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JUN
03
2010

How acquiring literacy skills leads to increased confidence

Thank you to Derek who wrote me a very moving letter after we finished working together. As he began to understand his learning style and his spelling has improved, he found ‘this has given me a lot more confidence in myself and .. I can push on more and deal with
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MAY
10
2010

Listening Books downloads

Listening Books have just announced that they are now offering a download service for their audio books, as well as the option to receive CDs in the post or stream the books. It already was good value and that makes it even better! They also have a comprehensive section on their
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MAY
06
2010

Remember we’re blue sky…

Recently someone wrote to a national newspaper to enquire whether it was possible to find a fulfilling job with his learning difficulties. Two interesting replies were printed the following week. One offered practical advice, but it was the reply from Hilla Joshi that struck a
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APR
27
2010

South African research

Researchers at University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa, compared the progress of 18 dyslexic students who were given instruction using Davis Dyslexia Correction techniques with a control group of students from the same school. They reported that over a period
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JAN
30
2010

Ealing Dyslexia Association – workshop

Saturday 6th February 2010, 10.30 – 12.00   I will be giving a talk at the Ealing Dyslexia Association as part of their series ‘Methods for Dyslexia’. I have been invited to talk about the Davis methods and run an interactive workshop to show how the creative talents of
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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
OCT
14
2009

unlocking-learning

14 October I am a member of the Davis Dyslexia Facilitators’ Association (DDFA),  a professional association for licensed Davis practitioners, and we have been building a new website over the last few months. The project has grown over time; it started out as a website to let
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SEP
18
2009

Adult Dyslexia Diagnosis and Support

18 September Phew!  Just handed in my portfolio for Unit 2 of my ADDS course. It feels great to be finished – I wont know the results until next month but I think I’ll celebrate the ‘completion’ anyway!
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JUL
31
2009

Pushing the Envelope

30 July Have you seen the latest envelopes designed by celebrities in support of the National Literacy Trust?   In 2009 their aims are to ·         Inspire 30,000 children in disadvantaged areas across the UK to read ·         Provide more than 90,000 free books for children to
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JUL
23
2009

Junkyard Dan

20 July I have just received a series of books written especially for emerging adult readers. I had a long chat with the author, Elise Leonard, on the phone and she described them as a cross between Cheers and CSI – and all in 100 pages per book! I have just lent out the first
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