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…

“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.

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