The Learnersaurus Story
For over 30 years, Leslie Keast-Patch worked as a teacher, a learning support teacher and music specialist in schools, before specialising in literacy and dyslexia.
Leslie saw the frustration and concerns that parents and teachers endure when their intelligent and eager students continue to struggle to acquire literacy skills after several years of schooling, and more importantly the damage to self esteem and tragic waste of potential of so many children.
Through her research, experience and work with students of all ages and abilities, it was clear there was a need to create alternative learning programs to provide opportunities for literacy learning. Some children just don't learn the way they are taught in the current school system.
In 2008, Leslie created Learnersaurus in Brisbane QLD, to provide a solution for teachers, parents and students. With a growing team, the personalised coaching, workshops and specialised resources were developed with the dyslexic learner in mind. Over the following years, we created many more products for dyslexic learners, including books, stationery, games and packs. Our online shop was launched to make these available across the world!
Research and Studies
In her search for more evidence based research and practice, in 2011, Leslie completed Postgraduate studies through Dyslexia Action (University of York) in the UK. She specialised in learning the evidence based practises of the Dyslexia Institute Literacy Program, a structured, explicit, multisensory approach to literacy learning.
The company has grown and we now have a busy team of Learnersaurus coaches across Australia, several schools who have implemented the Learnersaurus Literacy program, and a full range of products that integrate into the Learnersaurus programs.