The Seven Steps for Danks Davis dyslexia tutoring
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Dyslexia tutoring: Zannie and Karl checking spelling as the final step in the Danks Davis tutoring programme Step 1 of the lesson requires the student to do specific Brain Gym® exercises to open their learning channels.

In step 2 the tutor and student interact to compile a list words the student is unable to spell. At the same time the student receives practice in comprehension, as well as positive feedback from the tutor with words they demonstrate they are able to spell correctly already.

Steps 3 to 6 involve the student learning to spell the words they have difficulties with using my tutoring programme. Flashcards play a very important part in these steps, providing reading and comprehension practice.

Step 7 tests the student on spelling in a formal, school-like setting. The testing demonstrates the student has now learnt to spell these words and understands how to use them in written work. At the beginning of the next tutoring session, the student is retested on these words to ensure these words have been retained and can still be spelt correctly.

The book and video or DVD explain how these steps must be done to ensure successful learning by the student.

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The Danks Davis tutoring programme for dyslexia

There is much written about dyslexia, available through Internet websites and books, but little information is available on practical ways to assist dyslexics gain literacy skills. The Danks Davis Seven Steps to Literacy Success™ is a practical tutoring programme that can unlock the potential of dyslexic individuals.

The Danks Davis one-on-one tutoring programme for dyslexia incorporates the essential ingredients which current educational research shows are necessary for literacy success, and spelling is the tool. The 1-hour weekly tuition lessons provide language experience using interactive tutoring to improve the essential literacy areas of:

  • listening skills
  • comprehension
  • oral language
  • spelling
  • writing
  • reading

Being dyslexic herself Zannie knew that this holistic approach towards literacy success was vital, and that a dyslexia programme concentrating on just one particular aspect of literacy would not unlock the real potential of an individual.

Dyslexics characteristically have low scores in some parts of a standard WISC-IV® test such as coding, digit span, and processing speed. These areas are hard to improve, but the Danks Davis tutoring programme does improve them (some students improve more than others).

Scores in other parts of the WISC-IV® test not affected by dyslexia can also improve greatly (some up to the 99 percentile level). This enables the student to increasingly use their cognitive strengths to compensate for their cognitive weaknesses.

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