Davis® Dyslexia Correction Program


The assessment will determine if the Davis® Program is a suitable solution for the client’s learning difficulties and goals.

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These tools create a lifetime of success!

The Program

This creative 30-hour program is individualized for each client’s unique learning style. Clients receive methods and tools to CORRECT and CONTROL their own dyslexia, including:

Orientation Tool

The Davis® orientation methods ELIMINATE DISTORTIONS in seeing, hearing, and sensing balance/movement/and time passage. The ability to control focus and accurately perceive the environment with all your senses is as easy as creating a thought.

“Wow! Evertything is so clear!” – a third-grade Reading Solution client

Release and Dial Tool

The release tool is used to reduce stress and frustration, while the dial tool allows clients to control and adjust their energy levels appropriately for each unique situation.

“Am I too excited? I guess I better turn my dial down.” – a sixth-grade client

De-triggering Tool

This eliminates the possibility of single letters, punctuation marks, uncommon fonts, phonetic symbols, and certain sounds triggering a disorientation.

“I can’t believe all these letters carry so much power over my mind.” – 27 yr. old client

Reading Tools

These tools replace the negative reading habits with productive habits. The client is slowed down and must see each letter in its proper place. Another tool guides the client in comprehension appropriate for the picture-thinker’s learning style.

“Reading is so easy now. It feels comfortable” – a 56 year-old client

Fine Tuning and Koosh® Ball Tool

While self-controlling these tools, the client maintains the best accuracy and comprehension possible in perceiving and processing the world around them

“I made 60 in a row!!” – an eighth-grade male client

Symbol Mastery Tools

Mastery means certainty; knowing for sure what something means, looks like, and sounds like; knowing how to do something well; knowing something so well you don’t even have to think about it because it has become an integral part of your being. [Ex: I knew she had mastery of typing when I saw her fingers move so accurately.]

Davis® Symbol Mastery gives mastery and mental images to the approximately 219 “blank” words that trigger disorientation. 196 of these words are found in the Dolch list of sight words taught in the lower grades. This list of 219 was simply compiled by having several adult dyslexics go through the dictionary and make a list of words that had no picture – amazingly each of their lists were nearly the same, full of mainly very short, abstract words.

Although dyslexics can be trained to “say” the 219 words that trigger disorientation, should you ask them, you would find they have no meaning for most of them.

Give it a try!

Read the following passage and feel what happens to your comprehension as you read it.

Dyslexic comprehension

Add disorientation into the mix and experience how much more confusing it can be:

Dyslexia disorientation

Here is what the passage really says:

What the passage really says

This tool provides the meaning, so each word is understood and carries a mental picture – which allows for an unbroken stream of picturing during the thinking process. When the stream of picturing is unbroken there is no longer disorientation, the symptoms of visual, auditory, movement, attention, and time sense distortion are permanently corrected.

“I didn’t know I didn’t have a picture for that word! All these years!” – a 48 year-old client

Many times when I first meet with clients, they are clearly wondering, “Why is this happening to me?” …Our clients come to realize that the answer lies in their unique talents and gifts of imagination. Result: Soaring self-esteem!

A Program for Imaginative / Spatial / Picture Thinkers

Mum, dyslexia is like a wound; in the past people have given me band-aids for it. Now I can heal it myself.

a young son who received the Davis Dyslexia Correction ®

What I hear, I forget. What I see, I remember. What I do, I understand.

Susan with Ron Davis

Program Details

To find out more about the 30-hour Davis® Dyslexia Correction program, offered by Susan Smarjesse, including program specifics and program offerings, please click the button or contact Susan for more information.


Clients teaching how to give support for the essential home follow-up.

After the Program

The client will leave the program with all of the tools, understanding, and materials necessary to implement the program into their every day lives and achieve positive results.

Davis Symbol Mastery® of 219 “trigger words” (those words that do not have a visual image) is an essential part of the correction of Dyslexia.

Support Training is provided on the last day for family members, tutor[s] and/or teacher[s] who will support the client in this follow-up.

Depending on the situation and age of the client, the support person may receive training in the follow-up by being present during the program. 

Susan expects free phone and email contact during the essential follow-up year.