Rio Grande Learning Solutions


Tired of long battles with school work? Exhausted from doing the same thing over and over and never getting different results? Is your child extremely bright or smart, but can’t read or write simple words?

You're not alone.

As a mom of a student with learning challenges, I understand what you face everyday! As a licensed Davis Method facilitator, I’ve been able to help many individuals, including my own child.

There is hope.
You just need the right tools.

Helping adults and children in these areas



Dyslexia is one of the most misunderstood learning styles in today’s educational landscape. It literally means “difficulty with words,” and most people associate dyslexia with letter reversals and reading problems. However, dyslexia actually stems from a creative thinking style and encompasses a much larger umbrella of learning challenges often labeled as learning disabilities in schools.


Individuals who are labeled or diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD or ADHD) tend to be highly imaginative and creative thinkers. Often they have difficulty harnessing their ideas and translating thought to action. They know what they want to accomplish, but struggle when it comes to completing tasks and establishing organization in their lives.


The Davis Autism Approach works in harmony with the autistic individual’s way of being. Its purpose is to allow autistic individuals to participate more fully in life.

People on the autistic spectrum are not broken – they do not need fixing.  They have their own unique gifts and talents and they have the right to retain their beautiful uniqueness.


The Davis Concepts for Life programs are designed for individuals who do not have a diagnosis of autism, but who experience challenges with executive functioning skills, stress, anxiety, reduced focus, self-regulation, and behavior management, taking responsibility, and maintaining positive relationships.

Davis interventions are gentle, respectful and incredibly powerful. They are grounded in our philosophy of embracing and celebrating neurodiversity, respecting every individual, nurturing growth, and building on each person’s strengths to overcome challenges.

Melanie is amazing… C.E 2/2020

Not only did she work with me to accommodate my 7-year-old, she has infinite patience. It was so refreshing seeing my daughter enjoy learning again. I’m a firm believer in what the Davis program has to offer, and truly think Melanie is the perfect teacher to facilitate. Thank you!!!

Outstanding! K.S. 1/2020

So much care and attention – truly Melanie Overbay is a great person. She brought so much help to my daughter and we are so grateful! I would highly recommend!!

You have truly impacted our lives in a positive way. M.T. 2014

I would like to thank you for working with Olivia. I have seen a big improvement in her reading! She is now just about where she needs to be in her reading scores ( 4 points away). Olivia’s confidence level has gone from a 2 to a 10! Olivia is most happy because she does not need to leave her regular class to get extra help elsewhere. Thank you for these life long tools to help Olivia overcome. You have Truly impacted our lives in a positive way. You are the best!

6 Benefits of Working with
Rio Grande Learning Solutions

It all begins with a free consultation call. We will discuss your needs and build a package that works for you!

1. You will feel heard.

In our first consultation, I’ll listen to your story: what’s working, what’s not, and your goals for your unique situation.

2. Conveniently located.

With an office in the North East Heights of Albuquerque, we are proud to bring the Davis Method to The Land of Enchantment. We’re easy to find, with shopping and restaurants nearby.

3. Easy to schedule.

We know you’re busy. We’ll work together to make a plan that works for your schedule.

4. Individualized plans.

Every student and every mind is unique. That’s why we’ll make a plan that works specifically for how you learn and think. We know one size does NOT fit all.

5. Confidence restored.

Individuals with learning challenges often face years of frustration and failure, which beats down their confidence and self-worth. The Davis Method works with each student’s strengths, restores their hope, and builds their confidence and self-esteem.

6. Easy to use at home.

Not only will your student experience breakthroughs and success like never before, but you will know exactly how to continue your success at home.

Here's How this Works

Schedule a free,
phone consultation
Map out a plan
that works for you
and your family
hope, success,
and support!

Frequently Asked Questions

The purpose of Davis Dyslexia Correction® Programs is to empower children and adults who experience difficulties with reading, writing, math, language, and attention/focus. They gain a new understanding of their personal thinking and perceptual processes; learn self-help methods for controlling perceptions; develop skills for eliminating confusions regarding language symbols; and gain a new found sense of self-esteem.

The Davis® method addresses the root cause of learning disabilities. This positive, creative-based program is DESIGNED for the learning style of the visual-spatial person. It uses the natural strengths and talents of the client’s personal learning style. Davis works with the dyslexic’s natural strength of thinking in pictures, talents of their personal learning style, and builds meaning through hands on mastery of what other programs call high frequency or sight words. In Davis we call these trigger words because they trigger disorientations that cause confusion.

Davis builds a solid foundation for focus and learning and empowers the dyslexic to utilize personal tools to control and correct the learning issues that have been developed. Because it works with the dyslexic strength the change happens quickly….often the client sees a growth in reading of 2 or more grade levels in 30 hours. Clients will learn HOW THEY LEARN and leave with the ability to implement the knowledge obtained during the program into daily life.
The program does not use phonics, colored-overlays, rote memorization, or repetitive drill. These address only the symptoms, not the root cause of Dyslexia.  

