Davis® Dyslexia Correction Program
The Davis® Dyslexia Correction Program is an internationally recognized program originated from the United States in 1980s. It is now practiced in 45 nations in over 30 languages.
Who should join?
Clients aged 8 or above who show symptoms of dyslexia, considered suitable to undergo Davis® Dyslexia Correction Program by our consultant after the screening consultation.
How long does it take?
To achieve best effect, the program should be conducted intensively for 30 hours over 5 consecutive days.
It includes 3 hours of follow-up sessions.
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 the client 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, the client learns to turn off the thought processes that cause misperceptions and restore their minds to a relaxed and focused state, suitable for reading and other studies. This allows the client to build the conceptual skills 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 and punctuation marks, to make sure that they have an accurate perception and understanding of these symbols. Students 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.
The program also includes a support training session with parent and take-home materials for follow-up at home. There are three hours' follow-up sessions with the facilitator after the program.
Professional services described as Davis®, Davis® Dyslexia Correction, Davis Symbol Mastery, Davis Orientation Counseling and Davis® Math Mastery may only be provided by persons who are employed by a licensed Davis Specialist, or who are trained and licensed as Davis Facilitators by Davis Dyslexia Association International.
More information about the program is available at the official website of Davis Dyslexia Association International.