I have had incredible changes from the LASD treatment. It has enabled me to experience life with
• Increased driving confidence and a reduction in anxiety attacks that would plague me to the
point I was anxious to drive. Now I enjoy going out and about driving, with confidence I can
control and manoeuvre the car.
• Can drive over bridges, especially narrow ones with confidence – and – I can now look in my
side mirror while going over a bridge to check my distance from the white line in the middle of
• Drive through “round-a-bouts” with confidence and able to steer better. Before I would be
anxious as I felt the car sway and lean which was really a depth perception issue that has
been helped with the treatment.
• Driving movements and reactions are quicker, rather than hesitating and slow to respond.
• Movements relating to recreation activities and practical every day movements. These are
easier, less clumsy and carried out with precision and accuracy. Catching balls has improved
significantly. Dropping things less.
• Less bruises and scrapes from misjudged movements and distance. Previously I would walk
into furniture, objects etc. Body movements are more relaxed, co-ordinated and
• Zumba classes for exercising have improved with better left and right co-ordination learning
new dance moves.
Reduced Body Tension
• Very little headaches, neck and shoulder strain, no more muscles going into spasm.
• Rarely see the chiropractor – saving time and money.
• Before my head wasn’t aligned properly fully facing frontwards, it would veer to one side to
compensate for the lazy eye (amblyopia / strabismus). Tina noticed this affected vision
exercises and showed me how to sit with my head at the right level. What a difference to my vision and ability to do eye exercises! A simple subtle shift made a huge difference.
• Able to thread needles on the sewing machine and for hand sewing without the assistance of
glasses. The improved vision enables me to carry out craft tasks more easily, whereas before
it would take repetition to get a movement right.
• Hand movements with craft activities are consistent. More steady, less clumsy and awkward.
Increased hand to eye co-ordination with all activities for work, recreation, at home and
• Able to read smaller font without the assistance of glasses. My right eye (lazy eye) strengt
h has improved and I can read small font of 8-10 pt.
• Eyes are stronger, don’t tire as easily as before. I can read for a long time. I don’t need
glasses for computer work. For work I read a lot and use the computer. I don’t need glasses
at the movie theatre. Before, I needed glasses for all of these activities. I now have several
pairs of glasses not being used, collecting dust – and that’s a great thing!
• I have worn glasses twice since the treatment and it was to do close up work –
sewing on a machine at night with not enough natural light. I now cross stitch and hand sew
without glasses. I do card making and scrapbook albums without glasses. My craft friends
have noticed the difference in my ability to use hand and eye co-ordination for fiddly tiny craft
work. My confidence has soared incredibly high and I’m on a roll with craft, attending 1-2
classes a week.
• Some improvement in depth perception and dimensional objects. Not walking into sides of
tables or bumping into things with lack of depth perception. Good bye constant bruises!
Opened My Eyes
Tina is most understanding, connecting and supportive throughout the course of treatment. Without
her understanding and encouragement I would not now have the freedom to experience life
more remarkably. Things I assumed were just my normal are now better. I had not realised how much
I had been compensating for the lack of vision. Not something a child or adult with vision limitations
can easily understand to articulate these challenges to others. Tina literally “opened my eyes” to life,
myself and the world – a great growth experience.
Tina helped me understand and value the dyslexia and vision challenges. I have not had this
commitment and interest from eye specialists and other practitioners relating to my learning
difference and have been to various specialists seeking assistance. She has vast knowledge and
experience and is passionate about helping others gain awareness, insight and understanding. She
has an extensive range of educational resources to help clients, parents and their families understand
the implications of dyslexia and vision challenges and various tools and materials to support learning
Allyson November 17, 2014
My son, 7yrs old attended the Alison Lawson Clinic, after struggling with literacy based tasks. Even with my experience as a primary teacher, I just could not find strategies to help him progress with reading, writing, spelling or retaining information.
After attending the 10 weekly sessions, my son has moved up 6 reading levels, writes lengthy stories and is able to retain information needed for future lessons. He has gone from having low self-esteem and not wanting to complete tasks such as reading, to being a happy, confident child who is happy to sit up and read his new chapter books each night.
As I sit to write this, I cannot find the words to express my gratitude for this program or these wonderful women who implement it. How do you say thank you enough for making a child feel good about themselves, for helping him to progress, when I could not- you can’t! All I can do is share my story and let you know that I am a true advocate for the Alison Lawson Clinic and would recommend, speaking with them about yourself or your child! We will be forever grateful to these true professionals, who make this program available to people like my son!
August 12, 2012
Before attending The Alison Lawson Centre, my son Lachlan had been plagued with appalling spelling, appalling reading skills, poor concentration, constant arguments to get him to do homework, unreadable handwriting, constant headaches and lot’s of complaints about going to school unless sport was involved.
I had asked all his teachers from kindergarten up if they felt he had dyslexia as his father and grandfather both did, but was always told that boys could be a little slower and he would catch up.
Finally in January of this year his father and I decided to do some personal research for ourselves and that is when we came upon the website for the Alison Lawson Centre and meeting yourself and starting Lachlan on the program.
Since completing the program, the difference has been astounding.
His handwriting is readable and neat (especially since he is left handed), his spelling has improved 100% and if he has trouble with a word he is much quicker to learn the word, therefore his memory has improved as well.
His reading has come along the most. Everyone comments on it, even his teacher at parent/teacher interviews expressed her delight at how much he has come along, and with this improvement his self confidence has grown so much. I am constantly amazed at how often he reads things aloud now, signs, stickers, posters at the shopping centre etc, even if he has trouble with a word he has learnt to sound it out and 9 out of 10 times he gets it.
He actually wants to read books to me now, he brings them to me and sits down and starts reading.
I would like to thank you very much for what you have done for my son & I would be more than happy to recommend the program to anyone who has a child that is having problems.
Tiffany Tulley January 2, 2011
The treatment seems to have worked beyond my expectations. The quality of the remedial side of the treatment was an unexpected surprise and has given us and Ally the tools required for future learning. One of the main things this has given Ally is confidence and I thank you for this.
Katrina Miller February 12, 2014
Thank you so much for all your help, I am reading well now and I love it! Even my spelling is getting easier.
Jack February 12, 2015