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JUL
23
2016

LiteracyApps guide for children under 5

The National Literacy Trust has launched an online app guide which recommends the best apps to support the early language and communication skills of children under five. As 100 apps are recommended, guidance on choosing a suitable one for your child is also available on their
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JUN
02
2016

The Tyrannosaurus Is Back!

This new one-day workshop, based on the Davis methods and linked to the popular online course, “Why ‘Tyrannosaurus’ But Not ‘If’?”, will take place again in Malvern, Worcestershire on 6th July 2016. The workshop is recommended for SENCOs,
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MAY
31
2016

The Raviv method

As part of my interest in the link between movement, memory and cognitive health, I have been studying the Raviv method over the past few months. It centres on the use of the ‘8-path’, an infinity walk, to optimise the brain’s readiness for learning. I am now a
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MAY
23
2016

How To Get Better Sleep

There are a lot interesting articles on Renee van der Vloot’s website but I particularly like the one about How to Get Better Sleep: A Creative Person’s Guide.  
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MAR
21
2016

Is there a link between perceptual talent and dyslexia?

I am delighted that my research article has been peer reviewed and published in the Journal of Inclusive Practice in Further and Higher Education (Vol 7 pp 34-48, 2016) I undertook research to assess whether the four component parts of Davis’ perceptual talent were more evident
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APR
22
2015

World Book Night

I am excited to be taking part in the World Book Night again. It is an annual celebration of reading and enables volunteers give out hundreds of thousands of books in their communities to share their love of reading with people who don’t read regularly or own books. I have 18
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FEB
07
2015

Audio Notetaker

Sonocent organised a webinar for UK Davis facilitators to learn about Audio Notetaker. The software capture audio and saves it as bars which can be colour coded to add meaning or importance.  The software can be used for organising essays but I would think it is most powerful in
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JAN
23
2015

BETT

BETT (the education training and technology show) is on this week and I visited with some colleagues on Thursday. Technology is certainly taking over education and it did feel as if real creativity is being replaced by interactive learning games which look fun but seem to limit
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DEC
08
2014

The Christmas Gift of Reading

The National Literacy Trust are offering the Gift of Reading this Christmas. For as little as £7, you can buy the Gift of Reading gift card for your friends or family and the National Literacy Trust will use the money to give disadvantaged children books to keep.  A shocking
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NOV
04
2014

Master of Arts (Adult Dyslexia Diagnosis and Support)

I am thrilled to have been awarded my Master of Arts degree with distinction from London South Bank University My dissertation examined the link between perceptual talent and dyslexia. It proved to be a fascinating research area as I delved into the different thinking styles
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