Using multi-purpose games at home and in school to support children with literacy difficulties and dyslexia.
My latest vlog offers personal reflections on my experience of eye disease and visual impairment and how it relates to my work.
What does the early Reading Framework mean for a child with reading difficulties? Speaking on behalf of learners with reading difficulties and dyslexia, I welcome the synthetic phonics approach for good quality first teaching of reading and reading intervention in the very early stages. It’s research based and works well. I am also pleased that this latest guidance outlines the need for a clear structure and progression in pupils’ reading of books. However, I am really fearful of the wider implications of this guidance.
Last year a long awaited 6th Edition of Greg Brookes’ “What Works for Literacy Difficulties” was published, edited by Gary Lavan and Joe Talcott. I like to think of high quality intervention for school learners with specific, severe and persistent literacy difficulties as a pizza.
I have the best memories of working with my old team at The Leys SPLD Base in Stevenage. When you work effectively in a team you’ll always know each other’s idiosyncrasies. It’s what makes you work so well together, but also what keeps you laughing.
OK, so I am biased. My website is named louiseselbydyslexia.com. It’s likely that my answer to this question will be yes. Or will it..?
In 2005 Professor Julian Elliott wrote “The Dyslexia Myth”, which provoked national and international talks. In March 2014, the book entitled “The Dyslexia Debate” by Professor Julian Elliott and Professor Elena Grigorenko was published and the debate continued.
The concept of the gift of dyslexia was the trigger for an experiment run by Made by Dyslexia in 2017 which set up a fake “Dyslexic Sperm Bank” to promote the positive side of dyslexia, and find out how many people would actively seek for their offspring to have dyslexia. The project, though not claiming to be robustly research-based, definitely raised awareness of the possibilities for an individual with dyslexia.