I feel that I can
do anything now.”

—Raven, 10

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What Students are saying

My letters stay focused. I learned my right and left. I don’t fall down the stairs anymore. I feel that I can do anything now with my dyslexia. I feel much, much, much, much, much better!”

—Raven, 10

After meeting with Kim, for the first time in my life, I felt understood. Her natural ability to work with others is her gift. In our first conversation I was asked if I saw pictures when I thought, and if the little words gave me difficulty. My mind’s eye raced around in excitement. She knew about my pictures, and that it was the small words I had the most problems with! The quality of Kim Ainis as a personal instructor is of priceless benefit to those who are fortunate enough to meet her.

— Linda, 45

When I’m writing, the words aren’t swirling all around and I don’t see many images of one word. I was kind of surprised when I saw how the words stayed flat on the page and all the other images in the writing went away. The dial [a mental tool to control energy] makes it easier to stay still.

— Austen, 12

My confidence and self-esteem have improved very much. I do my job so much better than I did before. I actually see what is on the paper. I can check my own work now.”

— Noah, 30


All the crazy stuff Kim does works. The tools really work. At the end of the week, you will feel like your parents really did help you [by bringing you to see Kim], and you will have had some fun in the process. You’ll really know how to read and write better.”

— 14-year-old hockey-playing cool guy

I used to be scared of talking about being dyslexic because I didn’t understand how my mind really worked and didn’t have a rationale for how or why I was dyslexic. But people find it interesting and they understand me and my gifts better. Up until this program it was just a learning disability and people said, Oh, so you can’t read and you can’t type. I tested verbally at a Mensa IQ but I couldn’t write as well. But now I understand the gift part and how the challenges are related. I can fix the parts of dyslexia that are problems so they won’t be problems.

Kim, what I learned from you about translating the tools of the program to relationships is just as important as what I learned about reading and writing.”

— Mark, 36