Dyslexia-Inspired Strategies

For Parents Of All Struggling Learners

Six Practical Support Sessions That Make Parents

The Best Helpers They Can Be

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Gift of Dyslexia Davis® techniques that get your child's learning working

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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

Why Clay?

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

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Course includes:

– six two-hour live group sessions

– comprehensive workbook

– 1 kg white plasticine clay

Typical course fee: £150

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Pay-It-Forward bursaries available for some courses

An overview of the course from Richard Whitehead

Forthcoming course

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Thursdays 7:00 – 9:00 pm Eastern Australia time (8:00 – 10:00 am UK; 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Europe)

 

16th November – 21st December  2021

Online

Course Presenter: Janette Padinis

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Forthcoming course

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Fridays 7:30 – 9:30 pm (8:30 – 10:30 pm Europe)

 

12th November – 17th December 2021

Online

Course Presenter: Richard Whitehead

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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.

 

Forthcoming course

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Thursdays 7:00 – 9:00 pm New Zealand time (6:00 – 8:00 am UK; 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. Europe)

 

2 – 16 December 2021, then 13 —  27 January 2022

Online

Course Presenter: Rachel Barwell

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