This article contains a précis of my keynote together with notes from other aspects of this excellent conference. My notes from other aspects of this excellent conference are also included ,together with slides from my hand-out as promised to delegates.
My keynote presentation identifies key classroom adjustments that have been introduced into schools in South Ayrshire through my training courses as part of the local Dyslexia Friendly Schools initiative. It also seeks to introduce a paradigm shift away from Dyslexia as a disability and towards viewing Dyslexia as a preferred way of learning – effectively acknowledging the right to be Dyslexic and our obligation to teach our students in the ways they prefer to learn. I will be modelling three classroom based strategies which are “Dyslexia Aware” and which have a positive impact on the learning of all individuals in a classroom. My slides for the presentation will be posted on the Dyslexia Scotland website and also on this site, technology permitting!
Off to New Zealand again in May for workshops on North Island.and on to Australia for a 5 state lecture tour during the first two weeks in June
Imagine a school which acknowledges that all children learn in different ways and in which teachers harness the power of learning preferences to optimise teaching and learning
Having just returned from New Zealand after launching the Dyslexia Foundation's Action Week it is interesting to read your coverage on the Rose Report presenting dyslexia as a disability
Although most children seem to get on well at school, about one child in five may need extra help at some time because they find learning difficult.
Being a parent is stressful at the best of times – and none more so when helping a child with writing and learning tasks. If the child is has learning needs the potential for stress can be much greater and there is always the risk of "tears before bedtime!"
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