Tag Archives: reading

Reading for Visual Learners

MONDAY FREE IN REDBOURN LIBRARY 2-3 pm ⭐️ Reading Workshop with Olive Hickmott ⭐️ Is your child struggling to spell or read and you don’t know how to help them? This happens to many creative, imaginative children who have other great skills! … 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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Would you like a 95.15% success rate to change Dyslexia?

Recently we have been surveying Empowering Learning Practitioners to ask their success rate, when working with students.  It is now well accepted that: recognising words on the page is a skill of fluent readers being able to access a mental … Continue reading

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Discover how to help your children with literacy and numeracy, for FREE: Primrose Hill, London, 28th Oct

Would you like to know more about how children learn and how you can help them improve literacy and numeracy. There is a great opportunity at learn more at a free workshop in Primrose Hill Community Library, London, Tuesday 28th … Continue reading

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“Reading Pictures” published in Every Child Journal

In the current edition of the Every Child Journal, from http://www.teachingtimes.com Empowering Learning has an article entitled “Reading pictures”. “Often missed and frequently misunderstood, dyslexia has been the ruin of many children’s school ambitions. So can mental imagery make the difference? … Continue reading

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Speaking proper: does it matter if we can’t pronounce mispronunciation?

I love this article from Steven Poole in the Guardian this week, about our crazy pronunciation of some words.  Take a look here. A few weeks ago I was going past Reading on the M4 to do a school event.  … Continue reading

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Is imposing Synthetic phonics “almost abuse”

According to Andrew Davis, research fellow at Durham University, insisting that children who can already read when they start school must learn synthetic phonics is “almost a form of abuse”.  There are several reports about his publication To read or … Continue reading

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