How does the Davis® Program work? 

Once a client has been identified to be a good candidate for the program through the initial meeting, the client learns to correct perception and control disorientation. The intensive mastering process helps with overcoming confusion in a fun and creative manner.

Will follow-up work be necessary?

For continued improvement and success after completion of a Davis® program, a planned schedule will be created and will need to be followed. The amount of time dedicated to daily follow-up varies depending on each client’s goals.

Can adults benefit from the program?

 

Adults, when motivated, bring a level of maturity and self-awareness that make them excellent candidates for Davis® programs. The tools they learn will help them deal with the stresses of daily life and help them improve the quality of their lives.

How is Davis® different from other programs?

 

Davis® methods go to the root of the problems that cause learning disabilities. It focuses on the natural talents and strengths of the client and they are designed especially for the learning style of visual-spatial learners. Clients learn how they can use the knowledge they have learned to improve their daily lives. It does not use phonics, rote memorization, repetition, and drill, all of which do not help with dealing with the root cause of dyslexia. The follow-up work can be done on your own schedule and at home.

How much improvement can be expected from the Davis® program?

 

Clients leave the Davis® program with the ability to control their disorientation, focus at will, the knowledge on how to eliminate confusion in symbols, and an increase in self-confidence and self-esteem due to improved reading, writing, math, and physical skills. The continued success will depend on how they continue to follow-up and keep up with the Davis® Symbol Mastery.

How can homeschooled children benefit from The Program?

 

The Davis® program's follow-up schedule works incredibly well since it can be incorporated seamlessly in a homeschooled environment. It complements the homeschooling curriculum very well. All the materials needed for the follow-up are provided after the program.

Are there other diagnoses that a Davis® program can help with?

 

Dyslexia is a term that is very broad and can encompass a variety of issues. Some common diagnoses that may be helped by (but not limited to) Davis® Programs are:

  • Language-Based Learning Disability

  • Reading Disability

  • Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD/ADHD)

  • Dyspraxia

  • Dyscalculia (Math)

  • Dysgraphia (Handwriting)

  • Phonemic Awareness Disability

  • Visual Processing Disorder

FAQs

The Davis® Math Mastery Program

An initial assessment will establish if the program is appropriate for the client. It also provides information that lets the facilitator tailor the program to fit the client’s specific goals, challenges, pace, and natural gifts. Children and adults learn:

  • Mental tools to help with focus, controlling energy, and relaxation

  • Mastery of Basic Concepts that support mathematics

    • Time​

    • Sequence

    • Order vs. Disorder

    • Change

    • Consequence

    • Cause / Effect

    • Before / After

  • Mastery through an understanding of terms and symbols using a creative, hands-on style of instruction. Confusion with math symbols (numbers, function symbols like + and x) and terms (add, subtract, etc.) are worked on and resolved

  • Mastering definitions of non-picture words in math that can cause confusion when doing word problems

The Davis® Attention Mastery Program

The Davis® Attention Mastery Program provides a drug-free solution to ADD/ADHD. The program provides effective tools to help individuals aged 8 years and older, with ADD or more general attention, behavioral, or organizational difficulties. Individuals get to the root cause of their difficulties and resolve them. Adults and/or Children learn:

  • How to recognize and clear distortion in perceptions

  • Tools that will help them focus, relax, and to control and monitor their energy levels

  • How to master and internalize concepts that will help them with social interactions and deal with attention issues. These concepts include:

    • Self​

    • Change

    • Consequence

    • Before / After

    • Cause / Effect

    • Time

    • Sequence

    • Order / Disorder

  • How to apply these concepts to real-life situations​

The Davis® Reading Program for Young Learners

Goals of The Program:

  • That the child gains lifelong learning skills and a solid foundation for reading and writing

  • To help the parent(s) gain skills and the confidence to help their child continue to use the Davis® Young Learner Kit at home

Davis Learning Tools

  • Focus – The child will learn how to be physically and mentally focused on the learning task at hand.

  • Release – The child will learn how to relax and how to deal with frustration.

  • Dial – The child will learn how to control his or her energy level.

Alphabet and Punctuation Mastery

  • Clay is used as a way of helping the child see, feel, and create the symbols in three-dimension.

Word Mastery

  • The child learns to master the basic word by making a model of the word using the meaning of the word to help with completely understanding the word.

Reading Strategies

  • Skills in reading from left to right, word recognition, fluency, comprehension, and retention are developed.

Coordination and Balance Exercises

  • These exercises help in reinforcing the focusing and other tools and help in improving visual perception, coordination, and balance.

This program is usually a 2 week, half-day program. At least half of the program time will include the parent(s) participating in helping the child with new skills and techniques.