The Davis® Maths Mastery programme corrects difficulties understanding maths.
These learning problems are sometimes called dyscalculia and can often accompany dyslexic and ADD symptoms. This programme provides the foundation for understanding the underlying concepts of maths.
The student is first shown how to find a relaxed and focused state. Once this has been learned, the student is ready to build the skills that will allow them to overcome their difficulties. They are taught how to recognize and control the thought process that leads to distorted and confused perceptions of words and numerals.
Dyslexic students have a strong preference to think using visual imagery so the programme works largely by using pictures too.
Using clay, the student first works with the alphabet and numerals to make sure that they have an accurate perception and understanding of these symbols.
The student then explores the basic concepts which underlie mathematical understanding and is guided through a series of exercises exploring the principles of mathematics.
The student also uses the clay to model the short abstract words, called trigger words, which are frequently encountered in reading mathematical problems, such as of, both, to, or any. These words cause problems when the student cannot form a mental picture to go along with them.
Through Davis® Symbol Mastery, the student will makes a three-dimensional clay model of the meaning of relevant abstract words, together with a model of the letters of the words. This binds the visual meaning to the written word.
The length of time needed for the Math Mastery programme depends on the needs of the client and whether they have previously completed a Reading programme. The programme is typically done on an intensive basis and takes between 24 and 36 hours.
Further information is available at www.dyslexia.com
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.