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The Gift of Dyslexia lecture

  • Jul 16, 2013 · 6:45 PM
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Are you genuinely curious about WHY and HOW dyslexia develops from a gift?

Would you like to know why SELF MADE MILLIONAIRES and entrepreneurs have four times the national average of dyslexics - and how their success is CAUSED by their gift of dyslexia?

Would you like to know why dyslexia is even more common amongst prisoners and substance abusers in rehab centres than amongst entrepreneurs - and how can we lower re-offending rates?

Would you like to know how we can CORRECT the disability of dyslexia in only five days - and sort out ADD, AD/HD or maths in another 3 days?

Would you like to know how we can PREVENT dyslexia from developing in the first place, by slightly changing the way we teach reading and maths?

If you answer yes to any of the above questions, then you should come to the free public lecture at The Allsouls Clubhouse, 141 Cleveland Street, London, on Tuesday, July 16th.


Axel Gudmundsson, a Davis programme facilitator, talks about how and why the dyslexic strengths develop and how the dyslexic learning difficulties develop - and how we can use the strengths to eliminate the weaknesses pretty much altogether.

Over ten years ago, Axel Gudmundsson received part of his training from Ronald D Davis, the author of the international best-seller The Gift of Dyslexia who discovered that at the root of learning difficulties are gifts waiting to be harnessed.

Dyslexic people are visual, multi-dimensional thinkers. They are intuitive and highly creative, and excel at hands-on learning – but because they think in images, it can be hard for them to understand letters, written words, and sometimes numbers as well.

When dyslexics use methods geared to their unique learning style, they can learn to read, write and study efficiently.


THE PROBLEM

A problem with focus (attention) is the key common factor in all dyslexia related learning difficulties. By addressing the issue of focusing successfully, the symptoms of learning difficulties are eliminated, solving the problem once and for all.


THE CAUSE

Non-verbal thinking. A person’s learning style reflects their preferred thinking style. Thinking styles fall into two main categories – verbal or non-verbal. We all start life as non-verbal thinkers, and sticking to this thinking style puts us at risk of developing special education needs. Conversely, using this thinking style allows us maintain access to the high-speed creative thinking babies and toddlers use to learn, thereby laying the foundation for the gift of dyslexia.


THE SOLUTION

There are essentially two steps needed to address all dyslexia related special education needs:

  1. Learn how to focus – and how to notice when focus is broken;

  2. Identify and eliminate triggers which break the dyslexic's focus.

We teach a specific focusing technique, and use plasticine for a multi-sensory learning method to help us eliminate confusion. This allows the dyslexic to read, spell, and write as well as a verbal thinker within a year – solving the problem for good.

We talk about correcting learning difficulties, as there is in our view nothing to cure. By giving the individual a set of simple effective tools, their learning difficulties are overcome.


Our experience has shown a very high success rate in correcting the above learning difficulties. This is achieved with the Davis® correction procedures, explained in detail in Ron Davis’ internationally bestselling book The Gift of Dyslexia and his second book The Gift of Learning.

 

See more here: http://www.gifteddyslexic.com

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  • Heidi A.

    I really enjoyed the talk, it gave me a greater insight into Dyslexia and how we can help our Dyslexic pupils at school. It's just a matter of persuading my school to do a workshop so we can learn more about the Davis method. It's all about money I'm afraid these days.

    July 17, 2013

    • Charles F.

      Esther one of the things I hope may be achieved via the London Meetup group network is a skills exchange , so that through the network and contacts of people in the network, we can find to pick up your example tutors which would be good for their business and help you find the service you are a looking for. Guess I have to add this comes with a risk as no one in the network can validate the quality of the services other network members are offering

      July 18, 2013

  • Rob

    Hi All,
    Please how was the chap that has writtten a book on essay development for tudents?

    I need the book as I an sturggleing with my degree

    July 17, 2013

    • Charles F.

      The Guy who has done the guide to essay writing is Oliver [masked] HTTP://www.essaywritingg­uide.co.uk

      1 · July 17, 2013

    • Rob

      Thanks Charles, I will contact him.

      July 17, 2013

  • Rob

    Opps...

    *Who
    *Students
    *Strugling

    July 17, 2013

  • Axel G.

    Here is the third video from the lecture:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Qr7JQnTfJg

    July 16, 2013

    • Xim :.

      I saw this one long time ago... :) thanks Axel.

      July 16, 2013

  • Axel G.

    Here is another video from the lecture:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLSy_k-62Fc

    July 16, 2013

    • Xim :.

      I can see this... :) thanks Axel.

      July 16, 2013

  • Sean

    Hello all, we will share a direct link for the live stream nearer the time, but as we have a very tight set up time I thought I would let you know you can find the stream by doing the following:

    1. Go to: www.ustream.tv

    2. In the Ustream search bar type in: E_D_Media

    3.This should take you to the extraordinaireLive Channel. Here you should be able to see the feed in the top left corner of the screen.

