Davis Method Facilitator TrainingThe Davis Dyslexia Facilitator Training programme is a professional training programme requiring approximately 200 hours of course work and 180 hours of field work. It culminates in a Licensing Agreement which qualifies and entitles a person to use the Davis trademarks to advertise, practice and promote Davis Dyslexia Correction® or Davis Programs.
Davis Dyslexia Association Pacific (DDAP) offers the following workshops and courses in New Zealand and Australia.
Description of Workshops and Courses
Gift of Dyslexia Workshop:
This four-day workshop is a professional level introduction to the Davis methods and theories
described in The Gift of Dyslexia. Demonstrations, some hands-on practice, group exercises,
lectures, question and answer sessions, and guidance on basic implementation of Davis Dyslexia Correction are offered. This course is the first requirement for certification as a Davis Facilitator. Attendance is limited to 30 persons. Includes course manual, 15-minute post-workshop consultation, Symbol Mastery Kit and Verification of Attendance letter. Whilst this workshop is the initial step in the full facilitator training course, it is an excellent course for parents, teachers, special needs and RTLB teachers to attend.
Basic Field Assignments:
This course is recommended for individuals who desire consultation during initial application of the basic Davis Dyslexia Correction methods in their work or home setting. It provides a structure for at least 30 hours of field practice and up to 3 hours of consultation with a Davis Specialist.
Includes assignment list, forms, and evaluation based on student reports.
Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Dyslexia Correction workshop.
Basic Supervised Practice Meeting
This four day course is open to students who have completed the Basic Field Assignments. Its purpose is to refine counsellor skills, and develop increased experiential understanding of dyslexic perception, thinking, learning style and process. It provides intensive supervised practice in small groups of the basic Davis procedures and is focused on improving technical skills. This course may be required to be repeated to improve skills for those wishing to pursue licensing as Davis Facilitators. Includes individual Specialist consultation.
Note: this course must be done with the same Specialist who read and evaluated the Basic Field Assignments.
Advanced Workshop: Davis Methods for Maths, Handwriting, Attention Difficulties, and Auditory Orientation:
This four-day workshop is open to persons who have a Specialist recommendation after
successfully completing the Basic Supervised Practice Meeting. It provides specialised training in advanced Davis techniques. Includes manual, 15-minute post-workshop consultation, and Auditory Orientation CD.
Advanced Field Assignments:
This course provides a structure for field practice of the methods taught in the Advanced Workshop. Enrolment is limited to students who have applied and been accepted on to the Facilitator Training Program. Includes up to 3 hours of consultation, assignment list, forms, and evaluation based on student reports.
Advanced Supervised Practice Meeting:
This five-day course provides intensive supervision leading to mastery of the core Davis procedures; and further instruction in the logic, reasoning, and strategies underlying the Davis methods, and the administration of Davis Programs. This course may be required to be repeated for those needing additional practice.
Three Training Pod Weeks:
This training ensures professional standards of quality for providing 5-day Davis programs are fully developed and understood. Students work in groups of 3 (pods) under the supervision of a Davis Specialist, in one of the following roles for a full week:
• Providing a 5-day Davis Program.
• Receiving a 5-day Program.
• Observing a 5-day Program.
The roles are not done in a specific order, e.g., some students may provide a program during their first Pod Week, while others may provide a program in their third Pod Week. The Pod Weeks are scheduled by availability of roles: each group of three must have a provider, a client, and an observer. Therefore scheduling is subject to forming groups of three students who all have complimentary roles. The observing and providing roles may need to be repeated to improve skills. Includes individual supervisor consultations, Client Kit in the “receive program” Pod Week, and handbook of forms required for providing Davis programs. Group discussions and short lectures are led by a Specialist are held throughout the Pod Weeks. These further prepare a student for providing Davis programs in a professional, business setting.
Final Field Assignments:
At least four complete Davis Programs must be provided in the student’s own professional setting,
independent of supervision. The client files of two (2) of these programs (which have full
confidentiality and will be returned) and reports of the other two cases are evaluated by a
Davis Specialist. These Assignments can begin upon Specialist recommendation after completing
one Pod Week. At least two of these programs must be provided after all three Pod Weeks are
completed. The Final Field Assignment must be completed within four months of completing a third
Training Pod Week in order to avoid having to repeat or do additional training prior to licensing.
Submission of additional client files may be required. Upon recommendation of the Specialist and
necessary documentation, Certification and Licensing will be granted subject to annual renewal
requirements specified in the Davis Facilitator Licensing Agreement.
Mastery of Motivation and Responsibility Workshop:
This experiential two-day course covers the basic principles and concepts, which underlie the two
most vital concepts for success as a Davis Facilitator. Prerequisites: at least one Training Pod
Week. This workshop must be attended within the first year of licensing as a Davis Facilitator.
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DDA Pacific is the exclusive South Pacific training representative of Davis Dyslexia Association International