Getting Started – Addressing Learning Disabilities
The Davis program is a four part process:
- 1. The Assessment:
This is the first step in the process, and it is to determine if you or your child (the client) is a suitable candidate for the Davis programs. It takes approximately 2 hours, and an appointment is set up at the office in Kanata (Ottawa).
- 2. The Program:
This is an intensive, one-on-one 30 hours of training and takes place over 5 days, 6 hours per day. It is normally conducted from Monday to Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Kanata. There is a one hour lunch break at 12pm. Each program is specifically tailored to meet the client’s needs and all materials are provided.
- 3. Support Training:
On the last day of the program in the afternoon, support training is given to parents or others involved with the client’s follow-up work. The client will receive materials needed to complete and fulfill their goals.
- 4. After the Program:
I will provide unlimited phone calls consultations, and up to 6 hours (in my office) of review if needed as part of a program.
The initial program is just the beginning. Many changes are evident by the end of the week . Children typically increase by one or two grade levels in reading or some other basic skill. Older children and adults often experience a gain of several grade levels. Age, previous experience, and motivation are factors in the rate of success. Future progress is determined by motivation, support, completion of follow-up work, and continued use of the tools and techniques learned in the programs.