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SEP
23
2014

Dyslexic spies

‘Dyslexic spies: GCHQ’s secret strategy to tackle terrorism and espionage‘.  An article in the Sunday Times this week focussed on how GCHQ is utilizing dyslexic strengths in their work against cybercriminals and terrorists.  The case of Alan Turing, the dyslexic
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SEP
08
2014

Claymation interviews

I love this short animated, claymation film which features interviews with some very famous (and entertaining) characters!  It was produced by art students in Sydney with the support of Marianne Mullally, a Davis facilitator.
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MAY
08
2014

UK Davis Dyslexia Programme bursary fund

Thank you to everyone who contributed to Klaire de Lys’s bursary campaign. Once the campaign reached £5000, she fulfilled her pledge and shaved her head. There is an incredibly moving 2-minute video on her blog.
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APR
17
2012

TV documentary about dyslexia

Dragonfly Film and Television Ltd. are making a television documentary about dyslexia and are looking for young people in the UK who have struggled with dyslexia to tell their stories.
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APR
12
2012

Mandatory phonics test

You will be familiar with recent discussions in the news about the Government’s plans to introduce a mandatory phonics test for all six-year-olds. These plans were the subject of a ‘phone-in on BBC Radio 4’s consumer affairs programme “You and Yours”
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AUG
29
2011

‘Dyslexia Is the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me’

Donna Flagg, author of Surviving Dreaded Conversations, has written a moving account of her experiences at school and how her success (she now owns and runs two businesses) ‘is directly tied to my ostensible failures of the past, not because of the scars, but because of what I
MAY
17
2011

SuperReading

I have finished the SuperReading course. It ran over 10 weeks and guaranted to double my reading efficiency, a calculated relationship between speed and calculation. However, it requires you to practice the techniques for 40 minutes each day which is a considerable commitment. 
APR
06
2011

Post Graduate Diploma in Adult Dyslexia Diagnosis and Support

I was pleased to hear that I have been awarded my Pg Diploma in Adult Dyslexia Diagnosis and Support. I have thoroughly enjoyed studying this section and hope to be able to progress to the MA.  However, with the LLU+ unit closing because of the cutbacks, I will need to wait until
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DEC
08
2010

BDA Accredited Workplace Assessor

I have just heard that I have been accredited by the British Dyslexia Association as a workplace assessor.  This programme included: an awareness of the 7 Specific Learning Difficulties and how these can manifest themselves in adults, understand the issues of comorbidity and be
JUN
27
2010

Ron Davis video

This little clip from the Ron Davis video was set into someone’s blog – it is good to see the positive comments that have been linked to it.
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