Neurodiversity ~ Transitions ~ Self-regulation

1. Dyslexia ~ 2. Avoiding Meltdowns ~ 3. Accelerating Learning

Visual Dyslexia Solutions ~ Screen & instant solutions ~ up to 4 family members (30 mins)

NB: Discounted rate & funding may be available from Working Income.

“No tantrums and no reminders. My 9-year-old got off their I-pad and started their homework.”
Grateful Nan raising her grandchildren

Smooth Transitions & Avoiding Meltdowns ~ for adults of under 8s (group of 5-10 adults required ~ 1 day)

NB. incorporates 2021 Neuroscience research.

Accelerating learning & success for people whose brains think differently e.g. Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia (read), Dyscalculia (maths) & other neurodiverse superpowers ~ Team of Grand/parents & teachers /TAs (3-6 teams with regular contact to the child ~ 3 days). NB: Andria is an MoE Accredited PLD Facilitator so can/may be funded and run through your ECC/Kohanga Reo or Primary School/Kura.

Our Vision: A Transformational LEGACY of Sustainable Change

to break intergenerational cycles of poverty & prisons

What the Trust does

Happy Talk Trust is the don’t wait, self-referral service tackling transitions for 10-24 year olds.  e.g. changing schools or starting jobs.

Alongside tips and tools to assist with reading, writing and arithmetic (maths), the training teaches youths / rangatahi how to reduce anxiety, raise self-esteem and self-regulate so they don’t ‘explode’ or worse still ‘implode’.

What inspired The Trust

When 12-year-old ‘Hat’ talked 10-year-old ‘Hoodie’ out of taking his life by suicide, Happy Talk Trust was born.

Triggered by transitioning from primary to Intermediate school, the root cause of Hoodie’s decision to take his own life was his neurodiversity e.g. his battle to conquer his dyslexia (read), dysgraphia (write) and dyscalculia (Mathematics) and realise his inherited (whakapapa) of greatness.

Despite coming from two totally different walks of life, Hat used a strategy he had learnt five years earlier to help Hoodie.  Being a typical primary school aged child, Hoodie would take the word and advise of a peer of a similar age over that of an adult.

Also, Hat inadvertently named the strategy “I’ve Got Your 6”, when he translated Andria’s gesture of “you’ve got this” to mean the WW2 gunners / pilots term of “I’ve got your back”.

200+ Adults Trained ~ Benefitting (est) 3,000 Children

Let me introduce myself, I’m Andria Studman and
I believe EVERYBODY has the right to Live, Learn and Succeed in Life

My dream is to empower Play Centres, Kohanga Reo, ECC’s, parents and other educators of under 8’s how to routinely identify dyslexia & unlock children’s ability to read write and calculate. Andria Studman
Click here to see her story

Andria Studman – Founder & MoE accredited PLD facilitator
E: andria@dysco.nz
Office: 0800 Happy T (0800 427798)
office@happytalk.nz

DYSCO Training has also worked for people with other dys-orders such as:

ADD, ADHD (Attention Deficit)
ASD (Autism)
ODD (Oppositional Defiance)
FASD FDSD (Foetal Alcohol & Drugs)

What the terms mean

Dyslexia: Orthographic, Visual, Phonemic:  The battle to read, process and comprehend text (mental)

Dysphasia: The battle to comprehend and react or reply/speak appropriately (mental + physical)

You may see…
Children: Usually put in remedial reading groups (Mainly because they don’t have strategies for dysphasia)
Adults: Often do not fully understand what they sign their names to e.g. about their health & possessions.

Dyscalculia: The battle to comprehend and calculate arithmetic
(mental + mental)

Dysnomia: The battle to remember and
recall words to speak
(mental + physical)

You may see…
Children: Usually don’t learn and understand basic number facts such as numbers that make 10 & times tables.
Adults: Often cannot budget for necessities such as clothes, food and shelter e.g. 80% of prison inmates,


Dysgraphia: The battle to align thoughts & muscle movement to write, type & spell (mental + physical)

Dyspraxia: The battle to plan and co-ordinate movement with thinking
(physical + mental)

You may see…
Children: Usually miss-spell simple words and many struggle with computers and on-line learning.
Adults: Often cannot fill in forms for supplies & services e.g. Drivers licence, WINZ support.

Get In Touch

New Zealand Wide

0800 427 798 0800 Happy T

office@happytalk.nz