About Evelyn White
EVELYN WHITE is a licensed Davis® Dyslexia Facilitator
I have more than 10 years experience helping children and adults overcome their problems with reading, writing, speaking, hearing, maths, clumsiness, attention and behaviour through the Davis methods.
After gaining an honours degree in physics at London University, I followed a career in I.T. for many years, working for British Airways and Kewill Systems. Along the way I took time out to have two children, and it was when my youngest was approaching 18 that I started to look around for a new career that was more people-oriented.
A friend asked for help for her dyslexic child. What was available? I set out to research the options, and became very interested. Amongst the books, I came across one with the intriguing title "The Gift of Dyslexia". What I read there was astounding. If true, then this was Good News! Could it be true? I was about to find out.
In the local pub, my daughter was busy telling the assembled group about Mum's discovery. To her amazement, a very dyslexic boy was there. He had been to specialists and experts, but this explanation was the first that made any sense to him at all. He was keen to try it out, so we followed the programme together. It made such a difference! His reading improved, and soon he was able to write, which was completely new.
I trained formally as a Davis Facilitator from October 2000, graduating in July 2003. Concurrent with this, I worked as a Learning Support Assistant in a State Comprehensive School for 11-16 year olds. During this time I used Davis strategies to help dyslexic and disruptive pupils, with some very satisfying results.
Since Dyslexia Surrey was formed in 2003, it has been my privilege and pleasure to help people of a variety of ages and with difficulties ranging from reading and writing, through clumsiness, maths, attention and behavioural difficulties, to change their lives and reach their goals.