I passionately strive to take literacy and intelligence out of the same sentence. This is particularly important to me as a sever Dyslexic. Ironically, I have managed to achieve a very high level of education myself with a background of a First in Marine Science and a Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography. Despite hating School I obtained an excellent Leaving Cert and also have 3 A Level Sciences. I realize that I approach education in a very ordered creative and scientific way, always looking for the reasons below the surface, very like my oceanography studies. I always see patterns, almost like animal behaviour and I constantly strive to observe and understand the reasons for these.
Whole Spectrum of Disorders:
I have, in the past and currently deal with everything from (and as diverse) ADD, ADHD, Asperger’s Syndrome, Dyslexia, Audio Processing Disorders, Hearing Impairments, Visual Impairments, Speech Difficulties, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Confidence, Bullying, Self Harm, Anxiety, Depression, Sexual abuse, Addiction, Attempted Suicide, Crisis Pregnancies, Sexuality, Gender Identity, Learning Disabilities, Gifted Children, Exam Fears, Mental Illness, Schizophrenia, Child Development, People Development, Team Development, Stress and Bereavement. In fact, I’ve probably seen every story known to Humanity across a whole spectrum of backgrounds, cultures, Countries and ages. Initially, I worked with 12 to 18-year-olds. Then 5 to 25 years olds and now 18-month-old babies to 72-year-olds and the ranges just keep expanding month by month. I now have clients in 12 countries internationally: Australia, Belgium, China, Finland, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States.
My Teaching Methods, Education Profiling, Exercises, and Inventions are done in record time. They can be Individual or Group orientated.
Life Changing Academic Results in 90 Minutes:
In the beginning it took 4 hours, 4 weeks of 1 hour classes to see ground breaking results with students. But I have now refined this to positively change students forever within 90 minutes of meeting. I know from my own personal experiences how traumatic many assessments are and as a result I have strived to create a system that is both positive and with real practical impact that can make a difference at once. Too many assessments focus on what we can’t do. I always say “that it doesn’t matter what you can’t do only what you can”. In this way I take peoples skills to help them succeed in school.
“I find it incredible that students spend years in resource classes and in just 3 weeks are able to make massive literacy breakthroughs for life – in fact, I think people find it hard to believe!”
Dr. Naoisé O’Reilly is referred by national health organizations and national and international associations. She has helped numerous families with very young children with speech and expression difficulties to achieve advances in their speech development and expression in 3 weeks. Dr. O’Reilly endured 3 traumatic psychological assessments since she was 4 years old given her own diagnosis of a severe learning difficulty. As a result, Dr. O’Reilly’s sessions with children, teenagers and adults are purposefully non-stressful and set up to be anti-traumatic. For her, there was never a box in her assessments that said she was good at anything. Her reports highlight all that a person can do brilliantly now and in the future, regardless of existing labels. Dr. O’Reilly never labels people. Everything she works on is about creating confidence and conquering fears.
More to Life than Exams:
There are so many other ways that Dr. Naoisé O’Reilly has an impact on the lives of students. Sure, students can move up to doing honours subjects but children have started in mainstream schools where families previous thought this was impossible. Others have returned to school after not only dropping out of education but society as a whole. Students have moved forward instead of schools keeping them back a year. They learn how to read, write and do maths in a way that suits their brain, ability, and personality. Many students have learned to deal with extreme anxiety in school and others have opted for home schooling. She has helped students pick exam subjects that suit their natural abilities and talents for careers later on. Students have done much better academically – even students with dyslexia. Many students have taken up reading and became avid readers after avoiding literature for most of their lives. Dr. O’Reilly says, “I just want students to be happier in themselves and to feel more balanced.”
Dr. Naoisé’s results with people living with Asperger’s Syndrome have been nothing short of remarkable. I wonder if Anyone else alive has been able to get people living with Asperger’s to express Themselves is such profound ways in record time. This is not just in a verbal and physical manner but more strikingly in Their artistic expression, personal appearance, style, fashion and hair sense etc. Truly life changing. ASPIRE The Asperger Syndrome Association of Ireland is one of the greatest advocates of Dr. Naoisé’s Methods.
To date, I have set up 4 Educational Projects to give me the environments to observe, document, research and study ways that People of all ages can achieve Their true potential. The Homework Club™ set up in 2009 was to prove all of the whacky ideas in my head with Students aged from 5 upwards and to develop and prove my own Teaching Methods which led to the creation of the Purple Learning Project™ to take these ideas back into the mainstream Education System.
