"Before starting the Davis Program, my 9 year old son was not reading and still struggled to recognize many letters in the alphabet. It has been such a joy to see my son grasp onto the tools that unlock the door to his academic success. Melissa has a true gift for interacting with her students that makes learning fun. She takes notice of the child’s specific interests that she integrates into her teaching method. I highly recommend Melissa to anyone who has a child who is struggling with focus, attention, and learning." ~ Kelie Bryson, mother of 9 year old reading program client
"Your experience as a teacher in general shines through your Davis work. Benjamin literally adores you, and he cannot stop talking about how much he loves this program! It is obvious that you understand these kids really well." ~ Jenny Anderson, mother of 10 year old reading program client
"I was feeling a bit sorry for my grandson, knowing that he would be doing an ‘intensive’ reading program for a week of his summer vacation. But seeing how Melissa presents the Davis program, I feel like he is attending a fun reading and soccer camp, personalized just for his particular interests." ~Patricia J, grandmother of 10 year old reading program client
"Since completing the Davis Program I have seen my daughter, Fiona taking great pride in the skills she acquired from Melissa. She has spent time with her father showing him the whole process, plus teaching him Koosh throws. She seems happier in general. Melissa created a poster that was curated to Fiona's great interest of horses. It is a work of art and helped Fiona see the progress she was making. This was important as Fiona has ADD and can lose focus easily. We are very excited to move through the program this summer." ~ Wendy Connolly, mother of 13 year old reading program client
"The first day after Lilly completed her math mastery program, I asked her to clean her room. Lilly did a 'once over lightly' job. When I returned to check on progress, I asked if she really thought she had established Order in her room. Lilly readily admitted 'No, I guess things are NOT really in their proper place, position or condition!' Lilly then took time to do a more thorough job of putting things in order in her room. I was pleased and felt that this showed a breakthrough in Lilly's awareness. She displayed real motivation to follow through with intent." Nancy shared another breakthrough in Lilly’s self-perception as a learner two weeks after finishing her program: "Lilly asked me if she could begin working on her reading with a tutor. She wants to improve her overall skills and comprehension. I credit this change in Lilly's self-perception to the work she did with Melissa. Lilly recognized that she was disorienting on trigger words as she worked through her math program. Now she is motivated to apply her improved orientation abilities to another realm of learning." — Nancy Blume, mother of 12 year old math program client
Professional services described as Davis®, including Davis Dyslexia Correction®, Davis Symbol Mastery®, Davis Orientation Counseling®, Davis® Attention Mastery, Davis® Math Mastery, and Davis® Reading Program for Young Learners may only be provided by persons who are trained and licensed as Davis Facilitators or Specialists by Davis Dyslexia Association International.