As a Teacher you want to help all the children in your class achieve to the best of their ability. You, therefore, make great efforts to design lessons that are clear and will thus make sense to all; however, this is not always the outcome.
Learners who struggle in class
As a teacher there must be children in your class who just don’t seem to get it. They may, moreover, seem bright, yet struggle when it comes to one or more or all of the following: thus
- reading thus
- writing thus
- spelling thus
- arithmetic thus
- organisational skill thus
- lack of attention thus
- disruptive behaviour thus
Furthermore, you may have noticed that they continue to experience difficulties, despite having had much input from the SEN support systems within the school.
Davis Methods hold the answer:
- Read The Gift of Dyslexia by Ronald D.Davis with Eldon Braun and Autism and the Seeds of Change: Achieving Full Participation in life with the Davis Autism Approach by Abigail Marshal and Ronald D. Davis.
- Sign up to the free on-line course Why Tyrannosaurus but not If and find out more about how you can help those children.
- Read the book Why Tyrannosaurus but not If by Richard Whitehead or sign up to a WhyTy workshop.
- Explore our website and look at research that supports the Davis Methods.
- Contact the facilitator nearest to you for further information.
Have a look at these links for more information:teacher.
- 37 Common Characteristics of Dyslexia by Ronald D Davis.(© 1992 by Ronald D. Davis; Used with Permission)
- The Cause of Dyslexia by Ronald D Davis with Eldon M Braun.(article and accompanying image © 1985 by Ronald D. Davis; Used with Permission)
- Brain Function, Spell Reading and Sweep-Sweep-Spell by Abigail Marshall. (© 2005 Abigail Marshall and Davis Dyslexia Association International. Used with Permission)
- Davis Methods an overview.
- Davis Learning Strategies bring reading within the capabilities of the ‘non-responder’.
It would be wonderful if schools in the UK offered Davis Learning Strategies.
Core Davis Learning Strategies are:
- Davis Focusing Skills: providing the self-directed ability to be focused on the learning task at hand
- Davis Symbol Mastery: allowing mastery of the alphabet, punctuation marks and basic sight words using a simple, and fun multi-sensory alternative to drill exercises and pencil and paper activities.
- Davis Reading Exercises which improve word recognition and comprehension skills.
See how successful Davis Learning Sreategies have been:
Below is a graphic representation of the improvement experienced in 10 schools in New Zealand after attending a 2-day Davis Learning Strategies workshop. When properly implemented, we see every single child reaching or surpassing the NZ national standards for reading.