What is Davis Autism Approach®?
Different approaches in the past:
Different approaches / treatments in the past:
- Taught the autistic individuals specific ways to cope with specific situations in life. They are compensations for short terms crisis.
- Memorize / repetitive drilling on a specific social skill
- Control the environment and repetitively train on certain social manner / responses;
- Force to limit their personal likes / hobbies, in order to widen their interests or accept change.
A program developed by Ronald Davis, who was born as an autistic child. He could not speak until the age of nine. Mr. Davis named this coming out of a void and began to speak, a state of ‘individuation’.
The program can be conducted by a Davis Autism Approach® Facilitator, or by a parent or loved one who can be trained and mentored by a Davis Autism Facilitator-Coach.
Teach the autistic individuals the social concepts that they lack, and help them to make long-term self-correction in social life. It allows autistic individuals:
- to make meaningful interaction with others;
- to self corrects or adjusts their social behaviors;
- to respect their own gifts and intelligence to come out more in life.
The main goal of Davis Autism Approach® is to help an autistic individual to fully participate in life!
Doing the Davis Autism Approach®:
Phase II : Identity Development
At a very young age, very young kids begin to develop different basic concepts by exploring through their senses about this world, and how individuals exist and operate in this world.
An autistic child has not developed these concepts. In the second phase of identity development, an autistic is going to learn all those missed concepts that he / she cannot develop naturally. There are approximately 30 concepts. These concepts are explored through creating clay models.
What we’ll do in this phase is very important. The different concepts to be learnt help autistic individuals to understand nature, this world and their relationship within this world. This helps them to form their own identity, and form a foundation for them to relate to others, and to comprehend in learning.
Phase III : Social integration
Social integration is the final area to be addressed. Once a person has a sense of his place in the world, he is ready to begin the task of understanding how relationships work and learning how he can fit into the world of people. This is the final stage in the Davis Autism Approach Program.
DavisTM Stepping Stones Program includes:
(Suitable for autistic children of 3 to 6 years old)
- Informal screening and evaluation of developmental history.
- Orientation exercises for individuation and controlling perceptions.
- Concept Mastery and practical exercises for the initial identity development concepts of self, another, others, change and consequence.
- Coaching instructions for parents or a support person/caregiver.
The results expected from fully completing this Program are:
- The ability to increase their focus through the use of Davis® Auditory Orientation.
- Increased sense of self.
- Increased understanding of the foundational life’s lessons of change and consequence.
- Parent/support person/caregiver gains the ability to support and coach the child in the use of basic Davis self-management tools.
- Parent/support person/caregiver gains the ability to support and coach the child in experiencing and integrating the concepts in their daily life.
Davis Autism Approach® is a trademark of Ronald D. Davis. Commercial use of this trademark to identify educational, instructional, or therapeutic services requires licensing by the trademark owner.
“The Davis Autism Approach ®”, counseling and hearing services in the centre are separate and distinct programs which are provided in their own distinct contexts on separate schedules.”
Faciiator: Ms. Wong Ho Hing,Yvonne
Address: Rm. 905 Manning House 48 Queen’s Road Central, Central
Telephone： 28100282 Fax： 28100989