Case Studies

Many, many people have successfully completed the Dore Programme. We are delighted that some people not only want to share their story with us but are happy to tell others about their experiences. Here are a few examples.

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Jamie Begley

Posted: 11 June, 2014

Ayrshire schoolboy, Jamie Begley, loves to ride his bike. However, just two years ago, when Jamie was 8 ½ years old, riding a bike seemed impossible for him. […]

Matt Phillips

Posted: 23 April, 2014

Birmingham student, Matt Phillips, is a high academic achiever and he loves sport. However, only five years ago, life was very different for Matthew. Matt’s mum, Alison, says, […]

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Posted: 11 February, 2014

Lewis Williams has been scouted by Reading FC to trial for their youth academy. However, such an achievement would have seemed unattainable only a few years ago as […]


Jake Poole

Posted: 28 January, 2014

Jake Poole is a bright boy. However, despite his intelligence, Jake has experienced difficulties with reading and writing and has struggled to hold his concentration. Eleven year old […]


Laura Butterfield

Posted: 18 November, 2013

Laura loves to dance and has just achieved her highest exam score. Yet only 18 months ago, her balance was so poor that she couldn’t stand on one […]


Anna Warrington

Posted: 16 October, 2013

Nottingham Mum, Anna Warrington, addressed members of the public at an event in Loughborough as part of Dyslexia Awareness Week. She spoke about how she finally realised her […]

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Calum Carter

Posted: 18 September, 2013

Dore graduate, Calum Carter, has been chosen to join a team of mentors to lead a group of young people with special educational needs in a once-in-a-lifetime challenge, […]

Ben H-K

Posted: 13 August, 2013

Chesham Schoolboy Competes in National Swimming Championships Chesham schoolboy, Ben Hutchinson Kurczij, represented The Beacon School, Amersham, at the finals of the Independent Schools National Swimming Championships, held […]

Sam B

Posted: 18 June, 2013

Sam was struggling in school, he was in a mixed Year 3/4 class and unable to read. It was therefore difficult to access the curriculum. He was on […]

Nathan and Aston

Nathan and Aston

Posted: 7 May, 2013

The father of Bedfordshire twins says that his sons’ lives have been transformed after they received help for their learning and behavioural difficulties. Nathan and Aston Grant-Williams, now […]

William L

Posted: 24 April, 2013

I had just had William assessed as Dyslexic in December 2010 when he was in his first term of Year 5. I wanted to do all that we […]

Charlotte W

Posted: 28 March, 2013

Charlotte’s Story (in her own words) at age 13 (started the Programme age 7, completed the Programme age 9) I was having difficulty learning at school.  I could […]


Katrina K

Posted: 8 January, 2013

My experience of education from a very early age was linked to low grades and frustration as I worked hard but never had the grades to show for […]


Emily H

Posted: 11 July, 2012

To all the Staff at DORE It has been a long time since we finished with the programme that you set my daughter Emily, and up till now […]


Katie T

Posted: 13 June, 2012

The DORE programme has definitely changed our lives forever! Words can never fully express my gratitude to you all, at a time when we were struggling so much […]


Rhys & Ryan F

Posted: 16 February, 2012

When identical twins, Rhys and Ryan, started school, mum Julie was convinced they would sail through academically. But even within the first year, she noticed that things weren’t […]


John Burns

Posted: 29 September, 2010

“My experience of education from a very early age was linked to failure, frustration – and an unspoken belief that everyone else was better than me. I couldn’t […]


Matthew H

Posted: 22 September, 2010

Mum Heather had been aware of problems with Matthew’s reading and writing from a very early age. He was diagnosed with moderate general learning difficulties and statemented when […]


Charlotte A

Posted: 21 September, 2010

From a very early age, Charlotte had problems concentrating in class. She couldn’t sit still and would often get up and walk around while the teacher was trying […]


Andrew R

Posted: 25 May, 2010

Wilma realised that something was different about her son, Andrew, from his very first day at school. He wouldn’t mix with the other children and always sat on […]


Daniel Y

Posted: 26 March, 2010

Claire first noticed that her son Daniel had developmental problems when he was around six months old. While other children were learning to sit upright, he was still […]


Laura M

Posted: 15 December, 2009

Laura was a happy and contented baby until she started pre-school. She had frequent temper tantrums and would often be found sitting in a corner on her own, […]


Peter S

Posted: 27 August, 2009

Peter had a normal healthy upbringing until he was doing his 11 plus exams at age 10 when his parents began to notice that he was demonstrating signs […]