Dyslexia Show 2022

We had a memorable two days at the first ever Dyslexia Show at the NEC Birmingham. We spoke to interesting people, met some lovely families and thoroughly enjoyed meeting up face-to-face with colleagues from all over the country after so long. Matt Hancock gave the keynote speech and was very interested in the Davis methods…

Comprehension strategies

Interesting article by Abigail Marshall which explains that programmes based on comprehension strategies are much more effective than those which only focus on phonics. She looked at a recent meta-analysis by British researchers, Dominic Wyse and Alice Bradbury and concluded that“These researchers … recommend that phonics teaching should be “carefully connected with the reading of…

Back to school!

Everyone is relieved to be back to a relatively normal school term. However the schools are still following national guidelines to remain Covid-19 secure and children will be aware that preventative measure remain in place. Inevitably there will be a degree of anxiety about returning to the classroom and, if your child has done a…

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Improve Your Memory

After long but fascinating period of study, I have completed the Centre of Excellence Improve Your Memory Diploma. This started by looking at the main memory principles which fall into four categories: Make an effort to remember, understand and improve Control the type and amount of information that you need Spend time strengthening the neural…

New website

It has been a long week. My old website was infected with malware and I have had to migrate it to a new platform. My search history shows the difficulty that I had while talking to the hosting service. I understood their words but nothing made sense. What is an out-of-date PHP, how can my…

Educational Neuroscience

Lockdown has offered the perfect opportunity to study those things that I have wanted to explore for a while. I was sad to have completed the Educational Neuroscience programme as I was enjoying it so much but now have a deeper understanding of memory and how to use this for effective learning strategies.