I have seen an amazing improvement in Vickie’s gymnastics ability after seeing her use the energy dial and sports orientation she learned with Mr. Des. She now has made the rhythmic gymnastics competitive team.
Thank you for making such a difference for us, and for setting Ken up for a great start to his school year! Ken has had a GREAT week at home! He’s almost a different kid. Another positive thing to share! Ken realized this morning that he forgot to bring his homework to his dad’s on the weekend to get it done. He was upset for about 10 seconds, then went about using his morning TV-watching time to do his homework instead….on his own initiative! He HATES missing his TV time in the morning and we usually have to let homework go because it’s such a huge fight. It actually seems to traumatize him to be told to do homework… so this was HUGE. Ken continues to do well in school (hallelujah!), and at home overall. But we both still struggle with a lot of things and have had a couple of major ‘blips’. Again, however, we recovered nicely from them, so no matter how difficult the ‘blips’ are, I remind myself that the smooth recoveries are enormous progress.
The most amazing part of Will’s transformation is his firm belief that he has a gift that not everyone has. All of this is owed to Des. His kind, fun manner has been both inviting and caring. Will views Des as both a teacher and a friend. We are thankful for “Mr. Des” and look forward to more learning opportunities with him in the future. Click here to read Will’s success story.
What an amazing week this was for Maryann! She was always full of excitement after spending the day with you. She was so happy with what she had accomplished. She now has a real sense of being able to be successful with her learning. She is bursting with self-confidence. That speaks volumes. We want to thank you for everything that you have done for Maryann. You have given her so much…truly a GIFT!
I have two really bright, talented daughters! They have both been placed on IEP’s. I must say that a lot of effort has gone into helping them at school, but they were just falling farther and farther behind. Abbie was in Grade Six, and the school board was trying to convince me that she would learn to “cope”. Searching everywhere for something that could help, I found the Davis website, bought the book (The Gift of Dyslexia), and could finally see a glimmer of hope. When I picked Abbie up after the first day of her program, I could not hold back my tears when, for the first time in her life, she was able to read an entire page effortlessly. Her sister is completing the program this week. To see them struggle has been torture. To see them excel is a miracle. I am so grateful that I found this help in time. My children now stand a chance in this competitive world of ours.
* Sean was 12 when he completed the Dyslexia Correction program, and 13 when he did the math program.
I thought I would let you know that six years later Keith has finished high school as an Ontario Scholar and also earned a business certificate. He has been accepted at Guelph University B. Com Real Estate co-op program for this fall. We are obviously proud of his achievements and even more proud of the wonderful young man he has become. I follow the Davis world and note the wonderful work you are doing with autism. Thank you for your time and talent when we needed it most.
We are so proud of him. He has worked dilligently through all of his trigger words and is currently reading a 200+ page novel. I’ve also noticed how easily and quickly he can read road signs, subtitles, and messages on his video games. Thank you so very much, Cathy.
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I was talking to Shauna today and she said some friends in class ask to see her notes! We talked about how lucky she was to get your assistance before high school. Shauna said she would feel totally lost in Grade 9 if she hadn’t spent time with you. That’s your pat on the back for the week!
Thank you so much, Cathy, for all the tools you have given us. Before, I felt so helpless, and Sarah was so frustrated. Now I know what to do, and I can see it working. I’m just thrilled!”
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