The Davis Dyslexia Correction® Programme
A 30-hour program, addressing language-based learning difficulties
Suitable for children ages 9 or 10 or older, as well as adults of any age
The Davis Dyslexia Correction® Programme
The Davis programmes have been proven to increase reading ability. There is a 97% success rate for clients who complete the program. The Davis Programme empowers children and adults who experience difficulties with reading, writing, spelling, handwriting, and language. They may have good skills in hands-on activities, sports and creative activities such as art, drawing and building huts.
The client learns self-regulation methods for controlling perception, as well as skills for eliminating confusion regarding language symbols through Symbol Mastery.
- Five consecutive days of one-to-one facilitation for children ages 9-10 or older and adults of all ages.
- (For children ages 5-8 we offer a Davis Young Learner Program – 10 half-days over 2 weeks)
- Support training for clients’ families, tutors or teachers on the afternoon of the fifth day to ensure post-program follow-up and success
- All necessary take-home materials for program follow-up
- Up to three 1-2 hour follow-up review meetings (usually done at 1, 3 & 6 months)
- Unlimited phone and email consultations
What else will they learn?
- Training of self-help techniques for controlling perception and turning off disorientation
- Mastery of confusing letters, symbols, numbers, and reference skills
- Balance and co-ordination improvement
- Self-awareness tools for reducing stress and controlling energy levels
- Reading enhancement
- Spelling and⁄or handwriting improvement
- Time management skills
- Speech and hearing skills
- Training in how to use creativity as a learning tool
- Writing techniques
“This programme has helped me a lot, and when I am an inventor or a scientist, I’ll be able to write and focus on what I need by using the Davis Tools.”
Testimonial written by Jared’s Nan
Jared* – 11 yrs
Jared* has always struggled with reading. He was read to a lot, and read with a lot. Homework reading was always done but when he stumbled on words, I would encourage him to sound it out, which is how I (even in old age) find out what words are. However, nothing seemed to work. Over his school years he had a lot of help, but somehow, he did not progress.
He has always been a super-bright, super-interested and super-aware child loving to learn and fascinated with science. He wanted to do it, but it just didn’t happen. There were many behavioural problems throughout his schooling also.
Since the programme, he is quietly confident. He worked hard learning and claying all his trigger words, constantly calculating when he would be finished and when he would have learned them all. That became an enjoyable game. His reading improved, and he could finally do it. When the sentences made sense, he wanted to read on.
Not long before he had completed all the trigger words, he was unexpectedly asked to read in front of a class and I happened to be present – there were difficult words and my heart was in my mouth wondering what would happen and how he would manage it. He took a deep breath, checked he was on point, and set off – no one in that room could have guessed there had ever been a reading problem, he did it superbly – his satisfied smile as he sat down said everything about his achievement.
Throughout the time he worked on his trigger words, we saw many examples of the triggering process, and it was great to see how once the trigger word was mastered, he immediately knew it, stopped unconsciously skipping over it in his reading exercises and how this lead to accurate comprehension.
This has been a wondrous process, seeing him master the skills to enable him to read. Yes, it was hard work; yes, it took commitment; yes, it took consistency and self-discipline; and yes, he did it.
It was exciting for me, and a privilege to be part of the process. I learned such a lot and will always treasure it as one of my special highlights.
Jared’s Nan supported him with his claying of the 217 trigger words. Thank you Nan! …and thank you for the permission to put up these photos. Jared thought it might take a long time, but clay tables and areas were set up at home, they made it a game, and the creativity of it keeps a dyslexic learner happy and focussed.
Doing this makes all the difference as models of trigger words – such as: was, is, does, put, of, a, the etc. are clayed so the meaning of each word becomes clear for the dyslexic person. These words no longer trip them up when they read or write.
In the second photograph, Jared is teaching his mum how to do the Koosh Ball exercise which helps check he is using the Davis Tools accurately. Beautiful job!
Jared* is not his real name for privacy reasons …and thank you ‘Mum’ and ‘Nan’ for giving permission to put these up on my website.
The Davis Young Learners Programme for 7-8 yr-olds is similar but has more coaching for parents and is 30 hours over 2 weeks with a facilitator. Parents learn how to support their child post-programme at school. On request, I can go to the school to explain the Davis approach and methods. A Davis Young Learners Programme is Formative rather than Corrective.
It may be that a strongly dyslexic child would still benefit from a Davis Dyslexia Correction programme later on.
Both programmes have 3 x check-ins and 5-6 months of facilitator support by phone, text etc.
There are also celebrations of milestones such as when half-way through the trigger word list AND when all trigger words are done! Yaay!! Up to 80% of text can be trigger words… once learned in this 3D way, reading – and writing – become so much easier.
Just a note to say how much of an improvement we have seen in S. since you have been working with him. Before you started, his ability to write a complete sentence was very poor and his spelling was extremely bad. He could spell phonetically but it took some interpretation with some of it. He could not write some letters properly and frequently used capital letters within a word and scribbled repeatedly over some letters to correct them, making them harder to understand.
He now has good control over his handwriting and [it] is easy to read now, and his spelling is also improving beyond what I could have expected. The help you have given him has been incredible and has changed him so much. He is more confident and enthusiastic.
Good luck with your future endeavours, I sincerely hope you have the ability to work your magic on more needy students like S. (19 years old)
I heard about Claire Ashmore and the Davis Dyslexia Programme from one of her previous clients, and I was interested to see how a Davis Programme could also help me. Since doing the Davis Reading Programme my concentration, reading and comprehension have become much better. For the first time in my life I have read a whole book from start to finish, word for word. Not only was I able to remember what I’d read, but I could also understand it. My written communication has also improved, which is an important skill to have in my line of work.
A few years ago, I suffered a series of minor strokes which had affected my balance. But since using techniques I learnt during the Davis Reading Programme my stability is better. Together these improvements have helped my confidence greatly.
I am very happy with my results from doing the Davis Reading Programme with Claire, and I would not hesitate in recommending Claire as a Davis Dyslexia Programme Facilitator to others
As a gift, the dyslexic thinking style enables individuals to develop talents in areas such as…
spatial awareness problem-solving inventing manual skills building
drama/role-playing strategic planning lateral thinking mechanical arts music dancing
art/design storytelling architecture athletics sports rugby rugby league netball basketball
Alexander Graham Bell Leonardo da Vinci Orlando Bloom Jamie Oliver Whoopie Goldberg
Richard Taylor Henry Ford Walt Disney
Professional services described as Davis™, including Davis Dyslexia Correction®, Davis™ Symbol Mastery, Davis™ Orientation Counseling, Davis™ Attention Mastery, Davis™ Math Mastery, and Davis™ Reading Program for Young Learners may only be provided by persons who are trained and licensed as Davis Facilitators or Specialists by Davis Dyslexia Association International.
Licensed and certified by Davis Dyslexia Association International