Tag Archives: spelling

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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Why is it easier to spell in some languages than others?

Whether we are writing/reading in English or Spanish, the challenge should be the same, but is it?  Why are we teaching only phonics in a language like English that I am told is only 46% phonetically correct?  How do we learn homophones … 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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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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#OECD report : are we asking the wrong question

OK we have a gloomy picture, from the #PISA report, of our ability to teach good #literacy, #numeracy and #science to 15 year olds this time.  Lets learn from this and look at why we haven’t progressed in the last … Continue reading

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The 8 benefits of Dyslexia

Parents often realise that Dyslexia comes with many benefits.  See which of these match your experience.  8 benefits of having dyslexia2.  For my non-dyslexic readers, see which of these you would like! All the spelling, reading, concentration, confusion challenges are … Continue reading

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