Dyslexia: Padraig King's Step by Step Practical Guide to Successful Learning

Dyslexia: Well the question is often puts as “What Can’t Padraig King do for my son or daughter?” and the answer is simply that there is very little that can not be changed with the right attitude, approach and transformations strategies. Padraig King spent almost 20 years as a classroom teacher, learning support and resource teacher before moving into private practice as an Educational Consultant in 2002. He has experience, training and the natural instincts to cut straight to the root causes of your child’s difficulties and eliminate these as efficiently and effectively as your child is ready to transform.

Padraig has successfully help thousands of children, teens and adults to overcome challenges with

  • Dyslexia,
  • Dyspraxia,
  • Dyscalculia,
  • ADD & ADHD,
  • Autism
  • Reading,
  • Writing,
  • Handwriting
  • Spelling,
  • Math,
  • Communication,
  • Organisation,
  • Balance,
  • Coordination,
  • Processing speed
  • Understanding
  • Confidence
  • Self-esteem
  • Frustration
  • Deep anger
  • and many other challenges limiting their success …

An internationally accredited trainer and consultant Padraig works with clients worldwide who and has specialied in helping children, teens and adults achieve their true potential in education, sport and day to day living.

Padraig King has already helped thousands of children (and their families ) by helping them to overcome the challenges presented by dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADD, ADHD, lack of self confidence and many other restrictions that have held them back from fluent reading, real learning and well deserved success. Now he is ready, willing and able to help you son or daughter to achieve their true potential.

“Padraig King’s approach to overcoming dyslexia is simple, practical and successful”  . J. Reidy

To overcome the challenges presented by dyslexia Padraig King uses direct , simple, practical steps that are easy to follow and take the child through a transformation that grows their confidence, makes them feel they are in charge and is totally child centered.




The very first thing Padraig King did was to put our child at ease. He used a variety of approaches to relax our child and began  to learn how bright our child is, their strengths, their limitations and how to tailor make their journey from struggles to success. M. O’Brien


Step 2 Switching everybody to a Positive Attitude is essential for Success.

To switch everybody to a Positive Attitude is essential for success as the cynicism, negativity or aloofness of anyone of those present is picked up by the child attending and who is looking to  their parents and those they trust for clues and cues about how safe it is to participate and succeed.



We do two or three simple practical activities that take about 5 minutes to switch everybody from whatever state they were in to a more positive state of mind that allows them to participate and encourages the child attending to engage fully and confidently in the process of overcoming  and mastering fluent reading, easier learning and successfully communicating what they have learned and understood.

When you are stressed, worried, anxious or feeling cynical or suspicious you tend to stay uncommitted and wont participate fully in the process of change. when you feel safe and relaxed you are far more willing to extend your comfort zone and engage in learning new skills, finding shortcuts and seeing things from a different point of view.

Step 3 Establishing Their Abilities and Identifying the Cause of Your Child's Dyslexia

To establish your child’s  abilities and identify possible root causes cause of your child’s difficulties Padraig King uses a variety of activities.  These check reading fluency, vision, listening, processing speed, sensory integration, body mapping and spatial organisation among many other skills and abilities.

Combined with these he checks the ease of breathing, oxygen absorption, hydration levels, nutritional absorption, adrenaline levels and many other aspects of the physical, hormonal and mental state of your child  and this is all done in minutes.

These observations, checks and noticings are used as the baseline and recorded so that progress can be observed and measured.

Step 4 Establishing what your child would like to change

As the child is the key to their own success it is essential that they feel fully involved in the process and establishing what your child would like to change gives Padraig King the opportunity to tailor make the process of transformation to their wish.

However, far more is taking place than just granting their wish. This one thing that they would really like to have changed changed functions is like a stone dropped in the middle of a still lake that spreads out a ripple effect throughout the brain, neurology and body.


Step 5 Setting a SMARTER Goal


SMARTER goals include those magic words that motivate your child whole team to cooperate enthusiastically to achieve your child one desired result!




Imagine that your child’s brain and body are divided into three teams:

  • The Survival Team of your child’s brain and body need to be reassured that your child will continue to be safe
  • The Emotional and Acting Out Team need to be reassured that your child will deliver a fun reward
  • The Self-Management Team in your child’s brain resides in the frontal lobes and prefrontal lobes. This area give your child self-control, decision making and the determination to succeed. It needs to be reassured that your child will deliver the desired result

Smarter Goals get full participation from your child’s whole brain and body

Padraig king will help your child to word their SMARTER Goal l to get Full Participation from your child’s entire brain and body.

