dyslexia a 2 z – About us

Maria Chivers is the founder of this website: Dyslexia A2Z, which has been operating for over a decade. In 2009, it merged with its sister site; Swindon Dyslexia Centre, (which opened in 1991).

Swindon Dyslexia Centre

Maria Chivers is the founder of the Swindon Dyslexia Centre, which opened in 1991. Maria is an international author on Dyslexia and other learning difficulties. The Swindon Dyslexia Centre was ‘dedicated to raising awareness of Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD’s)‘, which continues to be the case to this day. Maria, working with a team of highly trained specialists: tutors, psychologists and other therapists; in specific learning difficulties, has featured on radio, and television including ‘The Learning Curve’. Maria has taught in the IT department at Swindon College. She is an international author of several books, including:

> Dyslexia and Alternative Therapies
> Dyslexia and Other Learning Difficulties – A Parent’s Guide
> Practical Strategies for Living with Dyslexia
> A Parent’s Guide to Dyslexia and Other Learning Difficulties
> Dyslexia: The Inner Hurt

Her book ‘Practical Strategies for Living with Dyslexia’ has been being translated into other languages.

When working maria used to write regularly and gave lectures on dyslexia. Maria is passionate about dyslexia and as she puts it is ‘Dedicated to Raising Awareness of Dyslexia’.

Maria is 60 years of age and lives in Swindon with her husband, who is a retired police officer. They have two children, both of whom are dyslexic. Maria first became involved in dyslexia when her sons were having problems at infant school and were subsequently diagnosed as dyslexic. Maria is dyslexic and dyspraxic.

Maria is retired on health grounds as her disability has worsened considerably during the last decade. Due to her health she was forced to close the Swindon Dyslexia Centre in 2009. The Swindon Dyslexia Centre was then incorporated into our associate website; the Dyslexia A 2 Z, (which had been operating along side the Centre for over ten years).