Davis Dyslexia Client and Davis Facilitator Honoured at British Dyslexia Association Dinner

For the third year in a row, Davis Dyslexia clients have received achievement awards at the annual British Dyslexia Association (BDA) dinner. This past November, four Davis Facilitators from the United  Kingdom, Ines Grote, Karen Hautz, Caroline Smith, and Fionna Pilgrim, attended the BDA Awards Dinner at the Drapers Hall in London.

The highlight of the evening was the awards presentation, as one of Fionna’s pupils (Stanley Brown) was Highly Commended in the Children’s Award category. Stanley spoke movingly of the impact that the Davis Program and his Davis Facilitator, Fionna, have had on his life.

Additionally, Fionna was named as Highly Commended in the Teacher Category, and she wrote a very impressive statement for the evening’s program, in which she explained the success of the Davis method beautifully. Fionna has been transforming lives using the Davis methods for nearly two decades.

Among the Highly Commended in the Adult Category was dyslexic author, Rebecca Constable. At the awards dinner, Rebecca read an inspirational poem from her anthology, Impact. Described as “tailored for dyslexic readers but readable by anyone,” Impact is a must read book, and can be purchased on amazon.co.uk.

Thank you, Fionna, for sharing the text of your acceptance speech from the awards dinner:

“I am truly honored to be Highly Commended tonight. My approach and that of my Davis colleagues is different. There are visual/spatial learners who crack that audio/sequential code in which most academic learning is delivered; and there are those who don’t, as explained by Richard Whitehead in his book, and online course: Why Tyrannosaurus But Not If. These people become non-readers, when presented with a phonics approach, the non-responders mentioned in research. Davis Facilitators have significant success with non-responders. This is why my client, Stanley Brown, Highly Commended in the Children’s Category, has had such a positive experience. He has been able to engage with the Davis processes and take control. In addition, he has worked really hard and shown great courage as he has confronted those symbol-based issues that have caused him such confusion. My thanks go to Stanley, for his great effort, to Angela, his mum, for nominating me, to Lindamood Bell and the BDA for choosing me, and to Ronald D. Davis, for his perseverance in finding a path to correcting those difficulties that arise out of what is, essentially, a gift.”

In response to the many congratulatory notes that Fionna received from Davis Facilitator colleagues throughout the world, she offered this humble response:

“My sincere thanks for all the many good wishes and congratulations. It all makes me feel very special. I am really hoping it will be part of a great step forward for Davis in the United Kingdom. Opening minds and hearts to the genius of the simplicity that is Davis can seem an uphill struggle. I feel so lucky to have someone who has seen that for their own child; and has recognized the need to gain standing for the method in a wider context. This feels like an ‘I am Spartacus!’ moment, where one stands for many, for this could be any of us. As Ron has said, he wanted the training to be such that he would feel comfortable about any one of us working with his grandchildren.”

Davis Dyslexia Client and Davis Facilitator Honoured at British Dyslexia Association Dinner

For the third year in a row, Davis Dyslexia clients have received achievement awards at the annual British Dyslexia Association (BDA) dinner. This past November, four Davis Facilitators from the United  Kingdom, Ines Grote, Karen Hautz, Caroline Smith, and Fionna Pilgrim, attended the BDA Awards Dinner at the Drapers Hall in London.

The highlight of the evening was the awards presentation, as one of Fionna’s pupils (Stanley Brown) was Highly Commended in the Children’s Award category. Stanley spoke movingly of the impact that the Davis Program and his Davis Facilitator, Fionna, have had on his life.

Additionally, Fionna was named as Highly Commended in the Teacher Category, and she wrote a very impressive statement for the evening’s program, in which she explained the success of the Davis method beautifully. Fionna has been transforming lives using the Davis methods for nearly two decades.

Among the Highly Commended in the Adult Category was dyslexic author, Rebecca Constable. At the awards dinner, Rebecca read an inspirational poem from her anthology, Impact. Described as “tailored for dyslexic readers but readable by anyone,” Impact is a must read book, and can be purchased on amazon.co.uk.

Thank you, Fionna, for sharing the text of your acceptance speech from the awards dinner:

“I am truly honored to be Highly Commended tonight. My approach and that of my Davis colleagues is different. There are visual/spatial learners who crack that audio/sequential code in which most academic learning is delivered; and there are those who don’t, as explained by Richard Whitehead in his book, and online course: Why Tyrannosaurus But Not If. These people become non-readers, when presented with a phonics approach, the non-responders mentioned in research. Davis Facilitators have significant success with non-responders. This is why my client, Stanley Brown, Highly Commended in the Children’s Category, has had such a positive experience. He has been able to engage with the Davis processes and take control. In addition, he has worked really hard and shown great courage as he has confronted those symbol-based issues that have caused him such confusion. My thanks go to Stanley, for his great effort, to Angela, his mum, for nominating me, to Lindamood Bell and the BDA for choosing me, and to Ronald D. Davis, for his perseverance in finding a path to correcting those difficulties that arise out of what is, essentially, a gift.”

In response to the many congratulatory notes that Fionna received from Davis Facilitator colleagues throughout the world, she offered this humble response:

“My sincere thanks for all the many good wishes and congratulations. It all makes me feel very special. I am really hoping it will be part of a great step forward for Davis in the United Kingdom. Opening minds and hearts to the genius of the simplicity that is Davis can seem an uphill struggle. I feel so lucky to have someone who has seen that for their own child; and has recognized the need to gain standing for the method in a wider context. This feels like an ‘I am Spartacus!’ moment, where one stands for many, for this could be any of us. As Ron has said, he wanted the training to be such that he would feel comfortable about any one of us working with his grandchildren.”

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