Davis Concepts for Life - Early Years


The purpose of Davis Concepts for life – Early Years is to assist children under the age of 8 who are struggling to meet developmental milestones this may include focus, behaviour, relationships, self-regulation, and /or executive functioning skills.

Age: 4-8 years
Program length: 20- 40 hours


Highly trained, caring Davis Concepts for Life Facilitators work individually with each client, so the program is delivered at their pace and according to their needs and goals. The Facilitator works with both the client and the helper/support person. Depending upon the age and ability of the client, the Facilitator one-on-one time will vary. In many cases, most of the session will focus on the Facilitator coaching the helper/support person to work with the client at home.

Davis Concepts for Life – Early Years is a four step program.



Firstly, the support person is given a set of self-regulation tools, to assist them to be calm and relaxed while working with the client. Self- regulation tools include:

  • Auditory orientation - Focus
  • Stress management - Release
  • Energy regulation - Dial

Davis® Auditory Orientation

Secondly the client is assisted in becoming more present in the world, developing accurate perceptions and gaining an awareness of self through the use of Davis® Auditory Orientation and self-regulation tools.

Fundamental Concepts

Thirdly, a series of fundamental concepts are created using the multisensory medium of plastilina clay including:

  • Self
  • Another
  • Others
  • Change
  • Consequence
  • Cause and effect
  • Before and after
  • Time
  • Sequence
  • Order and disorder

Daily Life Experiences

Finally, the learning is consolidated with daily life experiences, essential in allowing the client to integrate the concept for themselves and build a ‘filing system’ for their future thinking and behavior. Integration of Life Concepts includes:

  • Exploration of the concepts in everyday life
  • Establishing order in the physical environment
  • Establishing new orders of behavior
  • Strengthening executive functioning skills

Program outcomes

Although no specific changes can be guaranteed, in almost all cases positive and lasting changes have been experienced. Below are general trends that have been reported.

  • Better self-regulation (can calm themselves down)
  • Showing much less anxiety
  • Reductions in stress
  • Less resistance to change
  • Willingness to try new things
  • Increase in play with others
  • Increased understanding of cause and effect
  • Can follow instructions using the ideas of before and after
  • Improvement in behaviour
  • Will go along with others ideas /suggestions in work groups and play.
  • Understands why – improved reasoning
  • Willing to share own ideas

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Meet the Instructor: Jean Moser

I love helping people learn how to learn . 

I discovered that I am dyslexic while I was in training. It was freeing to realize that, although I struggled in my college studies, it wasn’t because I wasn’t trying hard enough. It was because I needed a different way to learn.

My son struggled to read and do math although he was bright, talented and eager to learn.  After years of trying numerous other things, we found the Davis Dyslexia Correction program. In 5 days, he was reading on grade level.  After completing the math program he was able to do math successfully. He went on to complete college with honors.

The Davis methods use our imaginations (what we’re good at) to help us learn. I have also helped people with the Young Learners kit/program.  I have been licensed for 15 years and have helped over 150 people with these methods. 

Jean moser learning tools for dyslexia