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Tue, 24 Sept


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The Gift of Dyslexia Workshop – online, fast-track version

Learn the full range of basic Davis Dyslexia techniques hands-on, from the comfort of your own home, over the course of 5 days. Live, hands-on training in a tailored online environment.

The Gift of Dyslexia Workshop – online, fast-track version
The Gift of Dyslexia Workshop – online, fast-track version

Time & Location

24 Sept 2024, 09:00 BST – 28 Sept 2024, 16:30 BST

Online Event

About the Event

Daily timings: 9:00 a.m. — 4:30 p.m. British Summer Time (UTC+1).

This  5-day workshop is an introduction to the basic theories, principles and  application of all the procedures described in Ronald Davis's  internationally best-selling book, The Gift of Dyslexia, and more.

Training  is done with a combination of lectures, demonstrations, group practice,  and question and answer sessions. Attendance is limited to ensure the  highest quality of training.

Who Should Attend

Parents • Home educators • Teachers • SENCOs • Special Needs Support Staff • Tutors •

Psychologists • Counsellors • Speech therapists • Occupational Therapists • Trainers • Researchers • Career Guidance Counsellors • Anyone interested in helping others correct their dyslexia


Participants will learn:

  • How the Davis procedures were developed.
  • How to screen for the “gift of dyslexia” and establish a symptoms profile.
  • How to help dyslexics eliminate perceptual disorientation and focus their attention.
  • Special techniques for working with people who do not visualize well or have ADHD symptoms.
  • How to incorporate and use proven methods for reducing confusion and mistakes in a classroom, home-schooling, tutoring or therapeutic setting.
  • How to structure a Davis Dyslexia Programme.

Detailed course outline

Face-To-Face, Online...

To keep you safe during the Covid-19 pandemic, we moved our professional training online. In doing so, we were determined to continue providing richly experiential training. So we explored and implemented numerous ways of ensuring this continued, even across a digital screen. The feedback from our trainees has been so overwhelmingly positive that we decided to stay with the online model even when the risks from the pandemic started to wane.

The Gift of Dyslexia online is still the Gift of Dyslexia. This is no dry webinar. We employ a host of creative innovations to ensure the same dynamic, convivial, hands-on experience that you would expect from any Davis methods workshop. Features of the online workshop experience include:

  • "camera-on, mic-on" interactive instruction
  • short video demonstrations of key procedures in a face-to-face setting
  • animated walk-throughs of our main procedures
  • adapted pairwork practice in "breakout rooms"
  • content review and Q&A sessions to reinforce your learning as you go along
  • in-session use of plasticine clay, so you can experience Davis Symbol Mastery hands-on.

We strongly recommend connecting to the sessions from a computer or large tablet. During the clay modelling sessions, a second device (such as a smartphone) will be needed so that the Presenter and fellow-participants can see your face and your clay models at the same time.

Your Workshop Presenter

Richard Whitehead

Director, Davis Workshop Presenter and Davis Specialist

Davis Learning Strategies Workshop Presenter

Davis Life Concepts for Autism Workshop Presenter

Richard has been a Davis Mastery for Dyslexia 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.

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, 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 'A Taste of Davis Discovery Series' 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 the dyslexic learning style for publications  as diverse as Literacy Today, Green Parent Magazine and Personnel Today  magazine and has recorded video presentations on dyslexia for the  Dystalk project.

Richard is also a Davis Autism Approach Facilitator and Coach and a Davis Concepts for Life Workshop Presenter.

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  • Workshop Place – full payment




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