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Don’t be conned by an Autism Spectrum Maybe for your child.

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The DSM or Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, and the ICD, The International Classification of Diseases, are two of the most influential and widely used handbooks when diagnosing Asberger’s syndrome. Although the DSM-IV is still used, it has been superceded by DSM-V. The latest version of DSM-V appeared in 2013 and it subsumed […]

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How to Help Your Child with Writing Topics

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WHEN MY CHILD IS ASKED TO WRITE, HOW CAN I HELP? [This is available as a free product.] Here are some simple guidelines. Try to follow in sequence. Teachers say, “Make a plan”. In my view, that is not the first step. MAKE A LIST Tell your child to “Make a list”. The list is […]

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‘A’ is for Algebra

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I asked my good friend, Dr David Perkins, to contribute a post called ‘A’ is for Algebra. This is an introduction to algebra. His Bio Details are at the end of the post. NOT SO HARD “If we are to believe television sitcoms, algebra is a branch of mathematics to be feared; to understand it […]

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Phonics Defeats Whole Language Theory

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“Whole Language Theory” dominated literacy teaching. In the 1960’s the movement towards the ‘whole language’ approach to teaching literacy in schools gathered strength. Many schools still teach using ‘whole language’ theory. Children are taught to learn words only within the context of a story or recount; to anticipate ‘what comes next’; to recognise words by […]

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