Dyslexia expert heading this way


One of the biggest names in the world of dyslexia is coming to Queenstown.

Ron Davis, the American who pioneered a break-through programme to help dyslexics worldwide, will speak to Queenstown parents and teachers next month.

Dyslexia isn’t a disease or an illness – it’s known as a “gift” that affects people’s ability to read and write, but in turn they’re creative, multi-dimensional thinkers.

Davis, a dyslexic himself, founded the Davis Dyslexia Correction Center in 1982 and has authored two books – The Gift of Dyslexia and The Gift of Learning.

His correction programme – a non-government funded course run outside school time by Central Otago’s only qualified programme facilitator Alma Holden – is a hit with local parents.

Holden found out Davis was coming to Auckland to speak and put the wheels in motion for his jaunt further south.

Davis is confirmed to speak at Queenstown Primary on March 11, and a talk in Dunedin is also planned.

Local mum Caroline Gibson says “it’s huge” to have Davis come to the resort: “He’s one of the leading experts in the world.”