Q: What are the key aspects of the Davis Dyslexia Correction program?
A : The client will first learn how to correct perception and disorientation at will. This is accomplished via Davis Orientation Counseling™—as outlined in The Gift of Dyslexia by Ronald D. Davis.
The client will then learn how to master the basic symbols for reading and writing by creating the alphabet and abstract words using clay. This is a fun and easy way for clients to overcome confusions.
Q: What makes Davis different from all the other alternative therapies available in South Africa?
A : The Davis™ methods address the root cause of learning disabilities. This positive, creative-based program is DESIGNED for the learning style of the visual-spatial person. It uses the natural strengths and talents of the client's personal learning style. Clients will learn HOW THEY LEARN and leave with the ability to implement the knowledge obtained during the program into daily life.
The program does not use phonics, gimmicks, rote memorization, or repetitive drill - which address only the symptoms, not the root cause of Dyslexia.
Unlike other programs that require weekly visits over the course of many years, the Davis Program follow-up is done from the comfort of your own home...on your schedule...and at no additional cost to you.
Q: Does the Davis program work with children who are Home-schooled?
A : Of course! The Davis program is a wonderful complement to the home school setting. After the 30-hour program, support training for the parent provides a basis for follow-up over the next 4-6 months. All necessary materials are provided, and when added into a daily routine, the follow-up exercises go quickly. Many clients have found great success with implementing the Davis strategies into their home school environments.
Q: How much improvement in reading or writing can one expect?
A : The Davis Dyslexia Correction® program has a 97% success rate! A typical program will provide for a significant improvement by the last day of the program. This is a literacy kick start, future progress is determined by the client's motivation, continued use of tools and completion of Symbol Mastery after the program.
Q: Will Davis methods help a child who is taking Ritalin for ADHD?
A : The Davis Program is not recommended for children who are on medications to treat attention focusing problems at the time of the program.
Davis Facilitators are happy to consult with families whose children are on medication, but they usually will not provide the Davis Dyslexia Correction program to a child while on Ritalin or similar medications. Stimulant medications such as Ritalin will tend to interfere with the student’s ability to learn the control of their mind’s eye, and techniques such as dial-setting, which are a significant element of Davis methods.
Sometimes parents do elect to bring their children to Facilitators during school breaks when they can also take a Ritalin “vacation” However, the decision to interrupt medication can only be made by the parent along with the treating physician.
Many parents have children who are diagnosed as ADD or ADHD and do very well without medications after receiving either a Davis Dyslexia Correction or Davis Attention Mastery program.
Q: What Languages can Dynamic Learning Solution Provide the program in ?
A : Your Facilitator, Rene Christiane is bilingual.Fluent in both English and Afrikaans. Materials are also available in both English and Afrikaans. Rene currently teaches both languages as a teacher and understands the demands of both languages in the school setting.