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.

 

 

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

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

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

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.

Mason's parent, West Virginia - from New Horizons

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

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

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

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

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.

Dave, New Zealand - from Wellington Learning Solutions

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

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

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

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.

Mother of 16 year old boy, Nebraska - from Thoendel Learning Center

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

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.

Dawn and James, Parents, Idaho, US - from Center Point Learning Solutions

 

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