin Williams.

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