Our Mission Statement
"To be an organization which offers a coordinated and central approach in addressing the needs of the dyslexic individual, their families and their community, while ensuring a safe place for accelerated learning, healing, education, social interaction and support of individual growth and development."
WHAT WE DO
Our VISION is that any individual, child or adult, who has the 'gift' of dyslexia, will have the opportunity of reaching their full potential. To achieve that:
WE HAVE FOUR OBJECTIVES
- To improve awareness and clarity of what dyslexia really is via Public Outreach (free public talks, Conference information sessions, radio, TV, this website and social media). There is much confusion and many misconceptions surrounding a multitude of so-called learning disabilities. We maintain every individual is learning able, some just don't learn the way they are taught, or are currently remediated. All that is needed is knowledge and a shift in perception;
- To champion a Preventative approach; Davis Learning Strategies, so that every child, from the moment they enter school, has an equal opportunity to fulfill their full potential. Currently our education system is geared to the verbal conceptualiser, leaving the non-verbal thinker to struggle. It is possible to reach both ways of thinking with one method, and if used from Kindergarten, the challenges have no reason to occur.
- Fundraise to provide Bursaries for the programs we endorse (all Davis Dyslexia Correction programs and Davis Autism Approach programs) to ensure they are available to everyone regardless of financial status. We believe these methods reach the cause of the challenges and bring about self-reliance rather than dependence on accommodations and we believe everyone is entitled to that opportunity;
- Our approach is unique in addressing the whole individual and their innate 'gift' of altering perception. It is therefore important to maintain a strong, supportive Community of like-minded individuals, parents and teachers, via dinners, camps, and activity days.
"Statistically, more American children suffer long-term life-harm from the process of learning to read than from parental abuse, accidents, and all other childhood diseases and disorders combined."
"We need to reconceptualize what it means to learn to read and who's responsible for its success of we're going to deal with problem."
- An equal opportunity for every child that enters an education system.
- Individuals who have the tools, the firm foundations, the control and responsibility for their own learning style.
- Individuals who have the opportunity to maintain their self-esteem, and self-worth, enabling them to fulfill their full potential