SMARTER Goals Have Specific Qualities:

  • Specific: Result takes just one SPECIFIC Goal and the simpler and more direct it is the more effective it will be
  • Measurable: Your child must be able to simply demonstrate that a measurable change has taken place
  • Achievable: Your child goal should involve a change so small that it takes just a single step outside your child comfort zone to achieve it while maintaining your child sense of security and safely
  • Real, Right and Relevant: Your child Goal must be simply and naturally worded so that it feels right for your child
  • Time Limited: Set a very short-term goal for results in the next 10 minutes, 30 minutes or so
  • Energising: Your child’s goal should fill them with energy and enthusiasm for the result
  • Rewarding: Your child’s goal must promise a result that rewards their  whole brain and body making the effort involved in achieving it worthwhile.


Because the changes brought about using SMARTER Goals are real,  verifiable, visible and tangible your child will be delighted and convinced that their wish has come true.

Wfter the transformation activities when Padraig King checks your child’s reading fluency, memory, processing speed etc once again against the baseline established earlier, it will be evident to all just how much change has taken place.

Because he involved your child fully in the process and empowered them to make the changes they are now growing in confidence and willing participants in the process and “can’t wait” for the next changes to be made.

Step 6 Transformation Activities
Step 7 Proving Just How Much Your Child has Changed

They saw the prof is in the pudding and that is exactly what we saw… my son’s reading went from faltering and stumbling over words to really smooth reading in the space of an hour. I never believed that he could read like this. Why didn’t we find Padraig King years ago and save him all the struggling and stress of reading with such great difficulty. I am nnot just impressed, i’m amazed. R. Corey

When Padraig King re-checks the activities done previously by the child, not only has the change the child wished for happened, but changes can be seen right across the other checked areas also. The ripple effect has started. It is a great joy to watch as parents and child alike are filled with positive emotions, relief and a deep and lasting gratitude that really visible changes have taken place.

Step 8 Rinse and repeat for other challenges and difficulties until the child's Dyslexia is Overcome

Tacking one wish or goal at a time means that the child is not overwhelmed with changes and by pacing the rate of change to suit the child’s capacity and readiness for change Padraig King helps each child to grow in confidence, think more clearly and overcome their challenges in fluent reading, communication, organisation, understanding, processing speed, listening, memory, visual anomalies and any other areas that are limiting their success. Dyslexia is a  collection of challenges and when attacked one by one, these can be overcome, mastered and your child can be successful in all they do once they have taken the steps needed with Padraig King and you.

Padraig King Updated his Privacy Policy

Effective May 25th, 2018 Padraig King updated his privacy policy in accordance with the European Union’s general data protection regulation (GDPR). Please read and click the button below.

Last Updated on May 26, 2018. This Privacy Policy is effective immediately for Users after that date.

Padraig King Training and Consultant ("we," "us,") respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it through our compliance with this Privacy Policy. This policy describes:

• the types of information that we may collect from you when you access or use our Website - https://www.padraigking.com and other online services (collectively, our "Services"); and

• our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting and disclosing that information.

This policy applies only to information we collect through our Services and in the electronic communications sent through or in connection with our Services.


"User" or "you" or "your" refers to you, as a user of the Services. A user is someone who accesses or uses the Services for the purpose of sharing, displaying, hosting, publishing, transacting, uploading information or viewing pictures and includes other persons jointly participating in using the Services.

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"User Account" is a separate part of the Website, containing User information required by Padraig King Training and Consultant during registration.

"Content" will include (but is not limited to) images, photos, audio, video, location data, 'nearby places', and all other forms of information or data.

Padraig King Training and Consultant strives to offer its visitors and Users the many advantages of Internet technology and to provide an interactive and personalized experience. For these purposes, we, from Padraig King Training and Consultant, may use personally identifiable information - like your name, e-mail address, address, telephone number, etc., which are subject to the terms of this Privacy Policy. We, and we suppose you too, do not tolerate spam. We will therefore never sell, barter, or rent your email address to any unauthorized third parties.

Padraig King Training and Consultant may collect and use information of and regarding its Users. We collect only data which is essential to our operations and enables us to provide you with better user experience.

The information, through which the person may be identified, may include data, which the User voluntarily enters, uses or provides when using the Services of the Padraig King Training and Consultant Website, or submits when creating a User Account.Padraig King Training and Consultant collects and uses the information for the purposes, outlined in this Privacy Policy, as well as to offer new services to the User or to familiarize him with new functionalities on the Website.

We may also use certain performance tracking tools, such as Google Analytics. Through the use of Google Analytics we gather information regarding your behaviour and preferences when using our online platform.

We collect two types of information from and about our Users, including information:

• by which you may be personally identified; and/or
• about your internet connection, the equipment you use to access our Services and your usage details (i.e. your Internet Service Provider).

The information we collect on or through our Services may include:

i. User Account information: Personal information, such as your full name and other information you may provide with your account, such as your address and phone number, that may be displayed as a part of your User Account;

We collect this information in order to verify your identity and provide you with an individualised experience of our Services.

ii. Contact Information: Your contact information, such as email address and other ways of communication.

