A letter from Susan E. Dorsen
Dear Mrs Lawson
I am writing to say how much we have appreciated your work as an Orthoptist in connection with our son, Simon. As you know, he has been suffering from dyslexia all of his life, with reading, sequencing and writing disabilities. Needless to say, this has also affected his level of comprehension. Before we heard of you from a friend, we did not know what an Orthoptist was nor of the developments which are in practice to help people like our son. It is a tragedy your profession keeps such a low profile knowing that some 10-20 per cent of the population suffers from varying degrees of dyslexia and associated reading problems.
After only seven sessions you have performed a miracle! Simon is now able to read better and faster, his school subjects in Year 10 are improving, especially a noticeable difference in Maths. As you know, he is a keen basketball player and even his shooting and court vision are noticeably better. All of this augers well as he is about to take on Year 11 and 12 and the HSC. His confidence has increased and he can now look forward to a more positive future knowing his eyesight and connecting brain function have been corrected.
Thank you so much for your encouragement – your dedication is a credit to your profession.