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.

 

 

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

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

Before I did the Davis Program- my math marks were always a fail. Afterwards all my marks changed. Now I’m reading a 328 page book. Before I hated reading but now I love it.  I love doing work and I can now read very well.  This changed my life

Brandon, grade 7, South Africa - from Dynamic Learning Solution

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.

Shane (age 15), Sydney, Australia - from Shire Learning Strategies

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 have seen a big improvement in Olivia’s reading! She is now just about where she needs to be in her reading scores. Olivia’s confidence level has gone from a 2 to a 10! Olivia is most happy because she does not need to leave her regular class to get extra help elsewhere.

M.T., New Mexico, USA - from Rio Grande Learning Solutions

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.

Weijia, graduate student, age 33, New Jersey - from New Perspectives in Learning

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!.

Mother of 11 year old, New England, US - from New England Dyslexia Solutions

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.

Parent, Georgia, US - from Reading Quest

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.

Aoife, 4th Grade Girl, US - West Coast - from Mt. Tabor Learning Solutions

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.

Male, age 26, Texas - from New Perceptions Learning Center

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

I feel less fearful and more confident. For the first time I felt as if I had conquered the words, that I was in control. My eye ticks almost disappeared. I openly laughed for the first time in a long time and my sleep has improved dramatically. By also doing the Math program, I passed my logic (Math) class – wrote an A on the final, from a D.

Adult, age 34, Hawaii - from Alternative 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!

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

 

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