How To Get Better Sleep

There are a lot interesting articles on Renee van der Vloot’s website but I particularly like the one about How to Get Better Sleep: A Creative Person’s Guide.  

Is there a link between perceptual talent and dyslexia?

I am delighted that my research article has been peer-reviewed and published in the Journal of Inclusive Practice in Further and Higher Education (Vol 7 pp 34-48, 2016) I undertook research to assess whether the four component parts of Davis’ perceptual talent were more evident in a small group of people who had been diagnosed with…

World Book Night

I am excited to be taking part in the World Book Night again. It is an annual celebration of reading and enables volunteers give out hundreds of thousands of books in their communities to share their love of reading with people who don’t read regularly or own books. I have 18 copies of Chickenfeed by…

BETT

BETT (the education training and technology show) is on this week and I visited with some colleagues on Thursday. Technology is certainly taking over education and it did feel as if real creativity is being replaced by interactive learning games which look fun but seem to limit freedom of expression. I liked the SensoryScent company…

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Master of Arts (Adult Dyslexia Diagnosis and Support)

I am thrilled to have been awarded my Master of Arts degree with distinction from London South Bank University My dissertation examined the link between perceptual talent and dyslexia. It proved to be a fascinating research area as I delved into the different thinking styles between people with dyslexia and people who are not dyslexic.…

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Dyslexic spies

‘Dyslexic spies: GCHQ’s secret strategy to tackle terrorism and espionage‘. An article in the Sunday Times this week focussed on how GCHQ is utilizing dyslexic strengths in their work against cybercriminals and terrorists. The case of Alan Turing, the dyslexic cryptanalyst and mathematician who succeeded in breaking the Nazi’s Enigma code during the Second World War, is…

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Claymation interviews

I love this short animated, claymation film which features interviews with some very famous (and entertaining) characters! It was produced by art students in Sydney with the support of Marianne Mullally, a Davis facilitator.

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UK Davis Dyslexia Programme bursary fund

Thank you to everyone who contributed to Klaire de Lys’s bursary campaign. Once the campaign reached £5000, she fulfilled her pledge and shaved her head. There is an incredibly moving 2-minute video on her blog.

Dyscalculia and the Davis Maths Mastery Programme

Mathematical understanding runs throughout all areas of our lives. It measures change according to a standard and enables us to establish order through the sequential steps, and to assess the result. It is estimated that between 3 and 6% of the population struggle with dyscalculia, an inability to conceptualise numbers and the number facts.