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Dyslexia Consultant Specialist in NZ

Doing The Best For People Who Think Differently


Doing The Best For People Who Think Differently

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


I am a Dyslexia and Neurodiversity Consultant, Researcher and Practitioner in New Zealand. I have been involved in the world of adult literacy and numeracy provision since 2001.

Mike Styles, Literacy & Numeracy Adviser @ BDA IC 2018:
Dyslexia and Neurodiversity Consultant, 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.

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.


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.


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.


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

Blog and Articles

GCHQ Dyslexia employees

The special role for adults with dyslexia in the workplace A recent article in the Guardian once again highlighted the special skills of people with dyslexia and how workplaces are currently missing out on a very important productive resource. The item is entitled...

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Discrimination in education

Why do we continue to deliver a discriminatory education to so many children? The burning question that remains unanswered is “knowing what we now know, and have known for some time, why are we forcing children with dyslexia through an education system that has a...

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SINCE 1993

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