"This is so obvious and easy!" It was wonderful to hear these words today from a primary school student who had been experiencing severe difficulties retaining any knowledge about spelling and reading. He carried on to say,"I know this now because of all the other words I've learned."Clearly the student is really beginning to reflect back on his CodeBreakers lessons and piece together the information and demonstrate he is retaining information. ... See MoreSee Less
It's 1 year since The Write Offs aired on Channel 4. Tommy and I remain good friends and chat regularly. Next week we are meeting for a cuppa and catch up. He'll be reading his heart wrenching poem about dyslexia and allowing me to record it for you all to listen to.Get out the tissues!#thewriteoffs#dyslexia... See MoreSee Less
I listened to a colleague recount a child's experience of reading intervention yesterday. It still amazes me that a child who is struggling to read is taken into corridor for intervention. A quiet place with as little as possible background noise is needed, as often an individual has difficulty with auditory processing and working memory and the noise can impact on this. The child was distraught by reading books below their age level, which when their peers came past could see them read. By putting the child in a room or area where the noise from passers by and others seeing the reading level could have provided a more effective intervention session. ... See MoreSee Less
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