Licensed Davis Dyslexia Correction® Facilitator
Mary Davie is the Gold Coast’s first Davis Dyslexia Correction® Facilitator. With a university degree in Physical Education, she is also a qualified Primary School teacher originally from Christchurch, New Zealand. After several years teaching, she returned to university to complete a Bachelor of Education and part of a Masters in Education. She has two children and, when her bright young son began having difficulties at school, she spent four years home schooling both children. In her quest to discover a means to help him, a friend introduced her to book, “The Gift of Dyslexia,” by Ronald D. Davis.
Mary couldn’t believe what she was reading! Not only was her son perfectly described, but also many of the pupils who had had difficulties in her years of classroom experience whose challenges and gifts had been so perplexing. Mary’s son, like many others, is an intelligent picture thinker who couldn’t relate to traditional teaching methods.
Davis’ helping strategies cover every aspect of every symptom Mary had encountered. The big difference was coming in at the root cause — nipping it in the bud. When learning difficulties are accurately described from this perspective, the wide range of symptoms makes sense, and the Davis Dyslexia Correction® Programme is effective. Those previously disadvantaged now excel. Her son has since completed a College Degree in the USA and gone on to play his chosen sport professionally in several of the world’s hardest professional leagues. In his spare time he reads for pleasure! At the same time his journey began, Mary set off on a parallel course and began the most fantastic journey, training to become a Davis Dyslexia Correction® Facilitator. Ron Davis himself led her theoretical training, which was a huge privilege.
Part way through her training, Mary’s family emigrated to the Sutherland Shire in southern Sydney, Australia. Mary worked here for the last 15 years. She has now taken her Mobile Learning Strategies Workshop to the Gold Coast in Queensland. In this way, Mary travels to her clients, where in the space of their own home, learners can experience a 30-hour, one-on-one, programme. This instils confidence, tools, strategies, and support to correct learning difficulties, allowing clients to go on and meet their full potential in the world.
Not only has Ron Davis opened a wonderful world for many people with his research and programmes, but he is helping the world to see dyslexia as a gift to be treasured and harnessed.