These FAQs are answers to possible questions you might be having. If you have other questions please don't hesitate to give us a call.

What is involved in this program?
…Step one is an assessment or screening to determine the ability of the client to perceive multi-dimensionally and tailor the program to the client.

…Step two is to help the client to learn how to perceive accurately and correct misperceptions at will. This is done through perceptual and kinesthetic exercises outlined in the book, "The Gift of Dyslexia" Copyright © 1994, 1997 by Ronald D. Davis.

…Step three is to help the client to learn and master the basic symbols of reading and writing by creating the alphabet and other symbols as clay models. Abstract words are mastered by creating the concept in clay along with the word.

How does the program affect a person's self-esteem?
Improvement in self-esteem is usually seen in the first few days of the program. The person will begin to experience success with learning for the first time.

Can this method help solve other learning problems?
Yes. For example: Dysgraphia (handwriting problems), Dyscalculia (math problems), ADD (attention deficit disorder) or ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), motor coordination difficulties, auditory perception deficits, and problems with time and order. Since these stem from the same cause as dyslexia, they too can be corrected.

Who can receive Davis Orientation Counseling?
Adults or children who are eight years or older and who are gifted with dyslexia. Each client must be willing and motivated to pursue the program for self-improvement, not because someone else insists.

What can a client expect to gain?
The basic tools of 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, math or physical skills, a method of learning that can be used throughout life. Other remediation and therapy programs will work more effectively and faster with these tools.

What happens after the program?
The client should master the entire list of trigger words. This can be completed in short tutoring sessions over several months. The Davis techniques can be used to master any word, concept, or subject. Follow-up support is also included as part of the program.  This includes: a Student Symbol Mastery Kit, training for a tutor, teacher or family members, telephone consultations and up to three return visits as needed.

How is this program different from others?
The Davis methods address the root cause of learning disabilities. The program corrects the learning disability using the natural strengths and talents of the individual's personal learning style. It is fun. Many other programs address only the symptoms and involve a lot of drill and repetition (which dyslexics often find boring and tedious).

How much gain in reading or writing ability can one expect?
There is usually a marked difference by the last day of the program. This is a literacy jumpstart. Future progress is determined by an individual's motivation, and continued use of Davis Symbol Mastery after the program.

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.