Tag Archives: Bridges to success

Dyspraxia: 1 invaluable skill to learn quickly

I am sure you know that those diagnosed to have #Dyspraxia have all sorts of challenges around motor co-ordination, clarity of speech, sensory issue, being clumsy, the list goes on to 44 symptoms covered by the #DyspraxiaFoundation. But these adults and … Continue reading

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ADHD As A Difference In Cognition, Not A Disorder: Stephen Tonti at TEDxCMU

I so like this TED talk from Stephen Tonti.  There are many great messages in this for every parent and teacher.  Those with ADHD: can concentrate on things they want to they are exceptionally talented need teachers and parents need … Continue reading

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Are you a sparrow or a pigeon?

Looking out at the birds in my garden I was reminded about a story I used to use that I had forgotten recently.  Many people with learning difficulties are very ungrounded that manifests as being wobbly when they are stressed … Continue reading

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The first autistic child I taught to spell

I always remember the first autistic child I helped with literacy.  He was in a class full of eleven year olds, in his own world, tearing up bits of plastic carefully protecting the bits with his hands.  He was calm … Continue reading

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Excellent review from the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre for Bridges to Success

My thanks to Bernadette McLean, CEO of the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre, who has reviewed “Bridges to Success – How to Transform Learning Difficulties.” Here is an extract, full review at hadcreview: “Grounding is a technique to use when people … Continue reading

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What would it be like if autistic symptoms could be reduced by grounding?

What would that be like? What things would change for ever in our perception of the autistic spectrum? I have done much work looking at the effects of being ungrounded on many of the diagnosed learning difficulties. Not being grounded … Continue reading

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Struggling pupils don’t catch up, data shows

This statistics was recently reported on the BBC.   “Just one in 15 (6.5%) pupils starting secondary school in England “behind” for their age goes on to get five good GCSEs including English and maths, official data shows”. As a … Continue reading

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