Here is what parents and kids had to say...
Email update from mom of 8-year-old Dasha Hello Nicki! I wanted to report that I received an email from Dasha's teacher yesterday stating that she'd been tested in reading again yesterday and had improved two levels since she was last tested just before we came up to work with you (3 weeks ago)!!!! The teacher was thrilled and impressed and Dasha was completely excited. It's a major confidence booster to have her improving so much! This Friday is show and tell to bring one thing that you received over the holidays that has special meaning to you. Dasha said she wants to bring her clay and dictionary. I LOVE this girl and her enthusiasm for the program. She refers to the Davis program as her "special exercises."
Email update from mom of 12-year-old Coley: Happy New Year Nicki! I wanted to give you a quick update on Coley and a few encouraging words to you. Coley is doing really really well! Her diction is so, so much better and her recognition of words and lack of stumbling and pausing is greatly improved! We have been working at a slow but steady pace on the words in the book along with the clay formations. It is such a wonderful and successful process. We are in no rush and take it as it goes...letting her set the pace :) She is growing in confidence and I think she wants to take an acting class that is offered down in Salem in February too! That is really a milestone because she has never had any real interest in anything, other than art. I just want to encourage you in your commitment of this program and just your value in general! You are putting in so much time, effort, compassion (a genuine gift you have there...quite rare too) and talent into people. A lost commodity, so to speak, but none-the-less very valuable and highly prized. You are sowing into a future generation whose talents and beginnings are yet to be seen but oh so needed and valuable! Keep going Nicki, you are making a difference! You are an incredible lady and I wish I could know you better! Guard what you have, keep pushing and being the light that you are!
Mom Lucia: "Thank you so much Nicki for all that you have done for Sophia! I already see a difference and it has only been a week. She went to the library today and checked out a chapter book, with very few black and white engravings and small print. It was a book recommended by a friend. When she got home, she sat and read 3 chapters. I've never seen her do that and she has NEVER checked out anything that wasn't either a picture book for much younger children or a book on tape. So already, her confidence and interest in reading has increased dramatically. She showed us this morning, all of her Davis materials and explained everything to us. She sat and read the dictionary for a long time. It was so heartening for me to see enthusiasm. Sophia ended up finishing a 180-page book in 3 days which is remarkable for her! She is committed and enthusiastic about doing the after program work and is telling everyone about what she learned and about the Davis Dyslexia Correction Program, as I am!"
"I feel like I found the missing piece to the puzzle. My reading is easier already and I am more focused when skating."
Davis Dyslexia Correction Program
After the Program, John's mother Mary said- "John
got the best report card of his life!"