dyslexia explored #10 Dr. Paula Clarke

Podcast #10 Dr. Paula Clarke, Effective Reading Approaches

Dr. Paula Clarke, Associate Professor at the University of Leeds presented ” Making meaning from what we read: Effective approaches for supporting learners to understand the text.” Dr Clarke explains some of the reading approach models and how they can be helpful as a framework to understand how to help people read especially Dyslexic children. Taking things further than Phonics into the realm of how we understand text within our own frames of reference. She explains her research into ways to make it all practical in the second section.

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Podcast #9 Prof. Jonathan Glazzard. The Impact Of Dyslexia On Student’s Sense of Self

Keynote speaker; Professor Jonathan Glazzard, Leeds Beckett University. The Impact of Dyslexia on Students’ Sense of Self. He tells the story of a School inspection sunk by Headteacher fighting for 4 Dyslexics. How a school inspection felt like from a head teachers perspective. Half of his students had strong dyslexic traits. It was unusual. The head teacher had a hard choice that echoes what a lot of parents feel. He goes onto share his study on the “Phonics reading Check” in UK. And the results of his research interviews with dyslexic teens and teachers. The most unexpected is how helpful children find the label ‘dyslexia’. 

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Podcast #8 Lynn Greenwold O.B.E. 2/6 PATOSS + Leeds Dyslexia Festival

To celebrate International Dyslexia Week 2018 we are going to do a Leeds Dyslexia Festival ‘Series’ Day 2/6. We will publish one of the main talks given. Episode #8 Address from Lynn Greenwold O.B.E., CEO of PATOSS, a network of 1800+ private assessors and tutors, explains how this Festival grew from one of their local professional development groups. Originally conceived as a local training session, rapidly grew to a regional festival with 700+ attendees, professionals, parents and children.

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Podcast #7 British Dyslexia Association open Leeds Dyslexia Festival

To celebrate International Dyslexia Week 2018 we did a Leeds Dyslexia Festival ‘Series’. Each day we will publish one of the main talks given at the festival. Episode #7 CEO of The British Dyslexia Association (BDA) gives the opening address and tells the story of the BDA from 1972. One of the first dyslexia associations in the world. The UK has often been at the forefront of Dyslexia awareness with the BDA leading the way. These talks have universal appeal. The festival had 600 adults and 100 children attend. A mixture of parents and educators.

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Podcast #6 Psychologists on why Mindmapping helps teen dyslexic

Part 2 Of Dr Sionah Lannan and Colin Lannan talking about their experience starting a dyslexia school. They talk about practical things they found working in the Highschool for Dyslexics including Mindmapping, desk arrangements, music and tech.

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Here’s the link to the previous episode : How a publicly funded UK Dyslexia High School began

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Podcast #5 How a publicly funded UK Dyslexia High School began.

This is a story about how a child psychologists dream of a dyslexia school happened. It ended up being one of the few publicly funded UK Dyslexia High Schools. It began in 1997 with Dr Sionah Lannan and Colin Lannan. There is so much useful information in this story.

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Podcast #4: Dyslexia in Sydney – A Teachers Tale

Lee shares her story as a teacher who discovered the impact of dyslexia the hard way, through her child. She tells her story of how she started as the accommodating mum, then became a ‘bossy parent’, found breakthrough with phonics in Newcastle Australia, then brought it to Sydney and now runs a service from a medical practice helping 60-70 children a week to read and deal with dyslexia in school.

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Podcast #3 with Pat Payne: 31 yrs of answering a Dyslexia Helpline

Pat Payne, who has been answering a Dyslexia Helpline for 31 years, shares her story with us in this podcast. We talked about her son’s experience, the solutions they found, teachers and professionals they met. The creation of Yorkshire Rose Dyslexia (Formerly Leeds and Bradford Dyslexia Association) and her experiences on the help line. How things have changed (or not changed). And the unexpected huge interest in the Leeds Dyslexia Festival 2018 where 800+ people registered to come.

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Succeeding at Exams with A Terrible Memory

Do you have a terrible memory?

In this video we’re talking about succeeding at exams even if you think you have a terrible memory. Exams are a combination of understanding your subject and remembering some key facts. That remembering can be really hard for a dyslexic but there is hope!

Exams and My Terrible Memory

I really wish there was something like a memory pill. That’s why I’ve used the shape of a pill as the central image. I’m dyslexic and I struggle with my memory and even though I try really hard I can’t remember names, faces, dates or the order of things. I’ve had to work really hard to find ways to compensate such as checklists, notepads, systems and Standard Operating Procedures for the business.

As a teenager, I really struggled with exams because of my short term memory. As I started to think more about succeeding at exams I started to find some systems that worked and some good exam techniques.

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The Real World

In the real world you’re allowed to check things on your phone and use notes apps and program reminders. This all helps to compensate when you struggle to remember things. When it comes to succeeding at exams you can’t take a phone in with you. So I found I needed to find a way to take my thoughts into the exam that worked for my memory. That’s where mind mapping came in. Using a mind map gave me a way to remember my notes. I was able to use what I had learnt in the exam. I had a workaround to compensate for my poor short term memory.

Types of Memory

Before we talk about succeeding at exams and the practicality of walking in with something you can remember there are few things it’s good to know about your memory.

There are different types of memory and I found as a dyslexic my short term memory isn’t so great but I could remember concepts, principles, how things worked, systems and processes. I can harness that sort of memory function by using a mind map to structure my thoughts and notes and to capture the details and the facts that I find harder to remember.

Dyslexics’ Ability

Dyslexics have an incredible ability to understand processes and very practical things and that’s why they often become good inventors and business people.

It’s often the short term memory that dyslexics struggle with and that’s why we need a workaround and it’s good to find the things that you are good at remembering and starting to work with those.

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Finding Your Type of Memory

For me, I can remember things in my imagination, I can remember processes and I am good at joining the dots. Using a mind map I found I could use the strong parts of my memory to my advantage and then I started succeeding at exams.

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What is Dyslexia? A Learning Difference.

In this video, we’re going to talk about what dyslexia is. This mind map video is based on the Dyslexia Scotland PDF Explanation which you can download here.

Dyslexia at a Glance:

In Learning

Dyslexia is a learning ‘difference’ – classified as a disability in UK. Dyslexia can affect the way people communicate, and is different for everyone. It is not just about reading and writing and it has nothing to do with intelligence. There is no ‘cure’ but lots of practical things can help overcome some of the barriers it presents. 

Identification

It is estimated that 1 in 10 people has dyslexia. Dyslexia exists in all cultures and across the range of abilities and backgrounds. Dyslexia often runs in the family.

Characteristics

It is important to remember that everyone with dyslexia is different and that they will not necessarily experience all of the the characteristics mentioned here. Everyone has different strengths, difficulties and strategies that work for them.

What kind of support can you give your child?

  • Take into account the needs of the persons themselves
  • Ask for their suggestions
  • Peer support
  • Use of mind mapping
  • Use of coloured overlays and coloured paper
  • Assistive Technology for reading, writing and recording of information
  • This video blog was inspired by the Dyslexia Scotland PDF Explanation.
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