    4. Expand the live stream window so you can comment and submit questions

    1 · July 16, 2013

    • Xim :.

      Thanks Sean! :)

      1 · July 16, 2013

    • Xim :.

      :)

      1 · July 16, 2013

  • Selma

    Will join online

    1 · July 16, 2013

  • irene

    I M in the door,i thing so.but i don't know how can i open the door. Thanks.

    July 16, 2013

  • Sean

    Hello, everyone! For tonight's webcast, please use this link http://ustre.am/11H0z

    July 16, 2013

  • Arlene

    I am so sorry but will not be able to make it, really wanted to, I am going to try and find the live broadcast, as I definitely do not want to miss this.

    1 · July 16, 2013

  • Axel G.

    Sorry if you received a location change for the lecture, I just inadvertently clicked on a buttons, which removed the location. I have reinstated the same location without any change.

    July 16, 2013

  • Axel G.

    If you are going to watch this as a webcast, you might want to have the slides from my presentation on your computer to refer to. Unfortunately, the videos are not embedded into the PDF file, but perhaps I can upload those on youtube and you can view them there. The PDF document with all my slides is available to download here: http://www.meetup.com/Dyslexic-Entrepreneurs-and-Professionals/files/

    July 16, 2013

  • Axel Gudmundsson changed the location for this Meetup

    July 16, 2013

  • Axel Gudmundsson changed the location for this Meetup

    July 16, 2013

  • Axel G.

    Some people have also asked if we are able to webcast the event. Is there anyone in the audience who has experience of webcasting professionally?

    July 10, 2013

    • Axel G.

      I will try to set up a Skype connection on the day, in case I do not succeed in setting up another streaming option. I think skype should be OK, as I am the only one talking most of the time.

      1 · July 11, 2013

    • Xim :.

      Thanks Axel, I'll try first the other option, then Skype! :D

      July 16, 2013

  • Adrian R.

    Sorry, can't make it now..

    July 16, 2013

  • Charles F.

    Dear All Dyslexia and Entrepreneurship

    Some of you may recall that Prof Julie Logan did a video about Dyslexia and Entrepreneurship which was on the meetup website when the group started. Julie is continuing her research at CASS Business School, and has asked if any one would like to contribute to her work on dyslexia in the workplace , details of her study and questionnaire are available on link below.

    https://qtrial.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_2lwrYB5shXiXpit

    Julie wont be able to attend next week as she has been unwell but Is hoping she may be able to run a session with us, if people were interested in the autumn Not Sure if link will work if not I will try something else Best Wishes and hope to see lots of you Tuesday Charles

    July 12, 2013

  • DrJ

    can't make it in person but will get to the stream

    July 14, 2013

  • Axel G.

    We have just found out that there is another event at the venue until 6pm, which means we will be really squeezed in setting up the technology for webcasting and filming. For this reason, we will need to delay the start of the lecture by at least 15 minutes. We apologise for any inconvenience.

    1 · July 14, 2013

  • Axel Gudmundsson changed the time from 6:30 PM to 6:45 PM

    July 14, 2013

  • Axel G.

    I have now agreed with one of the participants, Sean (http://www.meetup.com/Dyslexic-Entrepreneurs-and-Professionals/members/8322765/t/viewBioRsvpList_showBio), to film the event professionally and webcast it live. We will post a link to the live web feed here in this page once we have set it up (about half an hour before the lecture). Please share with anyone who might be interested, but not able to attend in person.

    2 · July 13, 2013

  • henderson a.

    Churh based group

    July 12, 2013

  • Sally Ann R.

    Just realised I'm working a late that day and can't go after all - hope it goes well and you do something similar in the future!

    July 5, 2013

    • Axel G.

      It is a shame Sally Ann that you can't be there. I am open to do another event on my return from Iceland in early August, but then I will leave for South Africa until next June, when I expect to be back.

      July 11, 2013

    • Axel G.

      WE are looking into the possibility of webcasting the event.

      1 · July 11, 2013

  • David c.

    hi I will see you where:)

    July 10, 2013

  • Axel G.

    Only six days to go! I am looking to have the lecture professionally filmed, so if any of you entrepreneurs attending have chosen the film industry as your career and have access to a fairly professional equipment, please let me know if you are willing to film the event. I am particularly concerned about the sound side of things, so it would be great if you have a camera with a line-in mic jack.

    July 10, 2013

  • Ian H.

    As an ex-teacher specialising in 'slow learners' I'm really looking forward to this lecture/discussion. I'm only mildly dyslexic so frequently laugh at myself when 'spellchecker' automatically reminds me of this!! Thanx-a-bunch for the invitation!!

