This endorses the Davis conviction that Autism is not a disability: it does not need a cure. Davis Autism wishes to reach out to those with disabilities as baggage with Autism: to help them remove the problems and celebrate the amazingness.
This week, 1st-7th April, is World Autism Week 2019. Davis Autism International are kicking it off with an invitation to the world: embrace neurodiversity and celebrate the wonderful strengths and differences that come with autism.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if schools in the UK offered this?
Davis Focusing Skills. To give self-directed ability to focus on the learning task at hand
Davis Symbol Mastery. For alphabet, punctuation and basic sight words
Davis Reading Exercises. To improve word recognition
The British Dyslexia Association presents awards annually to dyslexic individuals and those who support them, in various categories. The 2018 Gala Dinner was hosted by Anthea Turner, who was joined by the familiar face of Jack Harley-Walsh.
Jack and Anthea
Success of a Davis Maths Mastery Programme
This little girl worked with Axel Gudmundsson in South Africa. Her goals were to juggle, play darts, ride a bicycle and do maths. Here is a video of her progress and the delight she
What a Davis Programme did for one man
Read how Robin, who had problems with Dyslexia and ADD, has experienced positive change following Davis Programme with Davis Facilitator, Elizabeth Shepherd, based in Crowborough, East Sussex. Then, if
Discover the Davis Approach to Dyslexia Dyspraxia ADHD Autism and Maths; the methods are life-changing. This video provides a wonderful introduction to the Davis Approach to SpLD.
Axel Gudmundsson, director of Davis Dyslexia Africa in a 9 minute interview on
The same needs the world over
Dear Teacher, Dyslexia is not lazy and absolutely not stupid. It is simply a different, often more constructive, definitely more creative way of seeing the world.
A Davis Programme can help you or your
Did you know that there are different types of empathy?
Autistic people have a huge amount of AFFECTIVE and COMPASSIONATE empathy. They pick up on and share others feeling easily. They want to help others. Did you know that there are different
End of Term
As you come to the end of the school year you take stock. Were SATs a nightmare for your child? Did they struggle in ways you did not expect? Does your child’s end of year report suggest
The Gift of Dyslexia Workshop 15th-18th December 2018
As a Davis Facilitator trainee you will discover the Davis Methods. You will also learn how this amazing, non-phonic, process effectively puts the Dyslexic learner in control of their own gift. Once in
The Margarita Whitehead Scholarship
Has been set up in memory of Richard Whitehead‘s wife, Margarita, who passed away in April. The Margarita Whitehead Scholarship is managed by “Gifts for Dyslexia”,
The Margarita Whitehead
Davis Methods recognised with BDA Awards. In 2015, 2016 and 2017 a Davis client won a prestigious BDA Award. 2 Young Person Awards and 1 Children’s Award, Highly Commended. In 2017 A Davis Facilitator also won the Teacher’s Award,
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ADHD characteristics overlap with Dyslexia characteristics. A child with these wonderful characteristics is gifted with Dyslexia.
A Davis Programme can show a person how to use the positives to eliminate the negatives.
Davis Autism International shared this feedback about the Davis Autism Approach. The comment is from a clinical psychologist who attended a Davis Life Concepts for Autism workshop.
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Subiratha Sivakumaran participated in The Gift of Dyslexia Workshop in Malvern in December. She has made a video of her response to this experience.
Watch her account of her journey in this blog post.
Davis Facilitators know Autism, as with all issues described as Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD), arises from a gift.
Harriet Cannon of Leeds University has created this fantastic infographic celebrating the many positive features of Autism.
These positives features are experienced
Chris Packham was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome when he was in his 40s. The television presenter reveals how the condition helps him to see the world in a different way and why he wouldn’t want to change it. Chris
Find out more about Dyslexia and other SpLD.
“Why ‘Tyrannosaurus’ But Not ‘If’?” will raise dyslexia awareness.
This Dyslexia Awareness resource pack will help you unravel the conundrum below…
There are some bright and creative people who thrive in conventional learning
A new research report about dyslexia and vision has been drawing outsized media attention, with hyped up headlines that suggest a breakthrough discovery as to the cause and treatment of dyslexia.
Abigail Marshall explains how this new study is
In this amazing Tedx Talk from 2014, James Ross describes how learning differently affected his relationship with letters. As a gifted picture thinker he developed dyslexic baggage, which he is able to explain for everyone to understand. He describes how that
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There are some bright and creative people who thrive in conventional learning environments.
There are others – just as bright and creative – who do not.
Traditionally, dyslexia and related
Why Tyrannosaurus but not If?
Now also available, in greater detail, in a wonderful book.
Have you ever wondered why some children can write the word tyrannosaurus and yet cannot spell the word if? Or wondered, therefore, why there are children who get 9/10 in
Tessa Halliwell, a UK Autism provider, in a multipurpose sensory room at the
Autism Show in London.
Tessa and Georgina Dunlop, both UK Davis Autism Providers, attended London’s
Autism Show on 16th June. They reported that there were some
Top British You Tube celebrity, dyslexic singer, artist and make-up artist Klaire de Lys shaved her head to raise bursary funds for people with dyslexia and on a limited income to access the Davis Dyslexia Programme. Her band ‘Fenix’ also