Difficulty with literacy experienced by smart people.
The ability to decode and comprehend written text.
Foundational knowledge of how numbers work.
More than 20 years of experience working with dyslectic learners.
“I have enabled students who otherwise would never have been able to read, go on with further studies and have fulfilling lives”
– Lesley Dyer
Reading & writing difficulties
Not all students are the same, and around 10%* (some say 20%^) of students have brain ‘wiring’ that differs from most. This can result in dyslexia (difficulty with letters); dysgraphia (difficulty with writing) or a combination of the two. Although clever, these people need to be taught literacy in a different way. Structured, cumulative multisensory language programs are used, and generally result in the student becoming functionally literate and able to pursue further study, a career, and a normal life. Many very famous people are dyslectic; these include Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Steven Spielberg, and Richard Branston to name a few. These people have changed the world! Let us put some Australians on that list for the future!!
*Dyslexia Action UK ^SPELD Queensland
Serious difficulties in understanding basic numeracy is known as dyscalculia. This can be the result of ‘maths anxiety’ where stress causes the brain to function ineffectively, or it can be a specific learning issue. Teaching number concepts using a range of concrete materials and manipulatives is recommended to ensure that the student can actually see, touch and manipulate the items in order to assist them to gain a genuine understanding of the process or concept being taught.
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