We collect this information in order to provide you with access to certain features of our Services and to inform you about relevant information concerning your use of our Services.

iii. Preferences: Your preferences and settings such as time zone and language;

We collect this information in order to enhance your user experience.

iv. Searches and other activities: The search terms you have looked up and results you selected

We collect this information in order to improve your user experience and provide you with more relevant content and Services.

v. Browsing information: How long you used our Services, which features you used, etc.;

We collect this information in order to analyse the behaviour of our users and improve our Services.

vi. Communications: Between you and Padraig King Training and Consultant support staff regarding the Services.

We collect this information in order to monitor the quality of our support staff and your communications with us.

vii. Transactional information: If you make payments or purchases through our Services, we may collect and store information about you to process your requests and automatically complete forms for future transactions;

We collect this information in order to enhance your buying experience.

viii. Location Data: We may collect information about your location if you have instructed your mobile device or computer to send such information via the privacy settings on that mobile device or computer. We may use the location data collected to enhance your use of the Services by providing you with relevant content and contextual advertising

How we collect and store information depends on the pages you are visiting, the activities in which you elect to participate and the services provided. For example, you may be asked to provide information when you register for access to certain portions of our Website, create a User account, request certain features, such as e-mail newsletters or when you make a payment. Like most Websites, Padraig King Training and Consultant also collects information automatically and through the use of electronic tools that may be transparent to our visitors and Users. For example, we may log the name of your Internet Service Provider.

Like other Websites, we collect information to enhance your visit and deliver more individualised content. We respect your privacy and do not share your information with anyone, except in cases when that proves necessary.

We will retain the information we collect from you for a period of maximum of 5 /five/ years, or less if it is no longer necessary for the provision of the Padraig King Training and Consultant services to you. After the expiry of this period we undertake to delete any information we have collected from you.

Aggregate information and information that does not personally identify you, may be used in many ways. For example, Padraig King Training and Consultant may combine information about your usage patterns on the Website with similar information obtained from other users to help enhance our site and Services (e.g., to learn which pages are visited the most or what features Users find the most attractive). This information does not include any information about you and does not allow anyone to identify you individually. We may use personally identifiable information, collected on the Website, to communicate with you about your registration and customisation preferences; our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy; services and products offered by or through the Website; and other topics we think you might find of interest. Personally identifiable information collected by Padraig King Training and Consultant may also be used for other purposes, including but not limited to Website administration, troubleshooting, processing of e-commerce transactions and other communications with you.

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We may share your account information with third parties in some circumstances, including: (1) with your consent; (2) to a service provider or partner who meets our data protection standards; (3) when we have a good faith belief it is required by law, such as pursuant to a subpoena or other legal process; (4) when we have a good faith belief that doing so will help prevent imminent harm to someone. If we are going to share your information in response to legal process, we'll give you notice so you can challenge it (for example by seeking court intervention), unless we're prohibited by law or believe doing so may endanger others. We will object to requests for information about users of our services that we believe are improper. Certain third parties who provide technical support for the operation of our Website - our Web hosting service for example - may have access to such information.

You may withdraw your consent for collecting your personal information at any time. To do so, please contact us at padraig@padraigking.com.

If you would like to review, change or delete personal data we have collected from you or you had submitted or permanently delete your account, please contact us.

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We take reasonable steps to accurately record the personal information that you provide to us, as well as any subsequent updates.

We encourage you to review, update, and correct the personal information that we maintain about you. You may request that we delete personal data about you that is inaccurate, incomplete, irrelevant for legitimate purposes, or is being processed in a way which infringes any applicable legal requirements.

We have implemented appropriate measures in the form of various technical, physical and other means, including, but not limited to measures regarding the security of our electronic systems and databases. These means aim at improving the integrity and security of the personal information that we collect and maintain. However, please be advised that even the best security measures cannot guarantee the full elimination of all risks. If we learn of any violation, breach or danger to our security systems breach, then we will attempt to notify you electronically so that timely and appropriate protective steps can be taken. Apart from informing you via e-mail, we may post a notice through the Website if a security breach occurs.

Your personal data safety is of utmost importance to us. We review and strive to improve our security measures on a regular basis.

If we detect a breach of our security measures, which has the potential of harming you as individual we will notify you without undue delay.

Other Users may be able to identify you, or associate you with your account, if you include your personal information in any content you post or make publicly available.

For more information on how you can control your data shared with us, please see section 4, 5 and 6 of the present agreement.

If you have any questions regarding the ways you can control your personal data, please contact us at Padraig@padraigking.com.

As mentioned, you may at any time review or change the personal information we maintain about you by contacting Padraig King Training and Consultant. Upon your request, we will delete your contact information and personal data from our active databases.

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