Dyscalculia and the link with dyslexia

1 October 2008 The University of Western Ontario has produced some interesting research out which finds that many people have both dyslexia and dyscalculia. This study supports the view that dyscalculia stems from a difficulty linking symbols (for example ‘3’) to the meaning ( ♥ ♥ ♥ ) and helps clarify why the symptoms of dyslexia and…

Ritalin and a drug-free alternative

September 25 I suppose that I should feel pleased to see Ritalin in the headlines again but some how it seems that we are always hearing the same – it is oversubscribed and can have significant side effects. It would be a more positive news story if some of the non-medication alternatives could be…

Reclassify dyslexia as a thinking style not a disability

September 23 2008 The Prime Minister was recently petitioned by The Learning People to reclassify dyslexia as a thinking style, not a disability. Their petition drew attention to the complex nature of dyslexia and its composition as a mixture of talents and difficulties. They wrote “There is also mounting evidence that dyslexics can…

Davis Dyslexia Methods Scoop Award

16 September 2008 I was at the annual meeting of Davis facilitators over the weekend. It was a great opportunity to meet up with colleagues from all over the country and to hear what they have been doing. We were delighted to hear that the Davis methods have been awarded a Business Achievement award by the…

Thank you

12 September 2008 Everyone is back at school now and it seems a fitting time to start up my website. Thank you to everyone who contributed testimonials or gave their permission to use photos. I am pleased to have so many examples of your clay work on the site and hope you enjoy seeing them on the…

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