My son is very hard working and diligent, yet he had to work twice as long on any homework than was necessary, particularly work that required a lot of reading or writing. He has dyslexia, and his school supported him really well with their learning support department. But I did feel that there was some sort of hidden barrier that he had to jump each time he did written passages. His writing and spelling were bad, and would often trip up his mark; it is difficult for teachers to reward the…
My son George has almost completed a programme with Mary. I can honestly say the results have been life changing for George, great improvements have been made to his concentration and self- confidence which has given him a successful school life and most importantly George is a much happier little boy!
I am very privileged to work with Mary. She is a natural leader, transforming her knowledge and wisdom into something beyond learning, perhaps best described as vision, passion and compassion. When I watched her training I was glad that I had met someone with so much positive energy, love of children and above all contribution. It is such a gift to know her as she truly contributes to education. The recent training she gave to Highgate staff was but a simple taste of what she can do to transform…
Maria Theochari: Head Teacher, Highgate School,Cyprus
Mary is a committed professional who ensures that her quality of delivery remains forever high and I would strongly urge any of you to contact her for advice and guidance in relation to children with additional support needs.
Andy Dalziell:Independent Neuro-Developmental Practitioner and PhD Student at University of Edinburgh
I am pleased to see that you have now had several books published since we last met. I am sure they must be helping to improve outcomes for children like my John, back in 2008.
Your assessment of him was spot on, and it was good for him to learn that there are reasons why he is finding school and relationships difficult.
Thank you for your recommendations and we have been following the programme every day.
John is now feeling much more confident about getting on with other students and he…
A parent writes about John, aged 13
‘ Can’t wait to start this for my children at home and in the classroom’.
‘ Fabulous and fun and good pace kept interest and activity flowing’.
‘ Very thought provoking and informative.’
‘I am excited to go back to school and tell everyone: Give it a go!’.
Course Participants from recent training day
Highly recommended! I would certainly like to incorporate Move to Learn in our setting working with 3-5 year olds.
A good mix of listening, moving and watching videos.
Mary was very warm and gave the information in an engaging manner.
Mary has been asked to give the keynote presentation later this month at a conference for teachers and other professionals. The theme is cognitive-motor interventions for dyslexia and other learning differences.
20+ Music teachers have signed up for our research project into dyslexia and music. This is great news! We are looking for more teachers internationally. Ideally you are working with children aged 3-9, but teachers working with older students is also helpful. We will shortly be training colleagues in Hong Kong with research based tips […]
The next 1 day trainings in Ten Gems for the Brain are currently being scheduled in the following locations in September 2017-February 2018: England: Oxfordshire, Somerset, Dorset, The Midlands Cyprus: Larnaca Singapore Hong Kong Comments from recent training: ‘Great resources, very hands on and informative’. ‘Nice to pick the well-stocked brain of our presenter’. ‘The […]
As part of her doctoral work with the University of Reading, Mary is carrying out some research into the experiences music teachers have of working with students with dyslexia ( either diagnosed or suspected). There will be a short questionnaire requiring yes/no/ don’t know responses and 3-5 questions about teachers’ experience/ useful strategies etc. Please […]