The following quotations are from Dyslexia Matters clients (or their parents) after having done a Davis programme with Amanda.
You have helped my children and myself so much! As the months have passed since Ryan has finished his work with you I have seen so many improvements in areas I wouldn’t have guessed could be improved like following a story line when listening to it, telling time, maths, organising himself and his room. AMAZING! Your guidance has been fair and gentle and just firm enough he couldn’t sneak out of work. THANK YOU!!!
I wish I knew about this earlier, it would have saved a lot of money spent on other band aid services. I tell everyone who will need your help where you are and give your contact details. I am so happy we found you!”
~ Desiree, mother of Ryan (age 8)
“Another shout out for my boy. First time ever that he was able to complete a 'long write' completely unassisted and was able to read it back to me with ease. Oh and no tears! Dyslexia Matters in OZ rocks! One happy mum — feeling great! Amanda, thank you for everything! (comment on the Dyslexia Matters Facebook page).
My son was afraid of his own shadow, felt worthless and stupid and like he would never get anywhere no matter how much effort he put forth, his mantra was I CAN’T. The difference after a couple of days was nothing short of incredible. Amanda was able to help him to see that he was a smart and unique thinker and that this was something to be embraced and celebrated. He gets it now. He knows who he is and he knows that whatever the challenge, he CAN.”
~ Cassie, mother of 9 year old boy
“Thank you Amanda. The programme has provided Lachlan with great tools to not only help him with his schoolwork but also his sport and social life. We are glad that we have undertaken the course – well worth the time and money.”
~ Mandy, mother of Lachlan (age 11)
“I have had a great week with Amanda, and have grown in confidence. I feel the Davis program should be taught to schools and make people more aware of this. Now completing the Davis program I can honestly say I am ready to read and I am not afraid anymore. Thank you.”
~ Kendall (adult)
“Relief! Finally a concept that allows my son to see how and why his mind works the way it does. We have tried other programs and talked to teachers to no avail. Teachers could identify my son had difficulty reading but had no logical reasoning why or how to help him. Dyslexia Matters and Amanda has given my son confidence and self-esteem to take control. In a short period, I have seen his reading, self-esteem and writing improve immensely. It is like he has taken a miracle drug without the side-effects. With patience, belief and support, I can only see more improvements developing. Having confidence in himself is the best return.”
~ Mother of Jarod (aged 13)
“Gregor’s experience with Amanda has been hugely positive. The Davis Programme has helped Gregor adjust his spelling but more so his way of thinking and his attitude towards reading and writing. Amanda has also helped Gregor with his concentration which has impacted on his school work this year. Gregor’s teachers have confirmed that they have seen a remarkable improvement in Gregor’s attitude towards schoolwork which has led to better results.
In the past, I asked two schools if Gregor should be assessed as I had concerns about his spelling and some behavioural patterns, only to be told that he had not grasped the basic concepts of spelling. Gregor took part in several reading schemes only to find that within several months he was back where he started. When Amanda first assessed Gregor we came out and Gregor said ‘I’m not stupid it’s just my brain works differently’ - this was the start of a new boy!”
~ Mother of Gregor (aged 13)
“As a person who has struggled with reading all my life, I never imagined that at 43 I would find a program what would make such a difference. I am a lot more confident in my ability and using the techniques I have learnt. They really do work.
I was gifted to have 3 beautiful boys, all who having reading issues. The positive side of this is that it focused me to find something to help them and in turn it helped me. Lachlan, my eldest who is 9, is now interested in reading after having done the Davis program. For the first time ever, he will pick up his book and read without me asking him to. He uses his tools at school and said it makes learning so much easier. We still continue to work with the modelling clay letters and will until they are all complete. Amanda was a wonderful and caring teacher and even today still continues to be a wonderful support to my family. I hope she can help you like she has helped us.”
~ Elizabeth & her son, Lachlan (aged 9)
“Thank you so much for this week. It was an absolute pleasure to get to know you. You are a great facilitator and I will be one of your many success cases. Your expertise has allowed me to channel my “tools” more clearly, which gives me confidence which I can apply to my everyday life.”
~ Ali (adult)
“It all started with my presentation card ‘I am not intelligent’, then you took me on a small journey that showed me that we all have genius within us, and in a short period of time you showed me that it was inside of me, and I saw in your eyes that you believed it so I could also believe it. Then with the time you dedicated to me, I was able to change my worries of saying the wrong thing, I learned to balance and breathe so that I turned my insecurities into ‘yes, a voice that can speak’ accurate or not, but able to speak.
From being a self under-estimated human being, I have become a person who values herself, not only for what I know, but also for what I feel and for what I can give to others. You believed in me, and by doing that you showed me the door to my trouble way and taught me that I have a purpose, that I am meant to fulfil this path that I was given and I choose to accept, but you gave me the key to stand in front and get the guts to open it without fear. Thank you, Amanda, you gave me your time, you gave me your faith, God bless you for the depth of dedication you give to those who need an opportunity in life.”
~ Luz (adult)
For more information, or to arrange an initial consultation, contact:
Amanda du Toit, Licensed Davis Facilitator
24 Lightwood Way, Beaumont Hills, NSW 2155
02-8064 7248 04-0556 5338
Professional services described as Davis™, Davis Dyslexia Correction®, Davis Symbol Mastery®, Davis Orientation Counseling®, and Davis Math Mastery® may only be provided by persons who are employed by a licensed Davis Specialist, or who are trained and licensed as Davis Facilitators by Davis Dyslexia Association International.
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