Dyslexia

Gavin suffers from a learning disability called "dyslexia" which makes it hard for him to read. This is a handicap that can be overcome, but Gavin will have to find the right tools to use to free up his abilities. Of course, there's always Uncle Warney to counsel him and Widow Woebe as his summer school tutor. But Molly says learning should be fun. If she had her way, Gavin would be all over the Internet, finding resources to make him smart . . .

According to Ron Davis of the Davis Dyslexia Association International, dyslexic people are visual, multi-dimensional thinkers. They are intuitive and highly creative, and excel at hands-on learning. Because they think in pictures, it is sometimes hard for them to understand letters, numbers, symbols, and written words. The key to dyslexics learning to read, write and study efficiently is through the use of methods geared to their unique learning style.