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Free Workshop: Davis and Autism, Dyslexia, AD/HD, Dyscalculia and Dyspraxia 09/05/2023

Free Workshop: Davis and Autism, Dyslexia, AD/HD, Dyscalculia and Dyspraxia


This workshop will give you a clearer understanding into your or your or your child's neurodiversity. Davis methods were conceived by a man called Ron Davis, who himself was a nonverbal autistic boy. He was able to develop ways to help himself, stopped being non verbal and later went on to attain a first class degree in engineering. Ron worked with psychologists to develop what he had discovered into accredited programmes, which now are facilitated throughout the world and has a 97% success rate.

Saturday June 3rd @ 10am Aldingbourne Country Centre, Blackmill Lane, Westergate. PO18 0JP

Book your place via the link below.

Free Workshop: Davis and Autism, Dyslexia, AD/HD, Dyscalculia and Dyspraxia Free workshop: Autism, dyslexia, AD/HD, dyscalculia and how Davis methods really helps.


What's your biggest issue with Dyslexia? I'll go first, remembering people's names...


"Davis is a great way to give back. The greatest success with the less amount of pressure"

Love this interview with my colleague Nikki Palamountain and Nadine Schumont.
Nikki is discussing her experience as a teacher and the lack of knowledge she had regarding dyslexia and how she’s reached so many new students since her training as a Davis facilitator



Forty years of empirical evidence shows that not only is attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), dyscalculia (maths problems), and dysgraphia (handwriting problems), related, they are actually different faces or facets of the same basic condition - dyslexia. It was this realisation that allowed us to find the solutions which are now known as Davis programmes.

The Gift of Learning - Ronald D. Davis


Hello all, are you dyslexic, have AD/HD or suffer with dyscalculia? Has it been an issue for you in your life. If so, when did you start to notice, or struggle - in most cases?


Can dyslexia be prevented?

We believe that if individuals are given the right tools early enough in their education, the problems associated with dyslexia can be prevented. That is, children can learn to read and write and keep up in school, if they are taught with methods that are a good match for their learning style. These would include tools to prevent disorientation. That is also the theory behind our Davis Learning Strategies methods for primary level classrooms.

Dyslexia is strongly hereditary (https://lnkd.in/ek56dMp4) so if you are dyslexic, have AD/HD or are dyscalculic, there is a 50% chance your biological children will be.

Davis methods have been tried and tested and it has been discovered that in a class that solely learn through Davis methods, there is a 90.3% pass rate, whereas, in a non Davis class setting the scores are about 72%. The remaining 10% were of new children to the school who had not had Davis instruction. The study surmised that Davis works for all and actually increased the gifted and talented percentages by 35.

If you are interested in the Davis Young Learner programme for 5-7 year olds, and want a solid foundation for you child to be able to build upon, then call me on 078234 71801 or visit my website wizworddyslexia.com

Help for Dyslexia | ADHD | maths |Wizword dyslexia | Merston 23/01/2023

Help for Dyslexia | ADHD | maths |Wizword dyslexia | Merston

For those of you who are new here, hello! 👋 I'm Tania Blackmore-Squires, the heart & soul behind Wizword Dyslexia Learning Solutions. If we've had the chance to meet in person, you'll know I'm super passionate about what I do!

I offer Davis® Method programmes and also offer free public talks to share the message of how being a 'Picture-Thinker' is a wonderful gift to have!

Would you like to learn more about how Wizword Dyslexia could change your life, your child's life and perhaps give the whole family a new outlook?

Visit my website below or call 078234 71801 to book your free consultation today!

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So, someone queried as to whether The Davis® Reading Program for Young Learners actually prevented dyslexia from becoming an issue with learning and if it did, how did it!

Well. It's quite simple really. Let me explain.

Strong research evidence suggests that children who are exposed to Davis methods at pre-reading or primary level (age 5-7) benefit in the following ways:

- They are highly unlikely to develop a learning difficulty.

- They are significantly more likely to qualify for gifted programme referrals.

- Their basic word recognition will be among the highest levels expected for their age group.

The Davis® Reading Program for Young Learners is an individualised learning enhancement programme. During the programme, the Facilitator will work directly with a child, and at the same time provide hands-on training and guidance to a participating parent or other family member.

The programmes goal is to give children aged 5-7 the best possible start at the outset of their learning career.

Its aims are:

- to provide lifelong learning skills to younger children through a partnership between Facilitator, child and parent(s)

- to give one or both of the child’s parents, or a support person, sufficient confidence and skill to continue working with the Davis Young Learner’s Kit after the programme

- to provide children with the conceptual skills needed to develop reading fluency and comprehension.

The Davis Reading Program for Young Learners provides important tools to beginning readers. We ensure the young learner knows and understand all basic knowledge before mastering reading. We give them the tools to recognise if something confuses them, therefore, disorientation will not occur. We give them tools to manage their frustration, concentration and focus so they can begin their journey with total confidence.

Did you start your schooling journey with total confidence? Tell me how your experience of school has shaped your life in the comments below.

The world needs dyslexic thinking.

And as always, like and share so we can spread the message as far and wide as possible.

Thank you so much!


Leading the way:
3 questions employers can ask themselves to ensure inclusion in their workspace.
CEOs and business leaders should focus on three areas:
1. Share best practice and insight specifically for dyslexia, asking:
'How does our existing approach to dyslexia need to change against this backdrop of rapid transformation?'

2. Invest in a clear automation strategy targeted at organisational goals, and a people strategy that considers the cultural and skills needs of the organisation; give clear line-of-sight to the technological potential available and the relative impact on jobs, tasks and skills, asking:
'Are we investing in the right places from an automation and skills perspective, and providing a psychologically safe environment to ensure time, effort and resources are focused on value?'

