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The Gift of Dyslexia Workshop – online

Detailed Course Contents

DAY ONE

> The “gifts” of dyslexia. How a talent can cause a problem.

> The three "puzzle pieces" of dyslexia.

> Disorientation and perceptual distortion.

> Symptoms Profile Interview (used to assess symptoms, strengths and weaknesses, set goals, and establish motivation)

  • Demonstration and Pairwork Session

> Dyslexia and picture thinking

> The dyslexic way of reading

Davis Perceptual Ability Assessment (a screening for dyslexic learning styles)

  • Demonstration and Guided Walk-Through

Evening assignment: practise Perceptual Ability Assessment at home (with a family member if possible)

DAY TWO

> Review and Q & A

> Subliminal thinking

> The threshold for confusion

> Anatomy and developmental stages of a learning disability

> Davis Perceptual Ability Assessment

  • Pairwork practice

> Davis Orientation Counselling (methods to control, monitor and turn off perceptual distortion)

  • What is Orientation?

  • Preparing your client for the session

  • Demonstration and Guided Walk-Through

  • Pairwork practice

Evening assignment: practise Orientation Counselling at home (with a family member if possible)

DAY THREE

> Review and Q & A

> Release Procedure (method for alleviating stress and headaches)

> Orientation Review Procedure (a method for checking orientation skills)

  • Demonstration

> Alignment (a tactile-kinaesthetic alternative to Orientation Counselling)

  • What is Alignment? How is it used?

  • Group Demonstration

> Reading for Disorientation (practice in self-detecting disorientation and re-orientating)

  • Demonstration

> Dial-Setting Procedure (a method for controlling energy level and ADD symptoms)

  • Group Demonstration

Evening assignment: practise Orientation Review and (optionally) Reading for Disorientation at home (with a family member if possible)

DAY FOUR

> Review and Q & A

> Fine-Tuning Procedure (checking and adjusting orientation using balance)

  • Demonstration

  • Pairwork practice

> Davis Symbol Mastery

> What is Symbol Mastery? Why clay?

> Alphabet Mastery

  • Demonstration

  • Pairwork practice

> Davis Facilitator Licensing Programme

Evening assignment: practise Fine-Tuning Procedure at home (with a family member if possible)

DAY FIVE

> Review and Q & A

> Punctuation Mastery Procedure

> Dictionary Skills

> Reading Improvement Exercises:

  • Spell-Reading.

  • Sweep-Sweep-Spell.

  • Picture-at-Punctuation.

> Symbol Mastery Exercises for Words

  • Demonstrations and Group Exercises

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