In 1980, at age 38, Ronald D. Davis overcame his own severe dyslexia when he found a way to quickly eliminate perceptual distortions. For the first time in his life, he could read and enjoy a book without struggling. After independent clinical research and working with experts in many fields, Davis perfected his drug-free program for correcting dyslexia in adults and children.
Over the last few decades, the program had continuously expanded to helping individuals with:
- Reading and Writing difficulties (Dyslexia)
- Attention Deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD)
- Math deficiency (Dyscalculia)
- Handwriting problems (Dysgraphia)
- Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
Davis theorizes that dyslexic individuals are primarily picture thinkers who experience perceptual disorientations in the senses of time, vision, hearing, and/or balance and coordination. Davis℠ Programs are facilitated in a one-to-one, fun and supportive environment to clients of all ages. It provides solutions based on the following key elements:
- Davis℠ Orientation Counseling: Learn to focus using imagination.
- Davis℠ Symbol/Concept Mastery: Learn words and concepts using creation processes.
- Davis℠ Reading Exercises: Learn about eye coordination and comprehension strategies.
- Davis℠ Dyslexia Correction Program [for reading and writing challenges]
- Davis℠ Math Mastery Program [for math challenges]
- Davis℠ Attention Mastery Program [for ADD/ADHD or attention challenges]
- Davis℠ Reading Program for Young Learners [for all young learners below 7-8 years]
- Davis℠ Autism Approach [for high-functioning ASD challenges]
Book References (available at our clinic)
- The Gift of Dyslexia [or the Chinese version 天賦 X 讀寫障礙]
- The Gift of Learning
- Autism and the Seeds of Change
It aims to assess the client’s suitability for the Davis℠ Program, individual learning needs, learning styles, perceptual abilities as well as family support. The consultation takes around 1.5 hours. (Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by at least one parent or guardian.)
Davis℠ Intensive Program
All Davis℠ Programs are conducted by Licensed Davis℠ Facilitators. Programs are delivered on a one-to-one basis, usually arranged as a 30 to 48-hour intensive. Basic contents include Davis℠ Orientation Strategies, Davis℠ Symbol Mastery, Support Training as well as unique component of corresponding program (Reading Exercises/ Davis℠ Concept Mastery/ Davis℠ Math Mastery).
Adults or Children aged above 8 years
- Davis℠ Dyslexia Correction Program
- Davis℠ Attention Mastery Program
- Davis℠ Math Mastery Program
Suitable for clients with Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyspraxia and learning difficulties.
[Key components: Davis℠ Orientation Counseling/ Davis℠ Symbol Mastery of the alphabet, punctuation marks, trigger words/ Davis℠ Reading Exercises]
Suitable for clients with ADD, ADHD or concentration / attention problems.
[Key components: Davis℠ Orientation Counseling/ Koosh Ball Exercises/ Davis℠ Concept Mastery]
Suitable for clients with Dyscalculia (math problems).
[Key components: Davis℠ Orientation Counseling/ Davis℠ Concept Mastery for building Math foundation concepts/ Davis℠ Math Function Exercises]
Children aged 5-8 years
Davis℠ Young Learner’s Program
Suitable for children with or without learning difficulties, aiming to provide life-long learning skills for developing reading fluency and comprehension.
[Key components: Davis℠ Focusing Strategies/ Koosh Ball Exercises/ Davis℠ Symbol Mastery/ Davis℠ Reading Exercises/ Dictionary skills]
Follow-up Exercises and Consultations
After the Program, it is necessary to conduct follow-up exercises at home to completely resolve the learning difficulties and to consolidate learnt strategies and concepts. Three 1 -hour post-program consultations would be arranged to monitor and adjust progress.
Davis℠ Autism & NOIT
Davis℠ Autism Approach®
The Davis℠ Autism Approach (DAA) is a non-invasive, gentle approach that can be tailored to address the varying degrees of need found within the broad spectrum of autism and ASD.
This program was created by a brilliant autistic man who stumbled across a way of understanding his world at the bottom of his garden…Ron Davis who did not speak as a child removed the confusion and chaos from his life by learning to understand behaviors through modeling them in red dirt and water. These early discoveries proved a foundation to his life’s work and he has now created a method to guide others like him and their families to participate more fully in life.
DAA is a three-part program
Creating an awareness of self by assisting individuals in becoming oriented in the world, using a variety of auditory, visual and kinesthetic methods.
Learning about “life’s natural lessons” by creating models in plastalina clay and exploring these concepts in the environment.
The third and final stage focuses on building social awareness through exploring the different types of relationships we have with others, allowing those with ASD to participate more fully in life.
NOIT (Natural Orientation Inducing Tool)
NOIT Research began as a private, leading edge autism organization. Its purpose continues to be the development of strategies that will support even the most severely autistic individuals to learn to participate fully in life. A small percentage of the autistic population, possibly 10 to 15%, are so severely handicapped with autism that the development of language skills does not occur. This limited population of autistic individuals was the original focus of NOIT Research and continues to be the most important population.
NOIT is an acronym for Natural Orientation Inducing Tool. It offers children and adults the opportunity to master the art of focusing whenever they choose. Developed by Ron Davis, the NOIT has been found to be useful for people with diagnoses of ADD or Autism Spectrum Disorder. However, this unique learning tool is useful for anyone who wishes to improve their ability to be present and attend in any situation.
Using the NOIT can improve:
- maintaining focus and attention
- following instructions
- social skills
- receptive and expressive language skills
- balance and hand/eye co-ordination
Want to learn more?
Please visit the websites of Davis℠ Autism Approach and The NOIT Research.