South Australia’s trial of England’s year one phonics check shows why we need it

The proposal to introduce a phonics check — employed in schools in England towards the end of year one — into Australian schools has created considerable controversy. It has been said it would prove stressful to young children and is unnecessary, because phonics is already taught adequately in most Australian...
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Tim Keller speaking at a conference

This is such great 10 minute talk on having dyslexia. Tim Keller whose formal title, Mayor Keller, didn’t learn to decode or compute using mental math until the age of 27. He has a photographic memory and got into Harvard with his intelligence and wit not his standardised test results...
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Finally there is hope for the future

“Now my twins have so much more confidence, it’s like: okay I have dyslexia, so big deal.” My name is Lisa Pedersen. I have 2 children who are in enrolled in The Ten Minute Tutor (TTMT). Their ages are 8. They are identical twins. We’ve only been doing the program...
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Dyslexia and Art on show

If you have a child or know a student with dyslexia who is good at Art – encourage them. Individuals with dyslexia tend to have an inbuilt aptitude for two directional visual representation and three-dimensional constructs. Individuals with dyslexia generally have very strong visual skills, a vivid imagination, strong practical/manipulative...
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