I'm Shaun Low, founder of Swords and Stationery which specializes in using tabletop games and gamified lessons to help students with learning difficulties (like dyslexia and ADHD). To date, I have empowered over EIGHTY kids. AMA!
Hey fellow Redditors! My name's Shaun and I founded the world's first game-based educational therapy programme — Swords & Stationery (S&S). We provide intervention for kids and teens with learning challenges (e.g. dyslexia) through a unique curriculum that directly incorporates tabletop games (such as RPGs like Savage Worlds and miniature wargames like Warhammer 40K)
After graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Economics in 2012, I joined an NGO as an educational therapist in 2013 (a move that no one could have predicted). During my next four years as a therapist, I started to incorporate tabletop games into my therapy sessions. When I saw the change that these games could effect on the kids, I knew I had to take things one step further.
Thus, I founded Swords & Stationery in 2017. The first two years were rocky, and I mean REALLY rocky. At the beginning of 2018, I only had $0.75 left in the company's bank account. Fortunately, a very lucky and risky gamble paid off, and since then we've managed to not just stay afloat, but also build a near-perfect track record.
So, if any of you have any questions on my journey as an entrepreneur or how I have managed to convince my clients that games are good for their kids, feel free to ask away :D