Doing the program on our own vs. a facilitator

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Doing the program on our own vs. a facilitator

Post by vanfull3 » Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:18 am

I am wondering if anyone has bought the kit to do the Davis program at home that includes the videos for training? I am debating this route vs. going through a facilitator. Any helpful advice or recommendations would be appreciated. Thank you.

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Re: Doing the program on our own vs. a facilitator

Post by AbigailM » Mon Apr 18, 2016 1:13 pm

Many parents are able to work successfully on their own with the kit.

However, the kit is not a replacement for a facilitator, who complete a 400-hour training program over the course of a year prior to licensing, and of course gain experience over the years from working with many clients.

But each child and family is different; and the cost of working with a facilitator may be prohibitive for many families, especially if you have to travel a long distance to work with someone.

Whether you are successful with the kit will depend on your child's level of motivation; your ability to establish a positive, stress-free working relationship with your own child; your own commitment to working carefully and consistently through the steps of the program; and your comfort level with Davis techniques.

Have you read The Gift of Dyslexia already? The book gives a good overview of the steps of the program, and can help you assess whether it seems like something you will be able to do at home. Buying and reading the book first is a good, low-cost way to get a sense of which approach is right for you, and we give the option to substitute another book for kit buyers who already have a The Gift of Dyslexia -- so it's really the best way to start if you are in any way uncertain.

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