Training Program for Adults With Dyslexia

An Online Dyslexia School and Program

Barbara Hoi Talking About Dyslexia in Adults

About Our Training Program For Adults With Dyslexia

Imagine there was an alternative school that helps an adult to read with ease and confidence in six months. 

One that eliminates the need to read every text several times to fully understand and remember.

One that helps catch up on years of missed grammar, spelling or numeracy.

One that stops the trauma and humiliation, or the shame of not being able to read well or fast enough.

One that gets you out of stress and anxiety when struggling to keep up, catch up or compute information as quickly as everyone else.

Regardless if you have ever been labeled dyslexic or ADD, ADHD or any other label – chances are that you have a different learning style, mostly a visual or hands-on way of learning.

The One Year School will show you a different way to learn – one that uses your strengths to master your challenges.

The reasons why you may have struggled at school is not a lack of intelligence. 

Most schools teach to auditory students. Most schools fail visual learners.


Are you looking for a better experience?

A school that comes into your home, just by clicking on The One Year School course you have chosen. 

And a school where you take about 30 minutes to one hour a day – to catch up on years of failed schooling.

Choose whether you work through the program yourself; or with a friend or a personal tutor, assigned to help you implement parts of the program, tailoring it to your needs and your learning style.

In the One-Year School, you will learn:

  • HOW to become and stay focused 
  • HOW to read and learn without the painful sounding out.
  • Without boring repetition.
  • Leaving behind the stress and anxiety

 Who Can Benefit From The One Year School for Adults?

You will benefit if you can relate to any of these challenges:

  • Get anxious and stressed, even just remembering your years at school.
  • Find it difficult to become or stay focused long enough to read or work.
  • Find it challenging to read, write and spell – no matter how hard you try.
  • Usually read everything several times to get the full picture.
  • Enjoy mathematics, but don’t always understand all the questions and concepts.
  • Struggle with filling in form.
  • Have great ideas but difficulty expressing them in writing.
  • Misunderstanding or misinterpreting experiences.
  • Stop yourself from accepting new opportunities, anxious to study or lacking confidence.
  • Have so much more potential, but unable to show it and shine.

If this sounds like you, maybe the One Year School is a match for you!

Get help for adults with dyslexia

Why a Dyslexia Training Program that is Six Months Long?


I used to run one-on-one dyslexia training programs for children and adults over a period of 5 days, correcting dyslexia or numeracy, ADD, ADHD or hyperlexia, whatever was appropriate. One week with 30 hours of support certainly helped to give every child and adult the tools to correct dyslexia but I found that after the training was complete, there was often a gap in the support needed to continue the journey of dyslexia correction.

The neural pathways that were set during the week needed to be strengthened and reinforced through regular exercise. If there wasn’t the time or knowledge to support the learning, this follow-up was missing, which meant that children and adults were not able to achieve the level of success that was possible.

That is what led me to develop The One Year School. Our Six-Month-Program gives a dyslexic individual plenty of time to add literacy, numeracy, concept work – and the focus they need to master their academic life and release the anxiety and overwhelm – and instead add the confidence and love of learning to their lives.

Using a Passion Project as well will inspire and guide you gently into a year of transformation.
Your passion project may be linked to work, a hobby, an online business or anything you choose to be inspired by. It will be the motor to transform your literacy abilities and your confidence


Designed for visual learners, the program makes sure they become very happy and successful learners.

At this Online Dyslexia School, Adults will Learn:

  • To read, write, comprehend and spell well beyond your current level.
  • That you don’t have to be dyslexic, but if you learn differently, this will help you to improve literacy and numeracy, using your creative talents.
  • Strategies and tools to achieve focus, knowledge, wisdom and understanding.
  • A step-by-step process to get there and have our support all the way.
  • To activate a different part of your brain that will be useful to apply at work and in life
  • To learn to relax, focus and regulate emotions, while gaining literacy and numeracy skills.
  • To use these new skills to write your own book, if they wish to do so.

