Fast Thinking, ADHD and Dyslexia

I’ve spoken to many parents and Davis Facilitators worldwide, and find that ADHD has been on the rise in recent years. Whether it’s increased recognition, or overdiagnosis, I know that many students diagnosed with ADHD also have reading issues. Schools may often overlook the reading struggles because the inattention, fidgeting, and behaviors are more noticeable. 

We can argue about the cause, and the role of video games and screen time as perhaps contributing to the increase of ADHD.  However, the fact is that Dyslexia and ADHD often co-exist. They stem from a similar thinking style⎯ fast picture thinking, as I describe it.

Individuals who are primarily visual thinkers, process information 10-100 times faster than verbal thinkers. This type of thinking, coupled with a creative imagination and the ability to disorient (daydream, or get lost in their thoughts) can prevent the understanding and experience we obtain from the world around us.

Basic life concepts of cause/effect, consequence, time, sequence, and order, can be missing, or inaccurate in a person’s understanding, leading to executive functioning deficits. The good news is that there is a way to address these issues with a combined Davis Program.

Davis Facilitators can combine the Davis Attention Mastery Program with the Davis Dyslexia Program, and the results are perfectly suited to the individual’s needs. Both the reading issues, and the ADHD issues can be mastered in only 8 days.

So, if you, or your child has difficulty with attention, time management, completing tasks, organizational skills; as well as reading, spelling, and comprehension, please reach out to a Facilitator to discuss how a combined Davis Program can help!