Tag Archives: Dyslexic

A reformed Dyslexic – growing up in the dark

Reprinted from Chapter 2: The Elephants in the Classroom – uncovering every student’s natural power of mental imagery to enhance learning My real passion is to alleviate and prevent much of the confusion that threatens to overwhelm students. Teachers and … Continue reading

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3 true stories that turned around struggling literacy

Here is a short video about how mental imagery can change poor literacy for anyone. The first 2 were in special needs school. The last student on the gifted and talented register and below is his story in his own … Continue reading

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Is your Neurodivergent Child at Home?

Is your neurodivergent child at home and you are wondering what to do with them? Dyslexic? Dyspraxic? ADHD? ASD?  Could you use the time at home to help them develop some invaluable skills, that they are not taught in school? … Continue reading

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The strengths of Dyslexia

People often ask about the strengths of Dyslexia; here is my summary of exceptional characteristics that  I consistently see in myself, my clients, friends and colleagues with Dyslexia. You will notice them in children and manifesting in particular jobs for … Continue reading

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One simple question to transform literacy challenges

Fluent reading and accurate spelling is dependent on people being able create a mental image of a word in their mind’s eye. Not the shape of it, the actual word.  Ask anyone who is skilled, to spell a difficult word … Continue reading

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Our kids are here to teach us

Could we shortcut what our kids are trying to teach us “Our kids are here to teach us” is a well known phrase, but what are they here to teach us.  I once thought it was things like new technologies, … Continue reading

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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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Virgin Atlantic celebrates people who think differently

Virgin Atlantic celebrates ‘gifted’ employees in glamorous new advert. The theme is “born to challenge the status quo”, with very special gifts and extraordinary talents.  This is so appropriate for those talented children and adults I work with who think … Continue reading

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Steven Spielberg – another successful Dyslexic

LATEST NEWS Movies aren’t just a career for Steven Spielberg, they’ve long been an “escape” from a learning disability he didn’t even realize he had: dyslexia. For the first time, the great director is talking about his battles with dyslexia, … Continue reading

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Bedford Fun Dyslexic day

Anita Mattu, trained in Empowering Learning in August 2011. She is organising a FREE day entitled Breaking the chains of Dyslexia, with various speakers, on Saturday 14th January.  Draft details are attached.  Do support her with this initiative in Bedford … Continue reading

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