Dyslexia testing and programs for adults and children

Tests and Assessments 


Dyslexia tests and assessments for adults and children
Dyslexia tests and assessments for adults and children

Every solution starts with an assessment. We recommend that you book a one-on-one dyslexia assessment  – either in person or via zoom and we can craft a plan to improve your literacy (and numeracy, if necessary) and get the help you are looking for. Our one-hour consultations – for individuals of all ages – are done by professional dyslexia facilitators and are solution-based. Alternatively you can check out a free Online Dyslexia Test  first.

Dyslexia Support and Training Programs for Adults

Dyslexia training for adults

We help dyslexic adults to get confident in reading, writing and spelling – and get the job they are passionate about. Having many creative ideas often makes it difficult to focus and follow through on projects. After an assessment, we will tailor a program for the specific needs and goals to our adult clients and help them get the confidence and abilities to reach them.

Dyslexia Support and Training Programs for Children

Dyslexia Training Program for children

Many dyslexic children are traumatised by the thought of standing in front of a class to read out loud, feeling shameful, stressed and anxious about not being able to read at the speed and accuracy of their peers. They need to learn to read in a different way – as dyslexia is not a learning disability, but a learning difference. 

About Barbara Hoi

Hi, I’m Barbara Hoi and I started this passionate journey out of desperation when my then eight-year-old son kept struggling at school. Through my search for solutions, I was initially trained in the Davis Dyslexia method. My journey continued from there building on my learning through experience finding what worked and what didn’t. I started Sydney Dyslexia to help others and over the last 17 years, I’ve been fortunate enough to have worked with and changed the lives of hundreds of children and adults and their families through the system I have developed to correct dyslexia. I am the Founder of The One Year School – an online and face-to-face dyslexia solution.

– Barbara Hoi

Why Choose Sydney Dyslexia?

9 Things that Set Us Apart

17 Years of Proven Results in Dyslexia Correction

I have had the privilege to help correct dyslexia in adults and children (as well as dyspraxia, ADD, ADHD and Asperger Syndrome) to improve literacy, numeracy and confidence over 17 years.

Innovative Online Dyslexia Program

 We know that learning takes time so our program is six months long. It is online so it can be accessed from anywhere to  catch up to age-level or beyond for literacy and numeracy.

Harness Your Natural Learning Style

Most schools teach reading using a phonics approach. Dyslexic students are visual or tactile learners – we use a hands-on visual approach to use the creative gifts of our students. We work with you in areas you are passionate about.

Premium Dyslexia Training Programs

If you are looking for dyslexia training that will make a real difference in your life, one-on-one support by a dyslexia facilitator for 3 months will support your journey towards literacy.

Holistic Approach to Correcting Dyslexia

We focus on you as a whole person and consider aspects such as mindfulness, meditation, daily routines, nutrition and physical activity to help get results.

Innovative Dyslexia App

This App works from your mobile device and specifically supports the training we provide to help adults and children learn faster and with less stress.

Support at Every Step of the Way

 We provide support through our private Facebook community and via our Dyslexia App. Our programs provide a range of flexible support options with access to dyslexic tutors.


Develop Literacy via Passion Projects

We know that children and adults learn best in areas where they are passionate. We work with our students to identify a passion project and use this as a pathway to developing literacy. This may include writing a book, creating a YouTube channel or blogging. The sky is the limit!

Broadcast a Dyslexia Podcast

Our podcast informs all aspects of dyslexia and dispels myths about it  to inspire dyslexics. We connect with experts to help increase awareness and create change.

Ready to find out how to reduce the impact of dyslexia on your life?

Dyslexia Success Stories

“She’s just doing amazingly well at school …And she also has just gained so much confidence. She started a little business….. and it’s only because she’s been able to have worked with Barbara ….because she wouldn’t have had the confidence for that.”

Josephine’s Grandma

“And we came out the other side completely different child, he is now an avid reader and absolutely chews through Harry Potter’s. We can’t get enough books to keep him going to satisfy his appetite for reading.”

Parents of Sam and Markus

Latest Articles from Sydney Dyslexia

Whole Language vs Phonics – the age-old debate

Whole Language vs Phonics – the age-old debate

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What Our Clients are Saying

Great grades and amazing friends

I remember telling myself to really try and focus because for once in my life someone actually cared how I felt and how I went in school (other than my family). You showed me a Harry Potter book, and I just thought this woman is crazy, I can’t read that. Sure enough that book was the first book I had ever completed in my life. After that trip I was going so well teaching myself in class and people started to work with me again….. I am now a 14 year old girl that can read, write and complete large maths equations. I (have) great grades and amazing friends.

Josie - 14 year old

Former Client

Confidence and results for father and son

My son .. and I were lucky enough to be able to spend (time)…with Barbara Hoi. I have managed throughout my life to deal with dyslexia, and have … become successful in the finance business by understanding how best to get around the difficulties, and in a senior management role, utilise others to get through detail. I became aware very early that Henry had some of the same issues that I had. The (time) we spent with Barbara have been an incredible experience for both of us. The confidence that Henry has developed since we finished has been remarkable. … He actually picks up a book to read now, enjoying it; improving his grades at school considerably.”

Matthew Birch

Father and son (Henry 9 years) program

Dyslexia is now my advantage

“The fact was that Barbara taught me that Dyslexia was not a disadvantage but in fact a huge advantage, this turned my thinking around. Barbara was able to show me where my brain was working and why I thought the way I did. Barbara also taught me what the rest of the world wanted and how they see the world. Barbara has given me the confidence to pick up the pieces and try again, despite how high the mountain in front me is. The fact is that there will always be mountains in our journey, it’s how we approach these mountains which shows our worth.” Passage from a letter

Dr Neil Macpherson PhD

Former Client