Who are we?

The Stark-Griffin Dyslexia Academy (SGDA) is a registered company that provides professional development and capacity building to individuals who work with the dyslexic population. We incorporate the neuroscience of dyslexia to enable HPCSA registered psychologists, psychometrists, audiologists, speech therapists, occupational therapists and optometrists to specifically diagnose dyslexia in seven categories and six severity levels. We foster the best practices of inclusive education to construct learning enrichment curricula and teacher training programs to assist and accommodate the learner who experiences barriers to learning. Our main focus at SGDA is the direct diagnosis of learning disorders. SGDA is the culmination of the diagnosis of Specific Learning Disorders in South Africa and since 2010 we have been working towards providing equal opportunities for every student especially the dyslexic learner. Our conviction is that the advantages of specific learning disabilities far outweigh its associated challenges.

SGDA wants to inspire the rest of the world to invest in diagnosis expertise.


Why choose us?

The Stark Griffin Dyslexia Academy is the first and only company in South Africa to develop a standardized Dyslexia assessment in Afrikaans and English to meet the specific needs of dyslexic children and adults in our country.

The Academy offers quality training to diagnosticians and therapists to empower them to assist our dyslexic community – your investment in expertise.

We believe that a learning disability without diagnosis is a diagnosis of no learning disability.

We believe that a learning disability with NO diagnosis
is a diagnosis of NO learning disability

Sandra Stark

Principal CEO

Office Hours: 016 423 7709
Email: sandra@sanoptom.co.za

Marius Spangenberg

Founding CEO

Carmen Venter

Registered Psychometrist

Office Hours: 016 454 0281
Email: reports@sgda.co.za

Davida Dednam

Research and Development Manager

Does your child have Dyslexia?