[logo] Laurel Highlands Dyslexia Correction Center
1824 Beulah Road
Berlin, Pennsylvania 15530
ph: (814) 267-5765
email: info@dyslexiapa.com
Davis® Dyslexia Correction Program

The two major components of the Davis® Dyslexia Correction Program are Orientation Counseling and Symbol Mastery. Davis Dyslexia Correction always includes both of these components.

Davis Orientation Counseling® teaches dyslexic clients how to recognize and control the mental state that leads to distorted and confused perceptions of letters, words and numerals. Through a simple mental technique, the clients learn to turn off the thought processes that cause misperceptions. Instead, they are able to restore their minds to a relaxed and focused state, suitable for reading and other studies. Once Orientation is learned, the client is ready to build the conceptual skills that will allow them to overcome problems stemming from Dyslexia.

Davis Symbol Mastery® gives dyslexic clients the ability to think with symbols and words, so they can learn to read easily and with full comprehension. Using clay, clients first work with the alphabet, numerals, and punctuation marks, to make sure that they have an accurate perception and understanding of these symbols. Clients then use clay to model the trigger words--the short abstract words, frequently encountered in reading, such as and, the, to, or it. These words cause problems when dyslexic clients cannot form a mental picture to go along with them. Through Symbol Mastery, the client makes a three-dimensional clay model of the meaning of each word, together with a model of the letters of the words. With this approach, learning is permanent.

From Dyslexia the Gift web site, www.dyslexia.com
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Program Highlights

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Laurel Highlands clients begin the program by resolving confusion in the basic literacy symbols, including the upper case and lower case alphabets and punctuation marks.

Next, clients are introduced to the Davis® Symbol Mastery procedure, where abstract words, such as like, the, that, if, at or and, are mastered.

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Clients are provided with all of the knowledge, tools, and supplies to successfully implement what they learned during the program into daily life.

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.

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