Life with dyslexia can be frustrating and very disheartening. This can lead to stress in the workplace or at school, which in turn can lead to health problems. By approaching dyslexia differently, fear of failure and low self-esteem are replaced by an increase in confidence and a better quality of life.

A new perspective

The Davis� Dyslexia Correction Programme was developed by Ronald Davis to overcome his own learning difficulties. Davis sees dyslexia as a talent. It is the ability to think multi-dimensionally, to shift or alter mental and physical perceptions. This explains why so many dyslexics are creative, offer unusual solutions to problems, are very intuitive or have vivid imaginations.

How it works

The Davis Dyslexia Correction Programme helps the individual to discover his innate gift, and to apply it to the learning difficulty. In this way the blockages to effective learning are removed. Clients are shown how to clear up confusions regarding letters, numbers, words and language symbols and are aided in the process by the use of clay.

After an initial assessment and consultation to establish whether the client would benefit from a programme, the work is done on a one-to-one basis and is designed to meet the needs of the individual. The programme lasts approximately 30 hours and is usually done in the course of a week. Occasionally a client will benefit from a more spread out approach.

 

Who could benefit?

Children and adults who suffer from symptoms of dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia or ADD. These could be any of the following:

General:

- appears bright and articulate, but unable to read, write or spell at appropriate level
- labelled lazy, stupid, immature, or as having a behavioural problem
- disorderly or compulsively orderly behaviour
- poor self-esteem; covers up weaknesses with ingenious compensatory strategies; easily frustrated
- daydreamer; gets lost easily; poor time sense
- limited attention span
- learns best through experience, observation and visual aids

Reading:

- skips or misreads words and lines
- poor comprehension
- struggles to focus on and/or understand text

Hearing and speech:

- easily distracted
- difficulty putting thoughts into words
- mispronounces words or stammers

Writing:

- trouble with writing or copying; unusual pen grip, often presses too hard
- handwriting varies or is illegible

Maths:

- difficulty remembering tables or other sequential information
- knows answers, but fails to work them out on paper
- difficulty with word problems

 

Dyslexia in Adults: The Davis Methods

 

Expected Results

- improved ability to focus and maintain attention
- reduction of learning difficulty symptoms
- improved ability to read, study and learn
- increased tolerance for confusion
- greater confidence, personal awareness, and self-esteem

Davis Learning Foundation
47 - 49 Church Street, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 2AA
Tel: +44 (0)330 001 0680
E-Mail: info@davislearningfoundation.org.uk

The Davis methods worldwide
Davis Learning Strategies for Primary Teachers
Interactive Reading Software - recommended by Davis Dyslexia Association International

Davis Learning Foundation is a trading name of Create-A-Word, a non-profit company limited by guarantee Company no. 4803526, Directors: Richard Whitehead, Margarita Whitehead

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. Commercial use of the trademark Davis Learning Strategies® for the purposes of training and mentoring teachers requires licensing by the trademark owner, Ronald D. Davis.