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Tue, 23 Apr



Davis Autism Approach — Training Workshop

The Davis Autism Approach Workshop has been created to provide meaningful solutions for you or someone who you are supporting.

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Davis Autism Approach — Training Workshop
Davis Autism Approach — Training Workshop

Time & Location

23 Apr 2024, 08:30 BST – 03 May 2024, 13:00 BST


About the Event

Workshop Schedule:

Tuesday 23 — Friday 26 April


Monday 29 April — Friday 3 May

Daily timings: 8:30 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.

The  Davis Autism Approach Workshop has been created to provide  meaningful solutions for you or someone who you are supporting.

In  this forty-hour workshop, you will be introduced to the gentle,  non-invasive Davis Autism Approach® and be guided on a journey to  understanding the Life Concepts created by Ron Davis and outlined in the  book, 'Autism and the Seeds of Change.'

The  workshop gives participants the training and materials required to take  a loved one through the Davis Autism Approach,  including:

  • A  set of simple, effective self-management strategies, that enable you to  manage stress, control energy levels, and maintain focus.
  • How to achieve Individuation – helping your loved one to develop accurate perception and an awareness of self.
  • Gaining  practical experience in using clay to explicitly teach the Davis Life  Concepts for Autism. These include: consequence, time, sequence, order  and disorder - facilitating true understanding of one's environment. Other concepts covered include: emotion, want, need, motivation, and responsibility. There is also a set of Relationship Concepts which include exploring relationships based on trust, belief, agreement and rules; as well as the idea of making decisions based on what is good, bad, right and wrong.
  • Developing a knowledge base of how to integrate these concepts into your loved one’s daily life.
  • Creating a support network.

Workshop Presenter:

Richard Whitehead

Director, Davis Learning Foundation

Davis Autism Approach Workshop Presenter

Davis Learning Strategies Workshop Presenter

Davis Dyslexia Workshop Presenter and Davis Specialist

Richard has been a Davis Programme Facilitator since 2002. Having been a classroom teacher for several  years, he originally discovered the Davis methods when looking for a  solution for the son of some friends.

His  extensive background in education includes time spent teaching in both  the adult and mainstream secondary educational sectors.

Richard  has a keen interest in holistic approaches to health and learning;  alongside his dyslexia work, he has run workshops on effective  parent/child communication based on the work of Adele Faber and Elaine  Mazlish.

In  recent years, Richard has lectured and presented on the Davis learning  methods in countries and cultures as diverse as the UK, Ireland,  Iceland, Estonia, Poland, Portugal, Italy (Sardinia), New Zealand and  the United States.

Richard's  original university education was as a linguist, and he speaks several  European languages. Alongside Richard's work with the Davis methods, he  is also a Patoss-accredited Specialist Teacher Assessor, specialising in  multilingual SpLD assessments for non-native speakers of English in the  UK.

Richard is author of the book Why Tyrannosaurus But Not If ?, together with an accompanying free fifteen-part e-mentoring course for teachers and parents of struggling learners, a six-week practical course for parents and a practical workshop for teachers.  He has written articles on neurodiverse learning styles for publications that include Literacy Today, Green Parent Magazine and Personnel Today magazine.


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