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JUN
27
2009

Davis Dyslexia Learning Strategies

27 June   The Davis Learning Strategies are designed for classroom use and are geared to beginning readers.  These methods were found to benefit all students no matter what their learning styles or reading level. Teachers found that strong readers become stronger in language and
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JUN
11
2009

‘The Closer You Get, The Bigger I Look’

8 June It is Dyslexia Awareness week in New Zealand next week (15-21 June). The band dDub have just realease a new song, available as free download from their website www.dyslexiafoundation.org.nz   The song The Closer You Get, The Bigger I Look was written by Don McGlashan. He
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MAR
07
2009

Percy the Peacock

6 March   I love the little video about Percy the Peacock (and I don’t think it is just because the seagull who brings the good news is called Sara!)  
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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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JAN
06
2009

ReadingZone

5 January Happy New Year! I finished off last year by recommending audio books and now I have a great site for children’s books.  ReadingZone has advice for children (toddlers to young teenagers) and parents. There are book news, reviews and recommendations for each age group and
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DEC
20
2008

Do you need a last minute idea for Christmas?

20 December I am a huge fan of audio books . Whilst the importance of reading cannot be overemphasised, listening to an audio book can have some similar benefits.  Your child will be hearing new ideas, literary structures and vocabulary.  The book may expand their knowledge or
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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 but 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    The University of Western Ontario has produced 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
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