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I offer a range of programmes, tailored to your goals. These programmes establish effective tools for managing focus and perception, and harness your innate strengths and creativity. Together, we can then address your particular challenges, and explore learning approaches which are in line with your own thinking style and can be taken into the future.

Programmes can be conducted face to face in the North Shropshire area, or arranged over zoom if you are further afield. 

Davis® Programmes

"Over the years, Pauline has helped me a lot with advice for structuring lessons, sourcing content and literature, hosting lessons for groups of children and most recently doing an intensive specialised dyslexia helping course with my youngest child, which was amazing, and not only helped my son to be confident to sit his English GCSE this summer, but also helped me to understand my own dyslexia learning strengths."  (N.C. - parent)

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Read/write mastery

If you have a diagnosis of dyslexia, or you feel you are struggling with the written or spoken word in any way, then this programme will help. You might find that phonics isn't working, you are struggling with reading, writing or spelling, or you may have to read things multiple times to understand them. Maybe you struggle to organise and communicate your thoughts verbally. You may also face challenges with holding information in your head or memorisation (e.g. times tables). Sequences and following multi-step instructions might be an issue. If any of this is true, then a mastery for dyslexia programme will help. This intensive, 30 hour programme, usually over five consecutive days, is ideal for individuals facing the challenges associated with dyslexia. It is also an effective approach for those who have struggled with phonics. Davis Mastery for Dyslexia is suitable for ages 8 to adult.

Elements included:

Tools; to establish focus, calm alertness, and accurate perception. These will create the best mindset for effective learning.

Koosh ball activities; a chance to have a bit of fun, develop coordination, and align all the senses.

Alphabet mastery; looking at the alphabet to make sure none of the symbols are causing hidden confusions, which could make reading difficult.

Reading exercises; alternative approaches to phonics which train the eye to track from left to right, support comfortable, easy reading, and improve understanding and recall.

Symbol mastery; a creative exercise which provides mental images for all those common words whose meanings are difficult to picture (e.g. 'that').

Tailored activities to your specific goals; e.g. handwriting, spelling, or elements from other programmes.

Davis® Mastery for Dyslexia Programme

If you have a diagnosis of ADHD, or you have challenges around maintaining focus and attention, completing tasks, personal organisation or time management, then a Mastery for Attention programme is for you. It is also helpful if you are overly impulsive or, because of your energy levels, struggle with daily relationships and social expectations. This intensive, 30 hour programme, usually over five consecutive days, can also benefit those facing the challenges of dyspraxia. It is suitable for ages 8 to adult.

Elements included:

Tools; to establish focus, calm alertness, and accurate perception. These will create the best mindset for effective learning.

Koosh balls; a chance to have a bit of fun, develop coordination and align all the senses. These simple exercises open and strengthen neural pathways, improving balance, perception and coordination.

Dial setting; an effective tool for choosing appropriate energy levels for different tasks, and engaging in social relationships more effectively.

Concept mastery; a creative exercise exploring underlying concepts which govern the physical world (e.g. cause and effect). By exploring these concepts, individuals will gain more understanding of the world around them, social expectations, and the link between outcomes and their actions. This supports the development of executive skills such as time management, personal organisation, impulse control and effective social interactions.

Establishing order exercises; these build on the concepts explored and improve personal organisation, planning, tenacity and responsibility.

Behaviour strategies; activities where individuals can explore problematic scenarios and discover their own solutions in a gentle, non-judgmental way.

Tailored activities to your specific goals; e.g. clock mastery, or elements from other programmes.

Attention mastery

Davis® Mastery for Attention Programme

Maths mastery

If you are struggling because of dyscalculia or difficulties with numeracy, then a maths mastery programme is the right choice. If you struggle to understand the number system, or are concerned about your basic arithmetic; if you think "I am just no good at maths," then this programme is for you. It explores basic concepts to support maths learning, numbers and how they work, and arithmetic skills. It establishes certainty at every point, and ensures no concepts have been missed. This intensive, 48 hour programme, usually over eight days, is suitable for ages 8 to adult.

Elements included:

Tools; to establish focus, relaxed alertness, and accurate perception. These will create the best mindset for effective learning.

Koosh balls; a chance to have a bit of fun, develop coordination and align all the senses.

Concept mastery; a creative exercise exploring vital concepts which govern the physical and mathematical world. These concepts (e.g. cause and effect, sequence, time) underpin all mathematical processes and are the necessary foundation for building understanding of numbers and mathematical operations.

Maths exercises; exploring numbers and arithmetic through clay to bring visual meaning to maths and ensure there are no gaps in understanding.

Symbol mastery; creatively tackling words in maths problems which have a specific mathematical meaning and are difficult to picture (e.g. 'even').

Tailored activities to your specific goals; e.g. other specific topics of concern in maths, or elements from other programmes.

Davis® Mastery for Maths Programme

Davis® Reading Programme for Young Learners

Young learner

A 30 hour programme, for any young learner, working with the child and parent.

Together you will explore effective, early support for developing  literacy skills. The programme engages the imagination in developing literacy skills, and is complimentary to approaches usually experienced in schools. It is suitable for children between the ages of 5 and 7.

This programme follows the elements of the reading and writing programme but at a less intensive pace. It introduces Davis approaches and exercises to the child, and trains the parent/carer alongside, to be able to continue with the child once the initial program is finished.

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