MAY
30
2020

Why Tyrannosaurus but not If? online course

The six-session course will run from June 10, Wednesday evenings 7:30 – 9:30

“The discovery that your child has a learning difficulty can be a frightening, disorientating experience.  Many parents worry that, although they feel they understand their child, they don’t feel they understand his dyslexia. Just as the hardworking dyslexic child is left with feelings of inadequacy after every class test, so his caring, dedicated parents are left feeling ineffectual when they sit down to help him with his homework.”

Richard Whitehead, Why Tyrannosaurus But Not If?

Six Practical Support Sessions
that make parents the best helpers they can be

Session 1: How can a gift cause a problem?

Dyslexic giftedness

Multi-dimensional thinking

Session 2: Preparing yourself to learn

Managing your mind: “Pay attention!” “But how?”

Optimising the home learning environment

Session 3: How do dyslexics think and learn?

Word thinking and picture thinking

The concept of ‘disorientation’

The problem with if

Session 4: Making it ‘stick’

Visualisation for reading comprehension

Punctuation as a reading skill

Retention of what has been read

Session 5: Creativity makes permanent

The role of creativity in learning

Clay modelling for mastery of words and ideas

Other creative learning methods

Session 6: Pulling it all together

Creating a complete support strategy for your bright but struggling child

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APR
13
2020

Web-delivered programmes

In response to the COVID-19 restrictions worldwide, in the very near future I will be able to offer web-delivered Davis Programmes for reading, maths, attention, and young learners. This will be a pilot programme that will last until June 30. Please contact me for more information.

 

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APR
04
2018

Why Tyrannosaurus But Not If? reviewed by Yvonne Graham

Richard Whitehead’s book Why Tyrannosaurus But Not If? is a great read for anyone who would like further insight into the Davis methods and how they can be applied. Yvonne Graham,author of The Dyslexia Toolkit, has written a very positive review which gives a clear overview of what the book contains. If you haven’t already got a copy, you can order one online.

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OCT
12
2017

Why Tyrannosaurus But Not If: the book

You may have subscribed to Why Tyrannosaurus But Not If, a free 15 part course primarily aimed at teachers frustrated by the children that seem to have mysterious barriers to effective learning, written by Richard Whitehead, Director of Davis Learning Foundation. This course answers questions and gives guidance about how to address the situation.
Richard Whitehead has now published a book of the same name with all this information and more, and is a great read for parents and teachers alike. Check it out here.

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JUL
23
2016

LiteracyApps guide for children under 5

The National Literacy Trust has launched an online app guide which recommends the best apps to support the early language and communication skills of children under five. As 100 apps are recommended, guidance on choosing a suitable one for your child is also available on their website. Visit www.literacyapps.org

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JUN
02
2016

The Tyrannosaurus Is Back!

This new one-day workshop, based on the Davis methods and linked to the popular online course, “Why ‘Tyrannosaurus’ But Not ‘If’?”, will take place again in Malvern, Worcestershire on 6th July 2016.
The workshop is recommended for SENCOs, Learning Support teachers, classroom teachers (primary
and secondary), private tutors and parents.

Cost of attendance is currently £50.00 and includes a detailed workshop manual. Email richard@davislearningfoundation.org.uk for further details.

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MAY
31
2016

The Raviv method

As part of my interest in the link between movement, memory and cognitive health, I have been studying the Raviv method over the past few months. It centres on the use of the ‘8-path’, an infinity walk, to optimise the brain’s readiness for learning. I am now a qualified Raviv practitioner and have some interesting strategies to add to my research into developing a workshop for cognitive health.

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MAY
23
2016

How To Get Better Sleep

There are a lot interesting articles on Renee van der Vloot’s website but I particularly like the one about How to Get Better Sleep: A Creative Person’s Guide.

 

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