DRUG-FREE SOLUTIONS FOR DYSLEXIA AND ADD/ADHD
One of the main goals of the Davis® Program is to enable a person to correct their perceptions and control their attention on their own without the use of medication. A person under the influence of certain medications is not able to experience the contrast and improvement that voluntary control of orientation has on their learning ability as well as their creativity.
Medicines such as antihistamines, codeine-based cough syrups, stimulants (Ritalin, Concerta, Strattera, etc.), and antidepressants (Prozac, Zoloft, etc.) should be avoided.
These medications inhibit a person’s ability to use creative thought, or to visualize or picture things using imagination. This becomes significant when doing a Davis Program. During the Program, clients are asked to use multi-dimensional thought and perceptual abilities that are quite natural for them. Psychoactive drugs inhibit the individual’s ability to use these talents.
In order to ensure that the client receives the full benefits of the Davis Program, full disclosure of current medications being taken (including non prescription medications or natural, herbal remedies), is essential. Also, whenever possible, the client should refrain from certain medications for at least one week prior to starting a Program. However, no prescribed medication should ever be discontinued without seeking the advice and permission of the physician who prescribed it.
This doesn’t mean that it is impossible for a medicated person to do the Davis procedures. Medications such as antibiotics and aspirin, when necessary to treat a temporary physical problem, are acceptable. Also acceptable are medications for chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and asthma.
From Dyslexia the Gift web site, www.dyslexia.com
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Reprinted with Permission
The Correction Programs – an alternative to medication…
If you have concerns regarding the long-term affects that stimulants may have on you or your child, the On Point Learning Solution methods provide a drug-free alternative. On Point Learning Solutions provides clients with Dyslexia or ADD/ADHD highly effective mental techniques that enable them to self-monitor and control their own:
- Stress and anxiety
- Energy levels
If you would like more information, or would like to set up an initial consultation, please contact:
Licensed Davis® Dyslexia Correction Facilitator
On Point Learning Solutions
905 Main St. Suite 605
Klamath Falls, OR 97601
Professional services described as Davis®, including Davis Dyslexia Correction®, Davis Symbol Mastery®, Davis Orientation Counseling®, Davis® Attention Mastery, Davis® Math Mastery, and Davis® Reading Program for Young Learners may only be provided by persons who are trained and licensed as Davis Facilitators or Specialists by Davis Dyslexia Association International.
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