What Is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a condition whereby people of average to above average intellect struggle to read, write and spell, in spite of having received quality instruction.

Dyslexia affects around 10 percent of the population worldwide.

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As a widely published and sought after speaker, provided expert advise to audiences in New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom and Europe.

Here you are able to see a sample of the services I have provided over the past 18 years.

How I Can Help?

As a foremost expert in adult literacy and numeracy, I offer consulting services to a wide range of businesses, educators, and non-profits.

Ranging in size from one-to-one consultations to large seminars, I am able to provide my services globally.

Hidden Talents

The dyslexia story is not all bad news. There is definitely a silver lining.  Dyslexia often bestows on those who have it a range of remarkable talents and skills.  These come under the collective name of Positive Dyslexia.

Many of the world's most talented people are dyslexic.  The following notable people are or were all dyslexic:

  • Sir Richard Branson
  • Sir Richard Taylor (Weta Workshop)
  • John Britten (founded the Britten Motorcycle Company)
  • Tom Cruise
  • Keira Knightley
  • Sir Winston Churchill
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Mike Styles, Literacy & Numeracy Specialist

I currently serve as National Specialist – Literacy and Numeracy for the Primary Industry Training Organisation, New Zealand.  I have been involved in the world of adult literacy and numeracy provision since 2001.

There are significant literacy and numeracy issues in the primary sector as well as large numbers of staff with dyslexia.  I have led a number of initiatives to improve the literacy and numeracy skills of primary sector employees as well as initiatives to support adults with dyslexia.

I am a Member of the British Dyslexia Association, and have recently returned from presenting a paper at Oxford University on how adult dyslexics are supported in New Zealand.  My services are available for hire to assist leaders of the adult workforce and education facilities, who require information and support in this field.

Mike Styles, Literacy & Numeracy Adviser @ BDA IC 2018:
Primary ITO national literacy and numeracy adviser Mike Styles at the British Dyslexia Association  International Conference 2018.
Mike talks about adult literacy and raising awareness on dyslexia in adults around the workplace.

Book A Consultation, Workshop, or Seminar

As a foremost expert in the field of adult literacy and numeracy in New Zealand, I offer my services to provide consultations and information seminars globally.

Since 2001 I have presented to audiences throughout New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom and Europe.

Available for:

  • One-to-one consultations
  • Small to medium sized workshops
  • Small to large seminars

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