At Indigo Learning, our team of education professionals is passionate about helping individuals to reach their optimum learning potential. Our goal is to bring the best of neuroscience research together with good learning practices and develop the essential skills of language, reading, and learning.
CO-FOUNDER & COMMERCIAL MANAGER | INDIGO LEARNING HQFred is a marketing executive with the product at his heart. “When Loren discovered Scientific Learning and their FastForword product many years ago now, it was clear from the start that this was a thoroughly researched product with incredible results and we had to bring it to South Africa as part of Indigo Learning's core product offering.” Fred has 19 years of multinational corporate experience and a 4 year BCom Honours degree, along with many subsequent commercial management courses. He is the co-founder of Indigo Learning and brings his commercial expertise to his passion for helping people and families.CO-FOUNDER | INDIGO LEARNING HQ
M.Sc Med (Neuroscience)Ph.D (Developmental Neuroscience)Loren completed her Bachelors and Honours degrees in Psychology through the University of South Africa. Her interest in neuroscience was sparked after reading Dr. Norman Doidge's book The Brain that Changes Itself she immersed herself in the field of neuropsychology and neuroscience. She then enrolled for her Masters in Medicine degree at UCT specialising in Neuroscience. Loren obtained her Ph.D from the University of Cape Town where she does research on neuropsychiatric disorders in Tuberous Sclerosis Complex. She is a well respected expert in her field and has presented her work at numerous international conferences.RELATIONSHIP MANAGER | INDIGO LEARNING HQ
BA Humanities, BA Hons Psychological Counselling, PGCE Foundation Phase
Yolanda has a passion for awakening children to their full potential. After completing her BA Honours degree in Psychological Counselling, she went on to complete additional training as a special needs facilitator. In over 5 years of working in the child development field, she has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience through assisting children in facing a wide range of challenges. Yolanda is currently completing her Post Graduate Certificate in Education in order to further develop her knowledge and skills. Having worked with a number of intervention strategies in various contexts, she is proud to be a part of the Indigo Learning team. She adds: "It's wonderful to know that I am working with a program that is backed by years of research and really works!"
Regional Sub Providers
Sub-provider | Northern cape
B. Optom (CAS Boston) Post Grad Diploma Sports Vision
After completing her degree in Optometry at RAU, Carla did her post-graduate diploma on Sports Vision at the University of Johannesburg. She has also completed various courses in pediatric optometry. Carla has her own private specialty practice where she offers a variety of services including pediatric optometry, special contact lenses, visual training, and myopia control. Her passion for children with learning difficulties, and reading Norman Doidge's book, The Brain that Changes Itself, have put her on the path of Fast ForWord. The success that she has received with Fast ForWord is very exciting, and the program has opened doors for her patients that have never been available before.Sub-Provider | Johannesburg
H.Dip.EdB.Ed(Hons) Special Educational Needs
My name is Paola and I do what I love...I teach! I have 25 years of teaching experience. I started my teaching studies with a four year H.Dip.Ed and after 10 years of teaching in a mainstream primary school, I decided to further my studies and attain a B.Ed (Hons) Special Educational Needs. I also completed other courses along the way – I added to my qualification a TESOL course and a computer IDSL course. I am always on the lookout for educational workshops and seminars. One of the most intense and interesting workshops I attended was a Stark Griffin workshop which focused on dyslexia and ADHD. The best part of teaching is learning and when I say this, I mean I do the learning. As a teacher, I believe that there is always room for growth which can only come from learning. One of the greatest lessons I’ve learned is that there is no such thing as a lazy individual. He who appears lazy, just finds it challenging. If the brain is trained correctly to overcome any difficulties or inhibitions that are stopping learning, laziness soon turns to a proactive ambition. I love my teaching and would not exchange it for anything. People say they can see my passion for teaching, but to me, it comes naturally.