In 2012, I started a project called Confidence Club™ which allows me to work with students and families on an individual basis to create confidence in learning in the home environment. This project like The Homework Club has attracted Students for miles, even from across the world whom Everyone else has either given up on or failed to find the root reasons for the difficulties.
It is of huge importance to me to remain in touch with all my students. I take great joy in that some of the first students I worked with have now passed their driving tests, started college and reached their careers.
My Idol is Dr. Seuss and My favourite toys as a Child were the Fisher Price School House and the Fisher Price Printing Press.
International Purple Profiling & Mentoring:
It may seem strange to people that I work with a span from 18 months to 70′s. From a development point of view this makes perfect sense to me. I can see the patterns of development within personalities. What stopped people from succeeding later in life? What didn’t they do at 15? What element was missing for them? It gives the ability for me to study patterns from childhood to adult. I am able to meet someone at 40 and know what they where like at 15 or 17.
Dr. Naoisé O’Reilly also continues to apply her work, methods and systems at very high levels around the World through The Forever Method’s Management Consulting with Fortune 200 ranked Companies right up to Fortune 5 listed Companies, Universities such as University of California Berkeley in San Francisco, California, U.S.A. also as a Psychological Profiler to Athletes at the highest levels of success including Olympians, Paralympians, Special Olympians, Gold World Champions, European Champions, Grand Prix Winner, Barclays Premier League Football Club First Team in the U.K. etc.
World Media Spotlight:
Dr. Naoisé’s successes in the Business World and her various Methodologies have been documented by top Media across the Planet from CBS Money Watch, ABC, NBC & FOX to The L.A. Daily News, The Boston Globe, The Miami Herald, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Houston Chronicle, Hawaii News Now, The Kansas City Star, The San Jose Mercury News, The Cincinnati Enquirer, American Banking News, RTÉ, News Talk, The Sunday Independent, The Irish Times, The Irish Independent, The Irish Examiner, The Evening Herald, International Business Times, Bio Space, Bio Med Reports, Green Technology, Yahoo News etc. Dr. Naoisé continues to rock the boat and is a much sought after Media Interviewee. She’s known internationally as a Global Expert on homework due to the French boycott and ADHD due to Her research has been published in a book in America.
I have been a Student Advocate as Disability Rights Officer for Union of Students of Ireland. I have been a Lecturer in Remote Sensing in Southampton University, U.K. and at the European Space Agency, Frascati, Italy. I have been a Personal Tutor in Ireland and the U.K. I have studied at Oxford and Cambridge. I have worked in Education Management, Project Management for both the Director of Academic Studies and the Director of International Students and Course Development for a University in Ireland. I have been Course Manager for International M.B.A. and M.S.C. programmes.
I have also been a Sound Technician in Theatre which led me to be a Technical Director for a Theatre Festival. I balance my academic World with a keen interest in painting and photography.
I had my first teaching job at the age of 12 as part of the North Dublin Summer School Project. All of these diverse experiences have led Me to where I am today.
The Homework Club™ has won Best Start Up followed by Best Small Business with Dublin 15 Chamber Of Commerce and gained Ability Company Status in 2010 along with Microsoft, Citi Bank and Eircom. The Purple Learning Project™ was nominated for an A.I.B. Innovation in Business Award with Fingal Chamber Of Commerce in 2011 and I was shortlisted for the National Newspapers Of Ireland Press Awards in 2011.
It’s my new genre of education. We focus so much on success of results – but what are results & what’s success? What are the real points of learning? To very simply and importantly learn to express oneself in a way that takes you to success in whatever field you have aptitudes. Reaching your true potential by being able to communicate with the World in your unique way. Expression’s the fundamental basis for all education. On the flip side – it’s lack of expression that can also be seen as the root of all difficulties within this environment.
Francoise Dolto, Maria Montessori, Eleanor Roosevelt, Katharine Cook Briggs, Isabel Briggs-Myers, Carl Jung, David Keirsey, Jane Goodall, Charles Darwin, Florence Nightingale, Daniel Bernoulli, Isaac Newton, Leonardo da Vinci, Stella Cottrell, Pamela Druckerman, Edward de Bono, Howard Gardner, Pina Bausch, Eileen Grey, Jack B. Yeats, Beatrix Potter, Céline Sciamma, Cédric Klapisch, Ethan Hawke, Alexandre Desplat, Charlie Chaplin, Rebecca Miller, Lionel Logue, Dr Seuss, Paddington, The Giver, Miss Marple, Poirot, Harry Potter, Fannie Flagg, J.K. Rowling, Anna Gavalda, Roody Doyle, Charles Dickens, Agatha Christie, Susan Hampshire, Man Ray mime from revolving doors 1916-1917, All INFJ’s.