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Davis Workshops, Courses and Lectures

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DDAI and its affiliate organizations offer workshops year-round. These workshops are geared toward teachers, parents, and professionals who want to learn how to use Davis methods with students, clients, and family members.

Individuals interested in a career as a Davis provider may also enroll in the Davis Facilitator Licensing Program.

Classroom teachers, school directors or principals interested in our early intervention or at-risk program for primary grade children should consider our Davis Learning Strategies Teacher Workshops.

Most Courses and Workshops taken in the US and Canada qualify for university undergraduate/graduate and CEU credits, awarded via California State University East Bay.

Workshop Information:

Davis Dyslexia Correction; Math & Concept Mastery:

Davis Learning Strategies (Classroom and Primary Level Program):

Contact Information:

If you are interested in attending a workshop, please contact DDAI or the sponsoring Davis Dyslexia Association branch for information. If you are interested in arranging a workshop or other Davis-sponsored event in your region, contact the nearest DDA branch:

Davis Dyslexia Association International (San Francisco, California)
Oversees Activities for all Regional DDA Affiliates; arranges events and provides training and licensing for Davis providers in the United States, Canada, and all countries not serviced by a designated Davis Dyslexia Association affiliate.
DDA Africa (Kommetjie, Cape Town, South Africa)
All countries in Africa
DDA-D.A.CH (Hamburg, Germany)
Germany - Austria - Switzerland - France - Denmark - Greece - Italy
DDA Latin America (Monterrey, Mexico)
Mexico - Spain - Central America - South America
DDA-Nederland (Maria Hoop (near Roermond), Nederland)
Nederland - Belgium
DDA-Pacific (Dunedin, New Zealand)
New Zealand - Australia - Pacific Islands
Davis Learning Foundation (Malvern, Worcestershire, UK)
UK - Ireland - Portugal - Finland - Eastern Europe - India

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DDAI Course and Workshop Information

Gift of Dyslexia Workshop (4-Day Workshop):

Fundamentals of Dyslexia Correction

This four-day workshop is a professional level introduction to the Davis methods and theories described in The Gift of Dyslexia. Demonstrations, some hands-on practice, group exercises, lectures, question and answer sessions, and guidance on basic implementation of Davis Dyslexia Correction are offered.

This course is the first requirement for certification as a Davis Facilitator. In the US and Canada, academic units are available through California State University East Bay (additional fee and practicum required). Attendance is limited to 30 persons. Includes course manual, 15-minute post-workshop consultation, Symbol Mastery Kit (US workshops only), and Verification of Attendance letter.

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Advanced Workshop:
Davis Methods for Math, Handwriting, Attention Difficulties,
and Auditory Orientation:
(4 Day Workshop):

This four-day workshop is open to persons who have successfully completed the Basic Supervised Practice Meeting. It provides specialized training in advanced Davis procedures for addressing the symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder, dyscalculia and dysgraphia. Includes course manual and Verification of Attendance letter. Auditory Orientation & Fine-Tuning CD sold separately.

Prerequisites: Fundamentals of Davis Dyslexia Correction Workshop; Basic Davis Field Assignments; Basic Supervised Practice Meeting.

Academic Credit (US & Canada Only): 3 quarter units undergraduate/graduate or CEU available.

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Mastery of Motivation and Responsibility Workshop
(2 Day Workshop):

This experiential two-day course covers the basic principles and concepts which underlie the two most vital concepts for success as a Davis Facilitator.

Attendance at this workshop is optional prior to initial licensing as a Davis Facilitator. Attendance is required prior to first year license renewal.

Includes manual and Verification of Attendance letter.

Prerequisites: Advanced Davis Methods Workshop; Advanced Field Assignments; Advanced Supervised Practice Meeting.

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Basic Supervised Practice Meeting on Orientation Counseling & Symbol Mastery:

This four-day training is open to students who have completed the Basic Davis Field Assignments. Its purpose is to refine counselor skills, and develop increased experiential understanding of dyslexic perception, thinking, learning style and process. It may be repeated to improve skills. It provides intensive supervised practice in small groups of the basic Davis Dyslexia Correction procedures.

Group size is limited to 6 persons. Includes Specialist consultations and evaluations.

Prerequisites: Fundamentals of Davis Dyslexia Correction Workshop; Basic Davis Field Assignments.

Academic Credit (US & Canada Only): 5.5 quarter units undergraduate, or 6 quarter units graduate or CEU available.

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Advanced Supervised Practice Meeting:

This five-day course provides the opportunity to master the core Davis procedures and foundation concepts in a collaborative learning environment.

Prerequisite: Advanced Field Assignments.

Academic Credit (US & Canada Only): 6 quarter units undergraduate/graduate or CEU available.

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