My daughter went through the Davis program with a facilitator nearly a year ago. It has changed her life. The Davis methods work. If I had listened to all of the others who left me NO hope, I wonder where my daughter would be right now. I thank God that I did not give up like I was encouraged to do. Many thought I was nuts, and still do, but the Davis methods worked!
I see others with her learning style failing miserably in the academic setting---suffering from low self esteems as well, and I am so very thankful that I found Davis' web site. His program isn't a gimmick---in fact, it requires a lot of work from the dyslexic to complete the Symbol Mastery portion of the program.
Once you truly understand how dyslexics think, you understand how they learn. Every single day I'm discovering more about the picture thinking process, and I am making new connections as to how to teach those with this learning style. I also have a deep understanding of disorientation and have learned what exactly causes my daughter to disorient---more importantly, so has she.
She has an incredible understanding of how she thinks and learns. She also has an incredible understanding of her numerous talents. More importantly, she knows why school is challenging to her right now, knows she is very intelligent, and doesn't mind working hard to correct the difficulties. There are not many 7 year olds who can make those claims!
I look forward to meeting Ron Davis someday and telling him what an incredible impact he has made on our lives and so many others.