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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
JAN
19
2010

Information Technology – some new ideas

18 January 2010 I went to the BETT (technology in education) exhibition last week and had the opportunity to try out some new software and see what updates had been added to old favourites. I thought I would select my top 3 things, but even that is difficult as there was so much
FEB
24
2009

Why Tyrannosaurus But Not If?

24 February The Davis Learning Foundation has recently re-launched its website and included a free 15 part course to explain the often asked question “Why can he read tyrannosaurus but can’t read if?”   The e-course is aimed at teachers frustrated by the children that seem to
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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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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