In this amazing Tedx Talk from 2014, James Ross describes how learning differently affected his relationship with letters. As a gifted picture thinker he developed dyslexic baggage, which he is able to explain for everyone to understand. He describes how that relationship changed after he discovered the Davis methods and undertook a Davis Programme with Raewyn Matheson; a wonderful facilitator, now retired, from New Zealand; and the baggage dropped away.
He clearly tells us: Dyslexia is optional: visual thinking should be compulsory.
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This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences.
How do you go from school drop-out to finding power in seeing words in three dimensions?
James Ross is passionate about showing people how dyslexia can be nurtured by teaching 3D learning. As a child, James struggled with reading and writing and left school at the age of 17 with the spelling level of a seven year old. Despite going on to become a Civil Engineer he never lost that feeling of being stupid. In 2002 at the age of 33, James was introduced to an idea that was totally transformational and over the past 12 years he has studied and researched the field of Dyslexia and Visual thinking. In 2013 with the support of his wife, James founded “Know Dyslexia Charitable Trust” which is to support dyslexics throughout New Zealand by increasing the awareness, recognition and acceptance of visual thinking as a way of learning.