Our brains are amazingly complex allowing each one of us to develop our own unique talents and skills.
We use our right brain when dealing with words, imagining new ideas in art and music, taking risks and expressing out feelings. Our left brain is used in science and maths, for planning strategy and working logically through problems. We all learn in different ways.
What have all these people got in common?
Thomas Edison - inventor of the lightbulb,
Tim Tebow - quarterback,
Steve Jobs - chairman of Apple, inventor and entrepreneur,
Whoopi Goldberg - actress and chat show host,
Will.I.Am - singer, songwriter, DJ and record producer)
All of them have some dyslexic type difficulties with reading and spelling. But all of them were determined to overcome their difficulties and develop their own unique skills.
Tim Tebow said, “You just have to understand how you learn and how you process information. When you know that you can overcome a lot of obstacles that come with dyslexia. When you figure out how you learn, you can accomplish whatever you want.”
At Acacias extra support is provided for pupils who find reading and spelling skills more challenging. A variety of multisensory strategies are used to build up phonic knowledge and apply it in writing and reading.
During one to one and small group sessions children will:
There are lots of different ways to practise new skills at home:
Websites to help with memory skills
Websites to help with spelling skills
For further information
Apps on the ipad
Memorise – to develop memory skills
Explain Everything – to practise handwriting
If you have queries or want some more information, Miss Whittaker, the SpLD teacher, will be happy to chat with you.