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Dyslexia… dig deep and find your self belief…

Dyslexia … Finding my self belief… New beginnings I have not managed to write a post for a few weeks as I have been completing a course to update my dyslexia qualifications as I wish to be able to diagnose dyslexia. Despite knowing and employing all the strategies, I still find it hard studying at… Continue reading Dyslexia… dig deep and find your self belief…

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Dyslexia… What dyslexia means to me as a dyslexic, as a parent as a teacher and as a specialist.

  This post is slightly different… I wanted to show you how the different sides of me view dyslexia and what it means to each of my personas as a dyslexic, parent of a dyslexic as a teacher and as a specialist. I am a very reflective practitioner and I believe this is because I… Continue reading Dyslexia… What dyslexia means to me as a dyslexic, as a parent as a teacher and as a specialist.

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Dyslexia… Challenging expectations…

  Dyslexia: Challenging expectations… As I stated in a previous blog I was not diagnosed with dyslexia until I was 34. I often wonder how my life would have been different if I had known. I wonder because if I had known my diagnosis I would have had a reason for why I struggled in… Continue reading Dyslexia… Challenging expectations…

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Dyslexia… The secret every successful dyslexic possesses…

  People often ask me as a specialist dyslexic teacher what are the best or most important skills to teach a dyslexic learner? It’s a question I’m still not 100% confident in answering as my answer would not necessarily fit with what the ‘education school system’ strives for. It’s an answer I have searched a… Continue reading Dyslexia… The secret every successful dyslexic possesses…

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Dyslexia … Competition… If you don’t take part you can NEVER win! … How do we get children to take part!

Dyslexia and Competition… If you don’t take part you can NEVER win! How do we get children to take part! As a dyslexic I hate competition. Hate is perhaps not the right word. Fear is probably a better word to use. When I use the word competition I mean anything that forces me to be… Continue reading Dyslexia … Competition… If you don’t take part you can NEVER win! … How do we get children to take part!

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Dyslexia… The battle that is homework…

I often think when approaching reading and homework with my own children or setting homework at school what hat should I wear? My son hates homework. My son hated reading when he was learning and my son hates practising his spellings. Being dyslexic myself, being a class teacher plus having a specialist knowledge of dyslexia… Continue reading Dyslexia… The battle that is homework…