Life Skills for Children

4 - 8 Years

Our Davis Concepts for Life Early Years programme is suitable for children from 4-8 years of age.

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8 Years +

Our Davis Concepts for Life programme for children is suitable for children 8 years and over.

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Davis Concepts for Life Early Years Programme

The Davis Concepts for Life - Early Years programme is a powerful solution for children from 4 years and above who face challenges with developing a solid sense of self, having an awareness of choosing when to focus attention, difficulty with controlling impulses, who often remain stuck in overwhelm and who are struggling to meet developmental milestones.

This gentle, holistic empowering approach has a clear, positive focus, enabling children to build on their strengths and overcome challenges. We use a multi-sensory approach and the medium of clay, to sculpt ideas, and then experience them in the real world.

We work collaboratively with the child and support person, who will be coached and empowered alongside the child. Clear, detailed instruction and demonstration will be given and each concept is experienced within a play approach, and in a supportive environment to embed its meaning.

Who is this programme for?

This programme is suitable for children aged from 4 years to 8 years who are struggling with any of the following:

  • focusing and maintaining focus
  • unwanted challenging behaviours
  • ability to calm themselves down
  • executive functioning
  • meeting major developmental milestones
  • resistance to change, and unwillingness to try new things
  • understanding consequence
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What does this programme consist of?

A Davis Concepts for Life - Early Years programme consists of:

  • 20-40 hours of one-to-one facilitation, we work at the child's pace, mindful of their needs at every step
  • facilitator one-to-one time will vary - in many instances, the session will focus on coaching the support person to work with the child at home.
  • self-regulation tools for the helper and child
  • all materials required for the programme and home-based follow-up work
  • exploration of the concepts in the real world
  • coaching and support provided to a support person
  • post programme support/work sessions
  • continued email and phone consultation with your facilitator, as required
  • once the child is ready for the next steps, a discussion and follow-up plan is developed
Delivery Options:
  • Fully Facilitated
  • Facilitated and Coached
  • Attend 2 day workshop to learn how to take a child through the programme
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Davis Concepts for Life for Children

The Davis Concepts for Life is a solution for children 8 years and above who are experiencing difficulty with executive functioning skills, feelings of overwhelm, stress or anxiousness and social interactions.

It is a hands-on empowering approach that is tailored to the individuals' needs and goals. It is strengths-based, providing a framework for children, to give them the opportunity for optimum growth personally and with learning throughout life. It fills in the gaps in development that may have been missed and gives children the ability to think through the options in a particular situation, then choose the best response.

Who is this programme for?

This programme is suitable for children 8 years and older who are experiencing difficulties with any of the following:

  • self-awareness and awareness of others
  • self-regulating their focus and energy levels
  • managing stress and anxiety
  • listening ability, and retaining information
  • organisation and time management skills
  • understanding consequences
  • relationships; the different kinds we have and how to interact within them
  • knowing how to make the best choice for themselves
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What does this programme consist of?

A Davis Concepts for Life - programme consists of:

  • 60-120 hours of one-to-one facilitation
  • personalised attention given to the individuals' learning needs and goals
  • all materials required for the programme and home-based follow-up work
  • exploration of the concepts in the real world
  • coaching and support provided to a support person
  • post programme support/work sessions
  • continued email and phone consultation with your facilitator, as required
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What is involved in a Davis Concepts for Life Program?

Every individual has unique needs, which is why we have developed a variety of options to choose from, so the program can be tailored to best suit each individual.

The programme will be carried out over a minimum of 30 hours

Self-regulation strategies and tools:  These equip the person with a set of self-regulation strategies that can be easily learned and applied.

Davis Life Concepts: This component of the program instils missing life concepts by using the multisensory medium of clay to model core concepts and capabilities.

The most effective way to consolidate this learning is through experience. After each concept is created in the clay, the participant explores the concept in the real world alongside their Davis Facilitator or support person. The aim is to have many varied experiences of how the concept exists in the individual’s day-to-day surroundings.

These experiences are essential, as they enable the participant to integrate the concept into their own identity and establish an internal ‘filing system’ that provides the foundations for future thinking and behavior.

​Physically interacting with these concepts in the environment facilitates a deeper understanding of these life’s lessons. It also enables the participant to transfer their understanding across situations within their daily life, which develops their executive functioning skills.

Implementing meaningful change: This stage of the Davis Concepts for Life Program focuses on helping the individual to apply the concepts in their life to create meaningful change. The desired changes will depend on each person’s specific needs, capacity and situation.

  • Establishing order in the physical environment
  • Learning how to use the concepts to establish order, determine order, and create and maintain order.
  • Creating new behaviors
  • Exploring behaviors that have had negative consequences and using the learned concepts to create more positive outcomes and strategies.
  • Developing self-responsibility
  • Identifying which life concepts may have been missing or only partially integrated in the person’s life, and learning a strategy to foster self-responsibility by applying these newly mastered concepts in real-world situations.
  • Strengthening executive functioning skills
  • Developing and integrating the core concepts to improve self-regulation skills.
  • Improving social integration
  • Exploring concepts that create foundations for positive, healthy relationships and behaviors with others.
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All our programmes are available online or in person.  Get in touch with us to talk about the best option for you.

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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.