Davis Reading Programme for Young Learners



The Best Start: Young learners deserve the best start we can give them. Strong research evidence suggests that children who are exposed to Davis methods at pre-reading or primary level (age 5-7) benefit in the following ways:

Modeling words
  • They are highly unlikely to develop a learning difficulty.
  • They are significantly more likely to qualify for gifted programme referrals.
  • Their basic word recognition will be among the highest levels expected for their age group.

The Davis® Reading Programme for Young Learners is an individualized learning enhancement programme with a licensed and trained Davis Facilitator. Its mission is to give children aged 5-7 the best possible start at the outset of their learning career.

Its aims are:

  • to provide lifelong learning skills to younger children through a partnership between Facilitator, child and parent(s)
  • to give one or both of the child's parents, or a support person, sufficient confidence and skill to continue working with the Davis Young Learner's Kit after the programme
  • to provide children with the conceptual skills needed to develop reading fluency and comprehension.

The Davis™ Reading Programme for Young Learners provides important tools to beginning readers. Through the unique partnership philosophy of the programme, parents or other family members gain the skills needed to provide the child with ongoing quality support. Typically, the Facilitator will schedule 25-30 hours of time with the student; at least half or more of the programme time will also include the parent or support person participating in helping the child with the new skills and techniques.

Davis Young Learner KitAs part of the programme, students will always receive the Davis Young Learner Kit for Home Use, to be used at home to follow up with the programme.

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

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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.