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THE DAVIS® METHOD

The Davis Methods point at developing focus, creativity, self-confidence and responsibility.

All this while addressing the root cause of dyslexia: a visual talent that, if not recognised and used properly, can distort perceptions and lead to mistakes in writing, reading and mathematics; it affects attention span, time perception, balance and coordination. If used properly, the visual talent leads to the mastery of symbols and words.

 

What makes Davis a unique way to address dyslexia related learning difficulties is the recognition of a phenomenon which occurs  when a person meets something unknown and what the mind does to build the knowledge: it disorients. Disorientation is a state of creativity, visualisation, subliminal thinking, as opposite to orientation, a state in which the mind is receiving exactly what the senses are perceiving from the environment.

This creative state is helpful in visualising objects and situations from different angles but, when it comes to symbols, the person cannot find a correspondence, a part from a sound. For word thinkers, learning to read and write through this correspondence works perfectly but for visual thinkers things get really complicated because all they are left with is confusion.

If not supported effectively, these before-so-smart individuals are left in a limbo that may go on for many years, during which confusion and frustration become "everyday bread".

Addressing the disorientation mechanism by helping the person to recognise and be able to switch it on and off at will, using the visual talent to actively master the symbols of the alphabet, deconstructing the compulsive solutions -the so called coping mechanisms- are the structure through which the person is brought through a total transformation, which is noticeable right after the start of the programme.

More information on this can be found on: www.davismethod.co.uk 

Why It Works

When thinking of dyslexia, it is usually assumed that it affects some aspects of the functional skills of a person. I have often heard people say: "Don't bring the dyslexia in: it's just an excuse for being so clumsy and forgetful! Why can't he learn?"

As a matter of fact, the term dyslexia stands for a compound of symptoms, of which the problems with reading and writing are just one fragment. Signs of dyslexia

To give an effective solution, the intervention must be tailored on the person's needs and based on a consolidated set of techniques.

This is why we offer a range of programmes, aimed at resolving the learning difficulty by developing the personal potential. The result is the birth of a personal, original, learning style while gaining a sense of responsibility and enhanced self-reliance and self-esteem.

Every programme is preceded by an interview, perceptual ability assessment and goal setting, and ends with the successful accomplishment of such goals.

Ronald D. Davis

Ronald D. Davis has created the Dyslexia Correction Programmes from his personal experiences, being himself both dyslexic and autistic. At age 38 he read his first book cover to cover after a lightbulb realization on how his dyslexic mind worked. That was the beginning of what we use today to help brilliant but struggling learners.

Information and research can be found on: www.dyslexia.com

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ABOUT
Alba Di Berardino

Alba Di Berardino

Member of DDAI (Davis Dyslexia Association International) 

Record N. 36395

Thank you for taking the time to read all the way here.

 

I am passionate about helping people recognise their own strength and I find the Davis Method is the most direct, creative and effective way to deal with learning difficulties such as dyslexia, ADHD, dyscalculia.

The passion to understand the human mind has accompanied me since very young age and through life, so I spent most of my youth and adult years researching and accumulating experience to find answers to my many questions, often feeling trapped in an eternal “transformation lab”, a place where, for every question answered, two more popped up.

I have come across the Davis method in my search to help one of my children and a new world opened to me. I found a core point where many theories become practical experiences which bring effective solutions.

With an art background, as I did fine art studies in Italy, creativity takes an important role in whatever I engage in. One more reason why I find the Davis methods so fascinating.

During my time teaching, I have often seen a reflection of the dyslexic talent in students’ art work, a striking originality, misguidedly seen as mistakes, even in creative environments, especially when reproducing real subjects from the environment. 

Struggling learners, usually visual thinkers, are penalised by most educational systems which results a  paralysing experience in too many cases. Through the Davis method they find the way to becoming a new self, learning difficulties become a memory and the inner talents are the propeller for success, in school, at work, in relationships.

 

I have seen this in myself, while training to become a facilitator, in my neurodiverse children and in clients, who experience visible changes in a matter of weeks following intensive, highly structured programmes, filled with self-management tools, creative engagement and focussing techniques. ​

 

I am based in the Worth Valley not far from Haworth home of the Brönte sisters, destination of leisure and cultural voyages.

A Word About The Name

It's all about maths!

Despite having a creative mind I also have a mathematical mind. I love the play of numbers, the games quantities and patterns do in the world I live in. I look for them in every expression and find it a bit sad to see how many people have a hard time when it comes to managing numerals, quantities and the way they work. 

During my training to become Davis facilitator, I fell in love with the way math is explored and so I came up with One Hundred Clay Balls because it is one of the resource used in a Davis Maths Mastery Programmes.

one hundred clay balls

Contact

9 Station Road, Oxenhope, Keighley, BD22 9JJ, UK

+44 7504 808246

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