    1 · July 7, 2013

  • Renuka A.

    I believe some of my beliefs about reading limit what's available to me in the reading arena.

    July 5, 2013

    • Renuka A.

      Eg. I believe that I'm more likely to pick up the "concepts" of books written amid a background of deep thinking, study and contemplation. Then I buy the book and keep it - believing I'm benefiting from it's "good energy". I still have books in the attic about the "third economy - support economy etc." because I've not needed to explain the concept so I've not read it to discover the detail. Whereas I read Mood Mapping by Dr Liz Miller because she was prepared to train me to become a Mood Mapping Trainer for free! So I had to learn how Dr Miller thinks to understand the "space" from which she developed the concept and technique she markets called "Mood Mapping". Unless I need to teach it, I won't read it. What's the point? I usually forget everything I read (and learn) anyways unless I NEED to use it because my INTEGRAL function requires it. Comprendé?

      July 5, 2013

  • Renuka A.

    I believe some of my beliefs about reading limit what's available to me in the reading arena.

    July 5, 2013

  • Vishal

    Love music love challenge

    July 5, 2013

  • Xim :.

    Axel!! Any possibility again online? thanks!

    June 28, 2013

    • Renuka A.

      If it's helpful Axel, I could video your talk/lecture to share with the people who missed it.

      July 2, 2013

    • Axel G.

      Thanks Renuka, I do not know what kind of experience or equipment you have for filming, but the more angles I have, the better. I am hoping to have the lecture professionally video-recorded, and I am hoping to webcast it live as well - though webcasting is not something I have done before, so if anyone attending has experience of that, please let me know. Also, if any of the audience has professional experience of video-recording, please let me know.

      July 3, 2013

  • Renuka A.

    Axel attempted to improve my reading via the Davis technique. However manic depression surfaced and his training had limited success.

    June 29, 2013

    • Renuka A.

      I just need to find the right person, hopefully my mother now she's working part-time hours, to be in coach in getting the Davis technique homework done and give the Davis technique a proper "crack of the whip" (maybe there's a better metaphor there!). Especially given since working with the Davis technique I've taken up pottery and have now more confidence in my ability to clay model. Maybe I'm aiming to high, however Axel's partner says she's gone from reading hardly any books to four in a week! I'll be happy with one book a week.

      1 · July 2, 2013

    • Renuka A.

      Axel, I've just returned from volunteering at Woodcraft Folk with 6 to 9yrs; plus I walked back home for 30mins so I feel sufficiently more refreshed. I noticed that when I'm tired (as I was when I wrote the above two comments) I am verbose and my focus seems undisciplined and everything seems to be relevant. It is hard to teach any technique, let alone the Davis technique, to people who are exhausted. They inevitably find it difficult to focus and still their thoughts. When I am calm, I am the witness of my thoughts and have control over which ones distract me from the task at hand and which ones assist me in fulfilling the task at hand. Hopefully when we work again, I'll be more calm after rehearsals for a musical performance I'm currently working on have ended.

      July 2, 2013

  • Axel G.

    Have a look at this inspiring interview with Brian Grazer, one of the most influential producers in Hollywood, responsible for films like "A Beautiful Mind", "The DaVinci Code" (and sequels), and a string of TV programmes like "24" - just to name a few. He is dyslexic and to me his account of his childhood describes a child who is totally ADHD. Judge for yourself. http://youtu.be/zzHPptSJBDc

    June 29, 2013

    • Renuka A.

      Shame the snippet of interview didn't last longer. I wanted to 'get into' Grazer's mind a lit bit more.

      July 2, 2013

  • Neil A.

    Will this be in central London?

    June 28, 2013

    • Axel G.

      Yes. venue is now confirmed at The Allsouls Clubhouse
      141 Cleveland Street, London

      June 30, 2013

  • Axel G.

    Venue, date, and time finally confirmed.
    Tuesday, July 16,[masked]:30 PM to 8:00 PM

    The Allsouls Clubhouse
    141 Cleveland Street London

    June 28, 2013

  • Axel Gudmundsson changed the location for this Meetup

    June 28, 2013

  • Axel Gudmundsson changed the time from 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM

    June 28, 2013

  • Neil A.

    Where, when?

    June 22, 2013

    • Axel G.

      Venue to be confirmed, 16th July, 6pm.

      June 25, 2013

  • Axel G.

    Great article in the Guardian yesterday titled "Dyslexia is not a disability - it is a gift"

    Please comment!!!
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jun/24/dyslexia-not-a-disability-gift

    June 25, 2013

    • Axel G.

      I just left a message on Sally Gardner's facebook page suggesting she joins me for the talk. We'll see how she responds.

      2 · June 25, 2013

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