Davis Programs are based on the finding that many individuals who exhibit learning disability symptoms have a natural ability to alter their mental and physical perceptions.   They can use this perceptual ability to facilitate creativity, improve physical performance, enhance thinking, or resolve confusions.  However, when they attempt to use this same ability to resolve confusions regarding language symbols, it can cause unwanted perceptual distortions and noticeable disorientations that affect vision, hearing, balance, motor skills, time sense, and speech.

Individuals who possess and use this thinking style can be shown how to control their perceptions so disorientation no longer interferes with their ability to learn.  During programs, clients gain experience using this skill as they begin to clear up many of their basic confusions regarding letters, words, numbers and other language symbols.  They also learn to use special study skills uniquely adapted to their way of learning, thinking, perceiving and controlling focus.

Davis programs are comprehensive, allowing the student to gain improvements in all areas of development: physical, intellectual, social, and emotional. These four areas of human development are intertwined, meaning that the strengths or weaknesses of one area will directly affect the strengths or weaknesses of the other areas. Imagine how doubly exciting it is for the child who completes a program week with significantly increased reading skills, but now can also catch a ball or jump rope for the first time!  Davis programs have the power to fuel the total child, not just one’s academic struggles.

Davis Programs are not a substitute for other effective educational or therapeutic programs a person may need.  Nor is it a cure for learning disabilities.  What they do provide is knowledge and experience with self-help tools.  These tools, when used, will unlock a person’s learning potentials, as well as accelerate and enhance the effectiveness of other forms of assistance.

Orton-Gillingham is phonics based…teaching/drilling on the sounds of phonograms, rules of decoding and encoding, and intense repetition. This works on the deficit of the dyslexic and over a long time can show progress. Davis works with the dyslexic strength of thinking in pictures and builds meaning through hands on mastery of what other programs call high frequency or sight words. In Davis we call these trigger words because they trigger disorientations that cause confusion. Davis builds a solid foundation for focus and learning and empowers the dyslexic to utilize personal tools to control and correct the learning issues that have been developed. Because it works with the dyslexic strength the change happens quickly….often the client sees a growth in reading of 2 or more grade levels in 30 hours.”

To ensure that the programs will be effective and beneficial, potential clients must first be evaluated for certain perceptual abilities and academic achievements.  The evaluation also takes into account how aware they are of their learning difficulties and their level of motivation to correct them.  Maturity is a factor in these qualifications, so children under 8 may not qualify, however we do offer a Young Learners Program for ages 5-8.

Yes! At the age of 38, Ron Davis discovered the tools that allowed him to correct perception and, for the first time in his life, read an entire book in one sitting. After his discovery, the program was further tested and developed by working with adult dyslexic volunteers.
Motivated adults bring a level of maturity and self-awareness that make the program extremely rewarding and successful!

Clients leave the program with the tools of basic literacy—including:

  • The ability to recognize and correct disorientations at will
  • The improved ability to maintain and focus attention
  • The knowledge of how to eliminate confusions in words and symbols
  • Increased self-confidence and ability in reading, writing, math or physical skills

Implementing the tools into every day life, as well as doing Davis Symbol Mastery® follow-up on trigger words, is necessary to ensure continued success with the program.

The Davis Dyslexia Correction® Program has a 97% success rate! A typical program will provide for a significant improvement by the last day of the program. This is a literacy jump start…future progress is determined by the client’s motivation, continued use of tools, and completion of Symbol Mastery after the program.
The Davis® Program blends beautifully with the home school setting. Upon completion of the one week 30-hour program, the facilitator will provide for you an overview of how to proceed for the next 4-6 months using the materials that you will be provided with.

All counseling is done on a one-to-one basis designed to fit the individual needs of a particular client.  Generally, the initial Davis Dyslexia Correction® Program includes all or most of the following:

  • Tools, techniques, and procedures are unique and differ from traditional classrooms
  • Clay is one of the main mediums used, allowing the child to use natural strengths of creativity, artistry, and visual-spatial thought processes
  • Student work is hands-on with ownership of the strategies transferred to the student
  • Student learns to view his surroundings in an oriented state (focused), thus allowing him to see, hear, and feel exactly what is there, not what is thought to be there
  • Mastery of confusing letters, symbols, numbers and words
  • Reading and/or math enhancement
  • Spelling and handwriting improvement strategies
  • Speech and hearing skills
  • Balance and coordination improvement
  • Program is intensive, but fun, and presented in 5 consecutive days (Exception: Young Learner’s Program encompasses shorter sessions across a longer time length)
  • Students resolve numerous confusions before week’s end, allowing them to return to the classroom the following week with new strategies and skills to better achieve academic success
  • The Davis program provides activities that reach beyond intellectual growth only. Every program provides further developmental growth of the physical, emotional, and social areas, as well
  • Client receives a kit of resource materials to take home for continued work
  • Support Training for parents, teachers, or tutors
  • Follow-up  recommendations 
  • Accommodation recommendations to aid with transitioning back into a school environment
  • Six additional follow-up hours included with program package


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Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Helping individuals overcome their learning disabilities and take control of the very thing that has been holding them back is the most soul-satisfying work there is!