Hi – My name is Liz Dunoon
Hi – My name is Liz Dunoon, and I want to welcome you to my hub website Dyslexia Daily.
It was about 11 years ago that I discovered that my eldest child was struggling to learn at school and so began my journey to understand why and how to help him. Now supporting as many people as I can who find school difficult has become my passion.
Since then, I’ve worked with dyslexia experts, written articles and books, been on TV and radio, created and sourced literacy programs, presented at conferences and advised politicians on how to improve our education system to make it more inclusive.
My goal has ALWAYS been to help those who learn differently to read and spell, to regain their self-confidence and achieve their true potential in life.
Here is a quick video talking about how I went from a parent and teacher to what we do now:
So I told you before that I have a passion to help people with dyslexia. This began when I discovered that all three of my children had dyslexia, yet were all very different.
But… there is much more to it than that.
What drives me is the belief that knowledge is power and empowered people can bring about positive change in their lives, whether that is to learn to read or a teen or adult seeking a fresh start after leaving jail so they never have to return…. And what about those who need to learn English quickly so they can put food on their table and afford the cost of living.…… That’s what my work means to me. It’s the ability to affect change on many levels.
As a school teacher, I loved teaching, I loved my students and I especially loved teaching literacy. I was also trained in health and physical education and was a sport’s nut.
What I didn’t love, was all the rules, restrictions and politics that came with working in a school.
I taught in both the state and the private system and even worked as a child welfare worker in a women’s refuge for a year. I’ve seen the good, the bad and the ugly over the years, but what always shone for me was the children.
Regardless of creed, colour or religion, I adored them all, especially the ones who challenged me. Our children are our future. All they want is the opportunity to learn, to fit in, to do well at school and have the chance to succeed in what they are good at. Schools today create too many barriers, which is why I left. It makes me smile now to think I am teaching more children and supporting more families than ever before and I love it.
I met my husband when I was 26. What stood out for me was his amazing brain. He couldn’t spell, he still can’t, but he’s just so clever because he thinks in ways that are completely outside the box. I always tell him you are the mathematical, big picture thinker and I am the English brain.
He was running a cafe and it was doing well. Three children later, we have established that there is definitely a genetic link for our children’s literacy difficulties….. but all our kids have amazing brains. This meant that if we encouraged our children to use their strengths to overcome their weaknesses they would succeed in life and that is just what has happened.
And that is the secret of success for every person who has ever experienced a learning difficulty. It really is that simple, and that’s WHY I’m so passionate about helping YOU. I would like to share a short video with you about our journey.
My Grand Plan
Can one person change the world? This is a question that came up in conversation with my kids on the way to school one rainy morning. They thought “Maybe not”, but I rose to the challenge. “I’m going to prove to you that it is possible…”. And that is what I have been attempting to do ever since. For me helping one person is amazing, but if I can help thousands…Well that is my dream and it is well on the way to being realised. This website provides the platform to do just that.
Over the past years, we’ve had a lot of exciting things happen.
And I’m, not finished yet.
There’s much more to come.
So, now you know who I am…
I guess my next question is who are you?
Why are you here?
Are you here to support someone? Perhaps a child or a student or even an adult?
Maybe you are here because it is time to take action and help yourself?
Please post YOUR story down below: