Dyslexia is the number one learning disability in the United States. Up to 15% of the population is considered to be dyslexic. The definition of Dyslexia varies widely, but generally means the inability to read and understand written language. The perception of seeing letters or words backwards is only one characteristic of being dyslexic, and does not occur in all people with dyslexia. Difficulty identifying words, remembering words, tracking difficulty, and poor reading comprehension are common to all readers with dyslexia. Also, most students with dyslexia can understand verbal language, have grade appropriate vocabulary skills, and show normal to above normal intelligence or thinking skills.
For years, finding a solution to reverse dyslexia has been a mystery. This is because traditional methods of teaching reading do not address all factors which contribute to reading difficulty. The ability to read requires auditory, visual, and cognitive skills. Problems with any of these can cause reading problems. Traditional reading methods use a phonetic or sound based approach to teach reading. However, research has shown that students with dyslexia have poor phonological awareness, or the inability to use sound patterns to learn to read. Consequently, traditional reading methods provide very little help to those with dyslexia.
Through the work of Dr. David Bloch, a new medical approach has been developed to address the mechanism behind dyslexia. By combining the knowledge from two different occupational fields, Education and Vision Science, students everywhere can now overcome their reading disability. Dr. Bloch has discovered that students with dyslexia have confusion between sound pattern recognition and visual pattern recognition. In other words, readers with dyslexia cannot match what they hear with what they see when interpreting text. Once this disconnect is repaired, students with dyslexia can begin to read correctly and without difficulty. Using a series of special drills, Dr. Bloch has been able to reprogram how students match up auditory and visual information, allowing them to quickly improve their reading skills and reverse their dyslexia. This method of visual cross training out-performs regular reading methods and works for all types of reading problems, simple or complex.
Anyone needing more information about Dyslexia or the Reading Without Limits program can contact Dr. Bloch by email or by phone. Online testing and individualized treatment plans are available by appointment. Please leave your contact information and a representative will get back to you promptly.