What is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a common learning difficulty that can cause problems with reading, writing and spelling.

Unlike a learning disability, intelligence isn't affected. On the contrary, people with dyslexia often have good skills in other areas, such as creative thinking and problem solving. However it is a lifelong problem that can present challenges on a daily basis.

Around 10% of the UK population have dyslexia*.

Signs of dyslexia usually become apparent when a child starts school and begins to focus more on learning to read and write.

People with dyslexia often have other conditions, including dyscalculia (difficulties with numbers), ADD/ADHD (attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder).

The Davis®  Mastery for Dyslexia

This program is for children from eight years old upwards* and for adults.

The program has two main parts: 

Davis® Orientation Counselling: Here we identify a dyslexic individual's thinking and learning style (e.g. visual and/or kinesthetic) and teach them strategies (Davis tools) to help them focus and overcome their learning difficulties.

Davis® Symbol Mastery: Here we work with the individual to master letters of the alphabet and words (particularly the high frequency words that can trip up dyslexics like 'for', 'the' and 'was') using the Davis clay modelling approach.


The Davis® Mastery for Dyslexia is also very effective for dyspraxia (balance and co-ordination) and dysgraphia (handwriting). These will be taken into account when tailoring the program to the specific needs of the individual.



Professional services described as Davis®, including Davis® Mastery for Dyslexia , Davis® Symbol Mastery, Davis® Orientation Counselling, Davis® Attention Mastery, Davis® Math Mastery, and Davis® Reading Program for Young Learners may
only be provided by persons who are trained and licensed as Davis Facilitators or Specialists by Davis Dyslexia Association International.