Davis Dyslexia Facilitators Association (DDFA)
Members of DDFA are Licensed Davis Dyslexia Facilitators, Autism Providers and Specialists who operate in, or license through the UK .
DDFA, the Davis Dyslexia Facilitators Association, membership is made up of Davis facilitators who work, or have trained, or who license through, and therefore are closely connected with, the UK. Davis facilitators come from a wide range of different backgrounds: education, health care, psychology, business, fine arts… This diversity means, therefore, that there will be a facilitator to suit every client’s personal preference. Moreover, we each bring a different perspective to broaden the understanding of the group.
Many DDFA members became facilitators after experiencing the power of a Davis programme first-hand, either personally or as a parent or teacher. For this reason we are passionate about the Davis methods and totally committed to helping our clients discover their gift and showing them how to use it to eliminate the baggage that, regrettably, often comes with it.
Davis Facilitator Training
Davis facilitators are fully trained in the Davis methods and are licensed and certified by Davis Dyslexia Association International. Training in the Davis methods involves a minimum of 450 hours over 11 modules. Closely supervised on-site training is reinforced by closely monitored distance learning assignments where training is practised and reflected on. The training lasts from one to two years. All Davis Facilitators are capable of structuring and providing a Davis Dyslexia Correction Programme with dyslexic children and adults, and have a professional grasp of the Davis theories and methods.
Providers of the Davis Autism Approach have undertaken an additional year of training.
All facilitators, moreover, participate in ongoing Continuing Professional Development activities.
What does this mean?
Apart from gaining technical expertise, a facilitator is trained to a high level in:
- Interpersonal sensitivity.
- Building rapport.
- Keen observation (especially of signs of disorientation, confusion and concentration).
- Agility in adapting the textbook methods while adhering to Davis core principles when clients respond unpredictably.
A Davis programme with a licensed facilitator is a significant investment. Above all it provides a sound basis, not just for reading, not just for school, but for the whole of a person’s future life.
Training in the UK is run through the Davis Learning Foundation, based in Malvern. If you’re interested in training to become a facilitator in the UK click here
Professional praise for the Davis Programmme
“Ron Davis is a revolutionary and profound thinker and has discovered what history will record as one of the great insights in the fields of learning and how the mind works.”- Thom Hartmann, author of Beyond ADD: Hunting for Reasons in the Past and Present, and many other top selling books.
“These [Davis] procedures have an excellent foundation in learning theory. They use each of the senses for learning and provide for concept integration.”- Joan Smith, Ed.D., author of You Don’t Have to be Dyslexic
“After hearing so much about what kids labeled ‘dyslexic’ can’t do, it’s refreshing to learn from Ron Davis about the gift of dyslexia. Davis helps us reframe the learning abilities of kids who have trouble reading, yet who possess superior visual-spatial understanding, and he provides important clues as to how they can be reached.”- Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D., author of The Myth of the A.D.D. Child