My child’s personality changed for the better; even temperament, enabling him to think through and process new things and information easily. He’d had difficulty seeing red clearly, sometimes appearing as brown.
After the treatment he saw all shades of red as red!
He now reads books for pleasure and can take in the story and retell in detail. Before the treatment I couldn’t get him interested in books.
February 12, 2014
Firstly, I would like to say how impressed I was with the programme that Aaron was guided through. It was so comprehensive and all the support material was excellent.
Kelly is an extremely patient and dedicated lady, and her brilliant use of language, explanations and strategies she used to help Aaron were fantastic. He really misses his consultations.
Aaron’s reading has improved hugely already and it has only been a couple of months since he finished his treatment. He is a different child. He comes home from school happy, singing to himself. He is confident and engaged. His teacher says he is more attentive in class and is putting his hand up and answering questions. He is keeping up with his copying from the whiteboard now, this is something he really struggled with and rarely copied anything in time or correctly. Now he is one of the fastest in the class! He continues to use the strategies Kelly taught us to continue to build on his knowledge of words and spellings. I cannot emphasise enough how this has changed our lives at home.
Aaron used to be a very angry, frustrated and upset little boy. During holidays he would improve and then as soon as school started, after a couple of weeks he would deteriorate into a very sad, angry and unpleasant person to be around. I realise now he was so overloaded and frustrated that he couldn’t read the words properly, so his brain was getting tired. We had his eyes tested a couple of years before and they had said he had perfect vision. He was so good at using other strategies to compensate for his eyes being weak, that no one ever picked up that he had a problem with his left eye.
Since going through the programme with Kelly, both eyes have strengthened and the problem with his left eye has gone. Aaron explained to me, that now he can see the words properly, he understands why he found it so hard before. But because he had always seen the letters that way, he didn’t know that there was anything wrong!
I am so glad I decided to get Aaron assessed. I think Alison Lawson is an amazing lady – what an amazing programme. There is so much talk about dyslexia and people don’t realise there is a cure!
April 12, 2015
To Whom it may concern
A brief letter of recommendation regarding Mrs Lawson and her treatment especially of children with reading and visual difficulties. I can highly recommend her and her treatment of children, having sent two of my children, Stephen now aged 15 and Richard aged 13 to her care. They both had severe reading problems with ongoing learning difficulties. With her careful patience and care, advice and treatment they were given 6-10 courses of treatment and have both progressed very well and are now reading normal for their age and their consequent learning difficulties are gone.
Thus in conclusion I highly recommend her both from a clinically point of view, in my work in the medical profession, and also on a personal level because of her treatment for what I consider to be quite difficult cases.
May 12, 2015
I am writing to let you know how happy we are with Cameron’s progress since he was treated at the Alison Lawson Centre in Wyong.
Cameron was experiencing difficulties with his reading. He had trouble with the pronunciation of words, would omit or substitute words and was well below his reading age. Cameron had difficulty with spelling and story writing. Also, his handwriting was unruly and he often wrote letters incorrectly. In Maths he was not confident with his times tables and had trouble understanding problems, mainly due to his lower reading ability.
My husband and I have found Cameron to be a lot calmer and more confident since his treatment at the Alison Lawson Centre. We have noticed improvements in Cameron’s handwriting, reading, times tables and ability to retain information. Cameron’s speech is a lot clearer and his thoughts more organised. He even said he likes spelling!
Cameron’s teacher has noticed that he is able to work more independently over a longer period and is taking more responsibility for his own learning. Academically, his teacher said he is producing longer, more organised text. He is writing more grammatically correct sentences and has marked improvements in spelling and editing skills. His Maths has improved and he is able to grasp more complicated subjects and retain the information for longer periods of time.
In school sport and PE Cameron has shown increased confidence and an improvement in co-ordination skills. He wants to be involved in sporting activities at school.
During the time of Cameron attending the Alison Lawson Centre he received two Merit Awards for ‘Improved Handwriting’ from his teacher and at the end of semester, in the middle school assembly, he received a Principal’s Award for ‘Most Improved in PDHPE”.
Cameron’s tennis coach has also noticed improvements with his co-ordination and that Cameron is a lot calmer and more confident. The coach said recently, in some match play he beat the best child in the group. This was a first for Cameron!
My husband and I are delighted with the improvements Cameron has made so far and with continued support from home, school and tutoring he will continue to improve.
We are very grateful for the support, encouragement and dedication shown to Cameron during the ten-week program. The program was highly recommended to us and having experienced a positive outcome, we would not hesitate to recommend it as well.
Once again thank you,
Mrs M. Arnott
Mrs M.Arnott August 12, 2013
Thank you very much for this wonderful program and for everything you have done for Liam. It is a pleasure to see his confidence grow and improvements in many areas.
Melissa and Andre March 12, 2015