Professional services described as Davis®, including Davis® Dyslexia Correction, Davis® Symbol Mastery, Davis® Orientation Counseling, Davis® Attention Mastery, Davis® Math Mastery, and Davis® Reading Program for Young Learners may only be provided by persons who are trained and licensed as Davis Facilitators or Specialists by Davis Dyslexia Association International.
HELLO AND WELCOME
3 SIMPLE STEPS
1. INITIAL ASSESSMENT
I will conduct an assessment which usually lasts about 2 hours, that will establish your, or your child's strengths and any areas that might need addressing.
Parents are welcome to stay as this is a great opportunity for you to ask questions and find out how Davis can help your child.
Call me on 078 234 71801 to make your booking.
2. BESPOKE PROGRAMME
The student will then have one-to-one sessions with me, a fully qualified and licensed facilitator. In most cases, the program lasts for about 30 hours and is usually given on 5 consecutive days.
By the end of the week the student will have learned to use the Davis tools. They will know what is meant by ‘You need to concentrate.’ They will have learned how to stay focused, how to read with fluency and have sound comprehension. They might also appear calmer, more in control and more confident.
3. ON-GOING SUPPORT
Once the program is finished, follow-up work will be necessary. For this to happen, a support person will be shown how you or your child can be supported in order for the newly acquired skills to be mastered and embedded. If you do not have a support person, arrangements can be made for me to support you.
At all times, the facilitator can be asked for help and support if and when questions or queries arise.
IS IT DYSLEXIA, AD/HD OR ANOTHER LEARNING DISABILITY AND HOW DAVIS HELPS THEM ALL.
An excellent video from my colleague Carl Nigi, simplifying terminology and explaining how Davis works.
Click the watch button to view.
ACCESS TO WORK SCHEME
An Access to Work grant can pay for practical support if you have a disability which affects the way you perform at work, this includes dyslexia and dyspraxia.
To be eligible for the grant, you must be over 16 and either about to start work, in a paid job or self-employed.
Access to Work will pay 100% of all approved costs if:
you have started a new job and make a claim during the first six weeks
you are self-employed or run a small business
you work in a company with less than 10 staff members
you require a support worker/training.
However, if you have been in your job for 6 weeks or more, your employer will have to contribute towards the cost of support. The amount that they are required to contribute depends on the size of the organisation.
When cost sharing applies, Access to Work will refund up to 80% of the approved costs between a threshold and £10,000. The employer will have to contribute 100% of costs up to the threshold level and 20% of the costs between the threshold and £10,000. The amount of the threshold is determined by the number of employees in the company.
If you think you need help, contact your local Access to Work centre. You, not your employer, must contact with Access to Work initially.
Call 03452 688 489
or apply online at www.gov.uk/access-to-work
You’ll need to provide:
your workplace address and postcode
the name of a workplace contact who can authorise your Access to Work payments
your workplace contact’s email address or work phone number
your unique tax reference number (if you’re self-employed)
You’ll also need to explain:
how your condition affects you at work or getting to work
what help you’re already getting
what else could help you
To determine the most appropriate support (reasonable adjustments), a workplace assessment will be arranged with a workplace consultant. The assessor will visit your workplace and this gives you the opportunity to discuss the help and support you need. There is no cost for the workplace assessment. If you do not have a diagnostic assessment report, this may need to be arranged first. Access to Work may accept a good quality screening test for self-employed and some lower skilled jobs.
The assessor will write a report which will include three quotes for each support option. In most cases, as the employer has to pay towards the support so it is important to involve your manager from the start. It can also be useful to ask the assessor to meet with your IT department to ensure software recommendations are compatible with the corporate systems.
You do not have to use the companies that the report recommends. It is possible to choose your own and Access to Work will usually allow the switch if it is a reputable provider.
Contact Tania Blackmore-Squires for further information.
BURSARY FUNDS FOR DAVIS PROGRAMMES
Gifts for Dyslexia
Gifts for Dyslexia (G4D) is a Bursary Fund which provides assistance to people in financial need who would benefit from a Davis® Programme. G4D considers applications from people with dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, attention deficit and other learning difficulties.
Davis®Programmes provide practical skills that remove obstacles to learning and everyday functioning by focusing on the distinctive dyslexic learning style. A style shared by all dyslexic individuals. Thus, the Davis® student can achieve the fullest expression of their innate gifts; moving to success in every aspect of their lives.
This programme is particularly helpful for ‘non-responders’ to phonics!
More information can be found in Ronald Davis’ book 'The Gift of Dyslexia.'
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the maximum amount of grant I can expect to receive?
Assuming funds are available, G4D will consider providing a bursary for up to 90% of the total cost of a Davis ® programme.
For more information contact Tania Blackmore-Squires or click the link below.
Davis theories and Philosophies
If you would like to find out more information about Davis, here are a few texts and links to purchase the books.
The Gift of Dyslexia
by Ronald D Davis
Here at last is a book that brings real help to people who have dyslexia.
The Gift of Learning
by Ronald D Davis
In the Gift of Learning, Davis applies his proven techniques to the four most common learning disabilities beyond dyslexia:
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
Maths deficiency (dyscalculia and acalculia)
Handwriting Problems (dysgraphia and agraphia)
Why Tyranosaurus but Not If
by Richard Whitehead
'My child can read the word tyrannosaurus, but when it comes to words like if, they cannot. Why?'
This is a book of know-how about dyslexia that empower teachers, parents and dyslexics alike. Compelling insights into the workings of the dyslexic mind are coupled with proven practical strategies based on Davis techniques.
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