“I didn’t order the special of the day”

October is almost over and it is a good moment to reflect back over Dyslexia Awareness Week. I used it to explore my clients’, often extraordinary, ability to use visual thought. This may be a strong spatial awareness or the ability see the connections between object or concepts. It can result in creative thinking and…

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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Stories To Make You Smile

Yesterday evening was World Book Night which was all about celebrating books and sharing the benefits that reading for pleasure has on our lives. This year, as well as giving away thousands of books, they are offering everyone a free eBook or audiobook of Stories to Make You Smile which has 10 short stories from…

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…

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.

Developing Writing Skills in Adults with Dyslexia

I have just qualified in Developing Writing Skills in Adults with Dyslexia (Level 5) with Dyslexia Action. It was particularly interesting to explore how people typically acquire and develop writing skills, and why this is more difficult for a dyslexic adult. It was also useful to pick up some new ideas for support strategies, and…

Creating order

The Davis Attention Mastery Programme introduces strategies to control attention focus and overcome behavioural, or organizational difficulties. The programme includes the exploration of concepts, such as consequence, sequence and order, which enables individuals to develop an understanding into their self-created barriers. Working with a client on these concepts always results in me having a good…

‘Rare to see this progress’

In the early summer I was contacted by a mother who had been told by the school that that her daughter, Jessie aged 7,was two years behind in her reading and playing up. So we embarked on the Davis Reading Programme for Young Learners, a learning enhancement programme which builds confidence with the alphabet and…