Based in Central Otago, Dyslexia Learn uses the *Davis Dyslexia Programmes which have been developed to specially meet the need of adults and children who are struggling with their dyslexia or other learning difficulties such as:
Maths difficulty (Dyscalculia)
Young Learner and Adult social and self management support
Dyslexia Learn can also provide teacher training and in-school teacher mentoring using the *Davis Learning Strategies programme
For further information and to book your free consultation contact Jane
Jane has been involved in the New Zealand education system for 25 years as a primary school teacher and school principal. Jane has always been passionate about providing opportunities to support struggling learners to succeed academically by working with their individual learning styles.
Jane's ability to see the big picture and build strong effective educational connections with students, parents and teachers lead to her being seconded as a member of the Canterbury University’s School Leadership and Management Advisory team.
Her interest in learning difficulties began with specialist tutoring of students with dyslexia and dyspraxia in Europe and continued as a major focus within her classroom teaching practise. After training to become a Davis Dyslexia Facilitator and Davis Learning Strategies workshop presenter and school mentor, Jane made the decision to leave her teaching principal position and focus solely on supporting those with dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD and dyscalculia to succeed in life.
During her time as Teaching Principal at Waihao Downs School, Jane worked with a dynamic team to embed the Davis Learning Strategies within the school. DLS proved to be the missing piece of the puzzle in unlocking children’s learning. She then went on sabbatical to compile and publish an Action Research project on the *Impact that the Davis Learning Strategies have in New Zealand Schools 2018.
What is Dyslexia?
Dyslexia is often thought of as a literacy problem, but is not limited to only this area. Other difficulties that can adversely affect a person's life include numeracy, co-ordination, organisational skills, time management and auditory processing. Dyslexia is a different way of thinking that involves using pictures as a faster way of solving life's puzzles.
Jane offers several different programmes to suit both children's and adult's development through the Davis® Dyslexia Programmes. Jane is a Davis® Dyslexia Facilitator and a
Davis® Learning Strategies Presenter and School Mentor. Davis Learning Strategies workshops and mentoring are also available for teachers and schools.
Click below to find useful information for adults, parents and teachers to read and download.
Hi I'm Raewyn and I'm 61 yr old and I'm Dyslexic
For most of my school years I struggled with everything that was about learning, but let me draw or run around outside I excelled.
I have spent most of my working life keeping to the easy path, if it involved reading, I'd hope it had pictures. if I needed to do it I bluffed my way through it, (which sometimes didn't work). I kept if Safe.
I first meet Jane through my position as a Sport Coordinator. Jane had introduced the principles of the Davis program to the school. I found her very passionate working with children who just couldn't learn. We began talking about the traits of a Dyslexic person and bang! a lightbulb moment
Jane took me on as an Adult student, Wow! what journey. I learnt that with the right tools and techniques I can approach any task put in front of me
I'm Amazing at what I Do!
No matter what your age, I recommend you do this program with Jane.
Thank you Jane, I have the courage now to stand up and ask the questions