Discrepancies and patterns in subject attainment results could be sign of dyslexia! Do you know what to look for? Raising awareness and understanding of dyslexia is a BIG part of what I do! There are huge misconceptions around what dyslexia is and how it impacts! It has NOTHING to do with INTELLEGENCE… and often High… Continue reading Discrepancies and patterns in subject attainment results could be sign of dyslexia!
I want to ask you a question… How often in a week does your child experience success? At the moment we are in unusual times! Many of us parents continue to have our children at home and we are trying to be teachers as well as parents. I have had lots of calls with parents… Continue reading How you can help your child become more engaged with learning!
Dyslexia and anxiety!!! Dyslexia is perceived and widely understood as a difficulty which manifests itself in the development of reading and spelling skills. However so many dyslexics, including myself will tell you a dyslexic brain can also create additional anxiety and impact emotional wellbeing and health which can hugely get in the way of day… Continue reading Dyslexia, anxiety and change!
Using as Many senses as we can when learning can help us remember more efficiently and effectively! ‘I’m going to be so annoyed with myself when I hear the answer… I know I have heard this and I should know it!’ At present, during lock down I’m using this phrase several times a week, because of… Continue reading Why multi-sensory input is important to effective learning and remembering.
To be a successful learner of any kind, whether this is academically or practically you need to have some key ‘critical skills’ and you need to develop behaviors that help you learn! POSITIVE LEARNING behaviors are the foundations to being able to move yourself forward and learn any new skill but to develop and… Continue reading What skills do we need to be a successful learner?
Did you know the BEST way to learn is to learn accidentally.. without even realising it! When we are relaxed and interested and MOTIVATED and INSPIRED! Dyslexics are GREAT outside the box thinkers and we know often they do not enjoy school because of the structure and constraints of the curricum! How many times have… Continue reading Accidental Writing ideas to get you through Lock Down!
Dyslexia – 44% verses 100% It has been a while since I blogged – the boy is now 14 and beginning his GCSE journey. If I thought it was challenging before I think it was really just the calm before the storm! Parenting any child is hard, but parenting a child with dyslexia can lead… Continue reading Dyslexia – 44% verses 100%
I want to tell you a story about the girl on the left and the right… Exactly a year ago the girl on the left was fast approaching 39 and had been overweight her whole adult life, had a rubbish relationship with food using it to manage stress and anxiety, to reward and punish… Continue reading The girl on the left
Success… to achieve what you set out to do Jo Rees 2017 Don’t forget to smile… a memoir uncovering the hidden difficulties of dyslexia. Feeling proud! Never let it be said Dyslexics can’t write! I did it I managed to write and publish a book about living with Dyslexia. Available on Amazon as an Ebook… Continue reading Don’t forget to … Smile – a memoir uncovering the hidden difficulties of dyslexia
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…