Davis Dyslexia Correction®

Clay

A 30 hour program, addressing language-based learning difficulties. This program is suitable for children ages eight or older, as well as adults of any age.

The two major components of the Davis Dyslexia Correction program are Orientation Counseling and Symbol Mastery.

Davis Orientation Counseling® teaches dyslexic students how to recognize and control the mental state that leads to distorted and confused perceptions of letters, words and numerals. Through a simple mental technique, the students learn to turn off the thought processes that cause misperceptions. Instead, they are able to restore their minds to a relaxed and focused state, suitable for reading and other studies. Once Orientation is learned, the student is ready to build the conceptual skills that will allow them to overcome problems stemming from dyslexia.

Davis Symbol Mastery® gives dyslexic students the ability to think with symbols and words, so they can learn to read easily and with full comprehension. Using clay, students first work with the alphabet, numerals, and punctuation marks, to make sure that they have an accurate perception and understanding of these symbols. Students then use clay to model the trigger words–the short abstract words, frequently encountered in reading, such as andtheto, or it. These words cause problems when dyslexic students cannot form a mental picture to go along with them. Through Symbol Mastery, the student makes a three-dimensional clay model of the meaning of each word, together with a model of the letters of the words. With this approach, learning is permanent.

To explore the Davis Dyslexia Correction Program in more detail, please refer to

Davis Dyslexia Correction: A Brief Explanation by Abigail Marshall, Dyslexia.com © 2008. 14 April 2013 <http://www.dyslexia.com/library/davismethods.htm>