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One of the most dam­ag­ing im­pacts on a dyslexic stu­dent’s progress can be an im­pres­sion that they are too dumb to learn. The mes­sage be­ing brought by Hawke’s Bay mo­bile learn­ing clinic Mpow­ered is that these kids are not dumb, they learn dif­fer­ently. Mpow­ered founder Helen Wild­bore, her­self dyslexic, has de­vel­oped a learn­ing sys­tem that shows the chil­dren they are not stupid. ‘‘We’re cre­ative and in­no­va­tive and we see re­la­tion­ships and pat­terns in things,’’ Wild­bore said. The Bay­based pro­gramme will be head­ing to Wairarapa next term. A course costs $2000 and de­liv­ered in four weeks over two terms.

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