From my early years in primary school I can remember being sent home from school with reports of being lazy and or inattentive during class. My parents took me to the Adelaide Children’s’ Hospital Psychological evaluation unit where I was studied and tested extensively, physically and mentally, only to hear he is not stupid and we can find nothing wrong with your child, he is very bright. The same problem continued throughout high school.
I studied a Trade where I repeated years of theory with very questionable and marginal passes but high passes to credits with my practical. I encountered extreme difficulty reading not to be proud of it but I have only read one book in my life. Most of the time you scan for key words then try to piece things together.
Handwriting was always an almost unreadable scrawl in a mixture of upper and lower case. When writing on a blank sheet of paper the written lines would go up on an angle to the right and get worse by the time the bottom of the page was reached. If I tried to read, the line would blur or run into the line above, causing you to start to read the line again and would also NOT understand what I read. When hanging out the washing I would have to walk forward with my arm up until the line was touched.
Overall the changes are:
1) Can now read and keep focus on the line
2) Can understand what I read
3) Can print a very legible upper or lower case
4) Can focus with both eyes at varying distances
5) Can write in a straight line across a blank sheet
6) Have gained a perception of depth when filling a glass
7) Vision in the right eye is clearer and more focused
I have no doubt that over the coming weeks and months there will be many more advantages discovered.
Christopher Sutton March 12, 2001
How are you? I just thought I would let you know that I got my results for my yearly exam for English today..and guess what I got 72% !! and I am so happy!! I don’t whether it’s the course I did or the new teacher I have got cause she is a lot better than the last and I mean a lot!!! I think it’s a bit of both!! But I can see that course has helped me sooo much thanx to you!!! For half yearly I only got 55% but I think this was partly because of the teacher as well! Cause he didn’t exactly teach us all the stuff!! I think this result is the best rest I have ever got for English!! I have gotten about 60% and 65% roughly but as far as my memory goes back I have not gotten this well!!! I also know my math mark that was for 5.2 math and I used to be 5.1 I got 65%!! I am also VERY pleased with this mark cause I only had all up about 12 weeks to learn all the different topics in 5.2 cause it’s a lot harder than 5.1!! but science was a bit dumb but I can’t be good at everything! I got 51% and for the half yearly I got 47%!! For all the marks I have got so far have been very improving so I am so happy thanx to all your help!!
Thank you very much,
Vanessa xo “
Vanessa May 12, 2013
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
Improved reading, writing, spelling. More confident with all the above. Memory improved immensely. No more words jumping around when reading
Would you recommend the Alison Lawson Treatment to others?
Absolutely! Just a big thanks! Tiannah has progressed more during her treatment than the past 2 ½ years at school
Jacinta October 12, 2012