At Learning Tools, we use the Davis® Methods. The programs utilize methods that match a dyslexic’s strengths. Hands-on, three-dimensional, and creative activities guide the student to gain significant improvement.
All program work with a student is conducted one-on-one with the facilitator.
Throughout the programs, the students are given tools to assist them. The tools, techniques, and procedures are unique and differ from traditional classrooms so students find these fun to do.
Clay is one of the main mediums used, allowing the student to use natural strengths of creativity, artistry, and visual-spatial thought process. Clay provides the ability to create and explore experientially, their own 3-dimensional pictures for unclear or unknown words and concepts.
- Davis® Dyslexia Correction Program – Language arts concentration Language Arts concentration
- Davis® Math Mastery Program – Math computation and concept concentration
- Davis® Attention Mastery Program – Focusing attention, executive functioning
- Davis® Reading Program for Young Learners – Foundational skills for reading development with parental participation commitment
An in-person screening assessment can be done in North Seattle (Haller Lake Area). Assessments cost $175 and are about 90-minutes. The testing includes reading, writing, spelling, math, and attention.
Online screening from the Davis Dyslexia Association is available through this link: Dyslexia Test/Online Screening.
An in-person assessment and screening is done at the first meeting to ensure that a Davis Program will be appropriate for the student.
Sophia provides Dyslexia Coaching as an hourly consultant to parents, grandparents, teachers, and coaches. The coaching is a separate and distinct offering from any Davis® Programs.
Parenting Skills Course
Sophia offers a 7-week Parenting Skills course designed by Beth Currie-Shier to parents who have had children participate in a Davis® Program in the past. This course is a separate and distinct offering from any and all Davis® Programs but does utilize skills and concepts the children have already learned during their programs.
The Davis Autism Approach® is a non-invasive, gentle approach that can be tailored to address the varying degrees of need. Ron Davis, an autistic genius, developed these incredibly powerful interventions to help transform the lives of autistic people and their families.
Student learns simple, highly effective self-regulation tools and practices for stress management, energy regulation, and enhancing focus.
All of the programs have a core component of actively creating important life concepts out of clay and explored in the surrounding environment enabling the student to integrate their experience and build a framework for understanding the world around them.
- Davis Autism Approach® – for ASD individuals 8+
- Stepping Stones: Beginning Steps to the Davis Autism Approach program – for ASD individuals under 8 or with low/no verbal ability
- Stepping Stones 2 – for those your have completed Stepping Stones 2, but not yet ready for the Davis Autism Approach program
In response to the COVID-19 restrictions worldwide, I am able to offer web-delivered Davis Programs. This is a pilot program that will last through December 31, 2021.
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Wondering if this program the right fit?
Call for a free phone consultation 206-451-7102 or email to schedule an appointment firstname.lastname@example.org. Assessment includes separate time with both the student and the parent(s) and determines needs, goals, and compatibility with a potential Davis® program.
In addition to contacting me directly you can read the following books to learn more:
The Gift of Dyslexia, by Ronald D. Davis: Better understand the dyslexic learner (or visual-spatial)
The Gift of Learning, by Ronald D. Davis: Outlines dyslexic (or visual-spatial) learner and handwriting, math, and attention deficit issues.
Autism and the Seeds of Change, by Abigail Marshall with Ronald D. Davis.
Professional services described as Davis®, Davis Dyslexia Correction®, Davis Symbol Mastery®, Davis Orientation Counseling®, and Davis Math Mastery® may only be provided by persons who are employed by a licensed Davis Specialist, or who are trained and licensed as Davis Facilitators by Davis Dyslexia Association International.
Davis®, Davis Autism Approach®, Davis® Stepping Stones, and Davis® Concepts for Life are trademarks for Ronald D. Davis. Commercial use of these trademarks to identify educational, instructional, or therapeutic services requires licensing by the trademark owner.