Learning Matters Ltd was founded in 2016 to address an identified need within and across the education sector.
Carla McNeil recognised the need to create an organisation which would not only delivery evidence based external support for families, but also, an organisation which would connect with and influence the schooling system.
A true wraparound service was born.
Learning Matters provides educational assessments, specialist education sessions, professional learning workshops for teachers, leaders and parents, quality resources and in school consultancy.
We are a team of passionate and dedicated professionals who are experienced in and dedicated to research and evidence support for Dyslexic learners. All Learning Matters educators are trained in Multisensory Language Instruction and have varying back grounds of teaching students in the schooling system.
Fostering universal skills for learning and life
At Learning Matters we specialise in support for students aged 4 years to adults. In the first instance, students specific learning needs are identified through assessment.
We offer 3 different levels of assessment.
All levels will inform the development of a diagnostic education plan.
We assess the fundamental skills of success in literacy and/or numeracy, including a working memory screen.
We offer group MSL (Multisensory Language) and MSM (Multisensory Mathematics) sessions.
Our educators directly and explicitly teach reading and spelling skills, in a systematic and structured approach. Sessions are 50 minutes in length.
This support is provided both during and after school and is based in centre and / or in schools.
We have locations across New Zealand. You will find a Learning Matters centre in the North Island towns of Hamilton, Te Awamutu, Cambridge, and Tauranga, and in the South Island in Queenstown and Arrowtown.
Our families are listened to and valued. We understand the journey that presents to families with children who have learning difficulties. Working alongside them to develop a pathway forward to enable their child to be a successful learner raising awareness, understanding, action and empathy among all stakeholders.