RIchard Whitehead (UK)

Davis Workshop Presenter and Specialist
DLS Mentor & Workshop Presenter
MA MPhil (Oxon), PGCE, Dip.RSA (SpLD), AMBDA, SpLD APC (Patoss)

Richard has been a licensed 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. He is also a Davis Workshop Specialist and has delivered lectures and teaching workshops on the Davis methods in countries as diverse as Iceland, Estonia, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Poland, the United States, India, South Africa, New Zealand and Israel.

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'?", 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 (

Richard's work with the Davis methods was featured in the Daily Mail on February 1 2005 (see below). He has a particular interest in the Davis Maths Mastery Programme.

Richard runs a centre in Malvern with his wife Margarita Whitehead, who is likewise a Davis Facilitator. Alongside his work delivering Davis Programmes, he is a Dyslexia Specialist Assessor qualified to conduct diagnostic assessments and is Special Educational Needs Coordinator at Malvern College, a flourishing independent secondary boarding school in Worcestershire, UK.

47 - 49 Church Street
Worcestershire WR14 2AA

Office tel: 0203 3030 243

47-49 Church Street, Malvern

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Axel Gudmundsson,
28 Jul 2014, 12:07