Frequently Asked Questions
What is involved in the program?
The client will first learn how to correct perception and disorientation at will. This is accomplished via Davis Orientation Counseling® — as outlined in The Gift of Dyslexia ©1997 by Ronald D. Davis.
The client will then learn how to master the basic symbols for reading and writing by creating the alphabet and abstract words using clay. This is a fun and easy way for clients to overcome confusions.
How is this program different from others?
The Davis® methods address the root cause of learning disabilities. This positive, creative-based program is designed for the learning style of the visual-spatial person. It uses the natural strengths and talents of the client's personal learning style. Clients will learn how they learn and leave with the ability to implement the knowledge obtained during the program into daily life.
The program does not use phonics, colored-overlays, rote memorization, or repetitive drill. These address only the symptoms, not the root cause of Dyslexia.
What can I expect to gain from the program?
Clients leave the program with the tools of basic literacy—including:
The ability to recognize and correct disorientations at will
The ability to focus attention
The knowledge of how to eliminate confusions in words and symbols
Increased self-confidence and ability in reading, writing, spelling or physical skills
Implementing the tools into every day life, as well as doing Davis Symbol Mastery® follow-up on trigger words, is necessary to ensure continued success with the program.
How much improvement in reading or writing can I expect?
A typical program will provide for a significant improvement by the last day of the program. This is a literacy jumpstart - future progress is determined by the client's motivation, continued use of tools, and completion of Symbol Mastery after the program.
How does this program work for home schooled children?
The Davis® Program blends beautifully with the home school setting. Upon completion of the one week 30-hour program, the facilitator will provide for you an overview of how to proceed for the next 4-6 months using the materials that you will be provided with.
Does this program work with adults?
Yes! At the age of 38, Ron Davis discovered the tools that allowed him to correct perception and, for the first time in his life, read an entire book in one sitting. After his discovery, the program was further tested and developed by working with adult Dyslexic volunteers.
Motivated adults bring a level of maturity and self-awareness that make the program extremely rewarding and successful!