Experiences – What Davis Clients Say
Since 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.
Madeleine Z, homeschooling parent of 10-year-old, California - from NATHHAN Homeschoolers Association
We completed the Davis Symbol Mastery List in six months and the changes in my son were phenomenal. Ted’s reading level jumped more than two years and he is now working at grade level in all areas ( showing great strength in science and math). He can also, for the first time, remain focused for long periods of time.
Mother of 11 year old boy, British Columbia - from ReSet
There was a remarkable change. What was most interesting for me to watch was his ability to read information around him – signs, posters, pamphlets etc. He had previously struggled so much with this type of reading. Also, he has read chapter books on his own now. Instead of reading aloud to me, he reads on his own. He stops to tell me about the story and read interesting parts, so it seems like he really is understanding and enjoying.
Pat, 34 years old, mother of two, Ongario, Canada - from Mind over Dyslexia
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!
Penny, SPELD tutor, New Zealand - from Wellington 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.
Male, age 29, Michigan - from New Chapter Learning
I’ve been able to understand things I’ve read. Last night, I went to the art museum and was able to read the wall plaques and comprehend!
Dave, New Zealand - from Wellington Learning Solutions
I could hardly read at all before I started the programme. For the first time, I finished a book without getting frustrated or angry. I pinched a book from primary school because I wanted to read it and now over 30 years later I can read it. I am more mellow now and starting to be me again. I’ve found myself! This course works – better than anything else I’ve tried.
Bob Lee, Headmaster and Parent, British Columbia - from Positive Dyslexia
All the things they say should happen after the program, have happened. It’s made a huge difference in his reading and writing. As a parent I can endorse it 100 percent. I don’t work with dyslexic kids myself, but I’ve never seen anything like this program.
Mother of 11 year old, New England, US - from New England Dyslexia Solutions
We were so frustrated watching our bright, enthusiastic daughter having so much difficulty with spelling and writing. What a pleasure it is to see her master words and know that she will never have a problem spelling them again. In fact, she spells them better than me–forwards and backwards and forwards again!.
Parent of child with autism and dyslexia, New Zealand - from Positively Dyslexic
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 Report, Canada - from Oakville Success Centre
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!
Gillian, Australia - from Dyslexia Unlocked
I have quietly struggled with dyslexia for many, many years. Early last year I discovered the Davis Dyslexia Programme.
At the beginning of the course we set clear goals to aim for so I could see my improvement. Throughout the course there were several ah-ha moments when a problem was solved.
Over the years I have done various courses to help me improve my reading speed and spelling but I have found the Davis Dyslexia Programme the most beneficial.
Male, age 26, Texas - from New Perceptions Learning Center
I am embracing the meanings of words into my subconscious. I have improved my reading and am better at reading aloud. I have more confidence in my reading. I can focus easily without working at it.
Parent, Georgia, US - from Reading Quest
We did the program and what a difference. Lexi is a different child. Lexi not only is reading at her grade level, but she understands what she is reading. If she doesn’t understand something she knows what questions to ask.
Christine M. B, Mother of 14 year old, Florida - from Paradise Learning Unlimited Services
This program has been fabulous and my daughter has an interest in reading she has never shown before. She reads with growing confidence and she reads words that were once difficult with ease. She reads with conviction. My daughter came home the other night from school and actually read a whole Social Studies chapter out loud, not once did she ask me to finish reading which is her normal habit.
Elijah (age 14), Utah, US - from Focus Dyslexia & Learning Solutions
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!
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