Listen to how the life plans of a mum were turned upside down with the realisation that her son was autistic and how she coped in this podcast aired by S**t happens - Deal with it.
Posted Wednesday 14 Aug 2019 16:47 PM
Picture Grammar is a new App for iPads. With illustrations that show the meaning of parts of speech and that of many functional words (including multiple definitions) it is an ideal resource for dyslexics, visual thinkers, students and teachers.
https://apps. Apple. Com/us/app/picture-grammar/id1426575835
The profits go to the Gifts for Dyslexia Bursary fund so download it now!
Posted Thursday 23 May 2019 14:01 PM
Great news! Three of our key workshops have been accredited. The 'Gift of Dyslexia', Davis Learning Strategies' and 'WhyTy' have been independently assessed as conforming to the highest professional standards.
Contact me to find out how you can develop your ability to help dyslexic children and adults.
Posted Sunday 05 May 2019 15:34 PM
The TES have recently published an article revealing that schools failing to deal with dyslexic pupils are leaving them feeling 'stupid, undervalued and guilty'.
Time to try a different approach then!!
Posted Thursday 17 Jan 2019 15:26 PM
Unbelievable that in 2019 that there are some Education authorities in the UK that do not distinguish between dyslexic children and those children that are struggling to read. What is horrifying is that there is an assumption that there is no need for dyslexic children to be taught differently from non-dyslexic children.
A complete failure to recognise the cause of dyslexia; not lack of opportunity, motivation, practice or sensory impairment but due to a different way of processing perceptual information.
Until more teachers and academics explore the work of Ron Davis little will change.
Here is a school in India making that change: https://www. Youtube. Com/watch?v=Z_-rTkOZbOI&feature=share
Posted Saturday 22 Sep 2018 16:20 PM
It's been a while since my last blog. I've been busy working with individuals diagnosed with autism but just wanted to share the powerful effect the Davis programme had on one young man. He was depressed, unemployed, unwilling to leave his room preferring to communicate with others via the internet. It took some time but the concepts gave him the confidence to begin to interact with the real world. Six months after the programme he has a job, is no longer taking antidepressants and has significantly less social anxiety.
When will county councils recognise the value of this programme?
Posted Tuesday 03 Apr 2018 09:45 AM
This course changed my life and understanding. Here is someone else's experience.
https://www. Youtube. Com/watch?v=atBhPAKNEnU&feature=youtu. Be
Posted Tuesday 06 Feb 2018 14:32 PM
Your opportunity to gain the knowledge and skill to help develop your child is here.
Sign up for the Stepping Stones workshop.
Tuesday mornings: 27th Feb, 6th,13th, 20th March or 9-5 4th and 18th March.
Help them become self aware, make sense of their surroundings and naturally develop their social skills.
Contact me to book your place.
Posted Monday 22 Jan 2018 12:10 PM
There are three easy steps to helping your child become more self aware, less anxious, more able to learn how to interact with others.
Step 1: Sign up for a Stepping Stones workshop.
Step 2: Discover and learn how to use a simple practical tool to increase self awareness.
Step 3: Learn a simple technique to make every day events opportunities for learning.
Posted Wednesday 18 Oct 2017 17:27 PM
Very moving account by Chris Packham of his experience of being autistic. He quite rightly pointed out the lack of employment opportunities for those on the spectrum and the waste of their talents. The question posed was whether the world should adapt to them or whether they should adapt to the world.
The Davis Autism programme does not ask an autistic person to adapt or change who they are; it values and respects autism. The Davis Autism progamme simply allows an autistic person to make sense of the world.
Posted Friday 15 Sep 2017 12:17 PM
A nice little video by a dyslexic man explaining dyslexia. He successfully completed a Davis programme and so can use his natural talent to its fullest extent.
https://www. Youtube. Com/watch?v=XfsU_3WEUNQ
Posted Monday 04 Sep 2017 14:35 PM
2nd - 8th October. The BDA are saying 'Let's be positive about Dyslexia'. The Davis facilitators have been positive about Dyslexia for 40 years. We know that dyslexics can overcome their confusions without being dependent on mnemonics for spelling, software for reading, rote learnt techniques for time management. A Davis programme sets them free with the confidence to be. They have a gift and a Davis programme shows them how to use it.
Posted Wednesday 16 Aug 2017 11:23 AM
Many autistic individuals struggle to understand the social rules that govern interactions and relationships. No wonder when the rules change depending on the situation. It seems it's OK to ignore a person with whom you have established a relationship if communication is by e-mail but such behaviour would be considered rude if you were in conversation face to face. Successful and effective relationships depend on an understanding,not of rules, but of monitoring and evaluating the effect of behaviour. This means having an awareness of self.
The Davis Autism approach has this as its core which is why it is useful for all.
Posted Sunday 13 Aug 2017 14:43 PM
New research by a group in new Zealand (published in July '17 in the journal Brain Language) link improved reading skills in dyslexic adults with stronger right brain activation patterns. The paper contributes to a growing body of research that supports the methods used in the Davis programmes!
Posted Monday 09 Mar 2015 10:47 AM
Very excited to be offering a workshop in Leicestershire for parents of young autistic or non-verbal children.
If you want to know how to reduce meltdowns and anxiety in your child and be shown ways to develop their social skills keep Thursday mornings free in September.
To find out more there is a free introductory talk on 7th Sept, contact me to book a place.
Hope to see you there.