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Meet Rhonda Sims

Rhonda taught 15 years in public and private schools before becoming a licensed Davis Dyslexia Correction Facilitator. She has thrived at helping all ages from 6 to 70 years turn their lives around to discover their true potential. Recently, relocated to the DFW Metroplex, she is ready to help all Smart Intelligent Minds Soar.

SIMS Learning Center brings years of experience using the Davis Dyslexia Correction®  program to help individuals with Dyslexia tendencies. Programs are designed to meet the needs of each individual client, regardless of age or learning challenges. Below are characteristics associated with Dyslexia. If you or a loved one exhibit 10 or more of these characteristics, call us today at (903) 360-5092.

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Things That May Have Brought You Here

From  Test for Dyslexia – 37 Common Traits © 1992 by Ronald D. Davis (Used with Permission)

    • Appears bright, highly intelligent, and articulate but unable to read, write, or spell at grade level.

    • Labelled lazy, dumb, careless, immature, “not trying hard enough,” or “behavior problem.”

    • Isn’t “behind enough” or “bad enough” to be helped in the school setting.

    • High in IQ, yet may not test well academically; tests well orally, but not written.

    • Feels dumb; has poor self-esteem; hides or covers up weaknesses with ingenious compensatory strategies; easily frustrated and emotional about school reading or testing.

    • Talented in art, drama, music, sports, mechanics, story-telling, sales, business, designing, building, or engineering.

    • Seems to “Zone out” or daydream often; gets lost easily or loses track of time.

    • Difficulty sustaining attention; seems “hyper” or “daydreamer.”

    • Learns best through hands-on experience, demonstrations, experimentation, observation, and visual aids.

  • Vision, Reading & Spelling

    • Complains of dizziness, headaches or stomach aches while reading.

    • Confused by letters, numbers, words, sequences, or verbal explanations.

    • Reading or writing shows repetitions, additions, transpositions, omissions, substitutions, and reversals in letters, numbers and/or words.

    • Complains of feeling or seeing non-existent movement while reading, writing, or copying.

    • Seems to have difficulty with vision, yet eye exams don’t reveal a problem.

    • Extremely keen sighted and observant, or lacks depth perception and peripheral vision.

    • Reads and rereads with little comprehension.

    • Spells phonetically and inconsistently.

  • Hearing & Speech

    • Has extended hearing; hears things not said or apparent to others; easily distracted by sounds.

    • Difficulty putting thoughts into words; speaks in halting phrases; leaves sentences incomplete; stutters under stress; mispronounces long words, or transposes phrases, words, and syllables when speaking.

  • Writing & Motor Skills

    • Trouble with writing or copying; pencil grip is unusual; handwriting varies or is illegible.

    • Clumsy, uncoordinated, poor at ball or team sports; difficulties with fine and/or gross motor skills and tasks; prone to motion-sickness.

    • Can be ambidextrous, and often confuses left/right, over/under.

  • Math & Time Management

    • Has difficulty telling time, managing time, learning sequenced information or tasks, or being on time.

    • Computing math shows dependence on finger counting and other tricks; knows answers, but can’t do it on paper.

    • Can count, but has difficulty counting objects and dealing with money.

    • Can do arithmetic, but fails word problems; cannot grasp algebra or higher math.

  • Memory & Cognition

    • Excellent long-term memory for experiences, locations, and faces.

    • Poor memory for sequences, facts and information that has not been experienced.

    • Thinks primarily with images and feeling, not sounds or words (little internal dialogue).

  • Behavior, Health, Development & Personality

    • Extremely disorderly or compulsively orderly.

    • Can be class clown, trouble-maker, or too quiet.

    • Had unusually early or late developmental stages (talking, crawling, walking, tying shoes).

    • Prone to ear infections; sensitive to foods, additives, and chemical products.

    • Can be an extra deep or light sleeper; bed-wetting beyond appropriate age.

    • Unusually high or low tolerance for pain.

    • Strong sense of justice; emotionally sensitive; strives for perfection.

    • Mistakes and symptoms increase dramatically with confusion, time pressure, emotional stress, or poor health.

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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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