Information and Inspiration For The Supporters Of Dyslexic Learners
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Dyslexia Friendly Classroom exponent, Neil Mackay and leading Behaviour and Education consultant, Fintan O’Regan have been announced as the plenary speakers for the SEN Jigsaw Conference 2020 talking about managing memory, dyslexia and ADHD in the classroom. Find out more in this article.
October 2019 has been International Dyslexia Awareness Month and as we have found out more about dyslexia we have started to realise how much we need ideas to engage and support our dyslexic children in education. Check out this article to download a bumper pack of dyslexia friendly study resources.
In May, I reviewed the C-Pen from Scanning Pens. Are you a user of the C-Pen or have a child using the C-Pen? I want you to tell me what you think of it for supporting literacy skills. Please complete my survey.
The British Dyslexia Association is holding ‘Parent Pop Up’ roadshow events across the UK, uniting parents of dyslexic children. This article talks about the latest one that was held in Pudsey (Leeds) UK and how you as a parent can sign up for the next events.
Processing language is a key challenge with dyslexia. It seems ironic then that for most of us who are trying to understand more about dyslexia, we have to understand the jargon that comes with it. Dr Sue Wilkinson has written a great article that explains some of the aspects of dyslexia.
Curriculum manager at Farnborough Sixth Form College, Dr Susie Nyman shares how she has helped dyslexic students to boost their attainment through multi-sensory learning. If you are a teacher struggling to build engagement then this article is for you.
This article is for teachers who are looking for resources to help children who struggle with literacy. Read on and download a free resource pack which is stuffed with great ideas for differentiated teaching.
In this article I am going to review a lovely book about the highs and lows of a mother, Lois Letchford who home-schooled her son, Nicholas, who was essentially written off as being able to learn by his teachers in school. Reversed, by Lois Letchford will be for you if you are looking for inspiration for the support of your child.
In this article I want to share some thoughts I am having about poor behaviour in schools not being seen as a cry for help and how when this happens a child actually gets held back in releasing their potential. With a change of perspective our schools could really make more of a difference to the lives of dyslexic kids.
When dyslexic it can be really challenging taking notes. Often these have to be taken under some kind of time pressure within school or college. This YouTube video from The Bell House shows an exercise that you can do to experience the difficulties of note taking for a dyslexic student. I have also included some tips that help too with some insights into how to use technology such as Soncent’s Audio Note Taker.
If we are to help our children and young people to be the best that they can be despite the challenges of being dyslexic, then we need to be able to boost their self-esteem. How do we do that? Find out more. Please share this article.
Mother of Sophie, Bambi Gardiner wasn’t happy with the support that her child was receiving in school. Bambi developed ways that helped her daughter to learn more effectively and in this interview Bambi shares some tips that you can use now to support your child.
The Summer holidays are almost upon us and the dyslexic children in our care are going to be exhausted. This article explores what we can do to help them to rest up , recharge batteries but also re-focus ready for when the Autumn term hits.
So what differentiated strategies work in a Key Stage 2 classroom to support the learning of dyslexic pupils? As a parent of a dyslexic daughter who didn’t get effective differentiated learning in KS2, I was keen to learn more and share what I found with you.
We are looking for pupils and students who have dyslexia to complete our survey about how they feel about being a student with dyslexia especially with their self-esteem. Please complete our survey ONLY if you are a student aged between 11 and 21. Please share this article. Thanks.
With a recent dramatic rise in pupils being moved into a homeschooling environment, how do parents prepare themselves for teaching a child with dyslexia? This article will provide homeschooling parents with a bunch of resources that could be useful.
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.