This site is dedicated to raising awareness of specific learning difficulties. It is operated by Maria Chivers who is an international author on Dyslexia. We specialise in providing information on: Dyslexia; Dyscalculia; Dysgraphia; Dyspraxia; ADHD; Nonverbal Learning Disabilities (NLD); Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD); Speech and Language Therapy; Giftedness and Left-Handers.
Maria Chivers is the founder of the Swindon Dyslexia Centre, which opened in 1991. 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 several books, including:
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.