Young children diagnosed with ADHD often have significant academic and learning barriers, particularly with reading skills and reading comprehension. The Davis tools for attention regulation are part of every Davis program. Because academic difficulties often are at the heart of behavior problems and the inability to sustain focus in a classroom setting, in some cases it is better for children to start with a Davis® Dyslexia Correction program. In many cases, the behavior issues that gave rise to an ADHD diagnosis will dissipate when the child gains the ability to read and understand print.
Adults and teenagers who are frustrated because of poor organizational skills, difficulty completing projects, or time management may choose to begin with the Davis® Attention Mastery approach.
Kelley Phipps, as a licensed Davis Facilitator, can help each individual determine which program will provide the best start.
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No. Dyslexia is not a disease, and it is not the result of a brain injury or defect. Dyslexic people think primarily in pictures, not words, and have difficulty learning to work with symbols such as letters or numerals. When they are confused or frustrated as children, they begin to experience distorted perceptions, such as reversals of letters, and develop life-long learning blocks that hamper their progress.
The problems that prevent learning can be corrected. That is, dyslexic children and adults can learn to recognize and to control the mental state that results in distorted perceptions, thus eliminating this problem. They can also learn new and more effective approaches to reading, writing, spelling, or math calculation, and thus overcome problems at school or work.
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Yes! Because adults are usually more mature and self-aware than children, Davis programs are extremely successful and have applications in many areas of life quite quickly.
Ron Davis discovered how to correct his perception when he was 38. He then worked with other adult dyslexics to develop the other parts of the program that were necessary to correct dyslexia.
The Davis program gets to the root cause of many learning disabilities and does not simply address symptoms. Unlike many other programs, it does not teach compensatory strategies or tricks. Clients learn tools and strategies to correct their learning disabilities. They are truly relaying a “solid foundation” for learning. Students learn to orient themselves for optimal learning and then use their natural creativity to overcome their learning difficulties.
No. The Davis program utilizes and builds on the natural visual-spatial-kinesthetic thinking style and gifts of the dyslexic individual. Most people find that as their challenges are resolved, their gifts have a chance to shine even more. Read about Famous Dyslexics.
Many learning difficulties stem from the same root cause. Here is a list of some of the learning problems that the Davis programs address:
- ADD/ADHD (attention deficit disorder/attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)
- Dysgraphia (handwriting challenges)
- Dyscalculia (math challenges)
- Auditory processing difficulties
- Dyspraxia (coordination and balance difficulties)
- Challenges with sequence, time, organization, and/or creating order