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.

 

 

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

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

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.

Gillian, Australia - from Dyslexia Unlocked

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

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

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.

Bob Lee, Headmaster and Parent, British Columbia - from Positive Dyslexia

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

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

My 13-year-old daughter attended the Davis Dyslexia Correction Program six months ago and already we are seeing a great improvement.   She worked one on one with the facilitator in a calm & welcoming environment for six full days.  Since then she no longer avoids reading and writing and her enjoyment and confidence have increased significantly – this after years of suffering at school.  Her level of comprehension and use of vocabulary have also improved enormously, as has her spelling, in a very short period of time.

Ghislaine (Mom of a 13-year-old girl), Washington, US - from Learning Tools

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.

Madeleine Z, homeschooling parent of 10-year-old, California - from NATHHAN Homeschoolers Association

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

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.

Mother of 11 year old boy, British Columbia - from ReSet

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

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

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

 

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