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Visual Thinking 101_10 Visualising words could help special needs staff

Observer headline recently “schools crisis in England as Special Needs Staff quit ‘in droves’ over pay” Observer article by Anna Fazackerley? In 22 years I have noticed that SEND students invariably are visual thinkers. So let’s reduce the stress on … Continue reading

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Visual Thinking 101_8 The easy way to teach literacy to children

There is an easy way to teach literacy to young children who have great visual thinking skills. As young children are visual thinkers, literacy should be taught as a visual skill, scaffolding onto their skill with images. When new words … Continue reading

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#Visualthinking 101_1: The time has come!

The time has come to focus on visual thinking and learning because creative, imaginative children have an abundance of visual thinking, but these skills are neglected to scaffold their learning journey in school. I have been explaining to children and … Continue reading

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How to stop the “Tinys” from dropping into Dyslexia

Having taught creative imaginative dyslexics how to improve their literacy, for over two decades, by using their visual skills, it seems obvious to offer these skills to the very young to help them scaffold into phonics skills.  As we all … Continue reading

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Ready to try a new strategy for Dyslexia

Let’s face it. Struggling to read and spell is a nightmare.  You feel stupid in school and hate the thought of homework and spelling tests that make you feel sick. But, thanks to neuroscience, I discovered how to teach bright, … Continue reading

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Ready to try a new strategy for Dyslexia

Let’s face it. Struggling to read and spell is a nightmare.  You feel stupid in school and hate the thought of homework and spelling tests that make you feel sick. But, thanks to neuroscience, I discovered how to teach bright, … Continue reading

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Ready to try a new strategy for Dyslexia

Thousands of children are confused with the phonics¬†only¬†approach to literacy. Learning how to picture words is so easy when you know how. I believe that everyone can learn the elements of improving literacy and Dyslexia in just 60 minutes. It … Continue reading

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When will this government get the whole picture on literacy?

Just read Michael Rosen’s article entitled “Dear Nadhim Zahawi, the Tories vowed to ‘eradicate illiteracy’ years ago. What went wrong.” I have also responded to the Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/education/2021/oct/09/dear-nadhim-zahawi-the-tories-vowed-to-eradicate-illiteracy-years-ago-what-went-wrong I am with Michael Rosen, little progress has been made in the … Continue reading

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Flipping Dyslexia 101: The Lost Art of Picturing Words

People who are good at literacy picture words in their mind’s eye. So why aren’t we teaching this simple skill in school? Back in the day we communicated via pictures that were drawn on walls. Eventually letter and words were … Continue reading

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Dyslexics, come and prove me wrong!

You can learn to improve your literacy in just 30 mins. Join my zoom call on Wednesday 6th October at 8:00pm. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84275608846?pwd=TXFFd3cxNWVEK095c0JxYll5aWx4QT09 I have been teaching these skills for 22 years, because nobody told me that this was … Continue reading

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