Book review

The Memory and Processing Guide for Neurodiverse Learners by Alison Patrick (Jessica Kingsley Publishers; Due out June 2020) All readers, whatever their current views on the impact of memory and processing skills, will find plenty to stimulate their thinking in this book. Alison Patrick writes from personal experience and her range of reference is extensive.Continue reading “Book review”

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Dyslexia Workshop

July arrived and so did the sun, rain and wind, but no weather could deter from the enthusiasm and talent of the children I had the delight of sharing the Dyslexia workshop with. As the children stepped through the door of The Barefoot Sanctuary into the workshop the energy rose up and excitement and nervesContinue reading “Dyslexia Workshop”

Book Review: Assessment for Dyslexia and Learning Differences – A Concise Guide for Teachers and Parents by Gavin Reid and Jennie Guise

This highly practical book is well organised, accessible and jargon free.  Parents who are struggling to understand the Addressing Dyslexia Toolkit’s Dyslexia identification Pathway and a school’s Staged intervention and planning paperwork will find this book refreshingly informative and easy to follow. Drs Reid and Guise are highly qualified professionals both with considerable experience inContinue reading “Book Review: Assessment for Dyslexia and Learning Differences – A Concise Guide for Teachers and Parents by Gavin Reid and Jennie Guise”

Supporting your dyslexic child

Today, we have a guest blog from Oliver at Twinkl. The resources referred to in this blog are free to download. Having your child identified as dyslexic can be a difficult thing to hear as a parent, but even more so for the child in question. Questions about what dyslexia is, what it means forContinue reading “Supporting your dyslexic child”

My rights, my say

When pupils feel listened to, respected and included in school life, they’re more likely to do well at school. That’s why we are fortunate that in Scotland all pupils have the right to have their say about what they need to get the most out of their education. And since January 2018, pupils aged 12-15Continue reading “My rights, my say”