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When I first say Sarah, the beautiful 8-year old was hiding behind her mother. She appeared severely traumatized and only opened up when I assured her that this is not like school, there is no testing, just a chat to get to know each other. She was still very shy during the consultation and the answers to my questions pointed to a lot of stress during school, bullying and very low self-esteem.

It usually isn’t until after the one-week program, that children start to relax and regain their confidence. They need to assure themselves that they are clever and can achieve anything they want to.

Anxiety is one of the most common by-products of dyslexia – and one of the most damaging one.

Many dyslexic adults have been taking anti-depressants and medication to suppress their anxiety all their lives.

Parents ask how they can help their child, so I have attached this article:

Helping Children who are Anxious

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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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