Growing Choices

Claire Ashmore

Growing Choices With Dyslexia

NEW!
Parent & Tutor Support Courses
Support your Bright yet Struggling Child or Learners
Hands-on, practical & engaging online sessions

WhatsApp group for sharing and follow-up
Next course start date 28 July (NZDT & AEST) 27 July (PDT)
6×2-hr sessions over 6 weeks

Dyslexia is a true gift once we know how to work with it. Discover a clear way to resolve dyslexic confusion for your child or learners

Course Curriculum HERE

Participant Testimonial HERE

Course Information Click HERE 

Interested in Davis 1-1 or other programmes?
Generally people book a free 20-minute call or brief initial meet-up

Call or message me to book a call time +64 (21)145 5561
If you wanted to learn more (still at no obligation) you would then book an Initial Consultation (2-3hrs)

In an initial consultation, you would come away with an understanding of:

  • Why it has been hard for you (or your child or learner)
  • How that could all change using a strength-based approach
  • How dyslexia can work for you as a gift and natural strength
  • How dyspraxia, dyscalculia, ADHD and other challenges can also be resolved

Initial consultations for families/individuals ($149+GST); for employers/schools/orgs. ($420+GST)

Davis in-person or online 1-1 programmes are for all ages 7yrs-70+ It’s never too late:)

Also on offer is our “Why Ty” group online parent/tutor support course

Employers, there are ways to support employees or apprentices

  • Contact mefor a price list of all programmes, including parent workshops. We also offer webinars presenting good solid information you can put into use straight away with your dyslexic learners or for staff training.

Davis Autism Approach and Concepts for Life
I began the Davis Autism Approach and Concepts for Life training July 2021. In October 2022, I was awarded a scholarship by the Ron Davis Autism Foundation to complete my final supervised year of Case Studies. Life Altering work! One final case study to go, now prior to being licensed as a Davis Concepts for Life and Autism Approach facilitator

NEW!

Parent & Tutor Support Courses
Hands-on, practical & engaging online sessions
WhatsApp group for sharing and follow-up
Next course start date 28 July (NZDT & AEST) 27 July (PDT)
6×2-hr sessions over 6 weeks

Dyslexia is a true gift once we know how to work with it. Discover a clear way to resolve dyslexic confusion for your child or learners

Course Curriculum HERE
Participant Testimonial HERE
Course Information HERE 

Testimonials
A recently published testimonial from a mother who brought her son to me with double vision and dyslexia
Click this link to Davis The Blog  

“I can definitely see the difference and the benefit, and so grateful that my son had the opportunity to become self-empowered. It made a difference beyond reading and writing and spelling as for self-esteem and confidence in his ability in himself to move forwards.” Mum of a 15-year-old

“I got the team together to tell them I’ve been doing a course for dyslexia and that I’m dyslexic and that I thought that meant I was a dumb-dumb. But it turns out my brain works like this – you know how we made stick men movies by flicking pages of a book backwards? Well my brain works even faster than that because I am a picture-thinker, a video-thinker and see 3D images which is why I am so quick to come up with ideas. Then I asked if any of the guys were dyslexic and to come and have a chat with me to see what we could do to help them. This has been a huge weight off my shoulders!” Manager (steel fabrication) said to me on final day of his programme.     

My 14 year old daughter, who is Dyslexic, did the Attention Mastery programme and a few months later, did 2 days of learning how to organise her writing with Claire.
Claire established a lovely,  no-pressure connection with my daughter. She explained everything clearly and went at my daughter’s pace. It is clear that Claire is a very caring, experienced teacher and I felt good about her working with my daughter. I think it also really helped that Claire could also truly understand my daughter’s struggles, as a Dyslexic herself. This also made my daughter trust her and want to work with her. I liked how the course was structured and I could see what would be covered beforehand, and the progress made that day. It gave me confidence that the program was professional and worthwhile

      • Learning using clay is a really good idea. My daughter learns well when she can touch, hold, move and manipulate objects. She also learns best in a face to face, one on one learning environment, so working with Claire was ideal
      • I am so glad my daughter did these two courses with Claire. I can’t explain it, but they helped something click inside my daughter. I feel that the progress she made during the mastery course has really set her up for life.

The Gift of Dyslexia

the testimonial Would you like a renewed sense of self-esteem and confidence at work, while studying or at school? I can work with you whether you have been assessed with dyslexia or ADHD or not. I work one-on-one. We go through an intensive week of working out where the confusions lie and clearing them up one by one.

