It is interesting to note that Duncan Goodhew, olympic gold medalist, motivation speaker, dyslexic and Vice-President of the Dyslexia Institute is a keen supporter of Brightstar‘s treatment programme. This is not surprising as Duncan Goodhew is, according to the last set accounts filed by Brightstar, a director of the company and has some 90,000 shares in the company. This financial interest is not mentioned as part of Mr Goodhew’s glowing endorsement for the product nor is it mentioned in any of the press coverage in which Duncan Goodhew features.
The Sound Learning Centre is based in London, UK, and offers a range sound, light and motor & sensory development programmes including Auditory Integration Training, SAMONAS Sound Therapy, Neuro-Developmental Delay (NDD) Reflex Inhibition Programme, Brain Gym and others.
Coverage on Myomancy.com
20/09/2005 Inside Out on AIT and The Sound Learning Centre
27/01/2005 Light Works
05/11/2004 Let There Be Light
02/11/2004 Assessment at the Sound Learning Centre
02/08/2004 Sound Learning Centre Open Day
The Davis Centre Specialises in hearing and speech therapies including the Tomatis Method, Samonas and the Interactive Metronome. Based in New Jersey, USA
Since 1976 Learning Connections in Australia has been offering help with learning difficulties. It uterlizes the SMART programme and Samonas Sound Therapy. It also runs teacher training courses.
DTA are based in North Carolina, USA and offer various treatment programmes including summer camps as well as lectures and educational events for teachers and parents.
Brightstar combines eye tracking training along with more traditional dyslexia coaching on spelling, reading and writing in their two centres in London and the South East of England. They offer 6 or 8 week courses which involved regular attendance at their centres.
Brightstar also have centres in California, USA
Coverage of Brightstar on Myomancy
22nd February 2006 Brightstar Netherlands
27th September 2005 Brightstar Open London Centre
1st May 2005 Brightstar Article
29th April 2005 Brightstar USA
27th April 2005 Brightstar, Epoch, Kullok and Biofeedback
8th April 2005 Brightstar Study
15th February 2005 Brightstar Research Paper Published
27th December 2004 Brightstar in the News
11th June 2004 Conflict of Interest?
7th June 2004 Nottingham University Study
Dr Levinson is one of pioneers in the field having first identified links between dyslexia and the vestibular in the early 1970’s. Author of several books on the subject, Dr Levinson runs a clinic in New York, NY, USA.
With eight clinics in the UK the Dore Centres are probably the largest company focusing on treating dyslexia via cerebellum and vestibular development. Having been through their programme I can say its worked for me.
Coverage on Myomancy.com
January 17th 2006:Dore Achievement Centres on TV
January 16th 2006:The Problem With Adverts, Commercial Interests and Learning Difficulties
January 11th 2006:Dore Deceptive and Abusive Advertising
January 2nd 2006:Dore / DDAT Posturegraph
June 5th 2005: “It Changed Everything”
February 2nd 2005: Useful Background Article on DDAT
November 27th 2004 Wynford Dore on BBC Radio 5 Live (Download Available)
September 3rd 2004: The Dore Foundation
August 10th 2004: Retrospective Study
August 3rd 2004: Dore Centres on US National TV
July 11th 2004: DDAT Response to Study Criticism
July 8th 2004: DDAT Trial Critique Part 2
July 6th 2004: TV Complaints Upheld
July 6th 2004: Critical Appraisal of DDAT Controlled Trial
June 16th 2004: DDAT, Private Eye and the Daily Telegraph
May 21st 2004: DDAT Release Latest Results from School Study
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