Why Tyrannosaurus But Not If ?
A Home For Dyslexic Thinking
For Parents Of All Struggling Learners
Six Practical Support Sessions That Make Parents
The Best Helpers They Can Be
Gift of Dyslexia Davis® techniques that get your child's learning working
What you will learn
Session 1: Confused?
Your journey as the parent of a bright but struggling learner.
The role of confusion in a learning difficulty.
The Davis "Release" Procedure.
Session 2: Gifts and Problems
The talents that go with learning difficulties.
How can a talent cause a problem?
Word thinking and picture thinking.
Session 3: How do dyslexics think and learn?
The concept of ‘disorientation’ and its role in a learning difficulty.
The problem with if.
The Davis "Create-A-Word" procedure.
Session 4: Learning for Picture Thinkers
Visualisation for reading comprehension
Punctuation as a reading skill
Retention of what has been read
The Davis "Picture-At-Punctuation" and "Symbol Mastery" techniques.
Session 5: Going Deeper
"Picture-At-Punctuation": fiction and fact.
Dictionaries: their power for picture-thinkers.
"Symbol Mastery" on subject-specific vocabulary.
Picturing technical definitions.
Session 6: Pulling it all together
Comprehensive course review.
Creating a complete support strategy for
your bright but struggling child
– six two-hour live group sessions
– comprehensive workbook
– 1 kg white plasticine clay
Typical course fee: £240
Pay-It-Forward bursaries available for some courses
An overview of the course from Richard Whitehead
Dying To Join Us, But Money Too Tight?
Apply For A Bursary On Our Pay It Forward Scheme
Pay It Forward is our radical new bursary scheme that enables parents experiencing financial hardship to pay for a course in good deeds, rather than money.
Currently available for courses presented by Richard Whitehead, a limited number of bursaries will be awarded to applicants who:
are experiencing financial need
want to attend the course to help a loved-one
submit a proposal to pay it forward.
Ways of paying it forward should in some way help bright but struggling learners and could include:
using know-how from the course to help a bright but struggling learner outside of your family, for free
fundraising for the Gifts For Dyslexia bursary fund
raising awareness of the positive talents accompanying dyslexia in a creative way
another idea of merit that you come up with yourself.