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Tuesday, February 27, 2007


Andrew Houvouras

The word "cure" should automatically make critical thinkers think, "Something is amiss." Snake oil salesmen are alive and well. They just are smart enough to arm themselves with testimonials and doctorate credentials.


No doubt his fee is 'appropriate.'
Best wishes


Interesting reading does any one that has commented here have dyslexia,? My son does and I was the one that discovered it when he was seven, he was under so much stress at that time with what life was presenting him he was on the verge of depression, I would however like to point out that nearly four years later, emotionally and as a person he is a completely different little boy thanks to if I may say alternative therapies helping him to be able to release his stress levels, I would be interested in knowing whether anyone has actually tried EFT I have and sorry to have to disappoint everyone but I have to say it does work providing you obviously have a therapist that knows what they are doing! Isnt it worth actually trying it before you comment!

Liz Ditz

hank you for your comment.

My daughter is dyslexic. We flailed around with a few alternative therapies--wasting my daughter's precious time, and of course money, before her successful remediation using Orton Gillingham, specific, direct, multisensory instruction.

The Orton-Gillingham approach is language-based, multisensory, structured, sequential, cumulative, cognitive, and flexible. Its breadth, perspective, and flexibility prompt use of the term approach instead of method.

Language-based. The Orton-Gillingham approach is based on a technique of studying and teaching language, understanding the nature of human language, the mechanisms involved in learning, and the language-learning processes in individuals.

Multisensory. Orton-Gillingham teaching sessions are action oriented with auditory, visual, and kinesthetic elements reinforcing each other for optimal learning. The student learns spelling simultaneously with reading

Structured, Sequential, Cumulative. The Orton-Gillingham teacher introduces the elements of the language systematically. Students begin by reading and writing sounds in isolation. Then they blend the sounds into syllables and words. Students learn the elements of language, e.g., consonants, vowels, digraphs, blends, and diphthongs, in an orderly fashion. They then proceed to advanced structural elements such as syllable types, roots, and affixes. As students learn new material, they continue to review old material to the level of automaticity. The teacher addresses vocabulary, sentence structure, composition, and reading comprehension in a similar structured, sequential, and cumulative manner.

Cognitive. Students learn about the history of the English language and study the many generalizations and rules that govern its structure. They also learn how best they can learn and apply the language knowledge necessary for achieving reading and writing competencies.

Flexible. At best, Orton-Gillingham teaching is diagnostic-prescriptive in nature. Always the teacher seeks to understand how an individual learns and to devise appropriate teaching strategies.

Emotionally Sound. In every lesson, the student experiences a high degree of success and gains confidence as well as skill. Learning becomes a rewarding and happy experience.

She is college-bound this year, reads with comprehension above grade level, and is a happy and self-assured person.

I am happy for your son that he is doing better. I would be curious to know if he is reading at an age-appropriate level, and what methods of teaching him to read were used.

Cindy Magnuson

EFT works. It is a shame you all don't use it for your own personal unresolved issues...

Janet Confer

Dear Sir-

I must assume your statements are NOT based on RESEARCH because if they were you would have not written that the Davis Method claims to CURE dyslexia. You are wrong. Dyslexia is not a disease, therefore how could it be CURED. You are also mistaken when you write the the Davis Dyslexia Association has no "research" visit the website and you can find the link. You are also incorrect when you say there is not evidence that dyslexics are visual spatial thinkers.... i.e. picture thinkers. Nearly ALL reaserch points to this thinking modality. Please get the facts straight before you attempt to shed light on a subject you obviously know very little about!
Good Day

Jim Nilzon

In my research I have found that you can read any type of text faster without compromising on quality. How you approach the material is, of course, important. But with practice even a law student can increase their physical reading rate by at least three times. However, before even attempting to go faster, it is important to get familiar with the vocabulary of the subject. If you don't "get it" you cannot read faster at any rate.

big bill

i think its a shame that dyslexia is not looked on more positivley rather than somfhing to be cured it should be embraced. i am dyslexic and my life has been enhanced by it. i dont want to be cured i just want people to realise that all people cant be the same. it wud b a sad planet if we were all the same. the positives are great 2. i can think in 3d i can see maps in 3d i am an artist. i dont need a lable thank you.


Hope that you will be able to assist on the OG qualification recognition in Australia.
Is it recognize in Australia?
What are the job opportunites available with achieving the OG qualification?


Have you even tried EFT? Let the results speak for themselves! It's truly unfortunate that you are not even open to the possibility of EFT helping children with dyslexia. It's such a simple solution and tool that anyone can use. So is it better to stick to old tradition outworn methods that don't work? I wonder why people are seaching desperately for an answer to problems such as dyslexia but when a possible tool or solution is put in front of them it is criticized and called quakery. Stop asking for solutions unless you're willing to have an open mind for new treatments ( actually EFT is based on ancient chinese medicine)


EFT has worked for me and for my family in an astonishing number of areas. It is simple to learn and use and costs nothing. Why be so cynical about a technique that you know nothing about?

Maureen Cram

I used EFT some years ago to help my numerical dyslexia. It worked. It still works. I also used it to help me differentiate between right and left. That also worked and still works. Try EFT before you call it quackery.

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