3. From a skills basis, seek to develop a neurodiverse capability that understands varying cognitive profiles; the alignment of automation, culture and neurodiversity could be the key to unlocking the value of dyslexia and the future organisation by asking:
'How great are the gains to be had from harnessing neurodiverse teams which could unlock talent to ensure we have a diverse workforce that's fit for the future?'

Why should businesses do this -
Dyslexic thinkers are often able to see connections that others may miss, and create narratives that can simplify complex products or tasks. For organisations to successfully adapt, thrive and access these dyslexic strengths, there needs to be support for and celebration of a change and growth mindset. This mindset is a skill in itself and can often be more important than specific areas of experience. This, coupled with diversity and inclusion, is key to future success.
Steve Hatch, VP Northern Europe, Facebook

Dyslexia should not be viewed as a disadvantage, but a strength. The strengths that dyslexic individuals show in terms of creativity, lateral thinking and leadership are vital for businesses now and the future world of work. Organisations need to actively recruit more dyslexic individuals into the business to complement their teams and to ensure the pressing skills needs of the future are met.
Jonnie Goodwin, Co-founder of Founders Forums and Head of Merchant Banking at Alvarium.

The world needs dyslexic thinking.

How does your place of work encourage and support your neurodiversity - answer in the comments below.

And as always, like and share so we can spread the message as far and wide as possible.

Thank you so much!


Well, I can tell you why.
It's because it comes from ancient Greek and Latin.

FYI - The word dyslexia is actually two words put together.
The first part is ‘Dys’ which is a prefix and means four things but only two apply here and they are difficulty or impaired. The lexia comes from lexicon. Lexicon meaning language. So dyslexia means: difficulty or impaired with language, and I like to add, in all of its forms. So the term dyslexia means a person who has difficulty with the written and spoken word in many forms.

So there you go. Now you know what dyslexia actually means and why it has a difficult spelling.

The world needs dyslexic thinking.


Hello - lovely neurodiverse people of the digital world - carrying on from my last post...

Overall, mapping the top 10 trending and top 10 declining competencies against a typical dyslexic capability demonstrates how competencies in the workplace, that dyslexic individuals may typically find challenging, will largely be impacted by forms of automation. In their place, enhanced tasks and new roles will be created that match closely to the strengths of dyslexic thinking, specifically: Declining: demand for competencies such as reading skills, memory abilities, and coordination and time management, are associated with typical dyslexic challenges. Trending: demand for competencies such as leadership and social influence, creativity and initiative, and analytical thinking and innovation, are associated with typical dyslexic strengths. To meet changes in demand to jobs, tasks and skills, and to fully adopt non-traditional approaches to hiring effectively, organisations should understand where to focus effort. This is needed to accommodate the challenges and strengths of dyslexia and to bridge the skills gap.

The world needs dyslexic thinking.

What is your neurodiverse strength in the workplace? Tell me how it has helped shape your life in the comments below.

And as always, like and share so we can spread the message as far and wide as possible.

Thank you so much!


What is dyslexia?
Dyslexia influences at least 1 in 10 people and is a genetic difference in an individual’s ability to learn and process information. As a result, dyslexic individuals have differing abilities, with strengths in creative, problem-solving and communication skills and challenges with spelling, reading and memorising facts. Generally, a dyslexic cognitive profile will be uneven when compared to a neurotypical cognitive profile. This means that dyslexic individuals really do think differently. There are specific skills that organisations can tap into from dyslexia as part of changes to jobs and tasks.

Changes to skills
The World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs report, demonstrates how this change of skills, abilities and tasks, called competencies, is shifting as a result of automation, and more widely, labour force transformations to 2022. The findings indicate across the board:

Processing, manual, and transaction-type competencies such as coordination and time management, management of financial, material resources and reading, writing, math and active listening, are declining.

Creative, problem-solving, and social-type competencies such as analytical thinking and innovation, active learning and learning strategies, and creativity and initiative, are trending.


5 reasons why dyslexics make great communicators – 5

So why do dyslexics make such good communicators?
Reason 5 of 5:
Dyslexics engage hearts and minds
The combination of being able to make sense of the bigger picture, simplify complex ideas, use their emotional intelligence and inspire people with their passion and curiosity means they are great at engaging hearts and minds. They know how to entertain, inspire, motivate and influence people.
Dav Pilkey, the creator of Captain Underpants, says his dyslexia and other learning abilities:
“Helped me to write stories that were not boring. It helped me to choose my words very, very carefully.”
His words (and pictures) have helped millions of children (dyslexic or not) love reading.
The world needs dyslexic thinking.
If your dyslexic strength is communicating, tell me how it’s helped shape your life in the comments below.
And as always, like and share so we can spread the message as far and wide as possible.
Thank you so much!


5 reasons why dyslexics make great communicators – 4

So why do dyslexics make such good communicators?

Reason 4 of 5:

Dyslexics are passionate and curious

What really makes dyslexics amazing communicators is their passion and curiosity. They love learning new things and the energy and passion they use to do it inspires others.

For example: Jamie Oliver’s infectious energy, and skill in communicating, has made even the most complex recipes simple and easy for most of us to have a go at in our own kitchens. In this way, he’s able to pass on his passion and curiosity to millions of us around the world.

The world needs dyslexic thinking.

If your dyslexic strength is communicating, tell me how it’s helped shape your life in the comments below.

And as always, like and share so we can spread the message as far and wide as possible.

Thank you so much!

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