Just a quick note of appreciation. I'm using your software for a student I teach who has many learning difficulties, but he is thrilled (and motivated) to be working with your software. Please continue the excellent work, and best of luck going forward.
We are a homeschool family and we have been using your site for nearly 10
months now...we think you're great!
Keep up the fantastic work you do!
Warmest Regards Sarah, New Zealand
I have been using your programs for years now and am really glad for a chance to say how FAB they are. They are better than any other I've found for educational purposes and a fraction of the price. All the kids who have used them at my school LOVE them and I think you are a very very clever man!! Trisha , UK
We are a non profit charitable organisation providing free educational software to those on low incomes, especially in but not limited to, developing countries. We have been doing this on the internet since 1996. Those who can afford to pay for membership and our advertising revenue, helps us to keep providing free memberships to those who cannot. Click here for details of our free membership program. We also support and maintain the popular ADD/ADHD website www.adders.org.
Grey Olltwit Educational Software is used in schools and homes around the World. Large corporations like the BBC and Olympus USA use our software as well as many Education Authorities in the UK, USA, Canada and Australia.
Our programs are suitable for Whiteboards, Touch Screens and VLE's (Virtual Learning Environments)
Grey Olltwit is Simon Hensby. Born in Woolwich, South London, I have three grown up sons, Michael, Richard and Alan, who one day decided to go on about just how many grey hairs I had. I decided to join in with "yeah, yeah, I'm a real grey old twit", hence Grey Olltwit was born.
I started to produce educational programs and games for my ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - also called ADD) son Richard, when he was excluded from school and I had to teach him at home for nearly a year until he was accepted at a new special needs school. It meant giving up my career in the Insurance Industry but I don't regret it for a minute. I stopped dealing with car and property insurance claims and became Richard's full time carer. Until he started college, I taught Information Technology at his new school. My programs were particularly liked by the students, especially the ebd youngsters, as they really enjoyed working with my software. In the past I have done many jobs including road sweeper, cleaner, painter, decorator, plumber, electrician, cinema doorman, clothes shop assistant, bus driver, milkman, insurance claims manager, gardener, petrol pump attendant (in the days before self service), chef, waiter and general fixer of just about anything.
I put my first games up on the web in 1996 and now they are used all over the world in homes, schools, colleges, adult education centres etc. Many parents and teachers of ADD/ADHD children have told me they really work for these youngsters, in fact all those with special needs. Particularly gratifying is the feedback I get from teachers and carers of adults with special needs saying that my no frills simple to use programs really help and are so popular. The fact that I don't use fluffy bunnies and other pre-school type graphics means they can be used by any age group without the feeling that it's only small kids that need to learn the basics. My view is that we all have special talents and if you are not so good with reading, writing or maths, just means that you are more gifted in other areas such as art, music, sport, dance etc. I'm quite good at making programs but I'm rubbish at sport. Does that make me stupid?? I don't think so.
My son Richard sending out Grey Olltwit Software DVD's
In addition to ADHD, my son Richard copes with other learning disabilities but he doesn't let them get the better of him. He is determined to make his mark in the World and help others along the way. He recently gave a talk at a major ADHD conference in the UK and has been asked to do others in the future.
Grey Olltwit (My cartoon caricature - Sadly, I look more and more like this every day!)
I've been a happy Olltwit user for years - I downloaded several of your programs back in '04, for my older son to use. Now it's time for my younger son to use them, and I've come back to your site to find 1) I owe you, and 2) you have more great stuff. I'm happy to pay up because I know the quality of your programs. Mary Beth, Indiana, USA
Thanks for the TERRIFIC software at a great price! Suzanne, USA
We got your DVD and its fab!
Thank you for creating these programs.
I have ADHD like your son, Richard, and got really much help from your great educational programs.