Smart Start Dyslexia Correction Center :: Servicing The Whole Child

Smart Start Dyslexia Correction Center Services Overview

Davis® Dyslexia Correction Programs utilize methods that match the individual’s learning style. Hands-on, three-dimensional, and creative activities guide the student to gain significant improvement in at least one academic skill, but often more. Drill, repetitive, and computer-based exercises are not implemented.

Today’s traditional classrooms often utilize a limited number of hands-on activities requiring creative thinking and kinesthetic endeavors for completion. These are the exact learning activities which allow the dyslexic or visual-spatial learners to excel. Their three-dimensional thinking abilities permit them to easily think “outside the box” to resolve and answer problems. Their thinking abilities go far beyond what is taught through worksheets and timed tests.

Davis programs are comprehensive, allowing the student to gain improvements in all areas of development: physical, intellectual, social, and emotional. These four areas of human development are intertwined, meaning that the strengths or weaknesses of one area will directly affect the strengths or weaknesses of the other areas. Imagine how doubly exciting it is for the child who completes a program week with significantly increased reading skills, but now can also catch a ball or jump rope for the first time! Davis programs have the power to fuel the total child, not just one’s academic struggles.

All program work with a client is conducted one-on-one with Kim Carson, a certified and licensed Davis Dyslexia Facilitator. It is guaranteed that the client will not be shifted between a variety of tutors, as often occurs in other learning centers. The structure of the program (5 consecutive days/6 hours each day) allows the facilitator to truly learn about the client. This uninterrupted time allows numerous confusions endured by the student to surface, something not easily found through single, hourly sessions.

Davis® Program Points:

  • Tools, techniques, and procedures are unique and differ from traditional classrooms
  • Clay is one of the main mediums used, allowing the child to use natural strengths of creativity, artistry, and visual-spatial thought processes
  • Student work is hands-on with ownership of the strategies transferred to the student
  • Student learns to view his surroundings in an oriented state (focused), thus allowing him to see, hear, and feel exactly what is there, not what is thought to be there
  • Program is intensive, but fun, and presented in 5 consecutive days (Exception: Young Learner’s Program encompasses shorter sessions across a longer time length)
  • Students resolve numerous confusions before week’s end, allowing them to return to classroom the following week with new strategies and skills to better achieve academic success
  • The Davis program provides activities that reach beyond intellectual growth only. Every program provides further developmental growth of the physical, emotional, and social areas, as well
  • The 5-Day Davis® Programs generally begin on Monday, and end on Friday. Hours are usually 8:30 – 3:30 PM, with lunch on your own from 11:30 – 12:30. Special scheduling arrangements may be available upon request. Commuters often request a 9:00 – 4:00 option
  • Client receives a kit of resource materials to take home for continued work
  • Support Training for parents, teachers, or tutors: Friday afternoon. Participants observe modeling of skills, engage in hands-on activities, and gain knowledge of how to guide student at home with new skills
  • Additional follow-up hours included with program package
  • Email and phone consultations included with program package
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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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