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.
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.
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
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.
Dyslexia: year 6 SATS… As I write this I just feel sad… I feel sad because next week my son is going to take the national tests which are going to measure his attainment and knowledge in just 3 areas. Reading, Spelling, grammar and Punctuation and Maths. The government, (who don’t even know my son) are… Continue reading Dyslexia: Year 6 SATS
First apologies to the people who follow my blog, this one isn’t about dyslexia… Last weekend I ran a Marathon and as I have talked to friends and family about it they have asked me to write about the experience to tell my story and to maybe inspire others. Sometimes in our lives things happen… Continue reading Marathon Run: if you are too scared to start you will NEVER finish.
Dyslexia: The early warning signs… I have often written about my son and his dyslexia but I have 2 daughters also who are younger than him, one is 9 and one is 6. All of my children had good spoken language, both receptive and expressive from an early age. They all loved pre school and seemed… Continue reading Dyslexia: Spotting the early warning signs