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The Struggling Child In Early Primary School

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 The Struggling Child. Stop Worrying And Act. Every parent wants their child to learn to read. I have solutions and sensible advice on taking control. Distressed parents have come to me  about reports from the school. They are worried and they want another opinion.   “Is my child that far behind?” But even worse is […]

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Teach Handwriting To Your Child

Teach Handwriting To Your Child. Step By Step Instructions For Parents. Ten Minutes Per Day And Be Consistent. Are you unhappy about your child’s handwriting? Maybe your child can write – a bit – and you want to improve it. The curriculum today is tight and many schools do not explicitly teach how to form […]

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Teaching The Dyslexic Child, No 1

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Understand The Research First. Dyslexia and dysgraphia have been discussed extensively. Research is ongoing and progress is being made, although Dr Jon Lieff warns that there is still much we don’t know and advises caution in response to new findings (http://www.searchijonlieffmd.com/…/can-neuroscience-improve-education). Much that has been written about dyslexia is out of date because it is […]

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Teaching The Dyslexic Child No 2

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The Dyslexic Child In The Classroom Dyslexia affects about 4% of children in English-speaking countries. Many children learn quickly through implicit teaching. They catch on.  But dyslexic children need instruction spelled out with no assumptions. This also applies to all children with a learning difficulty. The combination of imperfect teaching practices and difficult written language […]

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Help Your Child With Writing Tasks

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Step By Step Guidance For Parents As parents you can help your child with writing tasks.  It could be a creative writing, a factual account, instructions on how to make something or recount an experience of their own. Creative writing tasks often challenge children so, here are some simple guidelines. Try to follow in sequence. […]

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Handwriting Is An Intellectual Activity

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Handwriting Is An Intellectual Activity. Why Handwriting Is Important More areas of our brain are used to print using a pencil than to type on a keyboard. And more areas of the brain are used to write in script than to hand-print. There have always been children with poor handwriting but the quality of teaching […]

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