DyslexiaCharacterized by a highly visual way of thinking.
Most people know that dyslexia—usually called “learning disabilities” in Canada—involves difficulties with reading, writing, and sustaining attention. Less well known is that it is also characterized by intelligence, curiosity, creativity, and a highly visual way of thinking.
After completing her doctoral degree in Human Development and Applied Psychology at the University of Toronto, Dr. Cathy Dodge Smith established a private practice in Oakville, Ontario, as a psychoeducational therapist to help clients with learning disabilities. Then she discovered that Ronald D. Davis had found an entirely new way of understanding dyslexia and had created a program that eliminates its root causes. When she saw what a difference the Davis program made in the lives of her clients, she trained to become a licensed Davis Dyslexia Correction® facilitator herself.
Now she devotes all of her time to helping individuals overcome dyslexia and ADD/ADHD, and other learning disabilities, and helps autistic individuals develop the ability to participate fully in life.