Davis Dyslexia Learning Strategies

27 June The Davis Learning Strategies are designed for classroom use and are geared to beginning readers. These methods were found to benefit all students no matter what their learning styles or reading level. Teachers found that strong readers become stronger in language and grammar skills and weaker readers begin to read effortlessly. …

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‘The Closer You Get, The Bigger I Look’

8 June It is Dyslexia Awareness week in New Zealand next week (15-21 June). The band dDub have just realease a new song, available as free download from their website www.dyslexiafoundation.org.nz The song The Closer You Get, The Bigger I Look was written by Don McGlashan. He said “as the parent of two unconventional…

Why Tyrannosaurus But Not If?

24 February The Davis Learning Foundation has recently re-launched its website and included a free 15 part course to explain the often asked question “Why can he read tyrannosaurus but can’t read if?” The e-course is aimed at teachers frustrated by the children that seem to have mysterious barriers to effective learning. If you…

ReadingZone

5 January Happy New Year! I finished off last year by recommending audio books and now I have a great site for children’s books. ReadingZone has advice for children (toddlers to young teenagers) and parents. There are book news, reviews and recommendations for each age group and a newsletter if you would like regular recommendations and…

Do you need a last minute idea for Christmas?

20 December I am a huge fan of audio books . Whilst the importance of reading cannot be overemphasised, listening to an audio book can have some similar benefits. Your child will be hearing new ideas, literary structures and vocabulary. The book may expand their knowledge or pique their interest in a subject. My son also…

Improving Educational Outcomes for Children with Dyslexia

14 December You may have responded to Sir Jim Rose’s call for people to tell him of their views and experience of dyslexia. The deadline has now passed but he recently posted an update about the response he had. He received around 850 responses which are now being looked at. His recommendations for identifying and…

Dyslexia – talents and difficulties

5 November 2008 The most important message for Dyslexia Awareness Week must be that dyslexia is a combination of talents and difficulties, all stemmimg from the tendency to utilise visual, multi-dimensional thought. The characteristics are far wider than many people realise and cover far more than just difficulties with reading. The Davis Dyslexia Association International…

Today I think only with scents

14 October 2008 I visited Kew Gardens recently and walked through the Secluded Garden. It has extracts from poems about touch, scent, hearing and sight to illustrate how gardening affects the senses. It is a beautiful place, you should visit it. I love this one by Edward Thomas. He evokes the images just by writing about the…

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