The Davis Dyslexia Correction® program centers upon the root cause of learning disabilities and embraces and utilizes the natural talents and strengths of the individual’s learning style. Clients enjoy their experience as it eliminates “the struggle” many encounter through traditional methods such as repetition and drill.
The Davis Dyslexia Correction® program is a four-part process:
This is the first step in the process, and it will determine if a client is a suitable candidate for the program. At this point, we try to determine what the client’s goals might be. It takes about an hour and a half to two hours, and an appointment can be set up at the Waterloo office or by telephone for those who live further away.
We always begin with an assessment that determines whether the program is suitable. We provide an initial consultation, symptoms profile, perceptual ability assessment and require the possible client to read something that feels comfortable to them.
Assessments take about 2-3 hours long. This includes the book, The Gift of Dyslexia and, if required, a letter stating our findings.
The program is designed to help the client to begin to perceive accurately and correct their misperceptions at will. This is done through perceptual and kinesthetic exercises outlined in the book, “The Gift of Dyslexia “ Copyright© 1994, 1997, 2010 by Ronald D. Davis.
Throughout the program, clients will learn and master the basic symbols of reading and writing by creating abstract concepts with clay. It is designed to help other learning disabilities which are under the umbrella of Dyslexia such as ADD, ADHD, Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia, Dysgraphia. The program is designed for children and adults from ages 8 and up. There is a learning program available for younger children.
This is an intense, one-on-one, one-week program. It is normally conducted from Monday to Friday, from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. There are frequent breaks during the day and the client is free from 12:00 P.M. until 1:00 P.M. every day. Again, the program is tailored to meet the goals of the client. The client should be well-rested and come to the program with a positive attitude.
On the last day of the program, there will be support training for a tutor, teacher or family member who will continue the ongoing work with Symbol Mastery. The client will receive the materials needed to complete and fulfill their goals. Follow-up work is done independently on the client’s schedule in their own home with no additional expense. No weekly visits are needed.
After the Program
Follow-up support is also included as part of this program. Dyslexia Resources Canada will provide unlimited telephone or email consultations and up to three 2 hours of follow-up visits as needed. We are willing to visit schools or workplaces to address the needs of the individual.
We offer 4 programs that will offset negative symptoms associated with dyslexia.
Clay Mastery Example
Partial scholarships are available upon application approval.
The Davis Dyslexia Correction® Program
It provides tools to control one’s disorientations and their internal clock. The program typically includes 30 hours of one-on-one work over a 5-day period.
Results include improved focusing, reading, coordination, and writing skills as well as reduced stress and anxiety.
The program is adjusted to meet the client’s goals.
6 Hours of post-program time is allotted, numerous telephone consultations are available and a kit that includes all things needed to continue with work.
Davis® Math Mastery Program
Davis® Math Mastery provides tools to correct problems learning math. These learning problems are sometimes called dyscalculia and can often accompany dyslexia and ADHD symptoms.
Like Davis Dyslexia Correction®, the first step in Davis Math Mastery is to enable children and adults to control disorientation. Once students can be sure that their perceptions are accurate, they can resolve any confusion about math with methods that build upon their creative and imaginative strengths.
The length of a Davis Math Mastery program varies, depending on the needs of the individual. Usually, the Facilitator will schedule 5 to 8 days. Less time may be required if the client has already completed a basic Davis Dyslexia Correction® program. The program is appropriate for children age 8 and over, and adults of any age.
Davis® Attention Mastery Program
For adults and children age 8 and over, we will address attention, behavioural, or organizational difficulties.
The client will learn to recognize and clear up distorted perceptions and use simple mental tools to focus, relax, and control and monitor energy levels. They will master concepts that will help them with social interactions and attention issues.
These concepts include: self, change, consequence, before, after, cause, effect, time, sequence, and order vs. disorder. These will be applied to real-life situations.
The Davis® Reading Program for Young Learners
The Davis® Reading Program for Young Learners is an individualized learning enhancement program with a licensed and trained Davis Facilitator. The Facilitator will work directly with the child, and at the same time provide hands-on training and guidance to a participating parent or another family member.
The program’s goal 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 provide parents or a support person sufficient confidence and skill to continue working with the Davis Young Learner’s Kit after the program.
”Our son Ben, went up 2 full grade reading levels in just one week. It was amazing to see his progress and his continuous improvement using the tools that he gained through the program. Ben loved working with Sharon and he enjoyed the process.
We still do our 'homework' which is easy to follow and something he still has fun doing. I can't say enough about Sharon and the program. We are going back for the math program and excited to see the results.KerryParent Of Student