This transitional website represents Sydney Learning Difficulties Pty Ltd and Antonia Canaris.
Sydney Learning Difficulties Pty Ltd
Sydney Learning Difficulties offers Orton-Gillingham multi-sensory therapy, for students of all ages with dyslexia, ADHD, autism and other learning disabilities. We run social skills groups and help with written and oral expression. We work closely with parents’ carers and schools for a coordinated approach. We recognise that learning disabilities can damage a child or adult’s self-esteem and create a supportive non-threatening learning place. The centre’s director, Antonia Canaris has a master’s degree in special education and a graduate certificate in autism.
Sydney Learning Difficulties
(ABN 271 61 762 125)
This website is also the transitional website for the Australian Dyslexia Foundation (ABN 511 61 087 556)
The Australian Dyslexia Foundation is a public company limited by guarantee that has been granted charitable status all of the tax benefits that implies by the respective entities. This coveted DGR status allows us to seek grants and donations knowing the philanthropist can claim tax exemptions.
The objectives of the ADF are:
• to raise funds to train teachers/therapists in the Orton-Gillingham multi-sensory approach which is the preferred method for the remedial teaching of students with dyslexia, ADHD and associated learning disabilities
• to raise funds to pay for the cost of treatment for those who cannot afford treatment
• to participate in the policy debate of surrounding dyslexia and learning disabilities in general
• to act as advocates for parents and guardians in their dispute with schools or other agencies
Dyslexia is a neurological disability that is characterised by difficulties in reading single words. It is a language disorder marked by phonological processing difficulties. It is not caused by low intelligence. Technology helps those with dyslexia to access text.
- “Structured multisensory training stimulating the development of manifold skills had gained wide authoritative acceptance and were an essential economic investment.”
(World Dyslexia Forum Report, 3 – 5 February 2010, at UNESCO, Paris)
“Dyslexia is a language based difference. It cannot be identified through behavioural/optometrist visual tests or audiologists reports nor can it be treated through isolated visual or ear exercises or lenses.”
(Australian Dyslexia Association Press Release: 3 November 2011.)
Please click on our link below to the Book Depository.
Buying your books via this link to The Book Depository will save you money while helping people with dyslexia. 5% of all book-purchases via this link will go to our bursary fund. Free delivery World-Wide.