Maria, working with a team of highly trained specialists: tutors, psychologists and other therapists; in specific learning difficulties, has featured on radio, and television including ‘The Learning Curve’. Maria has taught in the IT department at Swindon College. She is an international author of five books, including:
> Dyslexia and Alternative Therapies
> Dyslexia and Other Learning Difficulties - A Parent's Guide
>Practical Strategies for Living with Dyslexia
> A Parent's Guide to Dyslexia and Other Learning Difficulties
> Dyslexia: The Inner Hurt
Her book ‘Practical Strategies for Living with Dyslexia’ is now being translated into other languages.
She writes regularly and gives lectures on dyslexia. Maria is passionate about dyslexia and as she puts it is ‘Dedicated to Raising Awareness of Dyslexia’.
Maria Chivers is 55 years of age and lives in Swindon with her husband, who is a retired police officer. They have two children, both of whom are dyslexic. Maria first became involved in dyslexia when her sons were having problems at infant school and were subsequently diagnosed as dyslexic. Maria is dyslexic and dyspraxic.
Maria is disabled and because her disability has worsened considerably during the last few years, she was forced to close the Swindon Dyslexia Centre in 2009. The Swindon Dyslexia Centre was then incorporated into our associate website, the Dyslexia A 2 Z, (which had been operating along side the Centre for over ten years).