Introducing books written by Mike Tawse The Health-Care Survivor, including The Health-Care Survivor’s Story and The Disability Maze Books.

Introducing The Disability Maze Books

The Disability Maze Books is a series of books poses a number of significant questions and explores several specific answers as well as ways of thinking, which encourage innovative responses to the challenges of the positive assessment of the individual needs of people with disabilities.

When I started work on these books, colleagues and friends asked me if I wanted to replace the assessment systems with which we are all familiar, with one of my own. Many of them also wanted to know where my focus would be set. Would I concentrate on the fields of education, social-care, or the health system?

My hope is to encourage a holistic, positive, approach to the assessment of individual needs. Continue Reading

Time To Get The Edge… And Keep it!

Updated: October 17, 2016 | 21:09

Now that the focus of My Serrapeptase Adventure is moving towards detailed research and writing books, including The Disability Maze Books, I have decided to complete Anthony Robbins’ Get The Edge audio programme again. My intention is to give myself a renewed focus and determination to succeed.

The first time I completed Get The Edge was at the beginning of 2006, at about the same time as my adventure started. At that time, I needed to rebuild my confidence and strengthen my resolve, to take responsibility for my health and well being, after many years of illness. The result was My Serrapeptase Adventure, and the confidence to accept the opportunity and the challenge that I believe has saved my Life. Continue Reading

Researching The Unexpected Eye Test

Updated: October 17, 2016 | 22:05

Today, as part of my research for The Disability Maze Books, I visited my optometrist. My intention was to discuss the technicalities of the test procedures, used by optometrists in the UK.

As I have said before, it is often difficult to convert the scores given by visual acuity tests, into useful information for daily life. It is, of course, possible to say that a series of acuity tests show deterioration or improvement, in statistical terms, but when one tries to apply this information to daily life, it becomes very difficult to find agreement, even amongst professionals, about the best way to do this. Continue Reading

Writing Before I Could Read

Updated: November 25, 2016 | 06:21

Many readers have complimented me on my ability to write with ‘eloquence’, ‘humour’, and ‘clarity’, in the face of the daily challenge of overcoming my disability, which has delayed the completion of my books.

Thank you to everyone for your kindness. Whatever talent I may have for writing is, in many ways. the gift of many other people’s patience, as well as my own. It is a story which will be familiar to some, but surprising to others.

My love of words is one of my Mum and Dad’s few lasting gifts to me. They both encouraged me to write, but my Dad was the eloquent one, with almost perfect grammar, and spelling, which I have never had. Continue Reading