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Why use Dyslexia & Reading Solutions?

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Hello, I'm Maria,

I'm now a bit more lined and greyer than in the picture, but I think it will do.


I've been working with learning needs for around 65 years, as a student with learning difficulties myself, from 1966 a teacher, school deputy principal, from 1982, a school and career counsellor, tertiary lecturer, Head of Student Services at the then NTU, since 1991, a psychologist in private practice in Darwin and in Adelaide since 2006.

In my four years of teacher training, we learned something about Dyslexia and only a little about how to deal with it. I experienced significant failures in helping individuals with Dyslexia in those early days.



Fortunately, the increased understanding of brain functioning and advances in technology and other sciences during the "Decade of the Brain" in the 1990's, and despite the ongoing disagreements between researchers in different disciplines, Dyslexia & Reading Solutions, started in 2006 after our move to Adelaide, specifically to provide a ground-breaking and a somewhat radical group of interventions, to rapidly improve reading. and other things such as ASD and ADD.


We use the combination of interventions we do because it's my passion to help children and adults understand that they're not stuck and it doesn't necessarily take years to progress.


IInstead of automatically assessing for a diagnosis, which can be expensive (although often required for school or other study purposes, or for an employer wanting to modify the workplace), we focus on the things you want to change, such as reading, learning, behavior, attention, performance, mood, and work.


Of course, we will assess these areas so you know how much improvement happens as we go along, and will conduct a full diagnosis if you want.


​If you are an adult prepared to Ditch Dyslexia using approaches you haven't considered before...or a parent willing to  look more widely at why things aren't improving and prepared and able to put in the time, then we can work together!

I look forward to your success.

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Let's work together....

Clinics at:

Hindmarsh - 5007

Mt Barker - 5251

08 71274938

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