Please keep these tips in mind for all posts:
- Our users already know what dyslexia is. Please avoid general statements attempting to define dyslexia. You don’t need an introductory paragraph about dyslexia, as this is a blog focused primarily on dyslexia.
- This is the “Dyslexia the Gift” blog — we view dyslexia as a learning difference, not a disability or mental defect. In describing dyslexia or other learning/behavior patterns, please avoid use of words such as “disability” or “disorder” in favor of more positive or neutral language.
- Because we have a positive view of dyslexia, we also prefer the phrasing “dyslexic person” or “dyslexic student”, rather than person “with dyslexia.” The use of the phrase “with” implies a disease; no one would write “student with creativity” or “student with giftedness” in place of “creative student” or “gifted student.”
- We use the Davis method for dyslexia correction, as described in the book The Gift of Dyslexia and on our main website at www.dyslexia.com. This is a nontraditional, strength-based approach which is positive and highly effective. We encourage all contributors to familiarize themselves with our approach before submitting articles offering specific tips and advice for addressing reading problems.