Why Tyrannosaurus but not If? online course

The six-session course will run from June 10, Wednesday evenings 7:30 – 9:30

“The discovery that your child has a learning difficulty can be a frightening, disorientating experience.  Many parents worry that, although they feel they understand their child, they don’t feel they understand his dyslexia. Just as the hardworking dyslexic child is left with feelings of inadequacy after every class test, so his caring, dedicated parents are left feeling ineffectual when they sit down to help him with his homework.”

Richard Whitehead, Why Tyrannosaurus But Not If?

Six Practical Support Sessions
that make parents the best helpers they can be

Session 1: How can a gift cause a problem?

Dyslexic giftedness

Multi-dimensional thinking

Session 2: Preparing yourself to learn

Managing your mind: “Pay attention!” “But how?”

Optimising the home learning environment

Session 3: How do dyslexics think and learn?

Word thinking and picture thinking

The concept of ‘disorientation’

The problem with if

Session 4: Making it ‘stick’

Visualisation for reading comprehension

Punctuation as a reading skill

Retention of what has been read

Session 5: Creativity makes permanent

The role of creativity in learning

Clay modelling for mastery of words and ideas

Other creative learning methods

Session 6: Pulling it all together

Creating a complete support strategy for your bright but struggling child