Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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  1. What is involved in the program?
  2. How is this program different from others?
  3. Why is the Davis® program a drug-free solution?
  4. What can I expect to gain from the program?
  5. How much improvement in reading or writing can I expect?
  6. Does this program work with adults?
  7. Aren't there many famous people who are dyslexic?

What is involved in the program?

The client will first learn how to correct perception and disorientation at will. This is accomplished via Davis Orientation Counseling®—as outlined in The Gift of Dyslexia ©1997 by Ronald D. Davis.

The client will then learn how to master the basic symbols for reading and writing by creating the alphabet and abstract words using clay. This is a fun and easy way for clients to overcome confusions.

For more information on the program, click here.

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How is this program different from others?

The Davis® methods address the root cause of learning disabilities. This positive, creative-based program is DESIGNED for the learning style of the visual-spatial person. It uses the natural strengths and talents of the client's personal learning style. Clients will learn HOW THEY LEARN and leave with the ability to implement the knowledge obtained during the program into daily life.

The program does not use phonics, colored-overlays, rote memorization, or repetitive drill. These address only the symptoms, not the root cause of Dyslexia.

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Why is the Davis® program a drug-free solution?

One of the main goals of the Davis® Program is to enable a person to correct their perceptions and control their attention on their own without the use of medication. A person under the influence of certain medications is not able to experience the contrast and improvement that voluntary control of orientation has on their learning ability as well as their creativity.

Medicines such as antihistamines, codeine-based cough syrups, stimulants (Ritalin, Concerta, Strattera, etc.), and antidepressants (Prozac, Zoloft, etc.) should be avoided.

These medications inhibit a person's ability to use creative thought, or to visualize or picture things using imagination. This becomes significant when doing a Davis Program. During the Program, clients are asked to use multi-dimensional thought and perceptual abilities that are quite natural for them. Psychoactive drugs inhibit the individual's ability to use these talents.

In order to ensure that the client receives the full benefits of the Davis Program, full disclosure of current medications being taken (including non-prescription medications or natural, herbal remedies), is essential. Also, whenever possible, the client should refrain from certain medications for at least one week prior to starting a Program. However, no prescribed medication should ever be discontinued without seeking the advice and permission of the physician who prescribed it.

This doesn’t mean that it is impossible for a medicated person to do the Davis procedures. Medications such as antibiotics and aspirin, when necessary to treat a temporary physical problem, are acceptable. Also acceptable are medications for chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and asthma.

See Program Specifics for more information.

From Dyslexia the Gift web site, www.dyslexia.com
© 1995-2006 Davis Dyslexia Association International
Reprinted with Permission

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What can I expect to gain from the program?

Clients leave the program with the tools of basic literacy—including:

  • The ability to recognize and correct disorientations at will
  • The ability to focus attention
  • The knowledge of how to eliminate confusions in words and symbols
  • Increased self-confidence and ability in reading, writing, math or physical skills

Implementing the tools into every day life, as well as doing Davis Symbol Mastery® follow-up on trigger words, is necessary to ensure continued success with the program.

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How much improvement in reading or writing can I expect?

The Davis Dyslexia Correction® program has a 97% success rate! A typical program will provide for a significant improvement by the last day of the program. This is a literacy jumpstart...future progress is determined by the client's motivation, continued use of tools, and completion of Symbol Mastery after the program.

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Does this program work with adults?

Yes! At the age of 38, Ron Davis discovered the tools that allowed him to correct perception and, for the first time in his life, read an entire book in one sitting. After his discovery, the program was further tested and developed by working with adult Dyslexic volunteers.

Motivated adults bring a level of maturity and self-awareness that make the program extremely rewarding and successful!

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Aren't there many famous people who are dyslexic?

Yes! In fact, some of our culture's most talented people are dyslexic - as is true for many of the pioneers in technology, physics, and art. To see a list of people who are believed to share the GIFT of dyslexia, click here.

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Helpful external links:

Davis FAQ Sheet

Davis Library (Articles and Resources)

Davis Discussion Forum

Methods and Therapies to help Dyslexia



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Professional services described as Davis®, Davis Dyslexia Correction®, Davis Symbol Mastery®, Davis Orientation Counseling®, and Davis Math Mastery® may only be provided by persons who are employed by a licensed Davis Specialist, or who are trained and licensed as Davis Facilitators by Davis Dyslexia Association International.

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