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.
Dan, Illinois, US - from Chicago Dyslexia Center
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.
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.
Parents of B.P., age 14, Illinois - from Reading Solution of Central Illinois
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.
Dawn and James, Parents, Idaho, US - from Center Point Learning Solutions
Our daughter’s confidence has grown tremendously and her ability to share with us what she needs to be a successful learner is wonderful. As we head into parent teacher conferences we are no longer filled with dread and fear. After her first evaluation with the reading specialist this year, she is reading at grade level! She is excited to continue to work on her trigger word list after feeling successful for the first time in years.
Shane (age 15), Sydney, Australia - from Shire Learning Strategies
I can think easily now. I can see accurately and words are coming out at me more easily and reading and writing are easier now. I feel much better about me now — I’m more focused.
Jonathan, North Carolina, US - from Accurate Perceptions
Jonathan has made huge strides; his grades are a full letter better in each subject. He doesn’t resist homework, even writing assignments! His spelling has improved dramatically and he reads for pleasure. He’s clearly happier and more confident and fun to be around.
Mason's parent, West Virginia - from New Horizons
After our initial program with you, Mason and I worked on making the clay sculptures and his teacher supported his strategies. Mason finished the year making the most growth in reading in the whole second grade. At the end of the school year he was given a trophy for reading achievement which he still displays in his bedroom. We were pleased that Mason tested a year above his grade level in reading. Mason even asked for books as Christmas gifts.
Aoife, 4th Grade Girl, US - West Coast - from Mt. Tabor Learning Solutions
If reading were like driving on a road, then letters and trigger words are the potholes. Every time you master a word or symbol it’s like paving over a pothole.
Cameron, Age 13, Ontario, Canada - from Mind over Dyslexia
Before I got here I wrote really awful. On the second afternoon I could write amazing! It was as good as my teacher’s writing or better. That day I also started cursive. My cursive writing was never readable – two days later my cursive writing is just as good as my uncle’s and as good as my mom’s
Kaliln, age 13, Kansas, USA - from Turning Point Learning Center
I can read easier and my accuracy is much better. For me, doing the Davis Program was important because now I can live life like a normal person!
Mother of 16 year old boy, Nebraska - from Thoendel Learning Center
The progress our son has made this year is remarkable. He is now able to complete a test within a class period. He has grown more confident as his skills improved. His time spent on homework has been cut in half and he is working independently. He is an honor roll student.
Weijia, graduate student, age 33, New Jersey - from New Perspectives in Learning
Before doing this program, I would get distracted easily and not finish my work. I am relieved to find out I am dyslexic, and glad I have my new tools. I wish I would’ve done this program sooner, so I didn’t have to struggle for so long.
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.
Parents of 3 children, Minnesota - from New Hope for Dyslexics
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.
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