On June 8th 2019, parents and specialist teachers came together to discover the latest information and resources related to Special Educational Needs. Open this article to find out what happened and be one of the first to be told when the SEN Jigsaw 2020 will be taking place.
This is article four of four sharing the data gained from a collaboration with the British Dyslexia Association to survey parents about the emotional or ‘Human Cost’ of dyslexia. The topic focuses more specifically on the ‘human cost’ of a child having dyslexia.
This is article three of four sharing the data gained from a collaboration with the British Dyslexia Association to survey parents about the emotional or ‘Human Cost’ of dyslexia. The topic in this article being about dyslexia and family dynamics.
How can teachers help dyslexic pupils when it comes down to teaching maths? Maths teacher and headmaster of St David’s College, Andrew Russell shares how tackling the fear of maths and self-defeating beliefs can be essential for successful learning. Read on for Andrew’s top five tips (and for an obvious mistake!).
What are the challenges in providing differentiated learning in a KS2 classroom? Some teachers tell us what they think about how hard it can be to help everyone in the class learn effectively. Read on and download some free resources that help you as a teacher provide great materials that support your differentiated teaching strategies.
This is article two of four sharing the data gained from a collaboration with the British Dyslexia Association to survey parents about the emotional or ‘Human Cost’ of dyslexia. The topic in this article being parental interactions with education.
Does your dyslexic learner get frustrated with knowing their subject matter but somehow struggles to get great marks in their essays? I have found you a fantastic resource that can help your child to write essays like a boss and get great marks!
Children, young people and adults with dyslexia will experience challenges with reading to a greater or lesser extent. In this article I will be exploring a piece of technology that could make that experience easier and that also saves schools money. Read this article to find out more.
In February I collaborated with the British Dyslexia Association to survey parents about the emotional or ‘Human Cost’ of dyslexia. The aim was to gain an understanding about how a child having dyslexia affected not only them but also their families in terms of anxiety, interactions with education, family dynamics and the actual monetary cost of having a child with dyslexia. This article is part one of four that reveals what you told us in the survey which was ultimately used to inform politicians at the All Party Parliamentary Group For Dyslexia on the 24th April 2019.
When being a student we can be so overwhelmed with the amount of work that is required of us that we perhaps struggle to identify the study skills challenges that we are experiencing thus missing out on essential support that could really make a difference to our lives especially when we have a specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia.
Under-graduates reading this post will find some great tips for understanding what is happening for them and finding out what they can do to get support.
With school budgets getting tighter and tighter impacting on the level of support being made available for dyslexic students, it is about time that there is some good news. In this article, I will show you how teachers and parents can put a case together to argue that in providing support with assistive technology, a student not only benefits in terms of attainment but the school also saves money. Maybe the unlawful ‘not enough funds’ response is a thing of the past!
It’s here the Human Cost Of Dyslexia APPG Report from the All Party Parliamentary Group meeting on the 26th April 2019 in Parliament where the speakers were Mollie King (Saturdays and Radio One) , Jo Crawford, Pennie Aston and Dr Helen Ross. This report is published by the British Dyslexia Association and in collaboration with Sharon Hodgson MP and Chair of the APPG for Dyslexia and other SpLDs. Read this article and download your copy.
There is a wealth of useful content available for Dyslexic students who want to continue to educate themselves on how dyslexia affects studying. For undergraduates where there is access to the Disabled Students Allowance and assistive technology, suppliers of software are taking a more supportive approach to their marketing by sharing meaningful information that helps. One company in particular is notetaking company, Sonocent who share useful content via their blog.
What is the ‘human cost’ of dyslexia? How does it affect individuals from a mental well-being perspective? These are questions that were answered for politicians at the All Party Parliamentary Group For Dyslexia on the 26th April 2019. This article gives an overview of what happened in that meeting with Dr Helen Ross, John Hicks, the British Dyslexia Association, Pennie Aston from Grooops, Jo Crawford and Radio 1 presenter Mollie King.
This article will explore the transition for dyslexic students studying science when they move from KS3 to KS4 and what teachers could do to help them with that transition. Download a copy of “Tips For Teachers” on how to support dyslexic learners.
How do we as parents know that our local school is equipped with the best knowledge and resources to support the development of our dyslexic children? In this article, I am going to share a valuable resource with you that can help you locate a school in your area which delivers a level of dyslexia provision that meets a recognised standard.
Dyslexia is a language disorder, so it only makes sense to exclude dyslexic students from learning modern foreign languages, right? WRONG! Language teacher, Paula Roberts shares some essential tips that help dyslexic learners nurture their relationship building strengths.
A lovely account of how a mother helped her dyslexic son to thrive in education despite the usual challenges. Liz goes on to talk about what strategies she used to help her son. Strategies that you could use too.
Exams are looming and if you are a dyslexic thinker you may be experiencing some anxiety surrounding studying and revision. This article will give you five recommendations for settling the mind so that you can be more focused, calm and be able to absolutely nail what you need to do.
We are getting close to SAT’s season and our year 6 students will be anticipating their tests. With 10% of our population being dyslexic, it is a pretty sure bet that many of our students will be feeling levels of anxiety and fear as to what the SAT’s will reveal. This article will explore what can be done to support our younger dyslexic learners at this stressful time.
Do you know a dyslexic child who would describe themselves as stupid or lazy because they have accept a narrative that someone else has put on them? Read this article for tips on how to help that child see their own worth and be empowered to unlock their potential.