Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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  1. What is involved in the program?
  2. How is this program different from others?
  3. Why is the Davis® Program a drug-free solution?
  4. What can I expect to gain from the program?
  5. How much improvement in reading or writing can I expect?
  6. Does this program work with adults?
  7. Aren't there many famous people who are dyslexic?

What is involved in the program?

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 ©1997 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.

For more information on the program, click here.

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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 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, colored-overlays, rote memorization, or repetitive drill. These address only the symptoms, not the root cause of Dyslexia.

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Why is the Davis® Program a drug-free solution?

One of the main goals of the Davis Program is to enable a person to correct their perceptions and control their attention on their own without the use of medication. A person under the influence of certain medications is not able to experience the contrast and improvement that voluntary control of orientation has on their learning ability as well as their creativity.

See more information about why Davis is a medication-free solution here.

From Dyslexia the Gift web site,
© 1995-2006 Davis Dyslexia Association International
Reprinted with Permission

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What can I expect to gain from the program?

Clients 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, spelling 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?

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 client's motivation, continued use of tools, and completion of Symbol Mastery after the program.

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Does this program work with adults?

[Adults also find great success with the Davis methods!]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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Aren't there many famous people who are dyslexic?

Yes! In fact, some of our culture's most talented people are dyslexic — as is true for many of the pioneers in technology, physics, and art. To see a list of people who are believed to share the GIFT of dyslexia, click here.

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Helpful external links:

Davis FAQ Sheet

Davis Library (Articles and Resources)

Davis Discussion Forum

Methods and Therapies to help Dyslexia

Helping Dyslexic Children in the Classroom

About Davis Dyslexia Association International (DDAI)

Davis Dyslexia Association International is an internationally recognized program that was initially developed by Ronald D. Davis to correct his own dyslexia. As founder of the Reading Research Council in California, Ron Davis spent more than 13 years researching dyslexia before creating what is now known as Davis Dyslexia Association International.

Since 1995, the Davis Dyslexia Correction Program has grown to be the most widely used dyslexia correction program in the world. It is offered in 40 different nations and 30 languages. Over 450 licensed Facilitators worldwide provide approximately 18,000 correction programs per year.

Hear Ron Davis' personal story on YouTube!

The Gift of Dyslexia

When Ron Davis' revolutionary book was published in 1994, The Gift of Dyslexia shone new light on visual-spatial learners and started a shift in perception about dyslexia. It has since been revised (1997, 2010) and translated into 17 different languages!

[The Gift of Dyslexia by Ronald D. Davis]

The Dyslexic Reader

The Dyslexic Reader magazine is packed with information, resources, and inspirational stories and has been enjoyed by thousands of subscribers over the years. Back-issues are now available on-line in an easy downloadable format!

[The Dyslexic Reader]

View The Dyslexic Reader on-line here!

Dyslexia Mastery

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LEARNING DOES NOT HAVE TO BE DIFFICULT...Learning Mastery Associates can help!

[DDAI logo link]Professional services described as Davis®, Davis Dyslexia Correction®, Davis Symbol Mastery®, Davis Orientation Counseling®, and Davis Reading for Young Learners® 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.

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