Sydney Dyslexia

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Did you know:

…that Dyslexia is the most common learning disability (well, I dislike that word, as it’s really a learning difference) and 70 – 80 % of children in Special Ed are dyslexic?

– yet I still have to find a Special Ed unit that teaches dyslexics in the way they learn best, instead of trying to correct their phonic difficulties.

…that the dyslexic brain is larger and more creative than the average brain?

– yet the fact that they process language using the right side of the brain – while non-dyslexic readers use the lift side of the brain – doesn’t seem to warrant a different way of teaching them to read, just more hard work and repetition.

…that 11 % of the population is left handed and the majority of them is dyslexic?

– yet I have still found that far more than 50 % of my dyslexic clients are right-handed.

…that a Yale study has found that the ratio between dyslexia in boys and girls is roughly 50/50?

– yet in Autism there are more boys than girls affected.

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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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