Information and Inspiration For The Supporters Of Dyslexic Learners
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this article, students who struggle with studying at higher education, who may or may not be diagnosed with dyslexia (or other SpLD) will find the single most important factor that will make them successful on their course.