EYES & EARS FOR LEARNING SUCCESSES
Read some of the success stories from our happy clients below. To find out more about how our programs can help you, please get in touch.
Going back to the basics as an adult
I worked with Tina for both the visual and audio programs that she runs and found them both to be extremely helpful.
As an adult it was very humbling going back to the basics for visual training and it was very telling how much our eyes deteriorate over time. I enjoyed each session and was challenged in a way that I know progress was possible and definitely completed the course with more strength in my vision, and focus than when I started.
With The Listening Program I absolutely love the audio work - it’s so calming and balancing for my nervous system and 12 months later I still use this every week.
I would definitely recommend to anyone to invest in themselves and do at least one of these programs, preferably both for double the improvement!
Life Changing Experience
I was so impressed with the treatment when I heard my son starting to read fluently, he and I both knew it was worth it, the commitment and dedication he put into the remedial side of the work was amazing, he knew and could tell that he was improving with each treatment and we could see his self-esteem increasing day by day. After leaving treatment six our son thanked us both for for taking him to complete this treatment. The ALC Treatment has been a life- changing experience for our family.
Gained More Confidence
A warm, genuine, lady
The Alison Lawson Program did wonders for Ella's confidence in her learning. She can confidently spell, read, and sound out vowels, such a huge improvement on when she started. Even her school noticed the results and the benefits for Ella in her learning. Her visual cortex improved rapidly, and trying the exercises as an adult it was really obvious how things can slide over time.
Tina is a fantastic lady, warm, genuine and caring. Ella and I loved our weekly get togethers. Thank you!
The hours have paid off
What a wonderful Program this has been for my ten year old daughter. She no longer knocks into objects, and has shown such a great improvement in Math, spelling, reading and writing.
Now with her new found confidence she is able and willing to read aloud. She has more patience to work through problems. Her concentration has increased which helps her to stick to tasks, and she is seeing for herself more and more success.
Tina has been a true ray of sunshine to our family and has become a wonderful role model for our daughter, who has a very strong bond/relationship with her. We could not of asked for more from Tina and the program. All the hours of work has paid off.
Go for it!
I wanted to once again express my thanks for your hard work and dedication towards our 10 year old son Ryan. Although it was quite an undertaking to drive the 8 hours from Northland down to your office in Napier during January 2014 and then organising the 2 weeks accommodation and all the other bits involved for the condensed programme, it was really worth it! I have no regrets at all! There isn’t really anything as thorough and advanced as this in our region at all for Dyslexic children.
Since the programme completion Ryan has continued to make great forward momentum in his schooling – in particular with spelling, reading and writing. In fact just recently, he was presented with a certificate for outstanding effort and progress in these very things at the school assembly. Ryan seems to have gained greater confidence in his overall abilities and has learned to incorporate the new skills you taught him into everyday practise.
The school teaching staff, have made comments on his progress and were impressed with the advances in his work output.
This programme is full of wonderful hints, activities, exercises, up-skilling ideas and provides a great springboard to move forward in your child’s education with. Certainly your child has to put in the hard yards and incredible effort to benefit from it, so they fully deserve the recognition given upon completion of the 10 sessions. Parents, caregiver and grandparent support is also invaluable in sharing the homework load and encouraging the child as they progress through the different levels within the programme stages.
To anyone considering this programme, I can only say “go for it”. Tina is warm, friendly, patient, kind, caring, inventive, fun, magic with kids and very skilled in her role.
Kind regards, Megan D.
Give it a go - improve your difficulties
I had problems with my memory and my eye sight. I went to Tina for help. She tested my eyes and ears for problems. There she found my eyes were not to good. So we got started on the work I had to do to improve my eyes and ears We did some fun exercises, including wearing different coloured glasses on each eye to strengthen my eyes so they would work better with my brain. You spend ten weeks doing exercises with Tina and she gives you easy work that you have to do at home. Once the ten weeks are up she retests you to see how it is going. For me I improved a lot Tina and I were amazed at how much I improved. My memory is better. I can see words on the whiteboard at school better and I can remember more than one instruction from the teacher at a time. Last week I got my school report and I scored Achieved with Merit in English, Maths and Science. Awesome.
So give it a go and improve what ever your difficulties are.
The gift of sight
Thank you so much for all you have done for our son, giving him the gift of sight.
It is truly amazing.
Love J S M & Z
Our amazing, fantastic boy!
I felt I had to drop you a line to let you know how well Declan is doing. It has been about six weeks since we finished the programme with you and Declan is once again a happy and confident young man. As you well know, Declan was terribly upset in the classroom due to the frustration of not being able to complete work on time; copy words correctly from the board to his page; unable to get written ideas down on paper – yet all the time knowing in himself that he understood the work, could verbalise his understanding, but just could not explain why in terms of writing, or in maths, “show his working” that he could not put it down on paper. This same boy was crying at the mere thought of having to get his draft-writing book out and tackling the task before he’d even picked up a pencil.
Once more, the happy, clever and quick-witted boy I once knew, has returned. He no longer needs to stay in during play and lunch times to finish work, as it is being completed during the periods. This in turn has seen his self-esteem grow along with friendships that due to his isolation to do catch up work, blossomed. My young boy, who would never join in team sports, has signed up for the chess tournament this term and for t-ball. His teacher reports that he remains very focused in the classroom but his output has grown exponentially. Work is finished and he is once again open to learning. His writing is starting to flourish. Declan has been fortunate to be supported by a great school and they had already been providing remedial spelling as this was identified as a weakness. The remedial teacher has commented that he has flown ahead and he is on “catch up” and is doing so quickly. When asked if the extra work was helping, Declan remarked it was and could explain why and provide examples. Previously he may have responded with a meek, “yes” or “no”. “Fast Facts” – which are 40 maths equations that has to be completed to a time every night has continued to be done. The difference, they are now completed within 2 to 5 minutes, down from 14 – 18 minutes. At home, we notice he chooses to pick up a book and read and no longer has any hesitation in reading different material that is offered. In the past, he would decline; look to excuse or be humorous about any reading task.
Declan wore glasses as it was decided that these would take the strain out of tracking words when reading. He now no longer requires the glasses. Declan suffered headaches regularly. These are a thing of the past. When writing he would rest his head on his hand with the palm of his left hand often covering his eye. [“It’s easier to read like this Mum”]. This no longer occurs. It is exciting to see his growth and we know that he will continue to do so steadily as a consequence of him attending the Alison Lawson Centre under your guidance. Together with our family’s commitment to Declan and most importantly to his own resilience at sticking to the job at hand we know he will continue on a more positive learning path than recently. His handwriting may never be perfectly neat or his spelling 100% accurate, but he is always striving to be better than before in his own ability.
We have explained that “dyslexia” is a diagnosis of why he has found it hard to learn, but also explained that it doesn’t mean he can’t learn. It is not a label but rather a small obstacle that he understands will require a little more effort than perhaps his peers have to face.
Thankfully, the visual component of his dyslexia has, for want of a better word, been “cured”. I’m biased, but he really is an awesome, amazing fantastic and incredible boy!