Investment for The One Year School

The One Year School will give adults a variety of options, depending on their needs:
Step 1:
Assessment: A$180
An assessment determines if the One Year School will be a good fit for you. The assessment takes 60 minutes, either face to face in Mosman or remotely via Zoom. Book a dyslexia assessment with Barbara Hoi here. As part of the dyslexia assessment fee, you will receive a report with a proposal – a solution to get your goals met. 
Step 2: 
The One Year School Literacy Program Online: A$330
 You have the choice to follow the online program for six months yourself, or let a professional dyslexia tutor support you weekly, following this literacy program. With your booking, you will receive a free app to facilitate daily use. If you have chosen to join a Support Group for Adults, this program will be added for FREE. Book your online program here.
Step 3:
Personalised One-On-One Support: A$500
If you – like most dyslexic students –  opt for a kickstart by a dyslexia expert, you will get personalised help to start off with a one-on-one program, preferably in person. A professional dyslexia tutor will find and remove any blocks, show you how to focus, use the program, the app and how to make reading and writing easier by using your own learning style. The $500 fee includes four hours working time + all the materials you will need.
Step 4:
Support Group
We have found Support Groups the most valuable, cost-effective and fun way to gain literacy. 
Adult Support Groups meet via Zoom once a week for one hour. If you join a group, you can:
    • share your experiences and life challenges with others like yourself;
    • get tools and tips to help with focus, as well as mental and emotional challenges;
    • get expert help to read, write and spell DIFFERENTLY to school;
    • get small chunks of homework that you can implement during the coming week (about 20 minutes a day);
    • share the successes with others in your group;
    • get the One Year School video program as a guide as well (free of charge)
    • get an app for free
After the assessment, a group that will suit your needs can be recommended for you. At a weekly cost of $50 it makes sense to get the help you need, from an expert facilitator and the group. However, we recommend blocks of ten weeks ($450), as this would be the minimum to have the impact you are looking for.
The one-day program recommended in Step 3 will help, but is not compulsory to joining a group.
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Next Steps

If you think our dyslexia training programs may be suitable, contact Barbara Hoi by booking a FREE 30-minute consultation. Or book a dyslexia assessment.

Success Story

“The experience (from the dyslexia training) was amazing….You put a key in my head and you turned it and now I can read.. (Learning over one year) is going to help everyone dyslexic or not. I think it’s the right way to learn such complex words…(In  2016, I won the top award for being top engineer of the world from 8,000 people). My amazing professor saw my ability …my determination to want to finish things…he was my biggest advocate to bring me into a university… scholarship program…researching things in Silicon Valley to bring back to Australian universities..…”

Andrew – Client whilst struggling at work – Engineer completing a PhD

What our Clients are Saying

Obstacles to learning removed from school and uni

Since working with Barbara Hoi, I’ve been able to grasp concepts that were obstacles to learning throughout primary school, high school and my university years. No educator could teach me in all those years what Barbara taught me in 5 days. More than that, she has helped me to join the dots to a larger understanding of how my brain works and how to get the most of it. This insight surpasses relief, for me it is unquestionably a life-changer. Barbara is a highly knowledgeable and skilled professional, who is warm, optimistic and committed to her students’ learning success. If you have the joy of being her student, I encourage you to follow her guidance to the letter, and it’s likely your life could change too.”

Happy adult former client

Faced and resolved learning challenges

My approach to …work is always ..through tactile and visual means. These strengths have…allowed me to … avoid any situation which require … literacy and numeracy. I struggled…with non picture words which then severely impacted … comprehending anything. The truth is you can only run and avoid it for so long. I decided to work with Barbara and face these challenges. Looking back, it was a life changing decision… Using my visual/tactile learning preference, Barbara guided me in… basic functions of trigger words and its associations with the correct grammar. For numeracy, Barbara …taught me the foundations of maths…By the end.. I had a deeper meaning of the words and their connections in sentences, which led to full comprehension.” 

Adult Dyslexia, 30 years

Understand my first book and improved maths

What have I got out of this: I have just read my first book and understood it. It was a very enjoyable read and I was very proud that I finished it. Also, I have learnt ways to spell words that I couldn’t spell before (like ellipsis). My Maths which wasn’t very good, is now a lot better. I know now all the concepts of maths, place value, addition, subtraction, times tables, percentages, fractions, decimals, ratio and algebra. And it all was much easier than I thought. Also, I won’t have to worry about giving people the wrong change at work. I am more confident in all aspects of my life. All thanks to Barbara!”
James M

21 year old former client