Month: September 2017

Dyslexia: start a discussion

  The first academic paper on dyslexia was published in 1896 in the British Medical Journal by William Pringle Morgan. Dyslexia was ‘discovered’ by psychologists, who, when presented with children with emotional and behavioural difficulties, found that despite average or above IQ’s, they had… Continue Reading “Dyslexia: start a discussion”

Is reading like riding a bike?

  I’ve been following the ongoing phonics debate in Australia with interest. Many parents are calling for the introduction of the Phonics Screening Check (PSC) and state Education Ministers are opposing it. Is phonics a panacea? Introduced in 2012, can we categorically say the… Continue Reading “Is reading like riding a bike?”

a,b,c…easy as??

Understanding that letters have a sound and a name is key for dyslexic people.

Dyslexia: Finding the elephant in the classroom.

How can teachers be better supported in identifying dyslexia in the classroom? Read on for less obvious clues…

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