Monthly Archives: June 2019

How young can you spot learning differences?

Through our work with children and adults with various learning challenges, we have realised that the place to start is with very young children and ensure they are making the most effective use of their mental images as they start … Continue reading

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Is SEND at breaking point?

Yesterday’s article in the Observer, talks of a 26% increase in the number of court appeals, a total of 6374 appeals lodged in 2018-19. Full text below. So we have a “perfect storm” for special educational needs;  parents are desperately … Continue reading

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Does your child explode after school like a shaken soda can?

A problem with Soda cans is that when they are shaken enough, they tend to explode when opened. This can happen with our students as well. After a long day in school, they may be ready to explode at home. … Continue reading

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How do you know it is safe to cross the road?

I have heard many parents say that however many times they tell their child about basic safety, say for crossing the road or swinging from bars, they just don’t seem to take it in. Well, I have a little explanation … Continue reading

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School – Trying to learn in the Dark

Dreading my turn to read – Entering the school system, in the UK, at age 4, my literacy was progressing, fitfully. By the age of seven, I was really struggling. My report at 16 says: “Hampered by lack of vocabulary … Continue reading

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The Parents Heartache

Trying to help children who learn differently – both to you, as a parent, and to the average child in their class – can be an enormous heartache and source of frustration for both parents and teachers, not to mention … Continue reading

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Big Picture Visual Thinkers

Neurodivergent students are often big-picture thinkers, permanently curious, always wanting to know why, with their heads full of amazing mental images.  For example, to picture a giraffe, a big picture thinker may think of a whole herd of giraffes roaming … Continue reading

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