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Teacher Conference Boosting the Inclusive Quality of Your Lessons

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A whole day workshop for teachers on Boosting the Inclusive Quality of your Lessons

Supporting your Child with their Learning at Home

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An evening session for parents of struggling learners

Multisensory Spelling

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The power of "hands on spelling"

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.
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Teacher Conference Boosting the Inclusive Quality of Your Lessons

A whole day workshop for teachers on Boosting the Inclusive Quality of your Lessons

Supporting your Child with their Learning at Home

An evening session for parents of struggling learners

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Rarely have I felt so inspired at the beginning of new school year and so focused on what I know I must do. The feedback from staff about the training that you delivered yesterday was extremely positive and I really believe that we will see a lot of your ideas in action very quickly. Thank you on behalf of us all. I know the time you spent with us yesterday will make a difference to the students at ……… College.
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