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TES SEN Show

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TES SEN Show with Neil MacKay presenting 2 workshops.

Patoss 2017 Handouts

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Spring Lecture for Pattoss Notts on Tuesday 28th March – 6.30 for 7.00pm. My title is “get it right for Dyslexia – Get it right for all”

Dyslexia Friendly Apps Workshop, South Australia

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A workshop taking place in South Australia Exploring Apps for iPads, tablets and laptops that are Dyslexia Friendly and how to best use them.

Getting Reluctant Writers to Write

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Providing solutions for students who talk a great narrative but who struggle to get their ideas down on paper is a major element of my whole school and NQT training and makes for a great twilight and/or workshop as delivered recently at Moor First School (Cluster Twilight) and at the South Ayrshire Dyslexia Conference. I discuss the three main reasons why apparently smart students, especially those on the Dyslexia Spectrum, struggle to get their ideas down on paper. They are: 1. Too many ideas – rarely too few. But the ideas often come so thick and fast that the student is overwhelmed by possibilities 2. The ideas never, ever come out in the right order. Many smart students are smart precisely because they are not linear, sequential, “beginning-middle-end” thinkers. But, while this is great for creativity, it can play havoc with planning No idea how to get started – all the ideas are whizzing around and committing that first sentence Then I provide solutions based around the psychology of memory and information processing, modeling kinaesthetic techniques which empower students to think without boundaries, select and order ideas and talk them through before writing.

Courses on Offer 2017

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A list of courses being offered for 2017.

Dyslexia Friendly Schools Project South Ayrshire

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Resources for the whole day training for teachers in schools engaging with the Dyslexia Friendly Schools project in South Ayrshire.

Total Teaching Twilight 8 Feb17 Advert

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Advertising flyer for the twilight at Thorley Hill Primary School, Bishop's Stortford focussing on Total Teaching

Get it Right for Dyslexia- Get it Right for All (28/03/17) ADVERT

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Advert for the upcoming training on 28th March at Nottingham Trent PATOSS College.
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TES SEN Show

TES SEN Show with Neil MacKay presenting 2 workshops.

Patoss 2017 Handouts

Spring Lecture for Pattoss Notts on Tuesday 28th March – 6.30 for 7.00pm. My title is “get it right for Dyslexia – Get it right for all”

Client Feedback

The feedback has been great from the staff. More importantly one of our staff who has struggled previously has hit the ground running this year. There have been immediate spin offs from the PD with staff keen to let me know where some of the simpler strategies are already being used in class.
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