The Davis methods use the individual’s natural strengths and talents to overcome their challenges. It provides tools to overcome learning difficulties and strengthens the individual’s learning style.
Step one: FREE phone consultation
Do you have questions about the Davis programmes? Not sure if this is right for you – or do you want to know how to get started?
The free consultation gives me the opportunity to find out about the person. I’m interested to hear about both what is difficult and what is easy, fun and a talent. I will talk to you about the Davis approach and how the programmes can be tailored to the individual’s needs. You’ll get an insight into the kind of support available after the programme – and I am here to answer any questions you have.
Do you have questions you want to ask now? Contact me to arrange a call. Every journey starts with the first step.
Step two: the Symptom Profile
A Symptom Profile will show whether a Davis programme is the right step at the moment. It is a way for us to get to know each other and is very important for identifying programme goals.
At the end of this session:
· We will have identified the person’s goals.
· We will have a good understanding of the current challenges and strengths.
· You’ll know whether a Davis programme – or a combination of Davis tools – can help.
The session takes around two hours and costs £95. Symptom Profiles take place face-to-face, at my premises in Forres. (A Symptom Profile via Skype can be arranged for clients who live a long distance away; in this case, the session duration will be shorter.)
Step three: your programme
The programme usually takes place over the course of around five consecutive days and involves 30 to 50 hours of work, depending on the programme. For instance, the Davis Dyslexia Correction and the Davis Attention Mastery programmes involve 30 hours of one-to-one work; the Davis Maths Mastery programme involves 48 hours.
The schedule for most programmes consists of three hours in the morning and three in the afternoon, with a long lunch break. For younger children (ages 6-8), I adapt the work schedule to half-days, usually in the morning.
The 30 hours can be scheduled over six days with a day off in the middle or over two long weekends. I’ll do my best to create a schedule that works for you!
Step four: follow-up support
Training of the support person takes place on the last day of the programme and takes three hours. This step provides simple instructions on what to do, with ongoing support from the Davis Facilitator.
During the training, the support person gains the knowledge and confidence to guide the client through an additional 50 hours of learning. The key elements of follow-up work are: word mastery, reading exercises and the continuity of using the Davis® tools. Each client designs his or her own follow-up programme. This essential step consolidates and develops the learner’s new-found skills and abilities.
This step includes:
· Training for the nominated support person.
· Six hours of face-to-face support and unlimited phone and e-mail support from me.
The programmes take place at my premises in Forres, in the Highlands of Scotland, in a comfortable and relaxed environment designed especially to aid the learning process.
By special arrangement, programmes can take place at a client’s home. If this is possible, my travel and accommodation costs will be added to the overall fee for the programme.
Questions about the practicalities? Contact me for advice and a chat.