[logo]JUST IMAGINE Solutions for Dyslexia, ADD, and ADHD
16 S. Main Street, Suite 200
Janesville, WI 53545
ph: 1-800-753-8147
email: marla@dyslexiawisconsin.com
The Facilitator

My name is Marla Verdone. I am a Licensed Davis® Dyslexia Correction Facilitator and Owner/Director of JUST IMAGINE Solutions for Dyslexia, ADD, and ADHD in Janesville, Wisconsin. I have always had an interest advocating and working in creative learning situations with others. I have a BFA from The Art Institute of Boston, serve on two Board of Directors with creative groups, and advocate in specialized children's medical and educational rights.

As a parent and a teacher, I could not understand why my own bright and creative child was having such difficulty with reading and math. I spent much time trying to figure out why my daughter was experiencing such difficulty - only to be told by some people in the educational field that my child was lazy, or that maybe I should try spending time reading with her. I always felt that she demonstrated the strengths of a dyslexic learning style and researched and tried several methods without success.

Finally, I read The Gift of Dyslexia by Ronald D. Davis and felt that it accurately described my daughter and her frustrations - not only with letters and numerals - but her balance, focusing, sensitivities and hearing as well. I then decided to contact a Davis® Facilitator and traveled with her to attend a Davis® Dyslexia Correction Program and, a year later, followed-up with a Davis Math Mastery® Program.

The Davis programs changed my child's life forever! She went from being a very frustrated nonreader with severe balance issues to a top student and a competitive figure skater. It was the best money ever spent. The program corrected the problems by looking at the root cause of her individual issues. What I now see self-confidence and the blossoming of her strengths and gifts that she has. She has the tools for life learning!

Watching my child's success but still seeing others struggle through my job as a substitute teacher, was heartbreaking. I realized that I loved sharing information about the Davis Programs and shared my own copies of The Gift of Dyslexia and The Gift of Learning to many people. Other teachers (and even our family Pediatrician) were interested in finding out more about what helped my daughter so drastically. I started getting referral calls from friends of friends and I was so passionate about the program - finding that all the stories were similar to what my daughter had gone through - that I wanted others to be helped too. It was then that I decided to change my career and go through the training to become a Licensed Davis Dyslexia Correction Facilitator.

I can't think of anything else I would rather do in life. I have enjoyed working with creative visual thinkers and helping them reach their goals. I feel very privileged to share and witness the life changes that happen right in front of me with each client.

[Marla Verdone, Director and Facilitator at JUST IMAGINE Solutions for Dyslexia, ADD, and ADHD]

Marla Verdone
Licensed Davis® Dyslexia Correction Facilitator

Professional services described as Davis®, Davis Dyslexia Correction®, Davis Symbol Mastery®, Davis Orientation Counseling®, and Davis Math Mastery® may only be provided by persons who are employed by a licensed Davis Specialist, or who are trained and licensed as Davis Facilitators by Davis Dyslexia Association International.

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