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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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”

Dyslexia Metaphor

“To be dyslexic…..is to have a mind like an old fashioned champagne coupe: a very wide cup of perception supported by a narrow, fragile pipe of processing capacity.” This lovely metaphor for explaining dyslexia is from ‘Some Kids I Taught and What They Taught Me’ by Kate Clancy. A metaphor uses one thing to describeContinue reading “Dyslexia Metaphor”

Dyslexia Scotland’s Resource Centre

A brilliant service and resource for Members. I am Doreen and I have recently taken over the resource centre volunteer role. I have known about the resource centre for years, but somehow never got round to using it until I was put in charge of it. I have noticed the main users of the resources are tutors.Continue reading “Dyslexia Scotland’s Resource Centre”

Dyslexic autobiographies

Here are some life stories of dyslexic people that I’ve found helpful.  The first 2 are podcasts.  The others are books, 2 of which are available in audio. Podcasts Dyslexia Scotland’s podcasts ‘The Codpast’ podcasts Anthologies ‘Dyslexia and Us’ Published 2011.  Available in print. Dyslexia Scotland produced this book in collaboration with Edinburgh Libraries.  ItContinue reading “Dyslexic autobiographies”

Growing positively from trauma

(Image standard copyright Dyslexia Scotland) Several years ago, I had some negative experiences in employment.  These were caused by my dyslexia and people’s unhelpful responses to it, both before and after I was identified.  In this blog post, I’d like to tell you about 7 things that have helped me grow positively from these negativeContinue reading “Growing positively from trauma”