Dr. Davenport’s Experience & Expertise with Dyslexia & Learning Disorders


Monte Davenport_05Dr. Davenport has over 20 years of experience in assessing, identifying, and recommending research-based methods to address the needs of children and teens with dyslexia and learning disorders. He uses the expertise he has gained over the years to provide research-based assessment, identification, and recommendations for addressing the needs of children, teens, college students, and their families.

SMU’s Learning Therapist Certificate Program (1991-1993)

While completing his Master’s Degree in Clinical and Counseling Psychology, Dr. Davenport also completed the Learning Therapist Certification Program at Southern Methodist University.  An International Dyslexia Association Accredited training program, the SMU Learning Therapy Center teaches individuals how to remediate dyslexia and related written-language disorders using structured research-based methods.  In 1993, he completed the two-year course of study and 700 hours of clinical teaching experience.

Shelton School and Evaluation Center, Dallas, TX (1992 – 1997)

While completing his Master’s Degree, Monte’s practicum was at the Shelton Evaluation Center in Dallas and after graduation, he continued for five years at the Shelton School and Evaluation Center, an internationally recognized clinical resource and research institution for identifying and addressing the needs of individuals with dyslexia. During his time at Shelton, he assessed, identified, and helped address some of the many needs of students with dyslexia and related disorders.

Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Dallas, TX (1997 – 2010)

In 1997, Dr. Davenport joined the diagnostic team at the Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders as an Assessment Specialist. Later, he became the Diagnostic Services Coordinator at the Center and he guided the efforts of diverse and synergistic interdisciplinary team of developmental pediatricians, educational diagnosticians, speech-language pathologists, and mental health professionals.

During his tenure as Diagnostic Services Coordinator (2004 – 2010), each child assessed in the Center received a thorough, individually designed psycho-educational assessment in order to either confirm or clarify academic strengths and needs identified by family and educators. Based on their research-based evaluation, the team provided individualized intervention-oriented recommendations for over 1600 children each year. The Luke Waites Center is one of the largest and most productive assessment centers in the United States.

Life Solutions of Dallas-Fort Worth (2010 – present)

Since 2010, Dr. Davenport has studied and provided research-based services aimed at improving executive functioning in children, teens, and adults. These skills are important underlying cognitive abilities seen in individuals with dyslexia, ADHD, language, learning, and numerous health and mental health challenges. He uses this expertise to help differentiate dyslexia from these other possible difficulties.

Interested in Utilizing Dr. Davenport’s Expertise to Help Your Child or Teen?

Read more about his research-based assessment and call 817.421.8780 to schedule an initial consultation and clinical interview today.

Dr. Davenport’s evaluation process includes educating the student and family about dyslexia symptoms and treatment, as well as, preparing a written report detailing assessment results and recommendations for treatment.


©  2010-2015, Monte W. Davenport, Ph.D.