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…
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!
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