Davis Dyslexia Materials — Buying Guide
- Where do I start?
- If you are a parent, tutor or teacher who wants to learn more about Davis methods, the best place to start is with the book, The Gift of Dyslexia. The book will provide you with a new perspective on dyslexia and explain the theory behind the Davis approach. The book also contains a step-by-step guide to the essential techniques that are used by licensed Davis Facilitators to help individuals overcome barriers to reading and other common difficulties associated with dyslexia.
- Do your kits have all materials needed for working with a child or other dyslexic individual?
- The Davis Young Learners Kit for Home Use contains all appropriate material for working with a young child, aged 5 to 8. The materials with this kit are geared to building early foundational skills for beginning readers. This kit is ideal l for home schooling or for parents who would like to give their young children a head start or extra support during early primary years.
You should use the child's age rather than reading level to guide you in the choice of a kit. If you are unsure of which kit to buy because your child's age is borderline (about 8 years old), we recommend starting with the Davis Young Learners Kit. We feel that it is better to start gently and lay a good foundation with a child, so that both the parent and child can have a successful and enjoyable experience.
The Davis Orientation and Symbol Mastery Home Kit is geared to individuals age 8 and over and contains all needed material for implementing Davis techniques in a home setting. If you are working with more than one child, a single kit can be shared; you can buy additional clay and koosh balls separately as needed.