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Davis Concepts for Life® – Early Years Workshop

This course has been specifically designed for family members, educators and therapists. Our experienced and skilful presenters provide a supportive learning environment that empowers you with the Davis Concepts for Life® tools and techniques to create inspiring change in your child’s future.

The Davis Concepts for Life® – Early Years Workshop is rooted in our philosophy of embracing neurodiversity, respecting every individual, nurturing growth, and building on strengths to overcome challenges.

By the end of the workshop, you will have all you need to support a child effectively – guiding them to increase their self-awareness, improve self-regulation, manage their behavior in a more positive way, and better understand how their actions can impact on others – all without losing their beautiful uniqueness and identity.

Who can attend the Davis Concepts for Life® – Early Years Workshop?

This workshop is suited to a family member, educator or therapist working with a child (or children) under the age of eight who struggles with focus, behavior, relationships, self-regulation, executive functioning, or meeting developmental milestones.

These children may not have autism (or be formally diagnosed as having autism), however, they may be experiencing similar challenges in some aspects of their lives.

What is covered in the Davis Concepts for Life® – Early Years Workshop?

The purpose of the Davis Concepts for Life® – Early Years Programme is to provide powerful solutions and wrap-around support for young children who are struggling with focus, behavior, relationships, self-regulation, executive functioning or meeting developmental milestones.

The three-day workshop takes you through every step of the programme, providing you with comprehensive training on how to best work with a child at home, school or in a therapy setting.

You will come away with:

  • a personal set of tools (mental strategies), to help you remain calm and relaxed while working with your child or student

  • the ability to provide the child with a simple, highly effective set of self-regulation strategies for managing stress, regulating their energy, and enhancing focus  

  • methods for facilitating a greater awareness of both self and others

  • the ability to teach and actively create the fundamental life concepts of change, consequence, cause and effect, before and after, time, sequence, order and disorder, using the engaging hands-on method of modelling with plastilina clay

  • an understanding of how to create meaningful, positive learning experiences in the home, school or external environment to actively explore these life concepts. This enables the child to integrate their experiences into their personal identity, as a framework for understanding the world, and creates a solid foundation for stimulating positive and lasting change, and

  • the ability to guide a child towards making good behavior decisions that are more likely to create positive outcomes for themselves and others.

What kind of results do children experience with this Programme?


Young clients who have completed the programme have experienced many changes. Some of the most significant improvements reported back to the Foundation include:

  • better self-regulation (can calm themselves down)

  • showing much less anxiety

  • reduced stress

  • less resistance to change

  • a willingness to try new things

  • increased capacity to play with others

  • increased understanding of cause and effect

  • can follow instructions using the ideas of before and after

  • improved behavior

  • will go along with others’ ideas/suggestions in groups and when playing

  • understands why – improved reasoning, and

  • willing to share own ideas


Read the book Autism and the Seeds of Change
By Abigail Marshall and Ronald D. Davis

Course Length:

2 days 

Note:  This course does not include certification or licensing for commercial use of the Davis trademarks; such use requires extensive additional training.

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