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.
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.
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.
Dawna, South Dakota - from Smart Start Dyslexia Correction Center
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.
Pamela, California - from Renaissance Mind
The Davis Method of “detriggering” the disorientation caused by dyslexia is amazing! My daughter’s progress in two short weeks was not only amazing to me, but also to her teacher. Her penmanship, confidence and reading ability was significantly improved after her training away from the classroom.
Child, age 9, Ontario, Canada - from Vantage Point Dyslexia Solutions
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.
Thijs (boy), Netherlands - from Denkwonder (Translated from Dutch)
The Davis training was very relaxed and didn’t feel like work. In the months after the Davis training I practiced a lot of words with my mother. I always benefit from this, because I can learn words quickly, which makes it easier for me to learn for my tests.
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.
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.
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.
AJ - adult, British Columbia, Canada - from Positive Dyslexia
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!.
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.
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