Success Stories

A selection of students talk about living with a literacy difficulty and their return to education as adults.

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Judith - success story

Judith did a maths course and found this was really useful when it came to helping her son with his homework. The NALA team was easily contactable and always there to help. Watch this video to hear Judith’s story.

Chris - success story

Chris decided to go back to education to improve his literacy skills. He felt like he had a real block to learning as he couldn’t hear or see the difference between certain words. For example, ‘there’ and ‘where’ sounded and looked exactly the same to him so he couldn’t read or write them properly. It was only when his tutor showed him how to make words three dimensional on the computer and then everything just clicked for him. From that moment on, Chris says not only did his literacy improve dramatically, but his confidence also went from strength to strength.

Susan - success story

Susan Coyle, a 24 year old young mother from Rathmines, struggled at primary school because she had dyslexia, and after a disastrous transition into second level she ended up leaving at the age of 13. Recently she went back to education so that she could improve her literacy so that she could help her daughter with her homework.