Henrik attended the University of Edinburgh, graduating with a MA of Arts (Hons) in Psychology. His dissertation was done in the realm of social psychology and took the form of a discourse analysis of the noted British performer Derren Brown. Since university, his interest has shifted from social psychology towards education and developmental psychology.
These interests led him to work as a tutor in Hong Kong, where he became well versed in phonetic approaches to language acquistion. For over a year he trained ESL learners, mostly using Oxford's Read Write Inc. program, a synthetic phonics approach. He has since acquired Orton-Gillingham training and now provides literacy education using Orton-Gillingham approach and the Barton Reading & Spelling program. These services are targeted at children with developemental dyslexia or late language acquisition. His services are also available to literacy challenged or dyslexic adults. The Orton-Gillingham approach is recommended by the International Dyslexia Association, and more information can be found here.
Henrik enjoys seeing the long term benefits that an investement in literacy brings. Being an avid reader himself he particularly loves seeing children acquire reading skills and subsequently find joy in books for themselves. He mainly reads science fiction, fantasy and philsosophy.