Text Box: Fundamentals of Davis     Dyslexia Correction Workshop
17—20 May 2008
Addington, Kent

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Training for primary teachers.



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Davis® Attention Mastery



ADD, or Attention Deficit Disorder, is a name given to a variety of characteristics which can include one or more of the following:


· Distractability

· Tendency to excessive daydreaming

· Impulsivity

· Hyperactivity

· Behavioural issues

· Difficulty making friends

· Lack of awareness, or knowledge, of time

· Difficulty understanding instructions

· Difficulty with personal organisation and/or finishing things



Yet ADD has many positive features too. ADDers are often naturally inquisitive, good multi-taskers, can be quick-witted, visionary, good lateral thinkers and/or courageous when it comes to taking risks. These characteristics can be powerful assets in many walks of life.


A Whole-Person Approach


The very name “Attention Deficit Disorder” testifies to the way in which these characteristics have become stigmatised by society. Sadly, many  ADD programmes offer a suppressive approach, seeing the condition as a disease or disorder requiring prescriptive treatment. Some advocate the use of powerful psycho-active drugs and stimulants. The risk here is that positive attributes of the ADD thinking style may be eliminated or impaired along with those traits which have been deemed undesirable.



Davis® Attention Mastery


Davis® Attention Mastery is a drug-free, individual, intensive empowerment programme for children and adults which honours the ADD thinking style, working with it to enable a person to master areas of their lives that have hitherto caused them confusion.


It is common for ADD to be accompanied by other issues such as dyslexia, poor coordination or difficulties with maths. When this is the case, the versatility of the Davis methods means that any of these can be worked on together as a range, rather than each requiring separate approaches.



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