Monthly Archives: April 2013

Learning how to do comprehension makes all the difference

I met a delightful client, KT, aged 17, who had been diagnosed as dyslexic at around 12 years old. At 17 she was told she had the comprehension age of an 8 year old. KT said that she had poor … Continue reading

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Brain research explains visual spelling

It has recently been shown that the front of the brain is involved in the slow analysis of a word that the reader has never seen before. Once someone has seen that word a few times they then develop the … Continue reading

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When asked to picture a cat, this child had 50 cats, all fighting

Recently, when we asked a little girl if she could picture a cat, she looked terrified as she pictured 50 cats all fighting. ┬áCan you imagine what it is like for this little girl in the classroom when anyone mentions … Continue reading

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