Dyslexia

Are learning styles now finally out of style?

Many SEN teachers believe and promote the idea of learning styles.  It feels right. It feels personal to every individual student – but it is supported by science? https://ssec.si.edu/sending-learning-styles-out-style#.WHdcuDaVr6E.twitter

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How can we help the weakest catch up?

“So let me get this straight: we’re behind the rest of our class and we’re going to catch up to them by going slower than they are?”- Bart Simpson   Our instinct is often to assume that a kid … […]

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Dr. Seuss and Dyslexia

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How can I get my children’s literacy problems taken more seriously

A common and difficult issue is that  schools are ill-equipped to identify and remediate literacy problems.  Thank you Spelfabet for this analysis of the problem. How can I get my child’s literacy problem taken more seriously at school?

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Should we dispense with the D word? – a way forward

This clear article, by Kevin Wheldall, Anne Castles and Mandy Nayton, explains the controversy created by the Joe Elliott and Elena Grigorenko  in their recent  book ‘The Dyslexia Debate’ and suggests a sensible way forward. http://www.kevinwheldall.com/2014/03/should-we-dispense-with-d-word.html?spref=tw  

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Overcoming dyslexia – Mandy Nayton of DSF explains

If you have a child or pupil struggling with reading read this: http://health.thewest.com.au/news/1288/overcoming-dyslexia#.UwSao9UDT80.twitter

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Teachers failing pupils – it is still happening

Thanks to Susan Godsland of www.dyslexics.org.uk who flagged up this video clip from the Spelfabet website. Does is sound familiar?  It makes me sad to think of the pupils I failed before I was trained in Sounds-Write.  This is still happening… http://www.spelfabet.com.au/2013/11/teacher-knowledge-of-phonics/

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Alba Series reviewed in the DSF Bulletin

The Dyslexia – SPELD Foundation’s publication ‘The bulletin’, Autumn 2013, has just published an article reviewing the ‘Alba’ reading series. I have scanned it – but the print is a bit small so here is the summary: “As with the very popular existing […]

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Great article about the huge problem of teenage and adult literacy

Read this informative article on www.dyslexics.org.uk website about the state of teen age and adult literacy in the UK.  A must for anyone concerned with secondary or adult education. http://www.dyslexics.org.uk/teenage_dyslexics.htm      

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Evidence based teaching: fantastic reading results using Magic Belt, Totem and Talisman series

Here are results sent to us from Teacher A. who has used our catch-up range Magic Belt, Totem and Talisman books and workbooks this past year. All her pupils struggled with reading and had various profiles of learning difficulties.  These include speech and […]

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