Dyslexia Awareness Week 2017

  2017 DAW Packs and Resources The Dyslexia Awareness Week (DAW 2017) packs are available to download. These packs provide an overview of the week and include posters, videos and training materials. For DAW 2017 we have created two DAW Packs: one DAW Pack for Children & Schools and another...
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Why multisensory teaching methods favour all children (especially those with dyslexia)

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Schools and teachers that embrace multisensory teaching methods employ a learning style that benefits all students. More importantly, they are providing pathways for children with specific learning disabilities to learn and access age-appropriate curriculums and then demonstrate what they know. A teacher is using multisensory teaching methods when his or...
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About Dyscalculia

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Many students have difficulty learning mathematics for a variety of reasons. Not all of these students have dyscalculia. However, there are some basic areas of mathematical activity in everyday life that may indicate a dyscalculic tendency if persistently difficult and frustrating for a person. Such symptoms manifest as: mathematics anxiety...
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ADHD: The Basics

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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a problem of not being able to focus, being overactive, not being able control behavior, or a combination of these. A brief timeline 1798: Sir Alexander Crichton, a physician-scientist, uses a term he called “mental restlessness.” 1902: George Still, first to describe ADHD in...
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Free Educational Terms Glossary USA

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The US Glossary of Education Reform is a free, online resource that explicates and contextualizes major terms, concepts, and strategies in public-education reform. The glossary is designed to give journalists, parents, and the public an accessible, easily navigated, go-to reference for accurate, factual, and objective information on major education-reform issues...
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Eleven games and activities for parents to encourage maths in early learning

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Before beginning official schooling, parents can give their young children a boost in learning mathematics by noticing, exploring and talking about maths during everyday activities at home or out and about. New research shows that parents play a key role in helping their children learn mathematics concepts involving time, shape,...
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How to encourage literacy in young children (and beyond)

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Literacy involves meaning-making with materials that humans use to communicate – be they visual, written, spoken, sung, and/or drawn. Definitions vary according to culture, personal values and theories. We look to a broad definition of literacy as guided by UNESCO to be inclusive for all families. Children learn to be...
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Understanding Your Dyslexia

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The Difference is Personal The degree of difficulty a dyslexic person has with reading, spelling, and/or speaking varies from person to person apparently due to inherited differences in brain development, as well as the type of teaching the person receives. The brain is normal, often very “intelligent,” but with strengths...
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