This quote is taken directly from correspondence with Davis Dyslexia Association International.
To see the response in its entirety, please go to MyGuestbook. I could not have said it better...
"We do think that your work is a valuable contribution to the field, and may be
particularly helpful to classroom teachers who do not have the resources or
ability to arrange for or wait for outside therapy for their students. You are
providing the teachers with a very simple tool -- the permission in their work
to simply allow students to try reading books that are flipped over and to see
how it goes -- which may in itself be a sufficient intervention to prevent some
children from falling behind in school. In fact, your approach may be a
time-saver for some teachers, who will realize that they do not have to
consistently try to "correct" a child who is holding a book upside down.
See also http://www.dyslexia.com/library/edart.htm for a look at the harm to
self-esteem in such situations).
Information Services Director
Davis Dyslexia Association International
Website: http://www.dyslexia.com/ "
Although we are not free at this time to release detailed information, my wife and I are conducting formal research into "Upside Down Reading and Writing" for a very well known and highly regarded university.
In one Rhode Island School District the study is in its 2nd year, with another district just getting underway, and possibly two more later this Spring. The results are extremely encouraging.
My wife and I have been asked recently to provide professional development to elementary teachers, and we are in the process of putting together a presentation. If you are interested in having us into your school, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .