Claire Ashmore

Services

  • Free initial consultation
  • Dyslexia
  • Dyspraxia
  • ADD/ADHD management
  • Remediation of dysgraphia (handwriting issues)
  • Davis Dyslexia Correction
  • Davis Maths Mastery
  • Davis Attention Mastery
  • Davis Reading Programme for Young Learners
  • One-to-one, individualised assistance
  • Bedwetting beyond normal age

Services

  • Free initial consultation
  • Dyslexia
  • Dyspraxia
  • ADD/ADHD management
  • Remediation of dysgraphia (handwriting issues)
  • Davis Dyslexia Correction
  • Davis Maths Mastery
  • Davis Attention Mastery
  • Davis Reading Programme for Young Learners
  • One-to-one, individualised assistance
  • Bedwetting beyond normal age

Jared* has always struggled with reading. He was read to a lot, and read with a lot. Homework reading was always done but when he stumbled on words, I would encourage him to sound it out, which is how I (even in old age) find out what words are. However, nothing seemed to work. Over his school years he had a lot of help, but somehow, he did not progress.

He has always been a super-bright, super-interested and super-aware child loving to learn and fascinated with science. He wanted to do it, but it just didn’t happen. There were many behavioural problems throughout his schooling also.

Since the programme, he is quietly confident. He worked hard learning and claying all his trigger words, constantly calculating when he would be finished and when he would have learned them all. That became an enjoyable game. His reading improved, and he could finally do it. When the sentences made sense, he wanted to read on.

Not long before he had completed all the trigger words, he was unexpectedly asked to read in front of a class and I happened to be present – there were difficult words and my heart was in my mouth wondering what would happen and how he would manage it. He took a deep breath, checked he was on point, and set off – no one in that room could have guessed there had ever been a reading problem, he did it superbly – his satisfied smile as he sat down said everything about his achievement.

Throughout the time he worked on his trigger words, we saw many examples of the triggering process, and it was great to see how once the trigger word was mastered, he immediately knew it, stopped unconsciously skipping over it in his reading exercises and how this lead to accurate comprehension.

This has been a wondrous process, seeing him master the skills to enable him to read. Yes, it was hard work; yes, it took commitment; yes, it took consistency and self-discipline; and yes, he did it. It was exciting for me, and a privilege to be part of the process. I learned such a lot and will always treasure it as one of my special highlights.

Best wishes and thanks for all your help

Jared’s Nan