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Frequently Asked Questions

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  1. What is involved in the program?
  2. How is this program different from others?
  3. Does this program work with adults?
  4. What can I expect to gain from the program?
  5. How much improvement in reading or writing can I expect?
  6. How does this program work for home schooled children?
  7. What type of testing do I need??

What is involved in the program?

The student 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 student 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 students to overcome confusions.

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How is this program different from others?

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 student’s personal learning style. Students 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, colored-overlays, rote memorization, or repetitive drill. These address only the symptoms, not the root cause of Dyslexia.

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Does this program work with adults?

Yes! At the age of 38, Ron Davis discovered the tools that allowed him to correct perception and, for the first time in his life, read an entire book in one sitting. After his discovery, the program was further tested and developed by working with adult Dyslexic volunteers.

Motivated adults bring a level of maturity and self-awareness that make the program extremely rewarding and successful!

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What can I expect to gain from the program?

Students leave the program with the tools of basic literacy—including:

  • The ability to recognize and correct disorientations at will
  • The ability to focus attention
  • The knowledge of how to eliminate confusions in words and symbols
  • Increased self-confidence and ability in reading, writing, math or physical skills

Implementing the tools into every day life, as well as doing Davis Symbol Mastery® follow-up on trigger words, is necessary to ensure continued success with the program.

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How much improvement in reading or writing can I expect?

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 jumpstart...future progress is determined by the student’s motivation, continued use of tools, and completion of Symbol Mastery after the program.

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How does this program work for home schooled children?

The Davis® Program blends beautifully with the home school setting. Upon completion of the one week 30-hour program, the facilitator will provide for you an overview of how to proceed for the next 4-6 months using the materials that you will be provided with.


What type of testing do I need?

There are many different methods of testing available depending on your unique situation.

A professional diagnosis can be obtained through an educational Psychologist Ph.D or a Clinical Psycholgist Pys.D. Other commonly accepted forms of testing or screening can be obtained through a skilled practitioner specializing in testing for learning disabilities. Other options include Internet Resources and School Testing.

A consultation with a Davis Provider and testing with the Davis Method is a requirement before a Correction Program can be scheduled.

For more information on testing for Dyslexia, visit Testing for Dyslexia (external link).

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Helpful external links:

Davis FAQ Sheet

Davis Library (Articles and Resources)

Davis Discussion Forum

Methods and Therapies to help Dyslexia



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.