Research Topic: Davis Symbol Mastery

Davis Symbol Mastery uses a system of clay modeling in order to master words and concepts. Various researchers have explored the effects of using clay modeling as a learning tool in a variety of contexts.

Research Articles:

Ambrose, Patricia Philip; and Loh Sau Cheong. Effects of the Clay Modeling Program on the Reading Behavior of Children with Dyslexia: A Malaysian Case Study. Asia-Pacific Education Researcher. 20 (3): 456-468, 2011.

Amsberry, Gianna; T. F. Mclaughlin; K. Mark Derby; Teresa Waco. The Effects Of The Davis Symbol Mastery System To Assist A Fourth Grader With Dyslexia In Spelling: A Case Report. I-manager’s Journal On Educational Psychology. Vol. 6, No. 2, pp 13-18, August-October 2012, 2012.

Patricia Carson and Reesa Sorin. Symbol Mastery and the Retention of Dolch Spelling Words. 2014 IERG 9th International Conference on Imagination and Education. 13 June, 2014.

Patricia Carson, Reesa Sorin. Not Just Playing With Clay: Symbol Mastery for Spelling and Word Comprehension. International Journal of Learner Diversities and Identities. Volume 24, Issue 1,pp. 17-27, 2016.

Patricia Carson, Reesa Sorin.. Clay’s the Thing: Clay Work for Mastering Spelling. The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Educational Studies. Volume 12, Issue 3, 2018.

Feizipoor H., and Akhavan Tafti. The Effectiveness of Davis Dyslexia Correction Method Re-examined in Iran. New Thoughts on Education. Volume 1(1):39-50 (Spring), 2005.

Richards, Todd L.; Elizabeth H. Aylward, Virginia W. Berninger, Katherine M. Field, Amie C. Grimme, Anne L. Richards, William Nagy. Individual fMRI activation in orthographic mapping and morpheme mapping after orthographic or morphological spelling treatment in child dyslexics. Journal of Neurolinguistics,. Volume 19, Issue 1, Pages 56-86, 2005.

Serrano-Lopez, Maria and Matthew E. Poehner. Materializing linguistic concepts through 3-D clay modeling. Sociocultural theory and the teaching of second languages. , 2008.

Shayan, Nasrm, Mahnaz Akhvan Tafti, Hasan Asheri. Impact of Davis Dyslexia Correction Method on the Improvement of the Adult Dyslexic's Reading Skills. Journal of Educational Psychology Studies. 7(12):23-46, Fall 2010-Winter, 2011.

Sudek Montes, Eliška Marina. Dyslexia and children's English language learning in a Mexican elementary school: A crowdsourced intervention study. Master's Thesis. , 2015.


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