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Davis Concepts for Early Life



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, behavior, relationships, self-regulation, and/or executive functioning skills.


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.

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

Second, the client is assisted in becoming more present in the world around them, by developing accurate perceptions and gaining an awareness of self through the use of Davis® Auditory Orientation and Self-Regulation Tools.

Third, a series of fundamental concepts are created using the multisensory medium of plastilina clay.

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.

Auditory Orientation - Focus
Stress Management - Release
Energy Regulation - Dial

Self Regulation Tools

Program Length

20- 40 hours  


4-8 years

Couple with Kids
Learning Content

Learning Content



• Self
• Another
• Others
• Change
• Consequence
• Cause and Effect
• Before and After
• Time
• Sequence
• Order and Disorder

Integration of Concepts

  • Exploration of the concepts in everyday life

  • Establishing order in the physical environment

  • Establishing new orders of behavior

  • Strengthening executive functioning skills

Mother and Son
Program Outcomes

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) 

  • Reduction of anxiety

  • Reductions in stress 

  • Less resistance to change 

  • Willingness to try new things 

  • Increase in play with others

  • Understands why – improved reasoning

  • Increased understanding of cause and effect 

  • Can follow instructions using the ideas of before and after 

  • Improvement in behavior

  • Will go along with others ideas/suggestions in work, groups, and play. 

  • Willing to share own ideas

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Davis Concepts for Life - Early Years Program can be found below.

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