Do you struggle with literacy and now you maybe see your child going down the same route of frustration; this I know is heartbreaking. You recall feeling terrible and stupid when you were in school and maybe even being bullied – it was just horrible. Things that others found easy you may have found almost impossible.
This happened to me – I couldn’t spell, in fact I have a school report from when I was 16 that said “it would be helpful if Olive could learn to spell”. I could read but I couldn’t remember anything I read, and that I can tell you is really boring, I never read all those wonderful children stories. I had been in the same school since I was 4 and clearly whatever they had tried hadn’t worked, however hard I tried. Clearly they weren’t teaching me in a way that worked for my brain; sound familiar?
But we know that Dyslexics are very able, even exceptional in their chosen field. So two of the Empowering Learning Master Trainers have put together a short on-line programme to explain how good spellers spell. It tells you how invaluable being able to create mental images is for learning; but you already know that because you are probably creative, imaginative people. Then it shows you how to use this strength to create mental images of words and hey presto you can start to learn how to spell like other less creative people have accidentally done. And the real benefit is you don’t need to talk with anyone, you can just learn from a few on-line videos and we are available to help with any questions.
Does this sound too easy? It is, and is now available to everyone. I was really annoyed that nobody taught me how to do this when I was young and its never too late. I now love reading and have personally written 4 books – an incredible turn around.