Experiences – What Davis Clients Say

mother and daughter with bookSince the launching of DDAI in 1995, tens of thousands of children and adults throughout the world have completed Davis programs.  Many have reported back on their experiences and many facilitators have included client reports on their web sites.

This page features a sample of the hundreds of comments received from the many individuals who have completed programs, and from their parents and teachers.

 

 

We checked with a family we had known who struggled with their son’s dyslexia years back to see if they had ever found anything that worked before deciding if our son should complete the Davis program. Their son had completed three different programs/tutorings, and they felt that the Davis program helped him the most. They indicated that had they attended it first, they likely would not have done any other. We met with the facilitator. Within two days, our teenage son told us he wanted to do the program.

Parents of B.P., age 14, Illinois - from Reading Solution of Central Illinois

My reading is dramatically different. I understand so much more, even from books I’ve already read. From the very beginning of the program, I could see a big difference in my reading and comprehension.

Dan, Illinois, US - from Chicago Dyslexia Center

Things have gotten 1,000 times easier! I used to look at a book and think ‘that’s a lot of words’, but last night I actually read them.

Child, age 9, Ontario, Canada - from Vantage Point Dyslexia Solutions

Emily had an awesome time. She didn’t want to leave. She came home with a new sense of confidence with reading. Our goals were reached beyond what we expected. Emily has her confidence and self-esteem restored. She does not feel like a loser anymore.

Emily's Mom, Texas - from Sims Learning Center

This program is the weirdest thing – this is working! I have undergone changes that mean I can now understand information in the paper world. It’s possible to be less angry, the feeling is like a freedom! Here we are at the end of the week, and something has worked. It feels like hope is planted in the soil. I will be responsible for furthering my paper understanding – that is no small feat!

AJ - adult, British Columbia, Canada - from Positive Dyslexia

We had a seven-year-old girl and ten and fourteen-year-old boys complete the basic program. Our fourteen-year-old did both the reading and eight-day math programs. Now, over six years later, all are above grade level in their basic skills.

Parents of 3 children, Minnesota - from New Hope for Dyslexics

Before I was introduced to this program, reading had always been a troublesome task. My mind always seemed to be filled with ideas as I read. I understood the words, but just not how to connect them. With the techniques learnt from the program, I was able to concentrate fully as I read. I was amazed by how much joy you can have with a book in front of you.

Jessica, Year 10 Student, Australia - from Melody Hong Kong

What an amazing week this was for Maryann! She was always full of excitement after spending the day with you. She was so happy with what she had accomplished. She now has a real sense of being able to be successful with her learning. She is bursting with self-confidence. That speaks volumes. You have given her so much…truly a GIFT!

Parent Report, Canada - from Oakville Success Centre

When I think about where Alex is now, compared to where we started, it is truly amazing. Alex is making grades now that I never thought possible for him. It’s not the grades that are important, though. It is the complete change in Alex that is priceless. His reading and writing has not only improved 100%, but also his attitude and confidence. He actually enjoys reading.

Dawna, South Dakota - from Smart Start Dyslexia Correction Center

I can now stop the dizzy feeling in my head. In the past I’ve talked to my doctor about it and could only describe it to her as “feeling off”. This week I’ve learned that it’s being disoriented AND I can correct it! I can already see improvement in my disorganized way of tackling tasks. I am able to approach things in a more systematic manner and actually complete a job!

Pat, 34 years old, mother of two, Ongario, Canada - from Mind over Dyslexia

The best part of the program is how I feel about school now. Before, I couldn’t wait to graduate high school and never set foot in another classroom again. This caused me anxiety because I didn’t know if I’d ever be good at anything. Now, reading isn’t hard anymore and I like learning. I plan to go to college and be whatever I want to be!

Elijah (age 14), Utah, US - from Focus Dyslexia & Learning Solutions

The change in this boy is huge. Before medication he was very difficult to manage and while medication worked for a while his personality disappeared. It’s great to see the old Harry back but without the behavioural problems.

Penny, SPELD tutor, New Zealand - from Wellington Learning Solutions

My son is very happy; I’d say that he’s euphoric. He has regained his characteristic energy and congeniality. Today he gave me a hug and thanked me for letting him do the Davis Program. At that moment I realized that all the time, energy, effort and the price have been more than rewarded.

M.D., Puerto Rico - from Prolinguistica

Since doing the Davis Reading Programme my concentration, reading and comprehension have become much better. For the first time in my life I have read a whole book from start to finish, word for word. Not only was I able to remember what I’d read, but I could also understand it. My written communication has also improved, which is an important skill to have in my line of work.

A few years ago, I suffered a series of minor strokes which had affected my balance. But since using techniques I learnt during the Davis Reading Programme my stability is better. Together these improvements have helped my confidence greatly.

Peter T, age 65, New Zealand - from Claire Ashmore, Davis Facilitator

I can honestly say,  that even after the first session a light had gone on for my son. This was very exciting after years of struggle. Everything made sense to him and he took it all in and back to school, he jumped up FOUR reading levels in a few short weeks, maths has improved tremendously and his private tutors are thrilled with the fast progress.

Parent of child with autism and dyslexia, New Zealand - from Positively Dyslexic

 

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