Davis® Gift of Dyslexia Workshop

Understand Dyslexia from the inside.

And what to do about it.

Are you an educator or therapist facing the challenge of a student eager to learn but struggling with conventional methods? Perhaps you’re feeling helpless as those tried-and-tested techniques fail to resonate with that pupil.

Or are you a parent or grandparent navigating the complexities of dyslexia, seeking solutions amidst general recommendations and partial successes? Despite efforts from teachers and personal research, do genuine solutions seem elusive, leaving you feeling worried?

Or perhaps you’re considering a career change towards dyslexia empowerment, aiming to leave a lasting impact on the lives of struggling learners. Picture the future where your contributions lead to countless individuals leading successful lives, and recognize the significant difference you made.

If any of these are you, read on.

What is the Davis® Gift of Dyslexia Workshop?

The Davis® Gift of Dyslexia Workshop takes you on a hands-on journey through the Davis methods for Dyslexia, as described in the book The Gift of Dyslexia.

Join us either in person or online to gain deep insights and practical skills. This workshop will help you understand the root causes and master effective strategies to support your loved ones with their reading difficulties.

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What you will gain

By the end of the workshop, while not yet an expert, you’ll possess the understanding and tools to guide those you support through the Davis® Mastery for Dyslexia program, enabling them to understand and overcome their reading challenges.

Insights, strategies and support

This intensive five-day workshop will enable you to:

  • Learn about the extraordinary way the Davis methods were developed.
  • Uncover the connection between gifts and challenges in Dyslexia.
  • Gain understanding of the unique thinking and learning style of dyslexic individuals.
  • Learn why traditional approaches often fall short or worsen the situation.
  • Discover the speed and effectiveness of Davis methods compared to traditional approaches.
  • Master techniques to harness natural talents and improve reading, comprehension, writing, spelling, motor coordination, and attention focus.
  • Learn how to eliminate confusions and mistakes in recognizing basic language symbols.
  • Understand why Davis methods swiftly restore self-esteem.
  • Connect with a supportive community of individuals who, like you, once struggled with challenges alone but now find comfort and understanding among others sharing similar experiences.

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“I feel this workshop far exceeded my expectations. The group interaction and the ‘see one-do one-teach one method of learning each procedure was invaluable.”

F.R., Parent and former Gift of Dyslexia Workshop participant

“Thank you — your course still remains the most fascinating and significant that I have ever attended!!!”

Frances Vacas, former Gift of Dyslexia Workshop participant and primary school teacher

“Dyslexia is not a complexity. It is a compound of simple factors, which can be dealt with step-by-step. At dyslexia’s root is a natural ability, a talent. The gift of dyslexia is the gift of mastery.”

Ronald D. Davis

“A most enlightening, well-presented workshop; I want to go home and use the tools right away!”

G.M., Parent and former Gift of Dyslexia Workshop participant

“The workshop was hugely insightful and covered much more than I had anticipated.”

L.S., Parent and former Gift of Dyslexia Workshop participant

How you will learn

During this five-day workshop, you’ll dive into the Davis® methods in a group setting. With limited group size to ensure the highest quality of training, you’ll explore the main Davis® Dyslexia procedures through clear explanations, engaging demonstrations, Q&A sessions, and hands-on individual and pair-work practice using our signature clay modeling approach.

By the end of the workshop, you’ll have gained a solid understanding of how Davis works and why it’s so effective. Equipped with this knowledge, you’ll be ready to implement these transformative methods to support your students or loved ones in thriving.

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Who should enroll?

This workshop is open to all adults interested in better supporting dyslexic thinkers in their care. It is especially recommended for parents, tutors, teachers and therapists, as well as individuals interested in pursuing licensing as a Davis® Facilitator.

Note

This course does not include certification or licensing for commercial use of the Davis brand and trademarks; such use requires extensive additional training. Please see our Careers Page for more information on how to become a licensed Davis® Facilitator.

“I am very excited by the changes I have seen in my daughter. Even her speech is different. For the first time, she is able to read without anxiety and frustration. To see this transformation is wonderful. Thank you for giving her the dignity of knowing she can learn.”

T.P., Parent and former Gift of Dyslexia Workshop participant

Empower minds that think differently

The Gift of Dyslexia Workshop serves as an invaluable, standalone introduction to understanding and helping individuals with Dyslexia using the Davis® approach. However, if you’re considering a career focused on supporting neurodivergent thinkers, this workshop also serves as the first stage of the Davis® Facilitator Training.

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Workshop format and timeframe

Designed for group participation, you can attend the Gift of Dyslexia Workshop either in person or online, and choose from various locations, time zones, and languages worldwide.

Face-to-face

Our in-person workshop is an immersive, enjoyable, and altogether unforgettable experience.

Alongside like-minded individuals and in a fun and supportive environment, you will experience first-hand how the Davis tools and techniques work. You’ll take home a whole new understanding of neurodivergent thinking and learning, as well as actionable new skills for use in your own life and in supporting your student or loved one.

Online

The online format is an equally stimulating and enjoyable learning experience. This is no dry webinar. We employ a host of creative innovations to ensure the same dynamic, social, hands-on experience that you would expect from any Davis methods workshop. Features of the online workshop experience include:

  • “Camera-on,” “mic-on” video conferencing for real-time interaction
  • Short video demonstrations of our main procedures in a face-to-face setting
  • Hands-on demonstrations of other key procedures
  • Adapted pair-work practice in “breakout rooms”
  • Content review and Q&A sessions to reinforce learning as you progress
  • In-session use of clay for hands-on experience of Davis Symbol Mastery

Timeframe

The workshop is spread across five consecutive days (30 hours). This applies to both the in-person and online formats.

What is it like?

Take a peek inside a Davis® Gift of Dyslexia workshop through the eyes of educator Subiratha Sivakumaran. Subiratha shared her first-hand experiences attending a Davis workshop at Malvern College in England via video blog in December 2017.

 

What happens next

To enroll, follow the link below to find a workshop near you / in your time zone.

Alternatively, if you still have questions, contact us and we’ll have a representative reach out to you!

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