It’s an extraordinary process; people remember their Davis intensive week as a highlight.

The focus is on freeing up aspects of life to move forward. You see where your gifts are and gain confidence to strengthen them, while releasing and correcting areas of distortion or challenge. Strength-based!

The focus tools are helpful for clearing blurry, spinning or floating-off-the-page text. Check your actual eyes first, get an eye test, and if your eyes are OK and you still have blurry sight, then the Davis visual perception focus tools do help. Here is a comprehensive testimonial from a mum of a boy who arrived here with double vision as a sensory distortion – Read here

I help anyone struggling with:

  • understanding instructions
  • reading
  • writing
  • maths
  • focus
  • coordination
  • concepts
  • self esteem
  • anxiety

Davis Dyslexia Programmes have been accessed by tens of thousands of children and adults worldwide, and work alongside each person’s natural learning style. Contact me for a price list of all programmes, including parent workshops. We also offer webinars presenting good solid information you can put into use straight away with your dyslexic learners or for staff training. 

The Boy Who Could See Only Purple.That’s Right!

Written by Claire Ashmore, illustrated by Kat Quin


It is a beautiful work. The words are so well thought out and have a beautiful energy to them, and the illustrations are gorgeous and so on point – it’s all so lovely! 💕
Almost too special to be a children’s book!    ~ Amanda DuToit. Life Coach, NSW Australia

My book would complement any Davis programme. It is simply a book encouraging children to embrace change.
 Read more about the book here

Dyslexia Correction

Maths Mastery

Reading Programme

Attention Mastery

“When my son was eight he suddenly started seeing double. I was surprised and concerned and took him to the doctor who sent us off to specialists to run tests. My son was also showing signs of dyslexia which was concerning his teachers; he is a bright kid who was struggling to read, he confused letters such as b and d, while he was excelling in maths, sports and IT, his reading and writing were hopelessly lagging behind.

Once my son’s vision, eyes and brain were tested to be fine the medical professionals had no further advice to give me other than that the double vision issue would likely resolve itself over time. When I asked if this was a problem related to dyslexia, the medical professionals could not comment, they told me that dyslexia is an educational problem, not a medical problem, so if I was also concerned about dyslexia then I should seek educational support.

My son kept asking me what we were doing about his double vision as it was distressing him and, as he couldn’t see the board at school very well, he was falling further behind in his literacy skills. If you are a parent, you can imagine how helpless I felt.

I brought my son to see Claire when he was nine. My son did the week-long intensive program four months ago and we have been working on the homework since then. Using the Davis focusing techniques my son was able to stop the double vision problem when he focused; this was in the first few days of the course. I was quite sceptical at the time, but I wanted to believe him. At home doing the follow up homework I noticed that he would mix up ‘the’ and ‘a’ when he was reading so we clay modelled those words, he immediately read them correctly next time he read to me and hasn’t regressed. The Davis ideas and teaching techniques are very original and fun. So different to the phonics they are teaching at school.

Now, four months after the course, he tells me he never sees double anymore. He is becoming more willing to do his Davis homework, I think because it is getting easier for him to do. His teacher comments on his very clear jump in ability – he is clearly thinking about what he is reading while he is reading now, he has moved up a reading group and willingly does his reading comprehension tasks and does them well. She tells me his silly behaviour and mucking around during class time has also reduced.

Last week his teacher did the PAT reading comprehension test with my son. At the beginning of the year he was at Stanine 2 (in the lowest 11% of his age group), he is now testing at Stanine 6 (in the highest 40% of his age group).

It is a huge change in such a short time, I am so beyond thrilled and thankful and delighted. By doing the Davis course I feel we have changed the trajectory of my son’s life. I am so enormously relieved that I was able to find something that actually helped my son.

If you are considering doing a Davis course, I cannot recommend it enough. It is really different to anything else that I have seen, but different in such a good way.”

Waikato mum of a 9-year-old

Talk To Claire Today

021 145 5561
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Claire Ashmore
Claire Ashmore
Cambridge, Waikato
Claire Ashmore Facilitator

Professional services described as Davis™, including Davis Dyslexia Correction®, Davis™ Symbol Mastery, Davis™ Orientation Counseling,  Davis™ Attention Mastery,  Davis™ Math Mastery, and Davis™ Reading Program for Young Learners may only be provided by persons who are trained and licensed as Davis Facilitators or Specialists by Davis Dyslexia Association International.

Licensed and certified by Davis Dyslexia Association International