Who can we help?
The Davis approach considers the underlying thinking and learning style of individuals who display symptoms of dyslexia, dyscalculia and AD(H)D. Individuals who experience these learning differences often struggle in conventional educational and workplace settings because their visual-spatial thought processing can cause difficulty with some aspects of symbolic thinking, such as working with words and numbers, or with understanding key life concepts such as ‘self’, ‘change’, ‘consequence’, and ‘time’, among others.
Unlike other methods that address the symptoms of a learning difficulty, the Davis approach tackles their root cause, removing the barriers that have prevented learning in the past and opening the pathway to easier and more rapid learning, together with improved ability to focus and form part of the learning/working environment.
History of Davis methods
In 1980, at age 38, Ron Davis overcame his own severe dyslexia when he found a way to quickly eliminate common perceptual distortions. For the first time in his life, he could read and enjoy a book without struggling. After independent clinical research and working with experts in many fields, Ron Davis perfected his program for correcting dyslexia in adults and children.
In 1982, Ron Davis and Dr. Fatima Ali, Ph.D, opened the Reading Research Council Dyslexia Correction Center in California, achieving a 97% success rate inhelping clients overcome their learning problems. In 1994, the first edition of the book, The Gift of Dyslexia was published, and a year later DDAI was launched and began formally training others to provide the same programme.