Dyscalculia, math dyslexia, is very common and can be incredibly frustrating for people of all ages to deal with. Our Davis Math Mastery Programs get to the root cause of the problems. We provide the tools to recognize and resolve triggers in math in a manner that compliments your natural ‘picture thinking’ style of learning.
We begin each math program with Orientation Counselling and provide the tools necessary to recognize and resolve confusion and disorientation. Once oriented you will master concepts that are critical to understanding math, using the Davis Concept Mastery techniques. Some of these concepts include:
• Time (without the concept of time, math will continue to be a problem)
• Sequence (working with math in symbols requires understanding sequential steps)
• Order/Disorder (putting math into symbols requires that the numerals be in their proper places, proper positions and proper conditions)
Once those concepts have been mastered, twelve activities, done in clay, take you through the fundamentals in math, including:
• Place Value
With that mastery comes the ability to understand the core concepts of mathematics and, in turn, you begin the process of working abstractly with numeric symbols on paper.
For picture thinkers, abstract triggers words such as ‘and’, ‘if’ and ‘as’ commonly used in math problems can trigger disorientation. As with the Davis Dyslexia Correction Program, these words will be mastered, using the Symbol Mastery process and the math definitions provided in the Student Manual.
Assessment: An open and informal discussion about what is hard, the challenges, and what is easy, the gifts, to determine if the Davis program fits your needs. A simple activity also takes place to discover your thinking style.
Desire for change: For a Davis program to be effective, you must be personally motivated to change and be willing to improve some aspect of your personal performance.
Drug free: Certain drugs block the effectiveness of some of the Davis methods and as a result, must be disclosed during the assessment.
Turning Point program includes:
• Support training for client's family, tutor(s) or teacher(s) on the afternoon of the last day to ensure post-program follow-up and success.
• All necessary take-home materials for program follow-up.
• Three return follow up visits, if necessary, and unlimited phone/email consultations.