Contact Richard at: [email protected]
Richard has been a Davis Programme Facilitator since 2002. Having been a classroom teacher for several years, he originally discovered the Davis methods when looking for a solution for the son of some friends.
His extensive background in education includes time spent teaching in both the adult and mainstream secondary educational sectors. Richard has a keen interest in holistic approaches to health and learning; alongside his dyslexia work, he has run workshops on effective parent/child communication based on the work of Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish (How to Talk so Kids Will Listen).
Richard is author of the popular online course, “Why ‘Tyrannosaurus’ But Not ‘If’?” (http://www.whytyrannosaurusbutnotif.com), a fifteen-part e-mentoring course, based on Davis principles, for teachers of struggling learners. He has written articles on the dyslexic learning style for publications as diverse as Literacy Today, Green Parent Magazine and Personnel Today magazine and he has recorded video presentations on dyslexia for the Dystalk project (http://www.dystalk.com)
Richard’s work with the Davis methods was featured in the Daily Mail on February 1 2005 (“Dyslexia Help That ‘Changed My Life’ – http://findarticles.com/p/news-articles/daily-mail-london-england-the/mi_8002/is_2005_Feb_1/dyslexia-changed-life/ai_n37431954/) He has a particular interest in the Davis Maths Mastery Programme.
Alongside his work with the Davis methods, Richard is also Special Educational Needs Coordinator at a prominent local independent boarding school.
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- Richard Whitehead