Maximus, a 9 year old boy, came to my office with the goal of wanting to read like his little sister could. From the first moment I met him I suspected there was more going on than dyslexia. My instincts told me there were autistic or aspergers characteristics. He was very fussy with his food. Every part of his meal needed to be served on a different plate. He didn't understand what it was to be the "brother" in the family. His articulation was poor so it was hard to understand him at times. His parents choose to do the Davis Dyslexia Correctoin Method.TM After we established orientation using the alignment procedure, and he ended the confusions in the alphabet, Maximus' world began to change. For the first time ever he said his name correctly Max-i-mus instead of pronouncing it Naxinus. He began reading at the next grade level, but just as importantly he started understanding the world around him more each day. I saw this child blossom before my eyes. I will keep you posted as to his changes and hopefully he will come back to the GEM Learning Center and complete more concepts of the Davis Autism Program so that he can fully participate in life.
Monday 9 June 2014