Learning made easy
Now available ONLINE via video-conferencing
We are proud to offer the Davis™ methods, created by the autistic genius Ron Davis.
At the age of 38, the dyslexic and autistic genius Ronald Dell Davis was still functionally illiterate, despite having had a long and successful business career. One evening, he discovered a simple method which enabled him to read easily and effortlessly. His method evolved into what is now called the Davis™ Dyslexia Correction Programme, and is offered by hundreds of professionals all over the world to successfully treat dyslexia, ADHD, dyspraxia, and dyscalculia in just a few days.
Huge improvement in only five days!
At the age of ten, autistic Isabella was a PROFOUNDLY dyslexic before she experienced the Davis™ Dyslexia Correction Programme.
After years of schooling, trying every reading intervention her parents could find, Isabella had not yet learnt a SINGLE letter of the alphabet. She could not even write her own name correctly.
Her mother signed her up for a Davis Dyslexia Correction Programme with Gifted Dyslexic, and on DAY FIVE she was reading.
Davis Dyslexia Assessment
Your first step towards a Davis programme
The Davis assessment allows us to find out if you are likely to benefit from our programme, and design a tailor-made programme just for you. Through the assessment we create a unique symptoms profile, highlighting both your strengths and weaknesses.
Even if you decide not to go further with our help, the Davis assessment is likely to give you a much greater understanding of the problems you are facing as well as a more positive outlook on the world.
Here is a rough guideline of how many days are needed for addressing various learning challenges. Dyspraxia is generally addressed within the other programmes.
When a client signs up for more than one programme at the same time, some time can be saved due to overlap in "curriculum".
Each day tends to be six hours of work, plus half an hour lunch break.
When done ONLINE via zoom, or when working with a child younger than eight, we tend to limit daily sessions to three hours.
Handwriting correction might take an additional day.
Why does Davis work so amazingly?
Axel explains a hidden link between dyslexia and giftedness in Apple's iconic advert.
Too good to be true?
Two year jump in reading ability in only two days – is this possible? Yes it is!
This is why:
The Davis "mental tools" – how to use your talent to overcome your challenges.
Davis delivers results
Our research based approach works
This graph shows results from our Davis™ colleagues Larry and Stacy Smith, who run Rocky Point Academy in Canada. They have tested the reading skills of almost all clients immediately before and after the five-day Davis dyslexia programme, demonstrating an average reading improvement of almost four grade levels in five days. The more room there is for improvement, the greater improvement we tend to see.
This is how Davis works?
Very simple, but extremely effective.
Axel Gudmundsson explains the Davis methods on South African national TV.
This is why Davis works.
This animation explains how dyslexics think and feel – and how they can overcome learning problems using the Davis methods.
A very happy mother.
Angela Gonzales MD was so impressed with her child's results that she decided to become a Davis facilitator herself.
Ella reads Kuffle Bunny after 5 days.
Sam goes from 14% to 90% in 5 days.
James learns to read in 3 days.
Sabre learns maths in 5 days.
See for yourself:
From totally illiterate to top of his class
Nicola Killops was an exceptional teacher of gifted children when she attended the four-day Gift of Dyslexia workshop in 2014, mainly looking for ways to help her autistic son James with his severe dyslexia. She had always used her amazing teaching skills with James, but still at the age of ten she had only managed to teach him about three letters and a few words. Despite her teaching experience and now having a basic understanding of the Davis Dyslexia Correction Programme, she decided to sign him up to a professional programme with Gifted Dyslexic. On the morning of day three he was reading the street names on his way to see us, and a few days later he was reading age-appropriate books. His behaviour also dramatically changed, with less overwhelm and meltdowns, as well as greater consideration for others.
Seven years later we received the following message from Nicola:
"James is thriving.
Top of his class in all the humanities.
I am so proud of him.
I owe so much to you.
[I am now] making it my lifeswork to make others know there is hope."
Davis works just as well for adults
In fact, Davis was initially used for adults, and later adapted for children. Back in September 2016, 18 year old Jadon Joseph was expected to fail his Matric exams (National Senior Certificate Examination). We believed we could help him overcome his dyslexia and ADHD in only four weeks, enabling him to study efficiently and pass his Matric. Based on our prior experience of using the Davis methods, we were full of confidence...
Jadon was facing failure at his university entrance exams when he came to us in 2016.
5 Years in 1 Day: Unbelievable!
We tested Jadon's reading level before starting, and again after his first day.
After about 50 hours of Davis and few days of revision, Jadon sat his exams.
Train to prevent dyslexia
In only TWO DAYS,Teachers can learn to PREVENT dyslexia by using Davis in the classroom
Implementing the Davis Learning Strategies in a mainstream school requires only twelwe hours of training for each foundation-phase teacher, and can cost as little as US$10 per learner. The incredible effect has been demonstrated in the USA and NZ; no special needs referrals and great increase in gifted referrals.
Train to correct dyslexia
Workshops and Licensing from Davis Dyslexia Association International
A licensed Davis Facilitator provides standard Davis correction programs for dyslexia, math mastery, and attention mastery. Use of the term Davis to describe services for dyslexia or other learning needs offered in a commercial (fee-based) context requires licensing by DDAI.
Davis Dyslexia Association International provides professional-quality training in methods developed by Ronald D. Davis to all interested adults, including dyslexia practitioners, teachers, homeschooling parents, and others interested in learning how to use and apply our innovative and effective learning approach.
Our training includes a career-oriented program leading to licensing as a Davis Dyslexia Correction Facilitator. Training is available worldwide through our network of international affiliates. University or CEU credit may be available depending on specific course and location.