Accelerating Learning & Success

Kataraina joins the Happy Talk Trust Team

Kataraina Paki (17) studying at Te Kõpuku High School
Maehe DYSCO training

Kata Paki, Maehe’s daughter joins the Happy Talk Trust Team as a Youth Ambassador

Maehe starts and completes the training

Maehe July 2022

3 packages details added:

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.

Visual Dyslexia Solutions ~ Screen & instant solutions ~ up to 4 family members (30 minute session).  NB: Discounted rate & funding may be available from Working Income.

Smooth Transitions & Avoiding Meltdowns ~ for adults of under 8s (group of 5-10 adults required ~ 1 day). NB. incorporates 2021 Neuroscience research.

Resources provided to keep as ongoing benefit for family/whãnau & school/kura.

In addition:

  • DYSCO (pronounced disco) can provide a full 6D “SAC” (Special Assessment Conditions) 3-page report for children transitioning to high school. (1 hour)
  • Happy Talk Trust also offers “I’ve Got Your 6” training: practical solutions to prevent suicide, self-harm and harming others for youths aged 10-24. (2 days)


Awesome korero and coaching with whānau and Kaiako with their Primary aged mokopuna, including a 5-year-old.

Out-of-this-world Whakapapa as the Neurodiverse Genius Gene is clearly prevalent here… Ka rawe Ngāruawāhia

Neurodiversity & Magnificent Minds at Te Kõpuku High School

Proud, privileged and humbled to be the Brain Coach at TKH.  Here, I see a large number of mokopuna (students) with huge intelligence and natural higher-order-thinking skills.

For these out-of-the-box thinkers , I just get to provide simple resources and strategies to empower their inherited greatness to shine through.

Work Smarter, Not Harder ~ Kia māmā te ara, Kia mārama te ara


Consultant available for private clients.


Teacher seeking a job in an education setting.


Happily Housed in Hamilton
with The Man of My Dreams.


“I believe EVERYBODY has the right to live, learn and succeed in life” Andria Studman:

Expert in Positive Holistic Outcomes (accelerated learning)

Seeks a teaching position (U8’s) in a decile 1 school (Hamilton)

Uses a Tuakana-Teina approach (sustainable innovative pedagogy)

Strengths in Literacy, Maths, Science, Neurodiversity (incl. SEN) & SPAN: SupPort A Nan to teach mokopuna with/out dyslexia from birth

Crushed by COVID!

Listen to the stories on Facebook @HappyTalkTrust


  1. Retell – the story to friends/family/whãnau
  2. Draw – characters/objects/settings
  3. Create – new event

10 – 24 Year Olds

Holistic Approach ~ whãnau specific solutions
Humbled to be the Key-note speaker here on dyscalculia – The battle to comprehend and calculate arithmetic.

Empowering Parents & Teachers to help Children to: Reduce anxiety & Conquer battles to read, write and do math

We seek a *small primary school* Prefer (but not essential):
> In Ngãruawãhia/Huntley/Hamilton area
> Decile: 1-3 school/kura with students/
> Tamariki: Miss out on ORS Funding / SEN satellite class

6D Assessment:
Dyslexia – Read (Visual, Orthographic & Phonemic)
Dysphasia – React (e.g. comprehension)
Dyscalculia – Calculate (Maths)
Dysnomia – Recall (e.g. X tables)
Dysgraphia – write (includes spelling)
Dyspraxia – Co-ordinate

* NZ National Average School size is 230
* Primary School = Year 0/1 to Year 6/8
See testimonials to hear from parents, grandparents, teachers et al

Lots of positive feedback for the Work Ready WoF, so have made the Parent & Teacher training (for under 8’s) in-line with this and included SPAN.

Parent training is also for potential parents (aged 10-24) to ensure that history does not repeat the battles that youths and rangatahi have had in their early years at school and in life.

Please note, like the ‘mobile dentist’, we are Mobile Dyslexia Solutions.

5 Years ago – WOW
(From Facebook)

So humbled to be asked to do a maths workshop for the Kura (Maori speaking schools). In awe that teaches had to be turned away because there was not even standing room left at my workshop! Even though it was “the graveyard” shift (last session of the 2 day conference). I am blessed. Sooooo living my dream.

New Car – Thanks Doug
Andria knits for a Rotorua Charity – to keep Year 1 students warm.
On the The Heat Radio with Norm Tuesday 13th July @ 12 noon
Community approach

Pink Ribbon Breakfast in Rotorua

Great korero with Erika at the pink ribbon breakfast today… “The POWER of READING REAL BOOKS” with our tamariki from birth.

Also shared how to conquer “dysphasia” (audio processing issue) essential to unlock entrepreneurial skills for dyslexics, but works for all e.g. from preschoolers (see pic) to 64-year-old Mãori man… which, as he says, “proves you can teach an old-dog new tricks!”
Great to catch up with Atutahi, Miss Rotorua today at the Pink Ribbon breakfast organised by Dress for Success.
We share a mutual “love of our Nans and grandparents”

Orthographic Dyslexia Workshop

A successful workshop, many thanks to those who attended.
Look forward to working together in the future.
Rotary sunrise committee breakfast… learning about the trials and tribulations of dyslexia … Many thanks for welcoming us along to introduce this to you all.

Answers with Andria ~ Korero with Kingi

Andria Studman ~ MoE Accredited PLD Facilitator

Kingi Biddle – International Toastmaster

Dyslexia in New Zealand – Facts

What we know…

The DYSCO Difference

Phone: 0800 HappyT
0800 427798