The major result of the English Programme is that Kaylan has recovered his self esteem, his trust and hope in his own abilities and chance of success.
The maths programme unlocked a lot of issues he was blocked with for years: chronology, time reading, sequencing, learning time tables...
These two weeks have been the best and most efficient investment I have ever done into my son's schooling. They have unlocked his potential.
Of course, it isn't all solved yet, we are still working on the trigger words at home, but since he did these 2 weeks with Nina, he constantly improves at school. (Carole, Kaylan's mum, six weeks after the Programmes)
"I've been following K's work since last year and am astonished with her focus and the amount of work she is producing now. Please carry on with whatever you are doing at home" ( SENCO's feedback to the mother of a seven year old who has been following the Young Learners Programme for the past three months)
"Thanks for all you are doing with R. It has been a good and stable pillar for his learning and progress in all sorts of ways" (the father of a twelve year old boy who managed to gain 10 A* in his GCSEs)
Thank you for all you have done for M and us. Seeing you has been a tremendous positive milestone for M. ( Mother of a 9 year old boy,six months after the Programme)
"It has helped me a lot because I could not concentrate, read and spell before. I was bored. Now I can read and do not feel bad for being dyslexic any more."( S, aged 9, three months later)
"The Programme has helped me control my temper.I don't get as angry as I did in the past" ( G, aged 10 and suffering with ADHD)
"A door has been opened for me. I have more confidence in every area of my life" ( 33 year old, 6 months later)
"I am oriented now and really enjoying my tango lessons!!" ( 30 year old therapist, a week after the Programme)
I had not been particularly impressed by the dyslexia institute assessment so was not keen to return there. Then, by chance, I came across an article in the newspaper about the Davis Method. I contacted them and they gave me the name of my nearest facilitator - Nina Pitoska! We have never looked back.
I phoned her and discussed my sons issues and very quickly I could see that she may be the person that could help. Nina is very kind, patient, flexible and really cares that both the child and the adults are getting a positive outcome from the sessions. I guess you could describe her as our team coach! After an initial session with my son we agreed to start the programme. However, it is not for the faint hearted!! Your child really needs to want things to get better and as the parent you need to be prepared to put in a lot of work yourself in between the sessions with Nina. However, it is worth it in the end. Having not got into his preferred school at 7, my eldest son tried again at 13 and passed with flying colours. He still struggles a bit with spelling and English is not his best subject, however he is thriving. The sessions with Nina really worked on his confidence and he started to be able to concentrate more easily, meaning that more of what he learnt was retained and not just in the subjects that he liked. He was also less exhausted at the end of the school day. Dyslexic children have to work so hard, much harder than other children, and so get tired. This is not something that most teachers understand.