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Dyslexia – The confidence crusher…

Dyslexia the Confidence Crusher… I have had so many messages from pupils saying they feel their teachers don’t understand them and that they wish they did not have to go to school and wishing that they could read better, spell better and write better. My own children are included in this. We have all been… Continue reading Dyslexia – The confidence crusher…

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A poem to help you through your first day back at school!

To my children, students and young people who are dreading the return to school know it won’t be that bad and know you can survive! The thought of going back to school is often so much worse than it actually is! I still dread the end of summer because school begins again I’d like to… Continue reading A poem to help you through your first day back at school!

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Supporting a person with dyslexia to read aloud.

How you can support a person with dyslexia with reading aloud… On Saturday, in front of 500 people, I was suddenly given a list of thankyous to read there and then. No preparation, no time to pre-read. What made it worse was I hadn’t seen the list prior to the event, it wasn’t written in… Continue reading Supporting a person with dyslexia to read aloud.

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Dyslexia: Picking the right assessment.

Dyslexia: Ensuring you pick the right Assessment for your child. It is not uncommon for parents to tell me that their child already has a diagnosis of dyslexia because school have carried out a screen that tells them their child is at risk of dyslexia. I then have to carefully inform the parent that they… Continue reading Dyslexia: Picking the right assessment.

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A real representation of Island life – A response for Mr Hoare

I am writing from the ‘white ghetto’ where there is unemployment, drugs and crime. I am writing as an Islander born and bred, although not inbred. I write as a mother of 3 children aged 11, 9 and 6. I write as someone who has worked in education on the Island for 15 years as… Continue reading A real representation of Island life – A response for Mr Hoare

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Dyslexia: The relentless struggle to success.

Dyslexia … The relentless struggle to success. I have been dyslexic for nearly 37 years. Thought I probably was dyslexia for nearly 10 and diagnosed for nearly 3. The last few months have been really busy and I have achieved many great things, people look on the outside and see I have trained for and… Continue reading Dyslexia: The relentless struggle to success.