|Here are the answers to a few of the questions that we frequently get asked about our Dyslexia Coaching service and also about the FREE Dyslexia Coaching sessions that we offer:|
What is Dyslexia Coaching?
In a nutshell, the type of Dyslexia Coaching that we offer assists you to explore and develop your perception of dyslexia so that you gain a clearer understanding of:
– what dyslexia is
– what causes dyslexia
– how dyslexia affects you (or others)
– how to overcome dyslexia completely
Naturally, the exact coaching that you receive very much depends on what your present understanding of these areas is and whether or not you are a ‘dyslexic person’ or someone who is supporting or working with ‘dyslexic people’. Back to Top
Who does the coaching?
Our coaching is done by Antonio Farruggia-Bochnak who has over 25 years of coaching experience – 10 of these have been spent coaching people to overcome their dyslexia.
Antonio also has lots of firsthand experience of dyslexia because for 38 years he was severely dyslexic until he overcame it completely during his Doctoral studies on the subject of dyslexia.
Antonio is a qualified Youth Worker and holds a Bachelor of Philosophy degree in Community and Youth Work Studies which he gained from the University of Birmingham in 1999. He is currently writing up his PhD thesis on the subject of dyslexia which he hopes to submit towards the end of 2010.
Click here to read about Antonio. Back to Top
Where does the coaching take place?
Because we work with people from all over the world most of the coaching that we do takes place over the phone, via Skype or video link. Back to Top
How long do the sessions last?
The majority of the sessions give you one full hour to focus on your perception of dyslexia or a particular issue relating to dyslexia that you would like to explore.
To help make sure you get a full hour we suggest that you call us (on our local rate number) five minutes before your session is due to start so that you can explain during this time what you would like to focus on during the session. Back to Top
How many sessions will I need?
It is not possible to predict in advance how many sessions you may need because this depends on factors such as: your current levels of understanding and awareness of dyslexia, the complexity of the issues that you wish to overcome, the mindset or level understanding about dyslexia that you would like to reach, your ability to be self-critical of your views and opinions of dyslexia, your ability to grow and develop, your ability to reconceptualise dyslexia, and your commitment to bring about change in your circumstances.
Naturally there are many other things that need to be taken into consideration.
However, during your FREE session Antonio will get a rough idea of how many session you may need and will let you know this at the end of the session. Back to Top
Why is the first session FREE?
In accordance with our Inclusion and Access to Support Policy we are happy to offer all of our potential clients a FREE Dyslexia Coaching session.
We do this because we believe you have the right to be able to evaluate if the coaching we offer is what you are looking for without it costing you a single penny. Back to Top
What happens during the FREE session?
There are lots of things that will be happening during the FREE session but this very much depends on which type of Dyslexia Coaching you are interested in. Click on the appropriate heading to find out what typically happens within the session you are interested in:
- ‘Dyslexic Children’
- Parents of ‘Dyslexics’
- ‘Dyslexic Adults’
- ‘Dyslexic Students’
What happens after the FREE session?
Following your free session you can decide if you want to book further Dyslexia Coaching sessions – there is no pressure put on you to book more sessions. Back to Top
What will further sessions cost me?
The cost of further session depends on how many you book in one go – please see table below for a breakdown of costs:
|Cost for additional
|Cost for block of
4 1hr sessions
|Cost for block of
8 1hr sessions
|Cost for block of
12 1hr sessions
|£80 per session||£280 (£70 per session)||£480 (£60 per session)||£600 (£50 per session)|
What happens if I can’t afford the rates being charged?
If you receive benefits or are a self-financing student then we will offer you a discounted rate depending on your circumstances. Back to Top
How can I apply for a discount?
To apply for a discounted rate you can either call or email us to explain your circumstances – all communication will be treated in the strictest of confidence. Back to Top
How do I pay for my sessions?
There are a number of ways that you can pay for your sessions, for example you can send us a cheque or postal order, make a payment via Paypal or transfer your payment to us from your bank account. Back to Top
When do I have to pay?
Generally we prefer our clients to pay in advance for their sessions – at least 24 hours before the session is due to start.
However, this may not suit everyone so we are happy to make allowances depending on your circumstances. If this applies to you then feel free to let us know and we can discuss terms of payment that better suit you. Back to Top
Do I have to pay for all of the sessions in one go?
If you book a block of sessions then you don’t have to pay for them all in one go but can pay for each individual session in advance to you receiving it.
However, if you do pay for a block of sessions in advance we give you a 5% discount. Back to Top
What happens if I can’t make one of my sessions?
If you can’t make one of your sessions then please give us as much notice as possible so that we can offer your appointment slot to one of our clients on our waiting list.
We will not charge you for cancellations and will carry any monies you have paid forward to cover the cost of a future session.
However, if you do not let us know and you haven’t got a good reason for this then we feel it is only fair to charge you for your missed session. Back to Top
Can I get a refund on session that I don’t need?
If you pay in advance for a block of sessions and then don’t feel that you need to use all of them we will give you a full refund on the sessions that you haven’t received. If this is the case then please give us at least 24 hours notice before the time of the sessions you wish to get a refund for. Back to Top
Is the coaching safe?
The coaching that we offer can be emotionally and psychologically challenging as it involves you exploring your thinking about dyslexia on a very deep level.
Because of this, it is very important for Antonio to check out if he feels you will be able to ‘handle’ the coaching we offer without it having a negative impact on your emotional and psychological wellbeing.
Even if Antonio thinks that you are suitable for this type of coaching the responsibility will ultimately lie with you and it will be up to you to decide if you feel you are emotionally and psychologically strong enough to take part in the research. You will have to sign a disclaimer to this effect before any further session can begin. Back to Top
Are the sessions treated in confidence?
We do not disclose or any information that you give us within the coaching sessions that you receive as we treat everything you say in the strictest of confidence. The only exceptions to this is if you tell us about something illegal that you might be involved in, if you tell us something that we feel may be putting you or someone else at risk of harm – in which case we are obliged to notify the relevant authorities. Back to Top
Will I have to do homework?
This very much depends on the sort of issues you are focusing on or on the type of skills you might be trying to improve your skills on. It also depends on how fast you want the changes you are looking for to happen. Homework can be a great way to speed up the process of achieving whatever it is that you are aiming for.
If it is appropriate for you to do some homework in between sessions then Antonio will assist you to design a homework that suits your preferred learning style. He will also help you make it fun so that you will hopefully enjoy doing it. Back to Top
Will I always need coaching?
The approach to coaching that we use will assist you to become a self-reliant learner. This basically means that throughout the coaching you receive Antonio will also be assisting you to learn how to become your own coach so that you have the knowledge and skills to tackle issues that might arise in the future without need for our services. Back to Top
How can I book my FREE Dyslexia Coaching session?
You can book your free session by giving us a call or by sending us an email. If you send an email then please write ‘Dyslexia Coaching’ in the subject heading so that we can easily spot it amongst all of the other emails we receive each day. Back to Top
Do you offer a guarantee:
Yes, we offer a full money back guarantee. If the Dyslexia Coaching you receive from us hasn’t helped you to reduce the negative impact of your dyslexia by the end of your 12th session then we’ll give you ALL of Your Money Back – and that’s a promise! Back to Top