The Davis® Dyslexia Correction Program
The two major components of the Davis® Dyslexia Correction program are Orientation Counseling and Symbol Mastery. Davis Dyslexia Correction always includes both of these components.
Davis Orientation Counseling® teaches dyslexic students how to recognize and control the mental state that leads to distorted and confused perceptions of letters, words and numerals. Through a simple mental technique, clients learn to turn off the thought processes that cause mis-perceptions. Instead, they are able to restore their minds to a relaxed and focused state, suitable for reading and other studies. Once Orientation is learned, the student is ready to build the conceptual skills that will allow them to overcome problems stemming from dyslexia.
Davis Symbol Mastery® gives dyslexic students the ability to think with symbols and words, so they can learn to read easily and with full comprehension. Using clay, students first work with the alphabet, numerals, and punctuation marks, to make sure that they have an accurate perception and understanding of these symbols.
Clients then use clay to model the trigger words–the short abstract words, frequently encountered in reading, such as and, the, to, or it. These words cause problems when dyslexic students cannot form a mental picture to go along with them.
Through Symbol Mastery, the student makes a three-dimensional clay model of the meaning of each word, together with a model of the letters of the words. With this approach, learning is permanent.
From Dyslexia the Gift web site, www.dyslexia.com © 1995-2006 Davis Dyslexia Association International Reprinted with Permission
The Davis Dyslexia Correction Program includes:
- Five consecutive days of one-to-one facilitation (ages 8 and up).
- Support training for client’s family, tutor(s) or teacher(s) on the afternoon of the last day to ensure post-program follow-up and success.
- All necessary take-home materials for program follow-up.
- Three return follow-up visits (if necessary) and unlimited phone/email consultations.
For the Davis Program to be effective, a person must be personally motivated and willing to improve some aspect of learning or school performance.
The Davis Dyslexia Correction program is a DRUG FREE solution. Therefore, before a program can be scheduled, clients must disclose all medications. If you have any questions about these requirements, please call 770-516-6683.