Davis® Attention Mastery Program
Davis techniques offer a drug-free approach to successful management of ADD/ADHD.
The key symptoms of ADD are difficulty staying focused and difficulty with planning and organization, including difficulty keeping track of things. People with ADD often do not seem to be listening, quickly forget what they have been asked to do, and seem lost in their own world.
The reason is they spend much more time than most dyslexic folks in a disoriented state. In a disoriented state, the senses of time, balance and motion may also be affected, leading to hyperactivity or hypoactivity.
When individuals spend too much time in a disoriented state, they miss completely, or partially, learning some basic concepts required for managing themselves, tasks, and belongings.
As dyslexic children progress through the school system, they often become resistant to doing what is expected of them, resist encouragement to spend time reading, and develop avoidance behaviour when faced with homework, or other academic tasks. A significant problem can be misinterpreted as a motivational issue. If they do not receive appropriate help, self-esteem begins to suffer, and social problems can develop, There is a tendency for educators to focus on the negative aspects of dyslexia, because that is what is blocking the student from success.
Correction begins with Davis Orientation Counselling, helping the individual learn to recognize disorientation, and turn it off. There are Davis tools to help handle hyperactivity and frustration tolerance.
Basic concepts are mastered using Davis Symbol Mastery, so the individual learns to think with the ideas of change, consequence, time, sequence, and order vs. disorder.
The program is detailed in “The Gift of Learning” by Ron Davis.
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