Sjan has been honoured for her work with adult dyslexics

Sjan-awarded-knight-2017During the 2017 annual honours list, Sjan Verhoeven has been appointed Knight in the Order of Orange-Nassau. She received this award from the Mayor of Amsterdam, Eberhard van der Laan, for her tireless efforts in reaching and helping adults with dyslexia. "The target group derives a lot of support from your efforts, it gives them self-confidence and practical tools. But perhaps more importantly you are helping the emancipation process of people with dyslexia in such a positive manner so that dyslexia is no longer considered a disorder," said Van Der laan. (Photo taken by Jitske Schols.)

Street of Genes - Daring conference in Italy

Last year Sjan Verhoeven was asked to give two lectures on an Italian international conference on dyslexia in Modena. It has taken place at the end of November 2016. The conference was organized by Vittorio Melotti, a biologist and dyslexic, who wants to place dyslexia in a much more positive perspective than it is usually done.

We enjoyed being there, if not only for the superb food!


Sjan Verhoeven, Vittorio Melotti, Johanna Blom and Giacomo Guaraldi on the evening after the conference before having a really good Italian meal.

More about the content of the conference:

New course: "Working effectively for dyslexics"

In Modena (Italy) we have launched our new course for dyslexics during 4 whole days.

The course is an intensive skill training for (young) adults - employees and students - with dyslexia. Maximum 4 participants. 

Content of the course:

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