Davis Concepts for Life℠
Early Years Workshop
You can help your child unlock their knowledge and capabilities with our specialized two-day Davis Concepts for Life – Early Years Workshop.
This course has been specifically designed for family members, educators and therapists. Our experienced and skilful presenters provide a supportive learning environment that empowers you with the Davis Concepts for Life tools and techniques to create inspiring change in your child’s future.
The Davis Concepts for Life – Early Years Workshop is rooted in our philosophy of embracing neurodiversity, respecting every individual, nurturing growth, and building on strengths to overcome challenges.
By the end of the workshop, you will have all you need to support a child effectively – guiding them to increase their self-awareness, improve self-regulation, manage their behavior in a more positive way, and better understand how their actions can impact on others – all without losing their beautiful uniqueness and identity.
Who can attend the Davis Concepts for Life – Early Years Workshop?
This workshop is suited to a family member, educator or therapist working with a child (or children) under the age of eight who struggles with focus, behavior, relationships, self-regulation, executive functioning, or meeting developmental milestones.
These children may not have autism (or be formally diagnosed as having autism), however, they may be experiencing similar challenges in some aspects of their lives.
What is covered in the Davis Concepts for Life – Early Years Workshop?
The purpose of the Davis Concepts for Life – Early Years Program is to provide powerful solutions and wrap-around support for young children who are struggling with focus, behavior, relationships, self-regulation, executive functioning or meeting developmental milestones.
The two-day workshop takes you through every step of the program, providing you with comprehensive training on how to best work with a child at home, school or in a therapy setting. You will come away with:
a personal set of tools (mental strategies), to help you remain calm and relaxed while working with your child or student
the ability to provide the child with a simple, highly effective set of self-regulation strategies for managing stress, regulating their energy, and enhancing focus
methods for facilitating a greater awareness of both self and others
the ability to teach and actively create the fundamental life concepts of change, consequence, cause and effect, before and after, time, sequence, order and disorder, using the engaging hands-on method of modelling with plastilina clay
an understanding of how to create meaningful, positive learning experiences in the home, school or external environment to actively explore these life concepts. This enables the child to integrate their experiences into their personal identity, as a framework for understanding the world, and creates a solid foundation for stimulating positive and lasting change, and
the ability to guide a child towards making good behavior decisions that are more likely to create positive outcomes for themselves and others.
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What kind of results do children experience with this Program?
Young clients who have completed the program have experienced many changes. Some of the most significant improvements reported back to the Foundation include:
better self-regulation (can calm themselves down)
showing much less anxiety
less resistance to change
a willingness to try new things
increased capacity to play with others
increased understanding of cause and effect
can follow instructions using the ideas of before and after
will go along with others’ ideas/suggestions in groups and when playing
understands why – improved reasoning, and
willing to share own ideas
What are the options for attending the Davis Life Concepts – Early Years Workshop?
We have skilled presenters throughout the world delivering the Davis Concepts for Life – Early Years Workshop. You can choose from two workshop options depending on what best suits your needs.
“Educators who work with at-risk kids NEED to take this workshop!”
“While at the workshop, there were so many instances that “clicked” for me, as I thought about my students. I’m very excited to put what I’ve learned into practice in my classroom.”
Special education teacher, USA
“Amazing concepts that when used correctly, can make an almost magical difference.”
“This workshop would be of great value to parents/caregivers in need of proper treatment for their special needs children.”