Davis Symbol Mastery
Davis Symbol Mastery gives dyslexic clients the ability to think with symbols and words, so they can learn to read easily with full comprehension. The client will look up the word in the dictionary and discuss the definition with his facilitator. Once the client has a full understanding of the definition of the word he will model the definition in clay. This process goes far beyond the multi-sensory and phonetic awareness strategies that are recommended for dyslexic learners. It engages the creative process and establishes a lasting mental image for a specific word and series of letters. It produces comprehension and long term retention of the spelling and meaning of a word without the need for phonetic decoding or memorization. Through Symbol Mastery, the client makes a three-dimensional clay model of the meaning of the word, with a model of the letters of the word. With this approach, leaning is permanent.
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 byDavis Dyslexia Association International.