Sydney Dyslexia

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Progress and Encouragement

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Maybe some of you read that article in this week’s Sydney paper about our schools focusing more on ‘looking good’ than on tracking the progress of their students. Especially in Private Schools there doesn’t seems to be much need to show or focus on the improvements. Isn’t that what we are supposed to go to school for?

I have found much criticism to ‘unschooling’ in another article. I believe the idea to be a very positive one, especially for the right child and the right parent. Seeing so many children who simply do not get anything but anxiety and pain out of their school experience, I can see how tempting home-schooling and/or un-schooling could be. However, the rich learning environment that this experience could provide is not always something a parent has the time, money or opportunity to offer.


Author: Barbara Hoi

I have worked for 14 years with Dyslexic and Asperger geniuses one-on-one, founded Sydney Dyslexia and Autism Sydney, worked in Mosman and at a beach retreat at the Entrance and wrote three books on Dyslexia ('the Right Brain for the Right Time', 'Nurturing the Secret Garden' and 'Learning your Times Tables in Three Bold Steps'). I believe these children and adults have a great gift and the ability to become leaders in their field. But I have also found that a proper diet as well as educating and working together with parents, friends and teachers matters even more. I am now working with small groups at the Entrance Beach Retreat, helping dyslexic adults fulfill their professional dreams and parents to help develop and nurture their child's potential.

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