How does the program affect a person's self-esteem?
Improvement in self-esteem is usually seen in the first few days of the program as the person begins to experience success with learning for the first time.
Can your method help solve other learning challenges?
Yes, Here are a few examples:
Dyscalculia (math problems)
Dysgraphia (handwriting difficulties)
ADD/ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
Auditory perception difficulties
Motor coordination difficulties
Problems with time and organization
These stem from the same cause as dyslexia, so they too can be addressed.
Can someone lose their natural abilities after your program?
No. Our method utilizes the client's strengths. It unleashes their ability to learn quickly and thoroughly. In fact, their natural abilities are enhanced.
Who can participate in a program?
Adults and children over 7 years who are struggling with learning challenges. Each client must be willing and motivated to pursue the program for self-improvement, not because someone else insists.
What can the client expect to gain?
The basic tools of literacy, including:
The ability to recognize and correct disorientations at will.
The ability to focus attention.
The knowledge of how to eliminate confusions in words and symbols.
Increased self-confidence and ability in reading, writing, math or physical skills.
A method of learning that can be used throughout life.
Other remediation and therapy programs will work better and faster with these tools.
How much gain in reading and writing ability should we expect?
There is usually a marked difference by the last day of the program. This is a literacy jump-start. Future progress is determined by the individual's motivation, and continued use of Davis Symbol Mastery.
Is there a program for children 5-7 years who are struggling?
Yes. Mind Over Dyslexia will tailor a program geared to the needs of 5-7 year olds. At the core of this program would be The Davis™ Reading Program for Young Learners. Literacy skills are developed using creative, experiential and meaning based strategies. Careful consideration is given to provide a flexible schedule to match the pace and stamina of the child.
Is it a problem for my child to miss school for 5 days?
Schools have been very supportive in working with parents and Mind Over Dyslexia to alter expectations for the child during the 5 days of absence. They have been willing and eager to help the child succeed and not feel overwhelmed with catch up work.
How can I miss 5 days of work?
Many workplaces will treat this program as an instructional off site course. Check with your HR department for details. Mind Over Dyslexia will provide information you may need to help with approval from your workplace. It is also possible to book in a flexible program schedule to allow for some continued work commitments.
What can I do if I suspect an employee has dyslexia?
Mind Over Dyslexia provides general presentations in the workplace – similar to a lunch and learn. Dyslexia runs in families, so an employee may be seeking help for their struggling child and may recognize personal symptoms in the process. We can also provide literature for distribution within the workplace.