What is the Davis Method?

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What is the Davis Method?

The Davis Method is different than other modalities used to treat Dyslexia. It starts with the inherent understanding that these individuals have a mental gift, a mental talent. They are creative, imaginative, visual, spatial, conceptual anchors. They have the ability to think out of the box and look at the big picture. What happens is, sometimes, this visual spatial style of thinking causes distortions in their perception. Those distortions in perception lead to a learning disability. So what Davis does, it takes that visual, spatial style of learning and thinking and capitalizes on that, shows the individual how to use that gift to overcome that learning disability without using anything external to self, without using any medication, and without using any herbal treatments. What it does, at its core, is empowers the individuals to master tools that they have with them on a daily basis, 24/7, so that they can decide when to be focused and when they are not. Do they need to be in a state where they can read or do they need to be in a state where they are creative. My son, Noah, was diagnosed with Dyslexia at the age of 9. This was when I was just being a clinical pediatrician. I didn't know what to do for my son. I looked all over the place, a bunch of different programs. Took him to a place to learn the Davis program. We went in on Monday and came out on Friday with increased self-esteem, increased confidence, and his reading level went up one grade within one week. Based on that, I decided I was going to leave clinical pediatrics and become a Davis Facilitator.

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Angela Gonzales, MD

Dyslexia & ADD Specialist

Dr. Angela L. Gonzales (Dr. Angie) is a Pediatrician, Licensed Davis Facilitator, transformational speaker, and mother of three. Currently, Dr. Angie owns and runs Renaissance Mind in Norco, CA.  Renaissance Mind is a Learning Facility where Dr. Angie uses both her Davis Facilitator License and medical expertise. Through Renaissance Mind, she is able to help clients, educators and parents learn skills and techniques that help overcome the obstacles of learning that accompany the unique thinking styles of those with Dyslexia, ADD/ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Renaissance Mind programs utilize multiple, non-pharmaceutical, techniques that are tactile, fun, and unique to each client.  The programs also include help with focusing, comprehension, math skills, reading and handwriting skills.  As a transformational and instructional speaker and educator, Dr. Angie has dedicated herself to helping others, of all ages, to find joy and peace in their lives.  Through Renaissance Mind she offers multiple educational courses and workshops that aid individuals on their path to total wellness of mind, body and soul.

Prior to running Renaissance Mind, Dr. Angie received her BA in Physiology from the University of California at San Diego and then went on to obtain a doctorate in medicine from Drew/UCLA School of Medicine.  She completed her pediatric residency at Martin Luther King Hospital and then spent an additional year as Chief Resident to aid in teaching pediatric residents. Following her medical training she worked in Downey, California as a general pediatrician for seven years.  During this time she served on multiple committees both at the clinic and hospital.  

As Dr. Angie's family grew she transitioned her time from the clinic to time with her children, trading her full time practice for part time work covering other physicians’ practices when necessary. As her youngest child’s school experience increased in difficulty, she left medicine to aid in his education. Despite her efforts at homeschooling, her son continued to have learning challenges.  It wasn’t until she found a Davis® Facilitator that her son began to have success in school. She saw the success in her son defined by increasing reading ability, appropriate coping mechanisms and improving self esteem and confidence.  Her son’s success was her inspiration to go back to work, but not as a physician, as a Davis® Facilitator. As she began her journey, providing answers for those with learning differences, she realized that the sum total of the individual was far more than just their ability to learn.  She began to work with the total individual to promote total wellness.  This led her into her other passion: helping to heal the whole person. 

Dr. Angie was born and raised in Los Angeles, California and is a product of the Los Angeles Unified School District. She currently resides in Riverside, CA with her husband of 23 years, her four children (including her nephew) and three dogs.

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