Suite 1, 17-19 Mooramba Rd
Dee Why NSW 2099
ABN 12 605 138 243
Ph: (02) 9982 1773
About The Dyslexia Support and Learning Centre
Dyslexia Support and Learning Centre was established in 2010 in a small office in Dee Why as a family business and still remains so. We are Accredited Tutors, registered tutors for SPELD NSW and registered members of the Australian Tutoring Association and the Australian Dyslexia Association.
Ron James - Founder
BA, Cert Ed, Cert and Diploma Specific Learning Difficulties (UK).
Working with children check WWC0284313E.
Ron was a teacher in primary schools for 37 years. He has been class teacher through to Principal across his long career in education. He started his career teaching in the UK and then decided to travel and taught in a number of International Schools around the world including Germany, Hong Kong and Cyprus. Ron attempted to retire 2003, but was soon bored and the pull to help children improve their literacy skills was too great. He started The Dyslexia Support and Learning Centre (originally Dee Why IDL) in 2010 and has been helping kids improve their reading, confidence and well being for the last 8 years.
NSW Specific Learning
Emma Piesse - Director
BSc (Hons) Behavioural Science, MSL Specialist Educator (AMADA) OG Therapist
Working with children check WWC1019853E.
Emma grew up in Hong Kong and then completed her psychology degree at Nottingham University in Behavioural Science in the UK. Emma left her corporate career to work with her father, Ron, in 2014 and make a significant impact on the community. Emma now the Director of the Dyslexia Support and Learning Centre Pty Ltd. She is an MSL (Multisensory Structured Language) therapist trained through and is an Associate Member of the Australian Dyslexia Association. Emma consults widely with local schools, advocates for our students and offers advice to parents based on the latest research. She also trains parents and students in the use of Assitive Techonology to maximise children's academic potential.
Master of Teaching, University of Sydney, BA (Hons) Modern Languages
Working with children check WWC0719802E
Fiona moved to Australia from England in 2004, following a career in events management and investment banking. She decided to follow her passion for working with children and trained as a primary school teacher at the University of Sydney. After working in various primary schools in the Inner West, she discovered her preference for teaching children with learning challenges. Fiona joined the DSLC team in March 2017. She is an MSL (Multisensory Structured Language) therapist trained through the Australian Dyslexia Association.
Postgraduate Certificate in Education, BA (Hons) German (University College London)
Working with Children Check: WWCC0513382E
Trained as a Primary School teach Jane enjoyed working as a Class Teacher and Learning Support Coordinator in London, discovering her passion for helping students with learning difficulties. Since coming to live in Australia in 2002 and having children of her own, Jane has continued to focus on teaching students with literacy difficulties. Jane is an MSL (Multisensory Structured Language) therapist trained through the Australian Dyslexia Association.
Vicki Chow -
BA Hons (Communication Theory). Working with Children Check WWC0910332E
Vicki moved to Australia in 2005 continuing a career in corporate governance. She first became interested in speech and literacy after working with her daughter who was diagnosed with a speech delay at an early age. This interest was further developed after assisting at her local primary school. Home schooling whilst travelling round Australia, ignited a passion for teaching and led to a decision to retrain and assist children with learning challenges. Vicki is an MSL (Multisensory Structured Language) therapist trained through the Australian Dyslexia Association and is an Associate Member.
BA (Hons) Sociology, Post Graduate Certificate In Education: Early Childhood Education, OG Therapist
Working with Children Check WWC0671994E
Compassionate Teacher with over 20 years of teaching experience and extensive knowledge of teaching early literacy. Enjoys creating dynamic and relevant lesson plans and commitment to long-term student growth and success. Jo has taught in the UK and Sydney and is passionate about early childhood education. Jo completed her OG training and joined the team in 2022.