‘When someone masters something, it becomes a part of that person. It becomes part of the individuals’s thought and creative process. It adds the quality of its essence to all subsequent thought and creativity of the individual.’ - Ronald.D.Davis
I’ve pulled myself out from becoming a teacher to a dyslexia facilitator after reading the book ‘Gift Of Dyslexia’ by Ronald.D.Davis. Having taught for 6 years, I have experience with children, but with all the unique individuals I hadn’t learned how to go about them. Until I understood the Davis method, which has changed my thoughts entirely.
Dyslexia is often misunderstood, we quickly and easily just focus on the problem, not excepting that we are all different and understanding the gift of being a dyslexic and how it can create a huge positive impact. Being the first Davis dyslexia facilitator in Tanzania, I’m looking forward to correcting and spreading the awareness of the gifts the dyslexics have.
Davis Dyslexia Correction is an approach that harnesses the mental talents that dyslexic people share to overcome the learning problems. Because of their non-verbal thinking; the Davis Method tech is a visual and meaning based approach that is easier for the dyslexics to learn. The program is focused on correcting perception, giving focus tools as well as mastery.
The thought process is in pictures, dyslexics master a word though 3D clay models where after it becomes a part of their thought.
The program focuses on correcting perception, regulating your energy within, focus tools as well as mastery.
An in-depth understanding of the life concepts; having control whilst knowing why.
Reading, writing, and spelling are often difficult and confusing. This is caused by the fact that quite a number of words have a meaning that cannot be readily pictured. The list includes common words like if, and, or, the, with. Similarly, numerals and arithmetic symbols may be confusing. For instance, knowing what “three” looks like (3) does not necessarily mean a person knows that it is a symbol that represents a quantity (o o o.) The confusion can become so overwhelming that a person can no longer properly: 1). Read 2). Write 3). Spell 4). Solve a math problem 5). Listen to and understand directions 6). Carry on a meaningful conversation. Of course we will not always find all of these talents in everyone, but if we look, we will find that every person with learning difficulties has some special gifts. For a free online assessment click here: Is it dyslexia?
What we need to do is resolve the confusion. Our tool is clay. This way we can create 3-D images of the meaning of any word or concept that is confusing, using a medium that caters to the visual learning style a creative person is usually most comfortable and successful with.
1). Davis™ methods create empowered learners 2). Davis works when other programs don’t 3). Davis is a short term intervention that creates long term success 4). Davis is a strength-based approach 5). Davis is appropriate for learners of all ages 6). Davis is flexible and fun 7). Davis can fit within any language or educational system
I couldn’t take it, it didn’t make sense to me. He sat amongst the others in the year 3 classroom. As I looked at the children who were eager and happy to start the day.He looked blankly at me. I’d heard a lot about him already, the lazy boy! Throughout that academic year he was always behind in his writing and reading. However, when it came to experiments, hands on creativity, football, he was shining. He definitely wasn’t lazy! Eager to help him, I researched and learned about dyslexia, got my online certificate in children with difficulties reading and writing. After that certificate I was referred to the Davis Program. From there, I’ve changed from a teacher to a facilitator. I’m excited to spend awareness and the understanding of the gift dyslexics have.