How acquiring literacy skills leads to increased confidence

Thank you to Derek who wrote me a very moving letter after we finished working together. As he began to understand his learning style and his spelling has improved, he found ‘this has given me a lot more confidence in myself and .. I can push on more and deal with situations that before I would leave and…

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Remember we’re blue sky…

Recently someone wrote to a national newspaper to enquire whether it was possible to find a fulfilling job with his learning difficulties. Two interesting replies were printed the following week. One offered practical advice, but it was the reply from Hilla Joshi that struck a chord. She asked that her original spelling and punctuation be…

South African research

Researchers at University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa, compared the progress of 18 dyslexic students who were given instruction using Davis Dyslexia Correction techniques with a control group of students from the same school. They reported that over a period of nine months, the Davis students performed significantly better on tests of…

Information Technology – some new ideas

18 January 2010 I went to the BETT (technology in education) exhibition last week and had the opportunity to try out some new software and see what updates had been added to old favourites. I thought I would select my top 3 things, but even that is difficult as there was so much to choose…

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