Ron Davis is a revolutionary and profound thinker and has discovered what history will record as one of the great insights in the fields of learning and how the mind works.”

—Thom Hartmann,

writer, psychotherapist, and the creator of "The Hunter in a Farmer’s World,” a metaphor for describing ADD and ADHD, and the author of eight books on Attention Deficit Disorder.

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Author of The Gift of Dyslexia and The Gift of Learning, Ron Davis was called a “Kanner’s baby” (what would today be called autistic) until his early teens.

Even though he failed miserably in the school system, he later took technical courses and became a successful engineer, businessman and artist. He was functionally illiterate until age 38 when he discovered how to mentally orient his perceptions and learned how to read, write, and spell with ease.

After independent clinical research and working with experts in different fields, Ron Davis perfected his program for correcting dyslexia in adults and children. Dedicating his life to helping people with the gift of dyslexia, he founded the Reading Research Council in 1982 and Davis Dyslexia Association International in 1995. Davis programs are now available in more than 35 countries.


Fatima Ali co-founded the Reading Research Council with Ron Davis in 1982.

Dr. Ali has over 50 years’ experience in education and psychology as a teacher, principal, professor, clinician, and psychotherapist. At Purdue University, she earned three degrees, worked as Dean of Women, and holds the distinction of being the first African-American woman to earn a Ph.D. from Purdue.

Ron Davis and Dr. Ali established the Reading Research Council 1982 in San Francisco, California.

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