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DEC
15
2008

Improving Educational Outcomes for Children with Dyslexia

14 December You may have responded to Sir Jim Rose’s call for people to tell him of their views and experience of dyslexia.  The deadline has now passed and he recently posted an update about the response he had. He received around 850 responses which are now being looked at. His
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NOV
05
2008

Dyslexia – talents and difficulties

5 November 2008  The most important message for Dyslexia Awareness Week must be that dyslexia is a combination of talents and difficulties, all stemmimg from the tendency to utilise visual, multi-dimensional thought. The characteristics are far wider than many people realise and
OCT
14
2008

Today I think only with scents

14 October 2008  I visited Kew Gardens recently and walked through the Secluded Garden. It has extracts from poems about touch, scent, hearing and sight to illustrate how gardening affects the senses.  It is a beautiful place, you should visit it. I love this one by Edward
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OCT
01
2008

Dyscalculia and the link with dyslexia

1 October 2008    There is some interesting research out which finds that many people have both dyslexia and dyscalculia.  This study supports the view that dyscalculia stems from a difficulty linking symbols (for example ‘3’) to the meaning ( ♥  ♥  ♥  )  and helps clarify why
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SEP
25
2008

Ritalin and a drug-free alternative

September 25   I suppose that I should feel pleased to see Ritalin in the headlines again but some how it seems that we are always hearing the same – it is oversubscribed and can have significant side effects. It would be a more positive news story if some of the non-medication
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SEP
23
2008

Reclassify dyslexia as a thinking style not a disability

September 23 2008   The Prime Minister was recently petitioned by The Learning People to reclassify dyslexia as a thinking style, not a disability.   Their petition drew attention to the complex nature of dyslexia and its composition as a mixture of talents and difficulties. 
SEP
16
2008

Davis Dyslexia Methods Scoop Award

16 September 2008  I was at the annual meeting of Davis facilitators over the weekend. It was a great opportunity to meet up with colleagues from all over the country and to hear what they have been doing. We were delighted to hear that the Davis methods have been awarded a
SEP
15
2008

Thank you

12 September 2008 Everyone is back at school now and it seems a fitting time to start up my website. Thank you to everyone who contributed testimonials or gave their permission to use photos. I am pleased to have so many examples of your clay work on the site and hope you enjoy
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